Friday, December 27, 2013

2013 wrap up

It's fun seeing this past year's designs all at once, in one place.  

Jeanette Laura Elizabeth



Lillian
Ruth
Marjorie



Lena
Marie
Alice



Olive
Charlotte
Elsie




Corinne

Quite a motivation for 2014 – planning (and knitting) is already underway.  Happy New Year!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Trying something new

I decided to set my own design work aside for these last few weeks in December, needing some last minute and thoughtful gifts.  Hats – quick – seemed just right.

I know nothing about hats.  I don't wear them and therefore don't understand their fit and form – a perfect opportunity to try out the patterns of another designer whose work I follow, Amy Christoffers of Savory Knitting


It's nice to let someone else do the thinking for a change and I think I'll defer to Amy for all things hats from this day forward.  I've been having a grand time with Lazy Jacks Hat (2 finished above) and Cider Press Set (currently on the needles), all worked in Madelinetosh Vintage wool – another first for me.  I'll finish all 4 in plenty of time for our gift giving dinner.

Happy holidays!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Corinne

Yesterday I launched this lovely, leafy, wrap – spawned unexpectedly from some swatching experiments and sparked further by Shibui Knits rich merino alpaca wool.  I'll definitely use that again.


I named this piece for my first friend, Corinne, who was lovely too.  You'll find the pattern here.