Friday, January 21, 2011

Little Scotties Key Chains

These Little Scotties key rings are made from one of my
fabric designs, are reversable (same color, opposite image on other side),
and are about 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" when finished.
What a cute way to find your keys easily!
I like where the little loops and rings are attached, like a leash for the pup.
100 % cotton fabric with earth friendly dyes are filled with polyester fiberfil,
knitted i-cord loop for metal key ring is made of wool and nylon for strength.

Pups in Plaids Parade fabric by KDL:

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Sculpted Knits

In addition to working with circular needles to knit,
here is a fun project I enjoy, making I-cord,
a circular knit using 4 stitches on double ended needles.
When I first learned to do this,
there was a lot of frustration and foul language,
but after a while it just became enjoyable.
I started making it several years ago for purse handles,
and now use it for key chains,
and most recently, these sculpted knit necklaces,
which have been a real hit at handmade markets.
Sculpted Knits by Kelly Loughlin, 2011.
A little closer view.
Now available at Lone Leaf Gallery
Washington, N.C.