Nettle Summer Hat

Nettle Summer Hat

Published in a British Knitting Magazine!

It is so fun working with new materials. I love that they can make yarn out of the Nettle Fiber……how organic can it get?:-)

The hat itself is knit and then I crocheted the brim mixing Nettle and Wire so you can shape it any way you want!

A Perfect Summer Hat!

Ojai Rotary Club Grant Recipient

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What a great honor to be one 2014’s grant recipients from the Ojai Rotary Club.

Proud to stand side by side wonderful organizations like Help of Ojai and the Nan Talbert Foundation. “One Stitch at a Time-Knitting in Recovery” is being recognized and acknowledged for the work we do using Knitting and Crocheting as tools for healing, compassion and inspiration. We are all Women IN Recovery, Knitting FOR Recovery, and this particular project for the Ojai Valley Family Shelter is to supply all the homeless who walk into one of our shelters with a hat and scarf set. Attached is a letter from the woman who knit them with love. Planting seeds goes a long way, and you never know who might find recovery. We are also knitting Blankets the shelters get to keep……and will hopefully have enough blankets to go around for everybody……in a few years:-)

YarnBombing for Monster HeadPhones and Instagram

ShoppinCart in Action

We had the best time YarnBombing for a Monster HeadPhones commercial on Instagram! We headed downtown to the Arts District in Los Angeles and my cousin’s daughter Carmen got to be the star of the commercials. It was her very first gig and she did so great!!!!!! I had a blast setting it all up and YarnBombing a Shopping Cart, Bicycle and Dumpster……Bring it On……

Lise and Shopping Cart

Here I am getting it all ready for Carmen:-)

Carmen working on Shopping Cart

Carmen at work being filmed!

……and here is the link……Shopping Cart Commercial on Instagram

Bicycle Yarn

Yarn ready to Bomb the Bike……

Carmen working on Bike

Carmen and Bike

……and the link…..Bicycle Commercial on Instagram

Dumpster Yarn

Yarn ready to Bomb the Dumpster……

Dumpster

Dumpster ready to YarnBombed……

Dumpster in Action

Dumpster YarnBombed

……and the link……Dumpster Commercial on Instagram

“The Blanket” – HandMade Prayers

Blue Prayer Blanket CareSquare

HandMade Prayers……

 

……become a beautiful blanket consisting of crocheted CareSquares in all shapes and sizes……(yes, all shapes and sizes:-)) and in an array of colors and textures. All the squares are crocheted together and finished with a beautiful crocheted trim around the whole blanket enveloping the warmth of all the squares.

There is a lot of love in each of these squares, along with the courage it takes for these women to conquer something new, the peace and healing that follows when they fall into a rhythm with their hands and their hearts. The joy and laughter and shared stories that arise when we are in this room together for this one single hour. All this transcends into the square, and then connecting them all together… all the different women, all the different yarns, all the different colors, all the different shapes and sizes……into one…..blanket.

Little Handmade Prayers all bundled up together for someone to lay under and feel safe and warm.♥

……and here are the beautiful individual squares each woman helped heal herself with……

Blue Square 3

Blue Square 5

Sqaure 7

Blue Square 1

Square 9

Blue Square 2

Square 6

Square 8

Angora Wedding Jacket

Wedding Jacket TopScot’s daughter Ashleigh got married last week to her Cedric! I knit this Wedding Jacket for her to wear if the evening got a little chilly. It was the most beautiful and light Angora Yarn I have ever had the privilege to work with. Thank you little bunny rabbits:-) It can be pinned in different ways for different looks……and can be worn anytime, anywhere……timeless!

Wedding Jacket - Front Bottom

Wedding Jacket Back

The wedding was beautiful……we built the Arbor for them with Grapevines, Matilija Poppies, White Roses……all intertwined in white chiffon and burlap……

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Arbor – “A Shady Resting Place for Growing and Climbing……”

Scot and Ashleigh

“May Your Love Increase by the Measure of My Love for You”

1Thessanians 3:12

Scot and Cedric

“Me and God Worked Hard……Don’t Screw it Up”

Scot and Ashleigh dancing

Dad……A Daughter’s First Love