Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Fall Treasury

I am so excited to be featured in this lovely fall treasury.

Welcome Fall

In autumn when the trees are brown
The little leaves come tumbling down
They do not make the slightest sound
But lie so quietly on the ground
Until the wind comes puffing by
And blows them off towards the sky.

-Unknown Author

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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Sunday Morning Knit Wit ~ The Next Generation

Our small town is hopping this weekend with the Annual Woodsmen's Field Days.  People come from all over the country to show off their lumberjack skills and it is a huge event - including fire works, competitions, bands and all-round fun! 

I am happy to be a vendor in Dodge Pratt Northrop Art Center's Craft Fair on the lawn and I am always excited to meet people and talk about my craft when people stop to chat.  I actually met one of the  professors wife at a college I went to 30 years ago!  What a small world this is! 

But my absolutley best conversation was with an eleven year old girl who stayed in my booth for quite some time. I could see in her eyes that she really appreciated everything in my booth as she bounced from one thing to another.  When I found out that she was a knitter we just connected right then and there! As it turns out her babysitter has been teaching her to knit, crochet and all sorts of craft work. 

I was happy to show her a new project that I was working on (a super cool design that can be found in Knitting New Scarves: 27 Distinctly Modern Designs). 

This is definately not your grandmother's knitting!  And I am so excited to see more and more young people learning how to knit and work with fibers. 

To my new found friend Jordan - you absolulely made my day yesterday.  I hope you will keep on knitting and one day you will be the knitting designer of the future. 

Until next time - keep your needles clicking! 

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Sunday Morning Knit Wit

I don't have a stitch for you today and probably won't until October.

Sometimes life gets in the way of what you love to do and I do believe it is my turn for awhile.  Daryl is on the mends from a foot injury that required surgery and for the next 4 weeks he is totally non-weight bearing. Those of you know that he is a man who rarely sits still, so this is absolutely killing him, but we are looking forward to the future when it will be completely healed and life gets back to normal.

I have been able to squeeze in a few projects here and there and I've expanded my work to include hats.  I've knit hats before, but I was never all that much into them.  I typically don't wear one so hats were not on my top knit list.  But I've been playing around and I think I've found my newest craze!  The are super fun to knit and really don't take all that long to make and you don't need all that much yarn.

Here is a hat that I just listed on etsy this morning.  It is knit with lambswool and is super soft.  The rim is a braided cable and the top is pixie-like beanie.  I love how the cabled edge forms scallops to surround your face.  

Next weekend I will have a booth at the Boonville Woodsman's Field Days both on Saturday and Sunday.  If you are in the area, please stop by and say hello!  Our little town will be hopping and there is plenty to do!

So until next time - keep your needles clicking!