Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Two New patterns

Rainfall Lace Scarf

I had fun knitting and designing this one. The lavender on the left is one skein of Louet Gems Merino Pearl (can substitute Artyarns Ultra Merino 4 or Lorna's Laces Sock yarn). The Peach on the right is Louisa Harding's Kashmir yarn, a cashmere/wool/polyester blend yarn that I got at Knitique. I lost the ball band but I remember the name. Very soft and drapey with a little sheen.

Jane's House socks

Sturdy enough to wear like slippers at home. When I visited Yolo Wool Mill in Woodland, CA, I was asked to design something using Jane Deamer's wool yarn. She calls them her "commercial" yarns because the wool comes from local growers, some Merino, Cormo, Romney and CVM sheeps. These socks are very quick to knit because the yarn is heavy worsted to Aran weight. I used size 5 dpns.

I have more pictures to share. My digital camera is almost full of pictures that I haven't downloaded to my computer (either I'm busy or very very lazy, he, he). Of course I'm very busy: knitting up samples for yarn stores and finishing up some other design in the making.

My oldest daughter turns 16 on Dec 13th and we will celebrate her birthday on the 10th, our wedding anniversary. She complains that I haven't given her a party since she turned 7 years old. Okay, so I guess we're giving her one.

My dad's clan is also having a grand reunion this month to be held in Las Vegas! Not really my favorite place to go since I don't gamble and I have little kids. But we'll do our best to enjoy ourselves. Plus, we get to see some cousins, Uncles and Aunts whom I haven't seen since the 70's and 80's.Talk about "long-lost".

The Knitting Zone will now be carrying my patterns in downloadable format. I am very excited about this.More exposure.

Well, there you go. Since I haven't blogged for a while, I am taking advantage of this lapse and pouring out everything that's happening this month.

...18 days 'til Christmas...