Thursday, June 30, 2011


the jaywalker sock pattern by grumperina deserves all the credit for inspiring this chickadee to knit socks. they never looked all that interesting or fun, until this pattern popped up on ravelry. now with a couple of completed pairs under my soles, i've learned that socks are extremely addictive and enjoyable to knit.

a stashed yarn, dream in color smooshy (in ruby river), met up with a stashed pattern with great results! the two go quite well together, don't you think? the smooshy is a super superwash wool which means that it can meet up with the machine when it is time for a touch-up.

can't wait to walk down the street (responsibly, lawfully, obeying all rules and crossing only with the light in crosswalks...of course) in these!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Monday, June 27, 2011

that 70's bag

just when you thought it was safe to click on this chickadee...the bags are back!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

brilliant orange

apparently it is bag week here at the chickablog. here's another!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

the wave

wave is a lovely little ditty by antonio carlos jobim and also a lovely little bag made by this chickadee. in two sizes to fit every project from socks to sweaters.

Monday, June 20, 2011

love is a rose

coming to a (fibre)space near you, a bunch of bags in different sizes and styles. the pretty little rosebud bag below is available in medium and large drawstring style. both are lined and boast internal slip pockets.

stay tuned. there are more friends to meet coming up this week!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

you're my idol

click the pic above to read the hello craft interview with karida of neighborhood fiber co. she's their craft idol this week. and she's ours all of the time.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

shop talk

the crew at fibre space got some new aprons courtesy of this chickadee! check 'em out:

Monday, June 6, 2011

honey bunny

here's a custom order that is terribly cute and awfully adorable. bethany found this fancy fabric and wanted to see if it could be made into multiple organizers for her knitting. with under a yard, it was looking a little skimpy...but back at the chickadee fabric patch there was some sweet strawberry gingham on hand that was happy to help out!

we decided that a drawstring project bag and matching zippered pouch would be perfect. both are fully lined and have pockets to tame needles and notions. the zip pouch even fits into one of the pockets in the project bag!

peter rabbit would be proud.

zip pouch

drawstring project bag

Friday, June 3, 2011

apple peaches pumpkin pie


originally this lovely skein of dragonfly fibers djinni sock was set aside to become a shawl. but the beauty of the yarn was being lost somewhere in the knit/purl sequence. so this chickadee did what any self respecting knitter would do and ripped out rows upon rows of stitching that represented hours and hours of work. and then went on the pattern offensive to find something that would showcase this spectacular yarn.

the charade sock pattern by sandra park was just the thing! the simple stitch pattern was perfect for the yarn and for the newish sock knitter. there was just enough going on to make it interesting but not so much that it was overwhelming...and that combination let the beautiful bouquet of reds and oranges shine.

chalk up another sock! a hand-dyed, hand-knit hug for the feet.