Thursday, October 16, 2014

Pink Socks

These pink socks are  crocheted with different shades of pink yarn and a splash of aqua. They are  made  from Merino wool yarn. Ladies size 6 to 8. * SOLD

Saturday, August 30, 2014

3 Bracelets

I designed these 3 bracelets, using turquoise, red jasper, various  glass beads. metal beads  and some antique style  heart beads.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Hand Carved Bear

This bear is  carved from soapstone has been incorporated into  a necklace for holding a key.
The beads are picture jasper and red jasper. The blue beads are chevron beads. A small coppper fish
 dangles on a small splitring.

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Fishermen Inspired

There have been a lot of fishermen in Grand Marais, fishing off the pier. They are catching white fish.
I was inspured to"catch"" this" fish , which was cut out from wood and handpainted.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Soft Paintbox Slipper Socks

Slippers socks are a new item at the Crystal Pinecone.  These slipper socks are made with a soft colorful yarn and are washable. We will be opening soon!

Sunday, March 09, 2014

Green Bay Packer Slipper Socks

Green and gold team colors were used to make these slipper socks for Green Bay Packer fans. They are machine washable and dryable.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Homemade Baked Bread

The smell of homemade bread baking can make a winter day just better. The warmth of the oven and then cutting off a slice and spreading on some butter and tasting it...heaven!  

Monday, February 03, 2014

A " Real Day "

I have been told that  if the sun does not shine, it it not a "real day".The sun is shining today and that is what a blessing for Grand Marais!   We have not had  too sun much in a long time.  It still is very cold so you still need a hat even though it looks deceiving from inside the house.    You may not be able to see  colors of the yarn in this photo, but, the colors are beautiful. The color of the yarn is called  Harlequin.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Using Leftovers

If you have  a lot of leftover sock yarn that you hate to just throw away  you could make some very colorful socks.  These socks are made using leftover  Merino wool. They turned out pretty and are nice and warm.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Snow Country Hat

You need a warm hat  in snow country and this one, should do the job. It is hand knit with 2  strands of 4 ply yarn.It is nice and thick and closely knit to keep that cold air out. It seems like a lot of states need warm hats this winter!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

How about that Snow?

  Here are 2 photos I took today. The first photo is of when the snow removal job was finished removing the snow off the roof of the Crystal Pinecone gift shop. The last photo is of  Rich and Alan  in the process of  removing all that snow.  It was at least 3 ft. deep at the deepest point. And besides all that is zero
degrees. Rich's beard was completely covered with white frost,  like  some guy from the Arctic! 

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Little Brown Shrug

Brown and other fall time colors were used to create this child's shrug. A different color buttons were used for closure. This pattern is available from the Ravelry website. It is made using circular needles, starting at the neck  edge and working down to start the raglan sleeve shaping. I knit  button holes and the buttons on my own, though. Worn over a long sleeve brown or orange long sleeved shirt, would look sweet!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Black Bear Claw Necklace

I have a few black bear claws and this one I made necklace using deep turquoise blue colored seed beads and stone beads.

Monday, January 06, 2014

Shiver Me,Timbers

Shiver Me, Timbers!!!! We are having some serious winter! This child's shrug is hand knit and will keep tiny
shoulders warmer when worn over a long sleeve shirt.  Stay warm.