Monday, January 28, 2013

Things that make me smile

- Going to bed and finding that my husband has placed a hot water bottle under the covers to keep me warm
- Amy Poehler, in all her awesomeness, being the big sister that we all wish we had growing up
- Beautiful "just because" flowers
- Jordi Savall
- Finishing that sweater, and having it fit exactly the way I wanted (pictures soon)

Have a great start to your week.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Indulgence knitting

 Sorry I've been a bit quiet. I've been under the weather lately, but finding much comfort in some tea and knitting.

More cardigan knitting, but this time for ME! In beautiful, sheepy, wooly Shelter.


I'm making Stranger, a gorgeous cabled cardigan from Brooklyn Tweed's Wool People 4 collection. It's been a long time since I've been this excited about a project for myself. I've spent so much time these past months knitting samples and items for Gris. It's lovely to indulge a bit.

I'm hoping to get this done for an upcoming trip to NYC. We're going mainly to see this. And also to go to a Dosa warehouse sale. Anyone familiar with my Pinterest account knows that I'm a HUGE fan of this gorgeous clothing company.

I'm also very very much looking forward to a meetup for good food with great friends. I can't wait!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Simple Sample

Meet the Simple Cardigan,  another sample I got to knit for Hannah:

The Simple Cardigan is just that, a lovely staple for your wardrobe. It's another charming mother/daughter design featuring Quince and Co yarn.

Both mama and baby look so lovely in their new cardis, don't you agree? Little Mabel is sporting the Cradle Cardigan, part of a sweet collection of patterns called Mabel's Closet. Hannah has done a great video KAL for the Cradle Cardigan, in case you'd like to make one for your own little trend-setter.

The whole collection is just darling. I tell you, that Mabel sure is one well-dressed babe!

(Again, thanks to Carrie Bostick Hoge for giving me permission to use her great photos, and to Hannah for the opportunity)

Thursday, January 3, 2013


 Here's another sample that I knit for Brooklyntweed's Wool People 4. It's the beautiful Lumen shawl, designed by Sivia Harding.

It's a relatively quick and simple lace shawl, and I absolutely love how it looks in the dark charcoal Loft!

WP4 is a gorgeous collection. High on my want list is Benedetta, a sweet garter stitch cardi by Carrie Bostick Hoge:

(thanks to Jared Flood for giving me permission to use his lovely photos)