Saturday, November 19, 2005

Who the heck is Ron?

And why did I knit him a sweater? Oh, God yes! Of course. This is for my niece's baby. Um, who happens to be named Ron. It is from a Morehouse Farm pattern and knitted up so quickly. I was really pleased with the result.

Above that you see a bad picture of me sitting in front of our soap and candle display at the home show. My husband and I are both Aromatherapists, and he makes Aromatherapy soaps and candles that we sell on the web, at the farmer's market and through wholesale.

Somewhere here I uploaded more pictures, but I'll be darned if I can find them. Hopefully they show some children's sweaters that I made for a business proposal. Someone we knew who is something of an entrepreneur and outdoor clothing manufacturer wanted to start a business with handknit childrens sweaters. Somehow that just kinda fizzled out, but here are the sweaters. Okay, so here is just one of the sweaters. :-)

vacation pics...

Here are few pictures from our vacation in the mid-Hudson Valley in early summer to visit my family. There are a couple of pictures from Country Wool (hmmm... maybe I will put the post here where I talked about my yarn crawl on vacation. Yeah, that's next.). I loved Country Wool, loved Claudia, and could stay in there all day looking at her amazing selection of yarns. The first pic shows the outside of her shop, the second shows a most amazing sweater (though not in detail) that is on her front counter. And that of course is Claudia behind the counter.

Also on our trip, one day we were on our way to the Shaker Museum up in Chatham, and passed by this pasture with alpacas. They were so curious about us, came right up to the fence to be petted, and OMG they were soft! C'mere, let me knit you! And they were the most gorgeous colors, everything from black, through rich chocolate brown, coffee, cinnamon, reddish, gold, cream...

At Last!

They have finally made it simple enough to add pictures to the blog that even I can figure it out. So I am going to post several bits so that I can stick in all my pictures that have been waiting, and tell about each project.

Watch out, I have a whole year's worth of projects to show...

Here are Milly and Henry, the bears I did for my niece's girls. They are pretty darned cute, now that I look at them again. They are both based on bears in the book The Knitted Teddy Bear by Sandra Polley. They took ages to do, especially since I wanted to work them out of washable yarn, and that means no wool, and that means yarn with no give, which in turn means OUCH! for my hands. But that is a lesson well learned, and I do love the way they came out. Milly's dress was supposed to be knitted with baby yarn on little mouse needles, but by that time I had enough and was more than ready to finish this project, and crocheted her dress instead with crochet cotton and some left-over pink glitzy stuff from a scarf someone asked me to make last winter. They are sitting in my morning knitting chair in the dining room, in front of the back windows where I like to watch the birds while I eat breakfast.

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