Sunday, November 30, 2014

Lots of Knitting Happening

This has been a busy month for knitting.

Knitting a sample of the Pinehill hat.

 Ripping and finishing the shawl collar for the Oxford shawl.

And swatching for a new vest pattern.......I still haven't settled on the final stitch pattern.

And to help sustain the creative energy, some hot chocolate topped with these peppermint peeps.....

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Back in the Designer Saddle

I finally finished my latest shawl design and sample -- now it's just a matter of updating the pattern and doing a photo shoot.  I wore my sample at the New England Fiber Festival and was quite happy with how it turned out.

So I moved on to a hat/cowl/mitt set.  The prototypes are done so I started knitting samples in a soft merino/alpaca blend is a warm rose color (the color is much rosier in person).

And have you heard about Craft Friday?  Forget Black Friday shopping and crazed consumerism and join the handcrafted movement.  Lots more fun and less stressful.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

October Garden

October is pretty much the end of the gardening season here. Not much makes it into November. But the remaining flowers are beautiful.

October is also a great month to sit in the window, watching the great outdoors.  Not too hot, not too cold.