Monthly Archives: September 2017

A wedding, a pattern and a show…

Life here in my world seems to be in full swing.  School has started again, marching band has taking over and archery practice will join the slate too.  In the meantime around the girls believe it or not I do occasionally work 🙂  Here’s what I’ve been up to lately.

Saturday it was a wedding.  In what feels like a past life some days I made cakes and sometimes still do birthdays.  This time it was the wedding of a dear friend that decided to tie the knot in Vail this past weekend.

IMG_2943Congratulations Ena and Steve!!

In August, you were also treated to a new pattern in PIeceWork’s Sept/Oct issue along with a cable hat pattern for Yarn Crush box.  So glad the yarn finally cleared customs on that one!  As part of my motivation to keep things going I have said here that I’m going to publish at least one pattern on my own per month so here’s September:

KODAK Digital Still Camera

This is my Raindrop Cowl that I just published yesterday on Ravelry.  It uses one skein of fingering weight yarn and is knitted in the round and inside out to make it fast and fun.  The yarn in this sample is some of my hand dyed that is available at Your Daily Fiber one of our local yarn shops here in the Fort.  This particular base titled Faith is 70% merino, 20% cashmere and 10% nylon.  This colorway is I Love a Rainy Night as I was on a music kick last time I dyed yarn.

This Saturday will be my first ever show with my handmade items.  I will be at the French Nest Open-Air Market down at Civic Center Park with my friend Mountain Woolies.  I am a bit nervous but know that once I get down there and into the swing of things it will be good.  The market runs from 9-3.

There are times that I doubt myself on this journey and wonder if I’m doing things in a way that is appropriate for my girls and I.  Well today I am glad that it wasn’t a trial to stay home with one that isn’t feeling well and that I can still get some work done.  Then I get comments like this on Ravelry:

“Hello, first let me tell you that I absolutely love your designs.”
“I am very excited to knit this shawl! Do you have any idea when Pieceworks will add it to the data base? I am getting antsy to cast on.
Thank you for your lovely designs!”

“I have been drooling over your design in the May/June 2017 issue of PIECEWORK. Please tell me that you didn’t use the entire skein of Treenway Silks Silken Cloud (all 1600.3 meters) to make them up!”

So maybe I am doing something right and traveling the path I’m supposed to, guess I just have to wait and see 🙂

 

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