Sunday, January 22, 2017

Top 5 Mütze's of 2016

1. Wool Berlin with faux fur Pom 

2016 was one of my favorite knitting years. I have been putting fur Pom poms on my knit hats for about 5 years. But this year the faux fur Pom poms have been perfected. So perfected that they are very hard to order and keep in stock. This camel yarn is cascade wool and it's not even that itchy. It's so wonderful to knit with. And the camel color is rich and can go with any outfit. 

2. Coral and Orange

These colors surprised me. When I'm knitting I put a lot of yarn around me for inspiration. These 2 colors really stuck out to me so I started putting them together and everyone loved it. These hats are made with alpaca yarn. They are super soft and warm. I love adding tassels to baby hats. 

3. Alpaca headbands

I've been making headbands for a long time and every year they sell out. I can't make enough. They are a great deal and only cost $15. I have found that a lot of women don't think they look great in hats so this is a great alternative. And it's warm because of the alpaca wool. 

4. Mommy and Baby Mütze's 

This year I started buying yarn from Wool and the Gang. This is the big and sexy wool in moss. It was such a popular color. I knit the adult Berlin Mütze and then with the left over yarn I knit a baby Mütze. 

5. Bavarian Bonnet

The adult and baby Bavarian bonnets are always a must have. They are great for adults with short hair because it sits back a little further on your head so it shows more hair.  It's very warm and great for a cold night on the town. 
I love seeing new born pictures in the pixie bonnet. It's just so sweet. 


What was your favorite Mütze in 2016? 


Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Kitchen Update 2017

I am so excited today. I finally decided on a back splash for my modern prairie kitchen. We have lived in our home for over three years and I don't know why this has been such a hard decision for me. (well I am kind of picky) 
We knew we wanted a honed marble subway tile. We decided to go with the 3x9 tiles and we looked all over. Amazon had a pretty good deal with free shipping but in the end the cheapest was a local store called Floor and Decor. We bought the light grey grout and our friend came over and did an excellent job. 

Here's a before picture of our 1979 kitchen. 
We completely gutted the kitchen and turned it into a galley kitchen. 

It was a lot of fun designing it. 
Here are the before and after with the marble subway tile back splash. 

Rug- Pottery Barn
Stools- World Market


I love the marble window shelf. It's perfect for my succulents and cacti. A lot of people also asked me about the rug. It's from Home Goods.


Toaster-West Elm
Marble cutting board- Crate and Barrel
Light- West Elm



Now onto the next project on the Gunson Farm. 


Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Family, Knitting and Traveling 2015

Sleet Organic cotton baby blanket.  Photo by Jennie Slade

Malabrigo yarn has been my favorite yarn to knit this year.

Knitting at Hidden Beach in Lake Tahoe.

Mammoth California is my favorite place to knit and explore. 

This yarn is beautiful and has become my favorite hat to wear..

These people are the best I have ever known.  I love them with all my heart.

Hidden Beach Lake Tahoe.  The ladies.

 Hazel in the pale pink pixie bonnet.  Photo by Emily Montgomery 
Wool golden pixie bonnet

Mutze is honored to be selling at Bohem Store in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Bohem Store.  SLC, Ut.

Top of the Rock. NYC

Mutze was featured on Purl Soho NYC instagram in 2015.  

My favorite place in NYC.  The Met Museum.

Baby Hazel in the Berlin black and creme Mutze with mustard pom.

Spinning yarn at Gather Together in L.A.

Malabrigo Yarn in yellow.