Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Getting Back My Knitting Groove

Its not that I haven't been knitting at all.  In fact, eventually I will show you the baby blanket that I spent most of the summer working on.  Its just that one day at the end of July I woke up are realized I barely had more than 2 months until my first fall show and I hadn't made any new inventory on the knit side in quite some time.  Luckily, just a day or so after this some yarns jumped out at me and I found some inspiration and things took off from there.
 I had an ends-weaving party for myself on Saturday after I finished cleaning the craft room, if I would be more disciplined about doing it right away when I finished a project then I wouldn't have to spend hours on it later, but oh well.
 This wool blend seed stitch cowl is amazingly soft and fluffy.  This was one of the yarns that told me what it wanted to be the minute I saw it.
 There were no models around on Saturday, so I got out the stand I use at shows and took some quick pictures.  I can't wait to actually photograph them all on some people though, I know that will be a more accurate representation of how they fit and all.  But I was anxious to be able to give you a quick peek.
 If you remember me mentioning the wool and mohair yarn I got from Dawn of Dawning Dreams at Fiber Christmas, this is it!  I knit it up so quick after getting it that it never made it into the stash at all.  This cowl is big and thick, meant to be super warm in the cold months and can be worn doubled up to keep your neck warm or long to keep your whole torso warm.
 I actually love the way the colors pooled as I knit this up.  I think blues and whites are wonderful winter colors.
 This is another wool blend cowl, the same yarn as the first one pictures, just a different colorway.  This cowl is actually my Slipping Away Cowl which is a free pattern over there on the side bar -->
I don't think either picture accurately captures the depth of color in this yarn, so hopefully when I get model pics I can get them outside in some fantastic natural light.  I hope to start that process soon, but it can be hard to convince people to wear hats and cowls when its 100 degrees outside.  Thankfully, August is already cooler than July for the most part and I really hope it continues this way.

There is so much more but I don't want to inundate you all at once.  I have lofty goals for what I want to get done before Indie Emporium.  Lets just hope that both time and motivation don't get away from me.  If you are in the greater Tulsa area, plan to come to Indie on Friday September 30th and Saturday October 1st!  It's really going to be a great time!!


Cas said...

These colors are amazzzzing... I really really love the blue and white. It flows beautifully. Sea Marie

Holly said...

The pale blue and white yarn looks like a cloud. So pretty!