Friday, May 20, 2022

Matching the Season

We've definitely had a taste of summer weather already, and I've noticed a shift in the colors coming out of the dye pots.

These colors match the season.

This week's color inspiration . . .

A cheerful combination.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Getting Antsy

With one project about to come off the needles, I started to get a little antsy.  You know the feeling.  Your current project is already in the rearview mirror, and you give in to the anticipation of casting on something new.

More stripes.  I made a deal with myself.  I'm taking just enough time to get this new project up and running, and then I'll wrap up the one that's almost finished.  With any luck, I don't get distracted.

Monday, May 16, 2022


I'm cutting myself some slack today while I recover from a busy weekend in New Hampshire.  It was wicked hot this weekend.  I've experienced all sorts of weather at this event (including snow) but never anything close to these high temps.  

Thanks to everyone who stopped by the booth.  As always, it was great fun to chat about yarn, patterns and colors - even though it was a million degrees.

My plans for the afternoon including working on my overflowing inbox and knitting a few rows.  I hope your week is off to a good start.

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Show Prep

I might fall asleep sitting at my desk, but the end is in sight.  I've cranked out a lot of dyeing the last couple weeks.  Almost everything on the dyeing list is checked off, so it's time to get busy with labels.

I'm about to tackle several big mounds like this, but I should probably have some coffee first.  See above reference to falling asleep.

I'm really looking forward to the weekend in New Hampshire.  If you want to follow along, check our Instagram feed.  Once our booth is up and running, I'll also be posting details about our exact location.  I think the weather is going to cooperate.  It should be a fun weekend!

Monday, May 9, 2022

Calendar Updates

This is a busy time of year, and the days are flying by.  I'll be out and about for two events this month.  In addition to New Hampshire Sheep and Wool on May 14 and 15, I'll also be at Inman Eats and Crafts on May 22.  If you're in the Boston area, be sure to check out this event in Cambridge.

As always, follow the links for more details including vendor information.

Friday, May 6, 2022

Joyful shawl

It's Friday (finally!), and I'm wrapping up the week with a sample spotlight.  I finished this shawl recently, and it made its debut last Saturday in Connecticut.

Joyful shawl.  This was my on-the-go project for a while.  Garter stitch with simple stripes . . . easy to pick up and put down.  I don't know about you, but these days I definitely need a relaxing project on the needles.

The yarn is Lillian Sport in Beet Red, March Sky and Moon Shadow.  I really enjoy working with this base.  Now I need to find another sport weight project.

This week's color inspiration . . . 

Blue from top to bottom.

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

The Little Things

Today has been filled with a lot of dyeing and too many interruptions to count.  When I looked at my to-do list this morning, I could swear there was a chunk of time available for knitting.  Somehow it never materialized.  See above reference to interruptions.

This afternoon when I finally sat down to assess the situation, I was determined to find something positive to show for the day.  I settled on this.

It's not much, but it means there's yarn ready and waiting for an adventure.  Some days it's the little things that get me through.