Monday, October 26, 2015

gray knit playsuit

I'm adding this new playsuit to the shop today. Size 0-6 months knit in Quince and Co. Lark.
I love this classic neutral heirloom piece.

Friday, October 23, 2015

new york sheep and wool festival

Just a few photos of the sheep and wool festival last weekend as I got caught up in the moment and forgot to photograph as much as I wanted to. The last photo is the fiber I purchased. At least half of it is going to be knit up for items that I hope to sell. The pink with sequins was picked out by Scarlet - still debating what to knit with it for her- shawl, scarf, mittens.

Friday, October 16, 2015

70 yard mitts

70 yard mitts in colors gingerbread and honey. The honey shade matches some leg warmers I made here

Autumn seems to have fully showed itself with the leaves now turning and swirling around in the air. The sheep and wool festival is in Rhinebeck this weekend and I plan to head there tomorrow morning. I will be sure to share photos like I do every year. Happy weekend to you.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

tiny dancer

This dress is called Laurel by Colette Patterns and I made my third one last week. I know what the fit will be like and that I like a shorter zipper in the back. I know I will wear it and that it flatters my shape.

This Liberty print is called Tiny Dancer. If you look closely at the fabric you will see ballet and modern dance moves being performed by male and females and some of the males have beards. This could be weird if the print was large but, it's the subtlety that makes it work so well.

I like the short length with the shift style of this dress. I made my own binding with this same fabric. 

I think this pattern is suited for an advanced beginner as it has bust and back darts and a zipper.

*I'm having a one day sale  15% off in my Etsy shop with coupon code October

Friday, October 9, 2015


A quick photo before ballet class.  Hopefully I can take some more soon to post so you can get a better feel for the sweater. It's called Artichaut.

Here is a link to the first one I made three years ago.

It's a really pretty pattern and is interesting to knit. It's made in pieces and seamed. There is a version to knit it without seaming but, I don't mind it on this project. The yarn was so incredibly soft and I had just enough to knit this project. The yarn is a cashmere/silk blend from Tess Designer Yarns purchased at the Sheep and Wool Festival which is coming up in a week- hooray!