I love the end of summer. I love fresh tomatoes, the promise of crisp autumnal air just around the corner, along with fresh apples and country fairs!


playing with stitches.



I have a new design coming out soon which will be released on both Madder and Quince. I'm excited to get some new work on my own site! It's about time. There will be a woman's version in Storm/Osprey and, I am now working on a baby version in Carrie's Yellow/Lark. The baby version will be for my little baby girl who is due in January. (I know!!). My lovie and I are all blissed out.


yummy lunch: grilled cheese with fresh, homegrown tomatoes and a side of swatching.


A cardigan is in the works...chickadee/gingerbread.



Quince got a mention on Frolic yesterday! I have been a fan of Chelsea's blog for a long time now, so I was totally tickled to see my photography for Q up there.

above photo is an outtake from our first photo shoot. i love all those silvery gray branches.


simple pleasures

knitting simple things this morning before work.



Meet Belle, a new pattern I designed for Quince. The progression of the original idea to the final piece is always intriguing to me. Here's how this one went:
On a Saturday afternoon: I began perusing my books for eye-catching lace stitches. I was thinking of making a little shawl or a little scarf. No knitting was accomplished. Sadly.
Sunday: I decided on Lucina Shell pattern which looked like wonderful, little bell-shaped flowers. Good. Swatch complete.
Monday: I decided an ascot was the way to go and so I cast-on for Belle. But wait. Stuck. What do I do after the edging is complete? Hmmmm. Pause. Some kind of eyelet rib? Luke warm. Garter Stitch? Ummm...yes please. It just made sense, since it was already established in the stitch pattern. Groovy.
Tuesday: Knitting, knitting....piece one complete. Knitting, casing complete on piece two, knitting, spilling(!!!)juice on ascot, rats!, knitting sticky stitches, three-needle BO, quick steam-block. Done.
Tuesday 5pm: Run to photo shoot

Ravelry link.


glorious clematis.