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Archive for January, 2009

A study of texture

…texture, shape and light.

This one below was inspired in part by the beautiful photographs of knitalatte‘s crocheted stones.

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In Petal Gray cotton twill with rosy red lining, available now, and in limited quantity with this particular color combination.

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More and more I find myself really enjoying knitting! The number of projects I would like to tackle is growing : )

Last night I knit one of a pair of booties for a friend who had a baby a couple weeks ago (if you have seen the the little shoes on my flickr page – they are for a different, much bigger baby). Well, as soon as I finished this I realized it was much too small, even for a newborn! grrr. I foolishly opted not to gauge my stitches. Tonight I will begin again, with bigger needles. The pattern I purchased here, and it is very easy to follow and very well written, complete with instructions on the basic techniques used to make these.

As an extension to, and an expansion upon knitting, I am super excited to try some felting this week. I have always had a soft spot for felted and fulled wool, and am finally going to give a try at it myself. My first project will be small, maybe a set of coasters; though soon thereafter, I plan to try this vest. I wish I had a group of crafty girls to get together with for a wool-felting party!

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Well, pretty much in line with how the rest of the day went, right as I began to update the shop yesterday morning, our wireless network went down. Totally. We finally had to leave to run errands and hoped that by the time we got home it would be back up and running, but it wasn’t. So, after tweaking around with the router, turning off and on our antennas, rebooting our computers, etc etc, for half the evening, we finally let it go. It did turn out to be kind of nice to do something other than compute for the night (knitting happened instead), but it was sort of disruptive and somewhat frustrating. Thankfully, today, it has been resolved (turned out to be a wiring issue on the roof), and I do indeed plan to start refreshing the shop this evening. Probably somewhere between 7 and 8pm west coast time. Thanks for your patience : ) Hope your day has been wonderful and technologically flawless.

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… is a little later than I projected, but projections are just that…

Organic Bamboo + Organic Cotton

Organic Bamboo + Organic Cotton

It’s been a great week or so experimenting with shapes and fabrics and trying new things. I didn’t complete as much as I had hoped, but I am brimming with ideas and in addition to what has been completed, I have a number of other pieces in the making. Today we photographed much of what was needed, so I hope to get them posted in the shop by Wednesday. I’ll post an update here when I know for sure!

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Morning Encounter…

with a photogenic snail.

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Thrifty Finds

Cloth Basket

Thrifting is an all-time fav for my boyfriend and I; something we do weekly on our visit to town. This week I found a few things I felt inspired to share. I am pretty excited about this handmade cloth basket. I found it in an unusual place, in amongst a bin of slippers ? I guess someone changed their mind, which I didn’t mind! It was so carefully and solidly made and was clearly used for a long time by someone. I love all it’s soft, worn edges. I also found some vintage doilies and napkins (I really can get obsessed with digging through the vintage table linens and have to refrain from buying too many!). The yellow fabric is a large vintage linen table cloth. My boyfriend found the wooden pin, thinking it would make a nice hair stick.

Lace, Wood and Linen

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