Monday, December 17, 2012

green and brown scarf

Scarf on US15 needles using Peruvian wool. This really is brown and green although you'd never know it from this photo!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

still knitting

I'm working on a Christmas present and haven't made a little hat for a while. I'm going to have to sneak one in though, because I want to finish something sooner than later.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


This one's not going to happen. I tried a new stitch for the ribbing, but it's not giving enough for a hat — especially for a squirmy baby. So I pulled it apart.

Monday, November 19, 2012


Cashmerino using US5 needles for toddler/child/smallhead. co 96 on US3. I gave it to cute 3-year-old Theo and it's too big for him, but maybe that means he'll have it for a long time!


Thursday, November 15, 2012

green snowflake

For a March baby maybe. 
Cashmerino with US4 needles, co90, fit for 3–6 months.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

chunky sunshine

I wanted to make something with big needles for a change. 
This tiny hat is knit with baby cashmerino on US11 needles.

Monday, November 12, 2012

pumpkin fate

Delicious pumpkin ginger muffins from the pumpkin I roasted last week.
And a failed attempt at a special edging for a hat. I will try again.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

cashmere ribbing

Cashmere using US3 needles, with US2s for the small ribbing. For size 3–6 months. For some reason, I had the hardest time keeping count on the main ribbing which is just knit 6, purl 6. co 112

Monday, November 5, 2012

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

baby blue cashmere

This is so so soft! Knit on US4 needles so it's one of the bigger hats I've made. Fit for a toddler or older. 100% cashmere.

Monday, October 29, 2012

storm preparation

Cranberry-pecan muffins for the hurricane.

Monday, October 22, 2012

green pineapple

Knit with Cashsoft on US4 needles. Soft green with hits of brighter greens at the ribbing, transition, and topknot.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

norwegian star

Fun to knit with both hands holding yarn. Makes me feel like I have some coordination. This 6-month size hat was knit with US4 needles and Isager merino and alpaca yarn. Pattern is here on Ravelry.
7 stitches x 9 rows per inch.


Thursday, October 11, 2012


This is made of the cotton yarn I got at the Fiber Festival last week. I used US6 needles so it's very light and summery. I sent it to my son to give to a friend's baby in New Orleans.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

early fall colors

Nandina in the back yard:

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

like an acorn

Isager merino and alpaca edging, merino, silk, and cashmere body, back to Isager at top. There is a faint little line of a light green above the edging which gets a bit lost in the seed stitch. US4 needles.
6 stitches x 8 rows per inch

Monday, October 8, 2012

silk and cotton

I finally finished this silk and cotton scarf using the White Caps Cowl pattern from Purl Bee of Purl Soho. It's super light and soft.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

autumn arrives

It's 20 degrees cooler today than yesterday! Fall is a definite now. Here are the Japanese anemones in our back yard sprawling all over the chairs and other plants.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

fiber festival

Went to the fiber festival in Montpelier. It was warm and sunny. I bought some white baby alpaca and some lemon and lime cotton. Here's some of the alpaca yarn displayed at one of the booths and some of the critters who were supplying the yarn. Wonder why I didn't buy any of this pink?

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

big blue

The last big blue hydrangea blossom of the year. The remaining blooms on the bushes are a beautiful patina of antique green, blue, and purple.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

birthday hat

Today is Dylan's first birthday celebration. He is my friend Gina's son and I made this hat for him. Isager wool on US3 needles. I like having the subtle contrasting stripe and binding around the tassels.

Monday, September 24, 2012

autumn lovelies

Japanese anemones in my garden on the second day of fall.

Saturday, September 22, 2012


At the farmer's market this morning: 

Friday, September 21, 2012

white and dusty blue

Isager 50% alpaca, 50% wool on US3 needles
7 stitches x 9 rows per inch 

Monday, September 17, 2012

mushroom and red beanie

Fall is coming! The weather has been glorious—crisp and delightful. It's a good time for cleaning up the garden and the house as well. I wanted to finish up some balls of yarn with this mushroom and red cashmerino on US5 needles. Love the colors, not my favorite design. 
5.5 stitches x 8 rows per inch

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

cashmere feather

This is my first project made with 100% cashmere. It's so soft and smooth to work with. I felt like my hands were getting some sort of special treatment. This is knit with US3 needles. I just can't seem to get a good photo of this, it keeps going really blue when it's actually a quiet little green. 
7 stitches x 10 rows per inch

Tuesday, September 4, 2012


Just a soft little swatch for now.

Monday, August 20, 2012

little pink button

Cotton and bamboo yarn knit on US3 needles with a teeny pink button on top for size 9–12 months.
6 stitches x 8 rows per inch