Help a sister out!

by Aimee on May 7, 2013

Wow – has it really been a year since I blogged?? What the heck is up with that -I have had so much go on the last year – I feel like I should update – so I will get on that. This is a long one, but you knitters will get something out of it if you keep reading (or skip to the 4th paragraph for what’s in this for you :)

My BFF, a sister in my heart, Danielle?, has breast cancer. Danielle has been with me through a lot. She is my best friend. She is an amazing woman, mother, sister, wife, friend. And right now, she is in chemo, working (not missing a day yet!), and raising Sloane – one of my amazing “nieces”. Her family has accepted me as part of the family. I love her, and them, as if I was born to them instead of meeting Danielle at a party – ok we didn’t meet AT the party because I was drunk in a corner, we met online after through the LOST fandom.

Danielle has insurance, thankfully – but her portion is pretty daunting. To help with that, her amazing sister Emily? started a YouCaring? site for her. I wish I had enough money to fund this (and my yarn habit, but hey I haven’t bought yarn other than to make things for the littles in YEARS! unless you count the chemo hats I am making Danielle). What I can do is tap into the amazing power of the knitters and crocheters out there.

If you help out on Danielle’s YouCaring site, I will do something for you – I will gift you any of my patterns that are available on Ravelry. For every $5 you donate I will give you another one of my patterns (so $5 = 1, $10 = 2, etc.)

Honestly, I know that money is tight for everyone. I will be thrilled if we can help with even $5 extra.

Here is the how to – There are 2 options for me figuring out what you are helping out with –

1 – Send me a copy of the receipt – I donated and got a receipt from PayPal it had none of my personal or payment information in it.

2 – When giving to the YouCaring, leave your name and the amount you are donating – and do not hide the information. You can use your Ravelry name if you would like.

You can either send it to me in Ravelry or in FB messages. In addition to that, tell me what pattern(s) of mine you want and how you want them – email, Ravelry gift, etc.

You can find me on Ravelry as funfairiegirl and view all of my currently available designs – there are a few that are in magazines or not self published – I can’t do those, but anything you can purchase through me on Ravelry is yours. Want to give the pattern as a gift, tell me who to send it to instead.

Ok that is just about it. Thank you to everyone for reading. I appreciate your time, if you have a few extra $, please think about this and I will send you a pattern in return. Please keep Danielle in your thoughts, prayers if you do them.



by Aimee on April 2, 2012

Quite some time ago, I participated in a project that didn’t come to fruition, but I had a couple of designs from it. So, I am finally getting them out. Well, one of them anyway. The other is with the test knitter. I have knit both of these, but the originals are, sadly, not available to me.
A special thank you to Raveler Catspaw who knit these up for me and provided pictures!

Yarn: MadelineTosh Sock (shown in Green with Envy)
Needle: US Size 2
Gauge: 8 stitches x 12 rows per 1 inch
Price: $5.00

These are a fun toe up sock with a drunken rib cuff – and a fun XXX detail – a plain sock with a punch – sort of like the moonshine jugs of the past!


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by Aimee on March 31, 2012

The Sophia bag was inspired by the need for a cool new market bag, wanting it to be in Tunisian Crochet, and Sophia telling me she never uses these bags because she doesn’t want people seeing what she bought!
Once I finished the market bag, I loved it so much, I wanted it to be my new yoga mat bag!


Yarn: Ella Rae Phoenix 2 skeins – 3 if you include some of the noted mods in the pattern)
Hook: M – either single or double sided hook w cable.
Price: $5


Rozz approves!!


Ami Mitts

by Aimee on March 11, 2012

A few months ago, I released Ami, which I knit for the awesome Judi.


- now I am pleased to release the matching mitts!

Ami Mitts2

Ami Mitts
Yarn: Lorna’s Laces Sport shown in Aslan
Needles: US Size 6
Price: $5

Ami Mitts5

Also – if you purchase both patterns – you will get them for $7.00 total instead of $5 each!

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Lotsa Socks

by Aimee on February 29, 2012

I am a little behind in announcing patterns that I have released. I should catch up with that – so here are lotsa socks!

My bestie – Danielle – hasn’t gotten anything knit for her in awhile. Mostly because I knit for the niece these days! But for (late) Christmas I knit her a pair of socks – and a pair for her sister Emily. I adore them both. And wanted them to know it.


Off Kilter
Yarn: Dizzy Blonde Studios Superwash Sock (shown in Hoarcrux)
Needles: US Size 1
Price: $5

This sock looks like it is cabled – but it isn’t! That is all SSK and K2tog! everyone thinks that this sock is WAY harder than it is!

Now – D and I are both pink girls, so I raided my stash for this awesome pink yarn for her!


Slipping Away
Yarn: Sweet Sheep Superwash Sock (shown in Project Spectrum Pink)
Needles: US Size 1
Price: $5

This one looks hard because it is slipped stitches with the yarn in the front – but I will tell you a secret – I started and knit this whole pair of socks on flights to and from CA and CT – this were plane socks! Super fast, fun and easy!

Lastly – I made these for me ages ago and just never released the pattern- silly Aimee!


Yarn: Poppy Flower Fibers – I wish I could remember the base and color – sorry!
Needles: US Size 2
Price: $5

These are fun and have little twists all over – they are only 2 stitch baby cables, but they look super special and intricate!

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December 13, 2011

Awhile back, I mentioned that I bought one and only one thing at SAFF – something for my friend Judi. She was here for a work visit, and I was able to catch up with her for dinner and knitting – and give her a little prezzie! (she also got to see my messy house [...]

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Winter Wonderland

October 31, 2011

Just in time for this crazy cold snap on the east coast (and yes, it is chilly here in NC!) I found myself with most of a ball of yarn, the right needles, and 2 finished projects with 4 hours of time to kill. I had just finished another project in the yarn and am [...]

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October 26, 2011

Wow! What a SAFF! I had a great time this year – as always. Such a good time, that I didn’t take a single picture all weekend. No, really. Not a single one. I was also a little allergy ridden. All of my classes were awesome – brilliant students in them all! And I met [...]

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October 19, 2011

One of th HPKCHC classes this month was to figure out what someone participating wants and make it. One of the mods wanted cookies. So – I made her cookies. Crochet cookie coasters. They were a ton of fun. I had so much fun – I wrote up a freebie pattern for them! Cookie Surprise [...]

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Upcoming Classes at Yarnhouse

October 17, 2011

Now that the Charlotte Area Yarn Crawl is over – no fear – there is still lots and lots of goings on at Yarnhouse! This coming week, I am teaching Tunisian Crochet on Wednesday night (6:30-8:30). There are till spaces left in that class – in that class, we will be starting a Tunisian Crochet [...]

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