Thursday, April 21, 2016

Books Not Available Right Now

Sorry to anyone who wanted to purchase one of my books listed below. The box they are in is now in storage and so books are not available. Hopefully I will be able to offer them again in a couple of months.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Books for Sale

The Alchemy of Color Knitting
by Gina Wilde
New, in perfect condition

Priority Mail

Beading for the Soul 
by Deborah Cannarella
New, in perfect condition

Priority Mail

Comfort Knitting and Crochet
by Norah Gaughan, Margery Winter and the Borroco Design Team
New, in perfect condition

Priority Mail

The Complete Photo Guide to Crochet
by Margaret Hubert
New, in perfect condition

Priority Mail

Cover Up
with Nicky Epstein
New, in perfect condition

Priority Mail

Fabulous Felted Bags
by Nicky Epstein
Used, in perfect condition
name and date written on first page

Priority Mail

Haiku Knits
by Tanya Alpert
New, in perfect condition

Priority Mail

Have You Any Wool?
by Jan Messent
Used, in nearly perfect condition (slightly worn upper left edge of cover)

Priority Mail

Knitting Never Felt Better
by Nicky Epstein
New, in perfect condition

Priority Mail

Knitwear Design Workshop
by Shirley Paden
New, in perfect condition
Hardcover, spiral bound

Priority Mail

Last Minute Knitted Gifts
by Joelle Hoverson
New, in perfect condition

Priority Mail

Pampered Pooches
various designers
New, in box with knitting needles with dog tips
Box is slightly dented, as is paperback book inside

Priority Mail

The Principles of Knitting
by June Hemmons Hiatt
New, in perfect condition

Priority Mail

Wool 'n' Magic
by Jan Messent
New, in perfect condition

Priority Mail

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Helping Hand Cuff for Parkinson's Disease Awareness

When healer/designer, elle Warren, wanted to help make a difference in the world, she decided to create a product she could sell to raise money for Parkinson's Disease Awareness. As a long time caregiver for a dear friend with Parkinson's Disease, she knows first hand of the viciousness of the disease.

"It is amazing to me that so many people's lives are impacted by PD and yet the public makes so little demand towards finding a cure," she stated. "I decided that the next step towards finding that cure is to raise awareness, and so I pledge my support to PDF, whose efforts to raise the consciousness of the American people deserve the support."

So she created the Helping Hand Cuff, a hip and handsome fashion accessory. Made of organic, vegan materials such as hand painted cotton and linen, each cuff is uniquely one of a kind and features a button of metal or wood. The unisex style is available in 3 sizes to accommodate any sized wrist. They are available here.

100% of the purchase price goes to Parkinson's Disease Foundation
Custom sizes and colors are also available.

If you are interested in selling the cuffs yourself to raise money for PD Awareness, elle will discount a 'wholesale' order. She even sells the pattern for $2 to those are wish to crochet a cuff for themselves. Proceeds from the sale of the pattern are also contributed to PDF.

Monday, January 24, 2011


Harry Langdon is selling prints of the photos he took of my fashions from the 80's (Vintage Fashions)
This one was a pretty cool design and an amazing photo.
The model's name is Dagmar. She was married to a musician in the band, Cheap Trick. She was German and had a lovely, European chic and attitude. She gave me the wonderful pearl and shell necklace she is wearing in the photo, which I still have to this day.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Yarnartist, Where Ya Been?

Q: We have been wondering what's up with you? You haven't written in your blog since last June.

A: I know. I feel terribly guilty about that.

Q: What have you been doing? Did you stop knitting?

A: Not hardly. I still knit and crochet constantly. But I've been working on a project I can't talk about and it sort of made it hard to write about knitting when most of my best stuff is a secret.

Q: Can you give us a hint?

A: Not yet. But I can show you one of the adjunct projects I've been working on:

A Tray of Sacred Mice

Q: Sacred Mice??????

A: Yes. They are filled with catnip and I have been selling them at my vet's to raise money for Cedarhill Animal Sanctuary 

And BTW, if you have a cat and live on the westside of Los Angeles, I can't recommend Dr. Beth at The Cat Practice more highly! She is wonderful and has been dedicated to helping me heal Figgy of her IBS.

Q: So let me get this straight - you have been working on a secret project that involves making catnip mice?

A: That's right. They are now for sale in my etsy shop with Free Shipping. All the money goes to Cedarhill.

Q: Can you explain why you call them 'sacred'?

A: Now that is the real tie-in with my secret project. But as it pertains to the mice, they are sacred because of the conscious intention I put into them, entwined with the fiber as I crochet them. Thoughts of love, good will and the sanctity of cats (and mice) for example.

Q: Can you elaborate?

A: I will close with this quote from Hermes Trismegistus:
"In all things, great and small, I see the Beauty of Divine Expression."

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Granny Cardigan

      This is basically EZ's Baby Surprise Sweater, worked as a Granny Hexagram. The instructions are not written as a pattern, more like a guide, and assume that you already know how to make a Granny Hexagram. If you don't there are thousands of resources on the net on how to do Granny Squares, including hexagrams, and even youtube videos.
I use ch3 between the 3dcs at each corner, not ch2 as she says in the video.

©2010, Ellene Warren. All rights reserved.
6 (8, 10) skeins Noro Kureyon (100% Wool, 50 gr, 100 meters each) or
comparable worsted weight
US K 6.5mm
OR: use any weight yarn you wish with an appropriate sized hook. It might be
necessary to come down one size with the hook for the edging.
Pattern Notes:
The sleeve length grows at the same rate the shoulder to
bottom grows, therefore, certain sizes are not possible to make using this formula. If
you desire a jacket whose length is greater than the sleeve length, you must add
more rows to the hem after sewing up the cardigan.
Likewise, a cropped jacket with long sleeves must be worked to the proper length
and then the sleeves are lengthened after sewing up the seams.
Make 2.
Begin with an invisible loop. Make a six-cornered Granny Hexagon. Continue until
one side is almost the length you want from shoulder to hem. There will be a
couple of additional rows of hdc plus some extra length from working additional
rows for circumference.
Mark the last side as the hem and begin working back and forth on just 5 sides until
the width of the hem equals your desired circumference (C) minus 6 – 8", divided
by 2, using this rule of thumb:
Small: C = 38 – 6 DIVIDED BY 2 equals 16"
Medium: C = 45 – 7
DIVIDED BY 2 equals 19"
Large: C = 52 – 8
DIVIDED BY 2 equals 22"
Now work back and forth on the last edge only of the 5 you have been working,
until you have an additional 3 (3½, 4)". End off.
Sew center back seam, fold as illustrated and sew sleeves. Add additional Rnds for
sleeves or back and forth at hemline for length if desired.
With one size smaller hook than body, sc evenly around opening and sleeve
edges, then 2 rows/rnds hdc. End off, weaving in all ends.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

I'm Leaning Towards Genius

But very, very garishly so...