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Magic Fox Finder

September 17, 2017

It’s been a while since my last post. My husband had a stroke at the end of April and I’ve been a bit preoccupied, to say the least. Thanks to many people’s hard work, including his, he’s doing great now and I’m finding a few moments here and there for artistic pursutes.

To that end, I recieved the latest Anthropoligie catalogue and wondered if there was anything hiding inside. I employed the help of a magic fox finder.

At first the fox was very elusive, it’s a fox after all, but after a while he revealed himself in the most astounding ways! Enjoy!

Chenelle fox


Red eye fox


Flower fox


Vertical stripe fox


Pink fox


Recently Knitted

April 29, 2017

How ’bout the incredible entrelac shawl I just finished!

You can find the class at Creative Bug. The original pattern calls for holding two strands of yarn together throughout. I opted to just use one strand for a lighter garment. However, I did beef up the tassels, making them from 8 lengths of yarn instead of 6. Super pleased by how it turned out, I’ve gotten nothing but compliments and kudos!

With that done, I needed a little project to keep me occupied. These basket weave washcloths were the perfect thing.

For some reason I love knitted cotton, even though it’s more difficult to knit. I’m thinking my next challenge might just be a knitted cotton tank top.

Stay tuned…

January 13, 2017

Check out new Artmoney image

Warm Thoughts

December 12, 2016
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Warm Thoughts

Warm Thoughts by pettirosso featuring a zip wallet

Zip wallet

Completed Knitting Projects

February 22, 2016

How cute is this hat? And fast to knit as well. Should I add a pom pom, or leave it as is? It’s just 2 inches of ribbed stitch and then 7 1/2 or 8 inches of seed stitch. It’s a bit slouchy and not overpoweringly hot to wear.


This scarf was done with self stripping yarn and came out sort of like a Navaho design since it was done on big needles. It’s all knit stitch, so again, super fast to knit.


Bobble Edge Scarf

January 30, 2016

This scarf has a beautiful drape.

It can be worn countless ways.

It can be worn countless ways.

Nora bobble edge scarf

I’ve been loving this scarf from afar for weeks so I finally made one. Warm and stylish to keep out the winter chills. It’s super easy to make with dk weight yarn and #9 needles.

Huge Knit Cowl or Hat

October 30, 2015


Here’s an easy knitting project using one skein of Loops & Thread “Huge” yarn in color “Mountain”,  (love the color) knit in the round on #35 round needles. It’s super fast, super big and super warm!

one ball of yarn and #35 round needles

one ball of yarn and #35 round needles

Cast on 17 stitches with the long tail cast on

Cast on 17 stitches with the long tail cast on

Join in the round and keep knitting for 4 rows.

Make sure you leave enough yarn to bind off your stitches. Turn it inside out. Weave in the ends (I just used my fingers, didn’t even need a tapestry needle). That’s it.