Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Just To Top It Off!

This week has been fabulous, and just to top it off, I released a new pattern on Ravelry today - called 'Top It Off'!  

Here are my lovely boot toppers, modelled by my lovely Caitlin.  The pattern looks fab, thanks to Rebecca's hunting for the perfect 'Scally Girl Knits' font, and I guess that left me to do the design work and the layout!  We're quite the team!

We had a little fun while we were out there - because they'd just blown a huge lot of leaves into a pile... 

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Do you like Coffee?

I don't drink coffee, but I really LIKE coffee, especially today - because look what happened to Drink True North's website....

They have my knitwear designs on their front page - squeee!!!!!

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Everything Has Changed...

Love this song.  That is all.

No, it's not all, of course it's not, you know me, I always have something to tell you!

There's this - it's autumn, sort of 'all of a sudden'.  (There seem to be a lot of things happening 'all of a sudden' around here, I have no idea what's going on, I feel partly 'more like myself than I've ever felt', and partly 'like I hardly recognise this more assertive version of me').

The tree outside my window is still lovely, but you can see how sparse it's become in the week since I took the coffee cup picture!  The weather changed, the wind got up, and the leaves are on the ground.

Today was a beautiful day, dry, breezy but not too cold, just cold enough to justify hand knit gloves - perfect!  There was time for a quick post-knitting-class trip to Perrigo Park to blow out a few cobwebs, and then home to get dinner and chores started.  And now the sun is setting, the beef is roasting for dinner, laundry is doing itself, and I have a little time for this... 

Yup, it's cast on a new project day, and I'm excited about this one.  It's a test knit for the lovely Pamelamama, brioche stitch, autumn colours, soft squishy knitting - what's not to like?  

These are my colours....

all my favourites - Black Trillium, Madelinetosh, Malabrigo - yum!!!!  The end colour is a fabulous cocoa brown that the camera just isn't capturing, but maybe in daylight I will be able to do it justice...

We'll see, you might even be lucky to get a progress report, or a picture of the finished piece... sometimes I do blog more than once a year!