Thoughts & Finishes

I often wonder if I moved my knitting upstairs, if it would seem like less of a separate activity, I’m not sure why I look at my creative work as studio work (upstairs) and my leisure time as knitting time (downstairs). Maybe it should be blurred, maybe I just need a cozy seat in the studio?

I think it’s been 7 months or so in the bag, it’s traveled around with me, side eyed me when I plunked it in the corner to take on other projects, snuggled in my lap on cold winter nights and made me endlessly happy looking a its muted hues and plumpy ridges.

I found along the way, sometimes just pulling yarn or arranging supplies for another project was enough of a switch up in my day to get me back on shawl task, other times it was a day or two at the sewing machine and another pretty thing made. (This yarn combo never became anything, but I loved putting it together, oh and pink bags for days πŸ’•)

I kept it on a 32″ circular for its entire life, not realizing I was creating a mammoth shawl, some slight worries on where to block it, but I’m more excited about getting to wear it, than worried about wrangling the 90″ wet wool beast!

A finally finished Powder and Dust shawl and it’s exactly what I was hoping for, the mellowest strawberry fade, with so much excessive plush gartery nonsense and if not for days spent upstairs (not knitting) in the studio I wouldn’t have a beautifully drab gingham dress to pair it with.

It wasn’t until it was blocked and dry that I realized I preferred the wrong side of this one. Well it’s all garter so there isn’t really a rs/ws, but the color transition is so much more subtle on the ws, a true fade, whereas on the right side you can see defined stripes.

Up next, maybe some tiny creature knitting, there is a new Little Cotton Rabbits Small Rabbit pattern out (eeep!) and The Tearoom Cat has been calling me, wouldnt a little kiki to dress in tiny sweaters, cardigans and shorty pants just be the sweetest thing!?! πŸ’•

Holiday Baking

A baker at heart, I couldn’t help but sculpt some tiny clay versions of my favorite holiday treats πŸ’• (I’m also a homemade buttermint addict, but wasn’t super sure those would translate into a recognizable charm to anyone but me?!?)

Gingerbread snowflakes, handmade one by one, each unique in all the world πŸ’•

If I had to pick one cookie to eat for the rest of my life it would be shortbread, sugar topped shortbreads πŸ’•

You’re invited: Red hots & jingle bells mandatory πŸ’•

Super limited production (only 3 ever!) of these crazy brandy butter holly topped peppermint puddings as cupcakes? 100% SWEET, but also (sadly) 100% NOT A THING or EDIBLE! πŸ’•

Behind the scenes of a tiny cookie factory πŸ’•

SHOP