Thought I would just show you a bit of what I have been making lately.... it is true I have thrown myself into knitting with a vengeance but I have done a bit of sewing... Here is a blouse that I am not quite finished with (it needs a neck facing and hem) hopefully it will be done tomorrow night so I can wear it at Market next week. I made it with Cherie Knit and AMH Rayon I adore the feel of the rayon and the Art Gallery Knits are so soft and drapey.
Now the parade of knits LOL... I made a deal with myself when I decided to start knitting that I was only allowed 3 projects at once. Meaning on the needles. So before I can start new projects I have to finish old ones. Has been a good policy so far.
Just finished this West Desert Hood so much prettier in person. I made it from some hand spun yarn that my friend Colleen The Busy Bean spun just for me.
I am working on this Daybreak shawl I got bored because it is so BLUUUUEEE (I have discovered I need a little neon in my knits to keep me interested) so it is a slow go right now... and my plan for a big shawl might become a small shawl :)
Here is my other project on the needles at the moment... Covey in Madeleine Tosh DK color Forestry... the green is so gorgeous!
So I have been talking a lot about supporting your local shops and small business like my own. It hits home even more to us in the Quilting world because of the loss of four of our favorite shops. Right now the fact that those shops are selling all of their inventory at a huge discount has really effected us. We have had a struggle the last month or so and are looking forward to things getting back to normal soon. I wanted to put my money where my mouth was yesterday... this is how the story relates :)... so even though I have had some yarn in a cart at a huge online retailer that shall remain nameless... I never pulled the trigger knowing that I had a lovely little local about 15 minutes away that needed my money more than XYZ did. The local, Green Planet Yarn, got the same yarn in, and low and behold I was able to buy it and support the business that I don't want to lose from my "town". This relates to our shop story because even though we are an online retailer we are not a huge business and we really do need all of our friends to support us, or we could end up like those other shops. So I bought this gorgeous stuff... in awesome colors:
It has me itching to start a new project... better finish something first. It felt good to support another small business... then we had Starbucks... oh well one thing at a time...
So I thought I might show my pile of knitted stuff... I just started in January this year and this is what I have made so far:
I saw a funny MEME the other day that said "Proud to be Bi-Craftual" I guess that is me... quilting and knitting :)