Sunshine Yarn

My Candlewick cardigan is off the needles and blocked, and just needs buttons! This colour is just fabulous, like sunshine in yarn form. It looked a little squat and weird off the needles, but turned out just right after a good bath. Wash your swatches, people!


Some car knitting time was had, and I divided for the body on my top-down brown cardigan. I love the raglan garter rib detail that I stuck in there. Sorry for the odd colour, I’m still experimenting with RAW photo processing.

field cardigan yoke

I finished a new skein of handspun, 2-ply this time. I’ve been loving spinning 3-ply, but the barberpole-ing of 2-ply is just so fun! Also, the yardage is good. This is one of the rovings I bought from Woolgatherings – it’s a blend of oatmeal BFL and silk, so it has a lovely depth and sheen!

oatmeal bfl/silk handspun

With one sweater off the needles and fall in full swing (though you wouldn’t know it from the weather this weekend), of course it’s time to cast on NEW THINGS! This is a sweater in Koigu that will be steeked. Yes, steeked.

new project!

I forsee some more new projects on the horizon for this week, too. I love knitting sweaters so, so much.

Eating: I made this apple cake last night and it is so good.

Watching: Just started season six of the Sopranos, and can I just say – Oh My!

Reading: 11/22/63 by Stephen King.

Happy Equinox!

This weekend we spent some time cleaning out the garden a bit – too bad a dying garden isn’t very photogenic! We harvested lots of green tomatoes and carrots, and cut down the dead plants. The herbs and beans are still going okay, so they’re left in for now.


green tomatoes

Do I need to peel the cherry tomatoes if I want to make some chutney or relish out of them? Because that would be super tedious.

I joined the sleeves to the yoke of my Candlewick sweater, knit about half the yoke, then realized I screwed it up. Ah, well. It’s all fixed up now.

candlewick yoke

I had some time in the car to knit as well, so I brought this brown cardigan along. It’s not getting much attention right now, but I’m sure it’s going to be one that I wear a lot! The yarn is really soft and smooth, it’s lovely to knit with.

field cardigan

I’ve also added some new skeins to my tiny handspun yarn shop!. This one is a really squishy Polwarth, dyed by Woolgatherings on Etsy. Check out my handspun page for more!


Lastly, some exciting links to share! Robin Hunter interviewed me for her blog last month, and it’s just gone up.

Patternfish has also made me the Designer of the Month, and I’m so honoured! You can read their September newsletter here.