Friday, October 30, 2015

Halloween Colors

I'm back from Rhinebeck and recovered from a nasty cold, just in time to share this year's limited edition Halloween colors! I did have Rhinebeck photos, but currently trying to rescue them from a corrupted SD card (grrrr). Hopefully I'll be able to share them soon!

This year, I have three colorways for Halloween, available on my website through November 15th! I wanted to approach the Halloween colors in a non-traditional way, to get away from the expected combinations. The results are: Seance, Rusty Coffin Nail, and Wednesday Addam's Thigh Highs! (EDITED: Due to the overwhelming response, I may be taking these down sooner that November 15th, so make sure to grab yours!)





Wednesday, October 7, 2015

A New Kit & Catching Up

The last three weeks have been a complete whirlwind. I teamed up with Meghan, the lovely fellow Salem knitter behind New England Knitting, to bring you the Micalet Hat Kit. Read about the inspiration behind this design on her blog, and grab a kit on my website!


I had two trunk shows, one at Mind's Eye Yarns, and one down on Cape Cod at Sage Yarn, where I also taught Portuguese Knitting. Now I am getting a little bit of a breather before the next big, and currently secret, project. I did also celebrate my birthday in the midst of the chaos of constant dyeing. After admiring Oh, Albatross' beautiful handsewn creatures for months, I treated myself to a gorgeous little fox.




I also received some lovely gifts from the enablers in my life: great books on spinning from Nate, and handspun silk from Boston Knitter. I am still looking for the perfect shawl pattern so I can show off this pretty yarn!



Monday, October 5, 2015

Book Review & New Yarn: The Stars My Destination

The Stars My Destination is not a recent read, but rather an old favorite book. When Nate and I were first dating, we exchanged books. The Stars My Destination was the first book he ever gave me. I was hesitant to read it because it's a Sci Fi book - and even though I'm a big fan of the fantasy genre, I don't enjoy Sci Fi all that much. So I put on my best "I can be a cool girlfriend" face and dug in. I came out of it surprised and entranced. The story is definitely set in a Sci Fi universe, but the story is very much character driven, and explores themes of identity, morality, and revenge. So even if you're a reluctant Sci Fi reader, I recommend this book highly!


So where does the yarn come in? One of the protagonists in the story is Olivia Presteign. She is visually impaired - she can't see what is considered the visible light spectrum, but can see in the infrared spectrum. This colorway, named Olivia P., is how I imagined her world, with explosions of warm reds and oranges. There are a couple of ready to ship skeins up for grabs!