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.