one of my favorite patterns: simple, fast and classic, this time the miss picked out the colorway.
new spring patterns out from the brooklyn tweed team, there are several that are catching my eye! check out the look book here. its all so lovely + be still my heart + eager knitting hands.
i had the pleasure of going to the madrona fiber arts retreat in tacoma yesterday. i had only heard about this event nite before + decieded to take a little field trip by myself. with vanilla latte in hand + a 45 min drive south, i found myself in fiber heaven, really. i was sent on a mission by a friend to meet + have my photo taken with mr. brooklyn tweed , so i did. i was able to see yarns + textiles + fleece + tools that i have only admired online. i finally got a chance to check out habu textiles, which was even more amazing then i could have imagined, wool wrapped stainless steel yarns to paper yarns to the most delightful silk wrapped around paper cones. it was this knitter’s dream come true. i will be definitely going back next year to take in the whole event, there was an amazing sense of community + i somehow felt so connected, like i found my tribe.
*post script. sorry for the weird photos, i only brought my point+shoot as to not appear too nerdy + well, the color isn’t that fantastic.
this cowl taught me. taught me to slow down, to be present, to breath. two simple stitches on a round of 300 lends itself as a rosary or mala of sorts. reminding me to take notice and not be haste. this cowl was worked and reworked, showing me that, as always, life is a practice. this may be my favorite finished piece ever. i absolutly love this stitch pattern and plan to make a blanket, something that will just live on my needles until it is finish, whenever that my be. you can find the herringbone cowl pattern here, i used 2 skeins of malabrigo in frank ochre.
it the midst of all the endless searching for knitting projects for the holidays i came upon this beautiful cowl which i am dreaming of making for myself. the pattern can be found here and is made with the most squishy delightful yarn. i am truly smitten!
knitted my first sweater (ever) for miss beans, the chunky yarn made it a quick knit so i had it done in about a week. i am now addicted and have started on another. i used an acrylic blend which i thought would be nice for washing but as you can see its already starting to fuzz + pill a bit, so from now on i will stick with natural fibers. i love the color choice, which lucy helped with. its a veera pattern that you can get here, she has some adult ones that are lovely too. lucy wore it 3 days in a row, which means its a hit + it makes her mama feel smittened that she can make her things she can wear + feel loved in.
this has been the longest, wettest, greyest winter ever, so we have been knitting away. i am a lucky gal as dave is an awesome knitter (he actually taught me, years ago) so some nites we sit and knit, over tea or mostly likely, beer. after making several of these hats this winter, dave’s sister + her bff asked if they too could have their own. i love this pattern. i adapted it a bit by taking away the decrease and just knitting till it looks good; i also did a 3 needle bind off , then grabbed the two corners and whip stitched them together, on the inside (photo 3), this gives the slouchy part a clean folded look (see last image). the pattern calls for malabrigo but i opted for the cascade eco alpaca which is like butta to knit with and is my FAVORITE yarn to date! and for the curious, i knitted the grey one and dave did the creme one and the girls are in love them!