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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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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Amelie Escargot in Alaska


Amelie arrived in Whittier, Alaska yesterday via snail mail! Melanie Silcott, my niece, called me in the evening to thank me and tell me how much she liked her. Knitters know how much that means! Melanie is an awesome person and Amelie is in good hands.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Victorian Lace Valance Pattern


I have always wanted to knit lace valances for my windows. I thought I would start with a small window in my bathroom before I moved into the dining room which has 3 large windows.I used Araucania Lonco Multy which is a kettle-dyed fingering cotton on a #4 needle. I am very happy with the results. The pattern is very easy to modify for any size window which makes it a "one size fits all" pattern. And I love the yarn, it's gorgeous! My pattern is available on this blog for purchase.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Amelie Escargot


I would like to introduce Amelie Escargot, who I knit for my niece Melanie who travels the world. I never travel, so as in the movie "Amelie", Amelie Escargot will travel with Melanie and her boyfriend Morgan, and I will see pictures of her travels. She represents Oregon well, where it rains slugs and snails, and Eugene where we crown a Slug Queen each September during the Eugene Celebration. She will head to Alaska on Monday to begin her journey. I will post photos from Amelie's travels.
May 24, 2010 - Amelie Escargot arrives in Whittier, Alaska via Snail Mail

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Each year we celebrate Cinco de Mayo in honor of my husband Dennis' maternal grandmother, Elise Conde, who came to this country from Sonora, Mexico. Dennis' mother, Marquita Pearman, has wonderful stories to tell of her mother's sense of humor and her love for playing the guitar. She died at the young age of 49 from uterine cancer, so Dennis did not have the pleasure of knowing her. Dennis is an amazing cook and makes a dish called "Puerco Pibil", or slow-roasted pork. We got the recipe from the movie "Once Upon A Time In Mexico", Robert Rodriguez, producer and director of the movie, and his version of this amazing dish...try it, you'll love it! Here you'll find the recipe in written form, can't seem to make it link though...I guess copy and paste into your google bar.

http://www.thespicehouse.com/recipes/puerco-pibil-recipe

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Venita Shawl Pattern Errata

Patterns received on or before May 4, 2010 should use this update. There were 2 YO's omitted from the original pattern in the EYELET ROW. Here is the correction.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:
EYELET ROW:
K6, SSK, *YO, K2tog*, rpt from * to * until 3 sts before marker, YO, K3tog; work gusset: *YO, K2tog*, rpt to last 3 gusset sts, YO, K3tog, YO; continue row: SSSK, *YO, K2tog*, rpt from * to * until 2 sts before last marker, YO, K2tog, K6.

This 2nd modification is minor, but clarifies the second shaping row, pattern updated with this revision on May 13, 2010...

SECOND SHAPING ROW:
K6,sm,SSK,*K3,K2tog*,rep * to * to gusset marker,sm,SSK,K to 2 sts before second gusset marker, K2tog,sm,SSK, *K3,K2tog*, rpt * to * to last marker,sm,K6 (233 sts rem).

I am sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.

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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!

The Ivy Headband

The 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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