Monday, September 20, 2010

Fall Was In The Air

We had a very fall-like weekend. The high temp yesterday was only 54*F! I finished these socks in a very fall-like colorway last week and am just now getting around to posting.

This is Knit PIcks Felici in the colorway "Clay" (although I keep thinking of Indian Corn when I see them!) I decided to do toe-up and use up each ball completely. Consequently, the feet are a hair too big for me. I'm counting on them shrinking up just a tad when I wash them.

I also started another pair using Paton's Kroy from Hobby Lobby. It's the line called FX and I really like what this colorway is doing!

I'm knitting these with 64 sts to the round and the fabric is coming out dense. I think these are going to make very warm socks!

Yes, I'm on a sock knitting bender. I noticed that most of my hand knit socks were darned at least once, if not more. I have given several pairs away and decided to go on a spree of sock making for myself. In doing so I have decided I LOVE my Kollage square needles!! I'm using the 5" and 6" double points in size US#1. (Although I just got some US#0 today! Yippee!!)

Happy knitting!

Thursday, September 16, 2010


More apples . . .

And more on the mitts.....they are completed.

I have been crazy busy with work this week and not doing a lot of knitting, but the photography has been fun!

Knit/Shoot on!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

A Tribute

To fall...

To Andy Warhol...

I went out to shoot photos for the magazine, including a stop at the local orchard. Now I'm just having a little creative fun!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Aqua Mitts

I have been knitting some fingerless mitts along with my friend for our second KAL. I have reached the end of the first mitt!

This is something new for me as it is bulky weight yarn and size 10.5 needles!

Friday, September 03, 2010

More Socks

Yes, there have been more socks. These are from Noro's sock yarn.

And these are from Austerman Step.

On these I copied an idea from Stephanie Pearl-McPhee (the Yarn Harlot) and carried one section of ribbing down to the ankle on each side. I like the effect and since they are for me, that's perfect!

Happy knitting!

Everyday Art

One of the things I really enjoyed about vacation in Door County, Wisconsin was the enclave of artists working in the various communities. Many of them had not only galleries, but studio galleries.

I really enjoyed visiting TR Pottery in Fish Creek. I watched Tony throwing some bowls and it was really fascinating to me how easily the clay forms took shape in his skilled hands.

Another thing I appreciated about TR Pottery is that all of their pieces are designed to be used. They are, in a sense, every day art. I just love that! I bought myself a tea cup there. Something about the fact it has no handle and the way the glaze fired in a sort of yin/yang pattern really spoke to me. I picked it up when I first saw it. I walked around the gallery looking at all the pieces available, but I couldn't put down "my" cup. Don't you think it's lovely?

I have my morning cup of tea or mate in it each day and I savor every sip. Thanks TR Pottery for adding a touch of beauty to my day!