Saturday, March 28, 2009
I have a new favorite photography website, lens culture which introduced me to the work of Ingar Krauss. I wish I could invest in this portrait. I love it. I love her. I love her outfit. What about her shoes? I love her shoes and feet. Those little squared toes lined up.
Wait to you see lens culture's book selection....
Friday, March 27, 2009
Time for a cookie break. I fulfilled a deadline, knitting for nearly 72 hours straight...sheesh...it felt good to get out and walk around the sunny city of Montréal....we had the $10 dinner at Fuchsia...flowers in every dish...all the back issues of Martha Stewart–from the start, and, a favorite book " The Family of Man".
and least I forget...a sweetheart of a dog!
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Escaped into the wash.
Creative Director Kate and I were trying to move into the Blue and Brown territory. I really didn't have enough of those colors in my arsenal, so I headed bravely toward Brown and Green.
At last, happy and satisfied with my color choices, the crafty swatch escaped into the wash, and felted. Felted nicely I must say, not too thick, sturdily flexible, remember that about Sunday Knits Yarns. I needed one more swatch which found me still working with color placement, I went with the bottom top, just below the double-espresso break...Hmmm I could use a double espresso break right about now. Cheers!
Luke's Diced Vest
Monday, March 23, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
These images started it all for me. I love this picture. It's from Traditional Fair Isle Kntting by Sheila McGregor, an oldie but goodie. For some reason I've always thought that Magnie was her cousin. I like to study the background of vintage knitting pictures, who is wearing that houndstooth blazer? The sister who knit Magnie the vest? Does Magnie play the piano?
rnd 13: curry • chestnut
rnd 12: pumpkin • raisin
rnd 11: pumpkin • raisin
rnd 10: tomato • espresso
rnd 9: tomato • espresso
rnd 8: melon/berry • iris/pickle ( either or!)
Friday, March 06, 2009
Monday, March 02, 2009
Spring Twist is up!
And in it you'll find something I made for my favorite painter Luke.
He has been waiting patiently.
There are loads of irresistible sweaters to knit, inventive toys, way cool baby blankets, socks and scarves; it's humbling to be included with this bunch of designers. As usual this issue includes wonderful articles. I confess a weakness for scholarly ones and find Kate Davies delightful article on Jane Gaugain, adding to my already severe longing to visit Scotland.....someday.....!