Wednesday, November 19, 2014

An Old Favorite with a New Twist


Starry Starry Night has always been one of my most popular colorways (and a personal favorite). Thanks to a customer request, I'm now offering this colorway in my plied merino worsted. I can't believe I hadn't thought to do this before!


In between checking off items on the massive to do list, I've managed to sneak in more holiday gift knitting. The mitts are Bookish Fingerless Mitts in Toil & Trouble Tweed DK, and the hat is an improvised pattern, in the original Toil & Trouble Single Ply Worsted Starry Starry Night. So far this is more holiday gift knitting than I usually manage to do, so it's quite exciting! Are you hand-making gifts this year?

Wednesday, November 12, 2014



It is so much fun to have a new design almost ready. Before Rhinebeck, I finished the design for this shawl and then decided to make a matching hat. The shawl has been test knitted and the hat is next in line, which means I should have it ready for publishing soon! I am very pleased with this design and can't wait to share it.


There has also been some personal knitting going on. The socks are part of a holiday gift package, knit up in a first iteration of my Gallifrey at Dawn colorway. The hat, knit in some Malabrigo I had been saving for a special occasion, is for a very special friend. An old friend of mine was recently diagnosed with a very aggressive form of cancer and underwent radical surgery. This hat was knitted with much love and wishes for health and recovery, and I hope it can be a reminder to him of how much he is loved. I think it is wonderful how knitting can truly be a way of providing comfort to those we cherish.