Sunday, September 23, 2007

Fall Patterns Completed!

I am so happy -- I finally finished my two new patterns for fall. A lot of work goes into formulating the pattern -- a lot of math and knitting. Even though I adore designing it is nice to complete a design project!



Cozy Cable Jacket: I designed this top-down jacket with the idea of interesting those who have never attempted a cable before. The cables in this sweater are very easy and great for beginners. I through in the belt to add a modern twist -- belted things are so in right now!





Lady Brown Skirt: The Lady Brown Skirt is delightful to knit -- it is very simple. The cables in are very simple -- just a step up from the Cozy Cable Jacket. The shaping comes mainly from the belt and the cables at the bottom! It is a breeze to knit and fun to wear!
Both patterns are available for purchase at Stitches & Scones.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Note to Self: I need a sock project

Okay -- I am so dumb. I don't have a small sock project I can stuff in my purse. Most places I go I can bring my knitting bag and sit and knit but this morning I couldn't.

This morning I escorted my husband downtown to watch him host a healthcare panel. I didn't want to take up space at the breakfast so I sat in the lounge of the Marriot Hotel and sipped a coffee until it was time to go up and listen to the panel discussion. For 45 minutes I sat still, sipped coffee and read the newspaper! I NEVER do that. I always have some sort of knitting in my hands when I sit down. Perhaps I am crazy and I should sit still more often without something in my hands to do, but I tell you, I felt so strange without my knitting.

So, this week, it is on my to do list -- I am getting a sock project to stuff into my purse so that I never have to sit still like that again! Yikes!

Sock knitters -- any suggestions on a pattern and favorite sock yarn?

Monday, September 17, 2007

Spinning

JK is out at his classes and I am home spinning tonight with E.M. Forster's "A Room With A View" crooning on for entertainment. I am working away on the mohair I was given on holiday. It actually is coming along quite nicely when it is blended with some Blue Faced Leicester.

On a knitting note: I have been so jealous and eager to procure some Kauni yarn for myself and make one of those fantastic sweaters. I have scoured the net and finally found a shop in NYC that has it and one in Canada so at least the shipping and custom charges won't be exorbitant. But still.... we definitely need it here in Indiana -- after all, it's the rage right now!

Back to spinning!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Home with a cold

I am home with a cold today. Between sleeping, blowing my nose, making steaming pots of tea to soothe my sore throat, and an aching headache I am getting hardly anything done. Even knitting is a bit of a task. But my goal is to be better by tomorrow. If that's the only thing that gets done today -- shaking this nasty cold -- I'll be happy.


I am almost done with my fall sweater pattern! Here's a sneak peak!

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Holiday Weekend = Knitting & Cooking

I have high hopes for this holiday weekend - i.e. I hope to get a lot of knitting done. JK has an old college buddy visiting and they are doing the "old college buddy" outings. So I am at home with the sole responsibility of providing meals when they are hungry. Therefore, I should be able to knit to my heart's content.
While our guest was sleeping -- getting adjusted to the time zone -- I went to the Farmer's Market with my sister. I love to get there early to purchase the "cream of the crop". But it also gave us a nice chance to have a long, lingering morning cuppa at the local cafe. I.e -- a nice long, lingering time to knit!
I just adore this little shop front. It is always closed when I walk past.
Someday I'll get a chance to peek in.