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Dexter, Oregon, United States
I am a self-employed knitter/designer and photographer. I strive to write unique designs inspired by nature, folklore, magic, Fairies and Elves, and I find a lot of inspiration from symbolism and traditions in cultures throughout history. I also love to photograph nature on an intimate level. As a Master Gardener I raise garden starts each spring to sell locally, and I am also a soap maker and musician. I can be found at our local Dexter Lake Farmer's and Crafter's Market on Sundays from May thru October selling my knitting patterns and hand knit items, as well as hand crafted soap, macro-photography from the garden, and tomato and pepper starts for your garden. You can find me on Ravelry as Peargirl and our band The Pears can be found on Reverbnation.

About purchasing patterns...

All patterns are available by clicking on the "Add to Cart" button for each pattern. You will receive an e-mail from knitpixie@msn.com usually within 24 hours with the pattern attached, ready for you to download and print. You may also purchase through Ravelry~ http://www.ravelry.com/stores/lorna-pearman-designs for automatic download. There are no refunds on patterns. Happy knitting!!!

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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Hand Knit Skirt in Euroflax Linen


This skirt was an easy knit in Euroflax Linen. I love the drape this yarn has, it feels wonderful to wear and softens with each washing. And best of all, it is easy to care for as it is machine washable and dryable. It is modeled here by my beautiful daughter Alexandra.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Bandon, Oregon...Sept. 4th thru 7th, 2009


It had been 5 years since our family had been to Bandon. It is so beautiful there that I will never wait that long again. We have always visited during Labor Day weekend in September, and the weather has always cooperated. The beach is sandy with beautiful giant rock outcroppings including Face Rock, tide pools during low tide with plenty of starfish, anenomes and other creatures, and I am always amazed how hardly anyone is on the beach. It was a wonderful 4 days.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Lost Valley Music Festival 2009

The festival is fast approaching and still so much to do. This will be our 28th year putting this event on, which happens to be in our own backyard which is 2.5 acres of forested beauty at the base of the Cascade Mountains. It is a beautiful setting for outdoor music, great food, and awesome friends and family who join us. The Pears will be playing and will feature Alexandra, our daughter, on bari sax. Our son Zach plays drums in Pleasant Swill. We are hoping for cooler weather this year...last year we had a record scorcher of 108 degrees, although by afternoon we are drenched in the shade of Douglas and Grand Firs well over 100 years old.


Friday, June 5, 2009

Year Round Gardening



We have a 16 x 30' greenhouse that we have always wanted to build a raised bed inside of so that we could garden all year. This spring we finally did it! The bed is 18' 9" long by 3' 9" wide, with a height close to 3 feet above ground, perfect for sitting on the sides while working in the bed or just enjoying the ambiance of the greenhouse. We are currently harvesting many varieties of lettuce, bok choy, collards, spinach, mustard greens, and several varieties of tomatoes are going crazy, along with eggplant, peppers, walla walla sweet onions, cabbage and dill.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Waves of Ocean, Mountains, and Stream


Yesterday I completed my Lizard Ridge Afghan, I absolutely love it. It was a joy to knit and I loved the creative aspect of it. It reminds me of water flowing, sunsets on oceans, sandy beaches, coral reefs, deep ocean bottoms, mountains with streams meandering thru them, gently rolling hills, nature ever changing, constantly in motion which in turn helped me with my color selection. I am happy that I came upon this pattern designed by Laura Aylor, and can be found at http://www.knitty.com/ in the Fall 2006 collection. I highly recommend this pattern to anyone who loves to knit with color ♥




Monday, April 6, 2009

The Pears...4 new songs


The Pears have been working hard on new recordings and now have 4 new original songs for you to check out..."In The Way", "Why", "Bucked Off", and "Change of Heart". Please take a listen :P) http://www.myspace.com/thepearsband

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

In the Court of the Pi-Rat King...


Pi-Rat ruled with humor, wisdom, and compassion for all despite having only one eye and a broken knitting needle which served as his peg-leg. He proudly displayed love for his mom thru his tattooed behind.









Sunday, March 8, 2009

Handspun Heaven


Spinning again...it's been a year and I have to wonder why I took such a long break? It was so much fun to spin this even though I was sick while I did so...80/20 merino-silk, 2ply fingering weight, approximately 780 yards.

Monday, March 2, 2009

The Pears


The Pears are (as pictured in photo)...Roger Haney, Alexandra Pearman, Jordan DeWein, Anne Cooley, Lorna Pearman and Dennis Pearman recording and performing all original music written by Lorna Pearman with additional arrangements by Dennis Pearman. Listen here at http://www.myspace.com/thepearsband

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

All things created equal...


I like to create and find inspiration from my life and the natural world. Thoughts come in the form of lyrics thru experience, visual art thru my own perception of existence. I can't imagine waking in the morning and not knowing what to do with my time. I just wish that there was more of it.

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Elvish Baby Hat

Elvish Baby Hat
My grandson Soul looking very elf-like in the Elvish Baby Hat.

Elvish Kids Hat

Elvish Kids Hat
Peregrine, a cute little Elfling at the Quarter Stitch in New Orleans.

Om Slouch Hat

Om Slouch Hat
A comfy, slouchy hat sure to look good on even those who think they don't look good in hats.

Oregon's Old Growth Hat

Oregon's Old Growth Hat
Knit in Plymouth Baby Alpaca Grande Tweed for softness, with a beautiful cabled fabric for texture, this hat will keep your head and ears warm in the coldest temperatures.

Just Sleeves and A Hood Shrug

Just Sleeves and A Hood Shrug
The hood in this shrug pattern is tall and deep enough to not pull up on the shoulders for a very comfortable fit.

Clown Fish Love Anemones

Clown Fish Love Anemones
Sue Wineland's adorable grandaughter Margaret

My great-nephew, Charles Alexander Brown in his Bunny Hat

My great-nephew, Charles Alexander Brown in his Bunny Hat
He was the source of inspiration for my first design, the Chocolate Bunny Baby Hat, photoed here wearing the original.

My grandson Jaylen in his Spider Boy Hat

My grandson Jaylen in his Spider Boy Hat
Jaylen is fun to knit for...he loves to wear what I knit him!

Ivy Headband

Ivy Headband
My granddaughter, Skyla, modeling her headband that I knit for her.

My beautiful great-granddaughter Savannah Rain in her Noro hat with my granddaughter Katia

My beautiful great-granddaughter Savannah Rain in her Noro hat with my granddaughter Katia
Hand knit hat in Noro Silk Garden using Nancy Lindberg's "Headband, Hat, Helmet" pattern.

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