Wednesday, January 18, 2012

I guess it's really winter...sort of.

Well 50 degree days and no snow are not quite what we think of here in New England as normal for January. I guess we should be happy but there is something about snow that makes me want to knit. I have seen a little decline, after Christmas, in my urges to create. I have a feeling it might be more common than just with me. I am in a funk. Are you? Don't get me wrong, I love 50 degree days, I love not spending my entire paycheck on oil or snow removal but hey, my season is 'cold season'. We need cold to keep knitters and crocheters inspired to create those toasty warm items for their loved ones. We need to have those lovely warm socks and cowls and even big cozy sweaters! We here at  Woolworks we will continue to inspire your creativity with the wonderful selection of fibers and patterns even if mother nature in not cooperating. Though I feel as though I  am not producing anything, I have a few things to show you...
    Here on the right is the lovely 'Cedar Leaf Shawlette by Alana Dakos.
I found the pattern in a booth at the Vermont Sheep
and wool. The yarn is from Dirty Water Dye
works, a very nice silk and wool blend. The pattern is available from
Loved it so much I made two. The second in 100% silk from Blue Ridge Yarns. It was so nice to work with.
    If you want to try something new like the leaf edging on this shawl, I would encourage you. It is great fun. I get many compliments on this, I wear it as a scarf.

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