Monday, November 19, 2018

Party at the Purl

I give up.  It's a gray, dismal day, and I'm never going to get adequate knitting pictures.

Instead here's a quick schedule update.

If you're looking to get out of the house over the holiday weekend and you don't want to go to the mall, check out Party at the Purl.  I'll be at The Mermaid's Purl with a trunk show on Sunday from 12:00 - 3:00.  I'll have yarn, bundles and samples.  Stop by and get in on the fun.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Moonstone Mittens

Every once in a while my timing is spot on.  Today is one of those days.

I finished these Moonstone Mittens just in time for the first snow of the season.  Since they are made with DK weight yarn, they are a pretty quick knit.  If you're looking for holiday gift ideas, you might want to give this pattern a look.

I used Lucia DK, colorway From the Bog.  This yarn still hasn't hit the website, but listing it is creeping to the top of my to-do list.  Maybe in the next week or so.  In the meantime, feel free to drop me a note if you want to make other arrangements.

The switch may have flipped on our seasons, but I'm still enjoying the colors of fall.  This week's color inspiration . . . 

One more blast of orange.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Mittens and Mohair

Since my Moonstone Mittens are almost finished, I decided to get my next pair of mitts up and running.  I also made a promise that I wouldn't work past the thumb on this pattern without finishing Moonstone, including both thumbs.

This pattern (Ghostwood Mittens) calls for the fuzzy blend of mohair and silk.  Yes, I still have the mohair bug.

Monday, November 12, 2018

The Mitten Option

This weekend, despite my best efforts, didn't include as much knitting time as I had planned, but I still have progress to show.

Moonstone Mittens.  One mitten finished except for the thumb.  

I knit this mitt on the go, stealing rounds here and there in-between errands and planning.  I could use a little knitting boost, and DK weight mittens are almost instant gratification.   

I'm still trying to wrap my head around the notion of a holiday next week.  Mittens might be my best knitting option at the moment.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Up and Running

After a crazy, mixed-up week, I'm once again connected to the outside world.  Transitioning to a new internet provider is never as easy as they say.  We had a few glitches along the way and I lost a couple days, but my daughter has convinced me we are now operating at lightning speed.

I've also been fighting a bug of some sort - fiber festival crud would be my guess.  I took all sorts of precautions to ward off the evil germs, but it was probably inevitable that I would get something.  For one whole day I was too out of it to knit, but I did manage to hop around on Ravelry.  Now all sorts of new projects ideas are forming.

The season has taken another turn, and we're settling in with proper wool weather.

I've felt a mitten binge coming on for a while and now have several patterns lined up.  I'm just getting started.

This week's color inspiration . . . 

Fall carpet.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Pink Cheer

It's a wrap.  I had a delightful, busy weekend at Fiber Festival of New England.  Thanks to everyone who stopped by the booth.  It's a bittersweet feeling now that my big fall shows are finished.  I'll miss the hustle and bustle, but it'll be nice to slow down a little and put my feet up.

There were cute animals this weekend and all sorts of inspiring creations, but I didn't get a chance to take any pictures.  I did wander out of the booth just long enough to do a little damage at White Birch Fiber Arts and Three Bags Full.

I'm not normally a pink person, so this combination is a little out of character.  I must have had a pink deficiency and didn't know it.

When I finally put my feet up, it looks like I'll be doing some sock knitting.  But first I have to empty the truck.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Violet Waffles

I'm almost ready to hit the road, and this new hat is coming along for the ride.

Violet Waffles.  There's nothing like a quick and easy hat.  This one is even going to have a pompom.

I'm still on my mohair kick, so I held a strand of Shimmer together with Lucia DK, both in Celestial.

This week's color inspiration . . . 

Shades of orange.