Saturday, November 27

Hard at Work

That, is if you call dyeing lots and lots of yarn & working on a bunch of new patterns hard work.  In some ways it is but it's also the best job I've ever had!
Anyway, there's lots more to be done so I'll leave you with some new stuff I've been working on.

New pattern - Late Fall, just a quick, easy, slouchy hat made with chunky yarn.

Splendor Sock - Yarmouth

I'm also sharing handmade gift ideas over at Double Knot Studio, between Cal & I we'll give you 30 different ideas to either craft or shop handmade this year instead of the mall or giant retailers.

I wish you restful weekend full of turkey sandwiches (I like mine with dijon mustard, apples & NYS cheddar)!

Tuesday, November 16

From Sketch to Garment

I've found it impossible to keep up with blogging while teaching classes, attending fiber fests and my baby brother's wedding(!), all while also trying to design & keep my shop stocked!
Eeep. It has been a looong time between posts.
But I thought I would share a little of what I've been doing...

So that is the sketch I sent to Knitting Today when I pitched my cape idea, (man, it is a lot harder to draw kids!)

And here is their picture of the finished garment:

I love that the model is wearing rainboots & crazy tights like my sketch is! I have another pattern featured in this magazine for an adult cable sweater, a super quick knit in bulky yarn.
What's next you ask? Well you'll just have to stay tuned to my infrequent blog posts to find out.
In the meantime, you could always check out Double Knot Studio where Cal & I blog about all manners of crafty things.