Christmas Woodland Mantle

December 11, 2014 by Jennifer Wood

Christmas is one of my favorite times of year and I love filling the house with decorations. I like to combine nature with shine and sparkle to evoke the wonder of the season.

Christmas Decorations by Jennifer Wood

Here is my mantle.

 

Christmas Decorations by Jennifer Wood

Here is where I start. The trees are artificial, but they have a woodland feel so I like them. The white pitcher is filled with boxwood cuttings. The jingle bells on the dear for fun!

 

Christmas Decorations by Jennifer Wood

Then I cut greenery from our the cedar trees in our yard. It makes the house smell so good!

 

Christmas Decorations by Jennifer Wood

I like to decorate early, the longer to enjoy it! So my greenery does not dry out too fast I put the stems in water. I use medium mason jars with rocks in the bottom so they do not tip over with the weight of the greenery. Sand or marbles work also.

 

Christmas Decorations by Jennifer Wood

I fill the jars with greenery.

 

Christmas Decorations by Jennifer Wood

Then I use burlap to cover the jars and add a unifying look.

 

Christmas Decorations by Jennifer Wood

I put the mercury glass candle sticks back and add glittered stars to give sparkle.

 

Christmas Decorations by Jennifer Wood

Then I finish with some pine cones!

 

 

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Lucille is here!

October 13, 2014 by Jennifer Wood

Lucille by Jennifer Wood

I have not published a pattern in a while and it exciting to get back to publishing! Here is Lucille!

Lucille by Jennifer Wood

 

I found these over twisted cables used to form a diamond in a Japanese Stitch Dictionary and thought they would be perfect for seed stitch diamonds. I grouped them in argyll fashion on the front and back to create a delightfully winsome pullover.

Lucille by Jennifer Wood

I got the idea of the name from the song “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”. The color of the sweater reminds me of the sky at dusk and of course the cable diamonds. Lucy did not seem quite right, so I went with Lucille which means light. It makes me think of the diamonds as stain glass windows which light can shine through.

Lucille by Jennifer Wood

The pullover is constructed from the top down in one piece with set-in sleeves. There is no body shaping past the armholes; the cabled panel adds some natural shaping. The length of the body and sleeves is easily adjusted.

 

Lucille by Jennifer Wood

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One + One Wraps, Cowls & Caplets

September 12, 2014 by Jennifer Wood

Iris Schreier”s latest book is out, One + One Wraps, Cowls & Caplets. There are 29 projects in it that all use just 2 skeins of yarn. All the projects in the book use Atryarn which is very luxurious yarn. I have two designs in the book.

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Elena Shawl. I love this shawl, I wish I could have keep it of myself. It hugs around the shoulders nicely and the yarn is incredibly soft.

ElenaShawl by Jennifer Wood

Chella Cowl. This cowl is great for fitting under a coat and keeping your neck nice and toasty. And it has some sparkle just for fun.

ChellaCowl by Jennifer Wood

 

You can check the book out here.

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Wood House Knits Collection

September 1, 2014 by Jennifer Wood

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