Tuesday, July 31, 2012

little navy

This little hat is so light and soft and the photo just does not do justice to the colors. The blue is a dark denim/navy and the white is unbleached. It was knit with US3 needles using Isager (merino and alpaca) yarn and sized for a newborn. I gave this to Augusta for her once and future Elliot.

Friday, July 27, 2012

bright band

Soft cotton and bamboo yarn knitted on US4 needles to fit a 3–6 month old baby.

Thursday, July 26, 2012


From our garden.This is an heirloom tomato called German Johnson (I kid you not).

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

yellow crown

This helped the trip up to NYC go a lot faster. I added a little pompom after the first photo. It's knitted with bamboo and cotton yarn on US4 needles.
6 stitches by 8 rows per inch 

Monday, July 23, 2012


The top photo is a window in the chapel on Governor's Island in NYC. I love the highly designed simplicity of it. The chapel sits empty of all pews and people, yet is full of grace and beauty. The stained glass windows below are in St. George's church near Union Square. We were visiting the city during a most pleasant weekend with freakily fantastic July weather.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

quiet little zigzags

I tried a little purled zigzag on the bottom, right above the ribbing, but this yarn is so airy that I don't think it shows well. Amazingly to myself, I was able to figure out the technique of how to hold one yarn in my left hand and the second in my right. It was easier than I thought it would be and makes it much easier to work with color. This is Isager merino and alpaca on US3 needles. The colors are much subtler than this image imparts.
6 stitches x 8 rows per inch

Friday, July 13, 2012

double stripes

Isager yarn on US3 needles
6.5 stitches x 9 rows per inch.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

dreamsicle stripes

pink, orange, and white bamboo and cotton—super soft and delicious!