Friday, June 22, 2018

Crown Wools

Need a fun, summer knitting project? 


Take a look at the Crown Wools MKAL.  This link will take you to the Ravelry group where you'll find all the details.

This project calls for twelve colors.  That's a lot of color fun, but it might be a bit daunting for some knitters to put together a collection of twelve.  I couldn't resist the challenge.


This is the first of several bundles.  Keep an eye on my Instagram for more updates.

This week's color inspiration comes from my travels last weekend.


Night and day.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

High Hopes

I was out of town for a few days attending TNNA, the wholesale show for yarn businesses.  It was fun, I met some great people and I came home thoroughly exhausted.  Other than a few booth shots, I didn't take any pictures.

Before I left for the show, I had a hard time deciding on my travel knitting.  I had a sock in progress, and I wound a couple skeins at the last minute.  I left with a project in mind and that was going to be the focus of my knitting while I was gone.

I had high hopes, but other than a few rounds on my sock, I didn't do any knitting while I was gone.  That often happens.  I'm immersed in an environment full of yarn and knitters, but I don't have time to do any actual knitting.


Today I'm still trying to get my bearings and find my work flow.  Garter and stripes will help.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Wildheart

The sample parade continues.




I don't remember when I started this project, but it was done in no time. One skein makes a light, airy, elegant shawl.

The yarn is Bertha, colorway Gourd.  I hit the reset button with Bertha and am using a different MCN base.  Soft cashmere with a bit more twist. 


Just like that two projects are finished.  Now I have license to cast on whatever I want.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Suburban Wrap

I'm starting the week with show and tell.


Suburban Wrap.  If you like variety, this project is full of it.  Stripes, lace, texture, eyelets, ribbing . . . there's a little bit of everything.


Choosing colors adds to the fun.  I used Lillian in March Sky, Pumice and Pond Scum.


This is a substantial shawl, but with so much going on I never felt bogged down.


Now that this project is off the needles, I can contemplate something new.

Friday, June 8, 2018

No More Tugging

For the last few weeks, I've been experimenting with a new fiber tool.


This is the yarn ball holder.  Sometimes my balls are a little wonky.  I have to give an extra tug on the yarn, and it interrupts the rhythm of my knitting.  This handy tool keeps the yarn moving smoothly.  No more tugging.

So far I've only used the holder at home, but this weekend I'm going to take it on the road.  I'm heading out on a quick, 24-hour adventure, and I'll see how this knitting companion travels.

I have a few iris plants, but as usual they came and went all too quickly.  This week's color inspiration . . . 


Buttery yellow.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Next

My view this morning.


I've been cruising along on my Suburban Wrap.  It's been a great project.  There's plenty of stitch variety plus some color play.  I'm on auto knit, and I have one section left.  This shawl isn't off the needles yet, but I have the next project lined up.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Snapshots from Maine

I'm trying to get my bearings after a gorgeous weekend in Maine. Weather can be an issue at this event and it started out a little shaky, but everything was in order by Saturday morning.  It was delightful.






This is a relaxed show.  There's time to chat with people and share ideas.  Thanks to everyone who came out for the Frolic.

This was the last festival of the spring season, but there's no time off. New adventures are right around the corner.

Friday, June 1, 2018

Bittersweet

I'll be on the road this morning . . . heading north to Fiber Frolic.  This is a bittersweet weekend.  It's the last festival of the spring season and I'll miss my weekly adventures, but I have plans with several friends and it promises to be a jam-packed weekend.  

Earlier this week there was a flurry of activity getting these ready.


Cute little gradient bundles in a slightly different base.  I'll have these at the Frolic.  Look for my booth in Building 2.

Thanks to my neighbor for this week's color inspiration.


Stunning.