Thursday, April 28, 2016

Salem Collaboration: Osceola Mountain Socks


New England Knitting and I paired up for another fun project: The Osceola Mountain Socks. I asked Meghan to design something in honor of our annual Lakeside Fiber Retreat, which takes place by the White Mountains in New Hampshire. Osceola is one of the White Mountains, and also one of the cabins where we gather at the retreat.


Meghan came up with these cozy, mock cable socks designed in Toil & Trouble Imprint. She knit her pair in Isa, where I did mine in Persephone. Carrie jumped in too and knit a pair in Ent. Want to make your own pair? Find the yarn and pattern available as a kit online!


Monday, April 25, 2016

New Season, New Palette

Spring is almost-sort-of-mostly here, and I've got lighter colors on the mind. As someone who loves saturated jewel tones, a spring palette is always a bit of a challenge. I am always looking for ways to bring in softer colors without falling into pastel.


Pansy was last month's colorway, inspired by the blue and purple flowers with a hint of green for the leaves. Yarn club colors are always exclusive for three months, but you'll be able to find this color in the shop starting in July.


For more immediate gratification, The Sandman debuted this month. Warm, sandy tones with dusting of moss and chocolate.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

A Spring Recap

Last time I blogged, we were in the midst of some snow - and I wish I could say it's all gone two months later but we just had another snow storm with predictions of another one. Winter is determined to hang on as long as possible!


This has been a busy season so far, with lots of dyeing, teaching, and events. I published the Northern Trail Wrap pattern for the Knit North Yarn Crawl last month, and dyed up a bunch of yarn for a 4-day trunk show. I also taught at Common Cod's Fiber Camp for the first time. Yesterday I hosted a trunk show and taught a couple of classes at Stitch House Dorchester. It was my first time there, and I loved the cozy shop and friendly community.


Last night I cast on this pair of socks in Toil & Trouble Imprint. New England Knitting and I are working on another collaboration in preparation for this year's Lakeside Fiber Retreat which is only a few weeks away!


I've got a sock heel to turn, but I've also been working on some new colorways I can't wait to share soon!