Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year!

It's time to shed the old and welcome in the new.....just like the trees are shedding their heavy coats of snow.

This is the time when many are busy making resolutions or picking their word for the year. I'm not one for making resolutions. Invariably I end up forgetting about them and then feeling bad because I did. I prefer setting small monthly goals. Things that are easily completing a ufo or continuing with my daily exercise routine. Things change. Life happens. I prefer to keep things simple and enjoy each day as it comes.  :-)

Wishing everyone a very happy new year. May it be filled with lots of love, laughter, joy, and quality stitching ( or spinning/knitting) time.  :-)

Monday, December 28, 2015

Final project...

.....for the year. While it may be small it makes a BIG statement.....especially now.

And these photos were taken before an additional 3-5" fell overnight.

Friday, December 25, 2015

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Keeping Busy

One holiday is done and another on the horizon. This always seems like such a busy time of the year for me. There's gifts to be made. (Which I've already made a dent in my holiday to-do list.) I have had the opportunity to enjoy a bit of "recreational knitting"....which was a treat in itself.  I've been taking a class by Cat Bordhi on Moebius knitting. So far I've knitted two Moebius cowls and a Moebius bowl.

This first Moebius is knit from a commercial yarn.....a bulky weight baby alpaca. So soft!!

This lace Moebius is knit from a handspun yarn. The green is a two-ply bulky weight core spun suri alpaca. The white is a softly spun two ply suri/Shetland blend. This went home with my oldest when she was out for Thanksgiving. It's a nice large that can be pulled over the head if needed. Has a nice weight to it.

My Moebius bowl is knit from handspun Finn. I dyed it after it was felted. The dye split giving it a nice coloring on the bottom.

In addition to enjoying my moebius class, I published a new infinity scarf pattern. This one is called "Frosted". It's knit from a handspun super wash wool blend. This also went home with the oldest. After being without power for over a week due to the fierce windstorm that devastated the area, she wanted to be sure she had plenty of warm things to wrap up in. Doesn't hurt that we also had a white thanksgiving....and that it is snowing as I type this. The pattern for this infinity scarf can be found on Craftsy as well as Ravelry.

Back to the holiday gift making list.