Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Partners and pairings



I'm working 2 designs at once these days. One on the needles, and the other, at this moment, on paper.  Not something I usually do. The over-sized cowl/wrap (on the needles) is taking very little attention – perfect for tv knitting at the end of the day – while the other, a zippered cardigan, is taking a whole lot, as I'm working the math and drawing.  All together an ideal pairing I'd say, much like my partner Douglas and me.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Olive is purple

or technically crocus – #115 of Quince's color wheel.

Olive Clough begot Olive Ziegler – aunt and cousin of my grandmother Mildred, who later married Harold – brother of Olive Welch.  Olive must have been a popular name back then.  Olive is also a double-breasted cardigan in chunky wool, worn so well by Juliet.


You'll find my Olive pattern for sale on ravelry, craftsy, also linked from my website, here.