Saturday, August 21, 2010

A perfectly rainy Saturday

It's nice to finally reach the weekend, after my first week back at work.

Soft rain gives me the perfect excuse to stay indoors, listen to Cocteau Twins, and do gentle things such as:

Old buttons 1
Sort antique mother-of-pearl buttons.

Le grenier
I bought a jar full of them at a charming antiques store in Brooklyn called Le Grenier. What a find!

Pull out some cold-winter knits from the back of the closet. I realized I never added these to Ravelry, so I took a few photos.

Big dove cowl
A giant garter stitch cowl. I improvised the design.

Chunky Dove Cowl
I used Debbie Bliss Como, which is cashmere soft.

Mini cables hat
Small cables sprinkled on a plain hat. 

Mini cables hat 2
Made out of delish Blue Sky Suri Alpaca. Again, an improvised design.

Hope you do sweet and gentle things this weekend too.


16 comments:








Jodi

said...

The cowl looks so amazingly cozy, and what a beautiful neutral color palette you're using these days.





TD wool design

said...

what a lovely post!





Julie

said...

your buttons are gorgeous, and I love that giant cowl! looks so squishy-soft. that hat is so pretty, too.





Renee

said...

beautiful things from a beautiful person... my weekend, although not sweet and gentil (went geocaching on a particularly challenging trail), was out and about with great friends - fun! Hugs R





evergreenknits

said...

Mmm, how lovely and peaceful. And all in such a beautiful, soft color palette.





craftivore

said...

I love all the soft neutrals and textures in your photos, so warm and gentle. The cowl is to die for.





silverpebble

said...

Oh I adore your image of the little mother of pearl buttons in their little piles. If it were a poster I would buy it.

That chunky knitted sweater looks deliciously snug.





a friend to knit with

said...

improvised in just the perfect way!
love both knits, nicole!





MOONSTITCHES

said...

WOW (can't help, had to...), this cowl is so beautiful on you!





MaCalamity

said...

I love everything you have knited !
Bravo
;)





Fine Little Day

said...

Lovely knits :)





mra

said...

ce grenier est impressionnant





Sway Knits

said...

What a beautiful cowl! It looks like heaven.





kim

said...

So much loveliness in one post... Total score on the buttons. That little shop makes me want to hop a train and check that place out immediately. The hat and cowl are sublimely understated and beautiful. You have a talent for classic elegance.





Gotta Knit!

said...

Love the giant stitch cowl. What a great idea.





Trula

said...

Perfect knits. So cosy. Just what I'd need right now.