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.



Tuesday, September 23, 2014

It's Fall


Although the calendar says it's just fall, a unusually early killing frost this year made it seem like fall a while ago.  The strange part was that the frost hit only our community garden plot -- all the flowers and veggies near the house are still thriving.




 And with the arrival of cooler weather, knitting has resumed.  Another charity knit in the form of the Demne sweater.  The result is cute, but wow -- lots of ends to weave in.