Over a year ago, Miriam Felton hosted a knit-a-long for her Chromaticity Cowl, and I jumped in. I went stash diving and knew that one of the yarns would be the leftovers of some Fleece Artist in my favourite colour, moss, that I purchased in 2007. The other colours were the challenge. I knew I wanted the green to be the star so the others would be greys, but I wasn't sure even after doing black and white photo contrast tests if I … [Read more...] about a year in the making: my chromaticity cowl
Today over at little acorn creations, I posted a quick interview Riin of Happy Fuzzy Yarn. We talk about her yarn business, knitting designs, and bunnies. Discover your answer to the question, does yarn make you happy? Shadow inspected my progress with the border of Miriam Felton's new design, granny log cabin that I helped test knit and crochet in Happy Fuzzy Yarn Corrie Sock. … [Read more...] about happy yarn
Grey is my favourite colour. It's very versatile for clothing, perfect for me as I try to keep a minimalish wardrobe. Another sign that grey is my favourite? This is the 6th grey sweater I've knitted! Meet The Jumble Sale Kimono for the Widow Mayhew's Daughter designed by Andi Smith and published in What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit?. The pattern is now available as a separate PDF for those who aren't interested in the entire … [Read more...] about a finished sweater!
The first week back after the holiday cycle is always a challenge. This year I revised my planning system* so it has been productive and not overwhelming as in years past, but it's still been quite the week. Monday morning I couldn't find the new can of coffee I'd squirreled away in the cupboard and that made the day an interesting one (I drank copious amounts of tea instead). A nor'easter in town didn't help. Today had its own set … [Read more...] about back to normal … almost
Perhaps it's the weather but I find myself wanting to start more and more projects each day. Last Thursday I finally started a project I had first started planning about 20 years ago. I took Diane Gilleland's Creative Live course, T-Shirt Quilting: Warm Up With Your Life Story. In high school I ran varsity cross country, winter (indoor) track, and spring track for all four years. It's not as impressive as it sounds as there was no … [Read more...] about late summer works in progress