Alaska Wildflowers Collection

Alaska has wonderful summers. It is in fact a much awaited time of the year where the outdoors become Alaskans’ playground. People go out to hike, camp, fish and just enjoy nature.

This summer, I am introducing my Alaska Wildflowers Collection. It is a tribute to Alaska’s gorgeous wildflowers: fireweed, lupine, forget-me-not and daisy. The Fireweed Chunky Hats actually came out last fall, receiving a really good response from our community.

Here are a few details regarding the stitches that I have used for each wildflower.

FIREWEED

The Fireweed Chunky Hats are simply crafted to highlight this gorgeous wildflower. The pink flowers are created using french knots and the leaves were stitched using long stitches.

LUPINE

The Lupine Chunky Hats use a variety of purple shade yarns to create a gradient effect. This gorgeous wildflower is stitched using french knots and lazy daisy stitches for the leaves.

FORGET ME NOT

The Forget Me Not Chunky Hats are stitched with the lovely bullion knot as the center and long stitches for the petals.

DAISIES

The Daisies Chunky Hats feature the lovely and friendly Shasta Daisies. The flowers petals are stitched using long stitches with the center stitch in french knots.

These hats are now available on Shelah Knits Etsy Shop. It would be a unique gift for your lady friends. Visit my shop or drop me a message.

Enjoy your summer!

County Fair 2019

Wow! After months of market preparation, the County Fair that I was participating in finally wrapped this year. Dozens of vendors with their crafts, trade and expertise, our ever-loving community that never ceases to support our local dreamers, and of course, the dedication and commitment of the organizers all helped make this event a successful one for the books.

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My handmade shop Shelah Knits featured trendy and fun hats, headbands and scarves.  Check out some of my photos from the fair.

I had some knitted pumpkins, my Fireweed cozies, fun kids’ hats, and trendy headbands and fingerless gloves.

Some of these items will be on my Etsy Shop so stop by and check them out!

Thank you to all who came out and dropped by. We hope to see you next year!

Fireweed Chunky Hats

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This photo was taken by my good friend, Jess. You can find her work at jlcrispphotography.com

 

Did I mention I live in Alaska?  This summer has given us some of our warmest months!  The record of Summer 2013 saw 42 days of 70 degrees or warmer.  Today, we broke that record as Summer 2019 moved past that mark with 43 days of 70 degrees or warmer, and it is not over yet.

We had a full exhibit of our beautiful fireweed this summer.  As a tribute and in honor of this gorgeous wildflower, I made some knitted hats using simple and solid colors to feature this lovely fireweed.

I debated on whether to use the satin stitch to make the flowers but decided to go with french knots instead.  I used Woolease Tonal yarn in Raspberry for the flowers and DMC thread 906 for the leaves.  To secure the flower stitching. I patched the inside of the hat with some Waverly Cotton Fabric.

Visit my Etsy Shop for these lovelies! They are available in 3 colors: Charcoal, Taupe and Slate.  These are regular adult sized.  The brim measures 14 inches in circumference but can stretch and fit 22 circumference.  They are shipped out 3-5 business days upon receipt of payment.

I hope you enjoy the rest of the summer. Happy knitting!