new design: {unnamed} mitts

Here they are at long last!  These are the mitts I made just over a week ago.  With the busy Easter holiday, I didn't have a chance to photograph them until today.

Although I would be the first to tell you I hate having my picture taken, I decided the best way to "show off" these beauties is to wear them--and show them being worn.  So, I imagined myself as a knitwear model and had my eldest son once again pretend to be a photographer.  Thankfully, he likes to take photos--especially when it means he gets to use his daddy's fancy camera.  {I like using his daddy's camera too!} I know these aren't the greatest photos, but for now, they'll do.

All dressed up with nowhere to go:
My little guy being silly during the "shoot"
Ribbed texture.  Frilled at the cuff.  Small eyelets at the knuckles.
A little more relaxed look:

Closest to actual color of mitts (at least on my monitor!)

The nice thing about this design is its versatility.  
These mitts really look great whether you wear them with a dress or your favorite jeans and t-shirt.

Click on your reaction below to let me know what you think of this new design!


spring cowl

I finally have a couple shots of me modeling the new cowl described in my last post.

My 11-year-old son had the privilege of being my photographer today.  I think he did a pretty good job too! And now you can see how the cowl looks on a person instead of just hanging on a bedpost.

So tell me what you think!  {I'll even say "please!"}

How does it look?  {No, not how do I look--that's not the issue here.  I really want to know how the cowl looks!}

Do you like the drape?  What do you think of the lacy texture? 

Would you like to see it in another color? If so, what would you suggest?

Any other thoughts/suggestions for revising this design or do you like it as it is?

I await your comments!!!


new design: spring cowl

I have a question for you.  Well, it's mostly for the folks at my church who saw me yesterday, but I'll take input from anyone reading this post!  Did you notice the cowl I was wearing?  It's one I designed myself this past week.  I'm looking for some feedback on the design/style. 

For those of you who weren't blessed to see me yesterday, here's a peek at it:

cowl is shaped so bottom is wider than top
lace texture close-up
the drape of the cowl
I know it's not super-easy to visualize it on a person since I'm not wearing it in the photo, but I'm still in my jammies this morning and want to get this post done.  <smile>

It's made with bright white chunky-weight yarn.  I used a lacy and lightweight texture and shaped it so the top is narrower than the bottom.  It might be a tad too warm for summer (unless you live in Northern Minnesota like me!), so I'd say the style could be a 3-season cowl. 

So...what say you?
Do you like it?
Would you wear it?
Would you buy one?
Would you give it as a gift to a loved one?

You can leave your feedback here or on my Facebook page!

I look forward to seeing what everyone says!


seeking inspiration

We're getting close to Easter now.  I'm guessing that not very many more orders will come in for my bunny hats, but I still have a few ready-made and for sale on Etsy. It'll be nice if they find new homes before the season is over.

Although there are quite a few other baby props I could be making--cocoons, baby bowls or pods, jester hats, pompom hats, bomber hats--not very many of them are appropriate for spring and summer.  So I've started looking for ideas and inspiration for new items I can make that are better suited for spring & summer. 

I'd like to design some new fingerless mitts for spring.  I think using different color(s), length(s), and texture(s) would not only add variety but may interest a wider range of customers too.  I also think I might like to try making some lightweight scarves, cowls, or even shawls too.  I could use some ideas for baby or child items too.

I'd love your input, suggestions, ideas, inspiration.
Let me know what you think in the comments!


Giveaway results!

The winners that were chosen randomly are as follows:

The winner of the pair of Katelyn mitts is Megan Wold who left this comment on the perfectioKnits' Facebook wall "Glad we found you early because your going to be HUGE! Love all of your work!"  

{Thank you, Megan!}

Our second winner, who gets the newborn bunny hat, is Jana.  Jana is a Facebook fan (and a good friend of mine too)!  I'll get the hat to you soon, Jana!  

And the final winner is another new Facebook fan, Holly.  Holly wins the pair of brown newborn booties. 

Congratulations, winners!  I have sent each winner a private message on Facebook (instead of emailing as originally planned--Facebook was easier).  You have until 4pm (CST) Tuesday, April 12 to claim your prize or a new winner will be drawn.

Thanks to everyone who participated!  

Don't forget to check out my Etsy shop.  Not seeing the item(s) you really like in my shop at this time?  Send me a message and we will see if I can do a special order for you.