Ok, it’s a little warm out to wear this now, but I have had the idea for this Capelet for a long time, and since it uses just one skein of Cascade Ecological wool, it was a pretty quick knit! It almost makes me ready for Fall!
It seems like Radagast would approve of Bunny Acres, we seem to have another bunny nest at the moment! Radagast is the name of my latest sport weight sock pattern, on sale until June 14, 2015, for 25% off.
In other news, although I am not a Quilter, I do like to make one every so often. I finally finished this one with the help of a good friend who is a real Quilter and Dan and I have been enjoying it ever since! With the help of my friend it turned out so nice, much better then if I had been left to my own wild sewing ways. Dan and I bought the fabric for this over 6 years ago on a trip up north. We were there over Christmas and I remember the time exactly as it was shortly after my mother passed away and just before his leukemia. The quilt top was finished last summer, the ties finished last fall and I finally sewed the binding while we were up north this last time.
Despite not being much of a sewer I seem to still have a lot of fabric! I’m working on using it or passing it on to those that will.
Being up north last weekend we were really enchanted by the Elements.
Being in nature brings to mind the magic of the natural world all around us, if we have eyes to see it.
Of course, having shelter from the elements also helps in appreciating them, for which I am always grateful.
All that magic around us even inspired us to jump over the fire, using the traditional way to renew our wedding vows.
With Magic in the air, and one of my favorite wizards on my mind, my newest sock pattern is Albus’s Socks, which is 25% off until June 7, 2015. What could be more classic then grey cables? I think these are what he had in mind when wishing for warm socks for Christmas.
These are made with the lovely Spud & Chloë Fine, in the color Hippo. Such lovely yarn!
It was a big week around here! Dan and I celebrated our 14th wedding anniversary by visiting one of our favorite places on earth, lake Superior. It was fantastic. Being out by that huge lake or hiking around the many trails is a completely restorative experience. We come home feeling refreshed and grounded again. Also pretty creative!
This week I released two sock patterns: Mithril, which is 25% off until May 31, 2015, no coupon code needed. I used an absolutely gorgeous yarn from Ancient Arts, BFL in the color Pieces of Eight, which could not be more perfect to me. It’s grey, or green or silver or a warm pale blue or all together somehow. It was a pure delight to work on and I am really proud of the socks!
I also published a sport weight pattern: Erebor, which is a really fun and quick knit. These are also 25% off until May 31, 2015.
And since I posted last, a quick hat pattern that works well with a single skein of some special hand dyed yarn: Headwaters Hat.
I missed updating the blog for a bit, distracted by Spring and all the fun to be had in the yard..
Since I last posted I finished two new sock patterns, the first: Asparagus Socks
and just listed today Brandywine Socks. These are also sport weight and are 25% off until May 17, 2015
This week I finished a shawl that was really fun to knit. I had never done a mitered square before and I got a little carried away playing with it.
In other news at Bunny Acres, it seems Fred is a girl, and a new mom at that. She has made a little nest right up against the house by her usual buffet spot. We look forward to watching the babies emerge!