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October 13, 2008

CPH and some Halloween fun!


I love Halloween. I love the lightheartedness of it, the candy, the costumes and how it is the kick-off to all things holiday! This is a punchneedle design I worked on in Syracuse and mounted on some beautiful orange wool. So cute. Too bad I can't find a suitable frame for it or it would be up on my mantle for Halloween!

I decided on the Central Park Hoodie for the Cascade 220 the Heathers. It's coming along very nicely. Here is the back almost complete:


and a closer shot of the cabling:


I'm still undecided on the hood. I won't wear it but it is the Central Park HOODIE after all. We'll see. There are some sweaters on Ravelry without the hood and it looks quite nice with a ribbed collar. Oh well, I don't need to decide for a while!

October 21, 2008

Baby Steps

Well, I have been knitting and spinning and....stitching.

The Central Park Hoodie continues. The back is finished. Now onto the left front:


Ribbing is not very exciting but at least it's proof that I've done something!

Started stitching a simple chart for Christmas:


Those little holes are supposed to be there and the last line hasn't been crossed yet. The sample I saw of this was done on 32 count linen and I love the look of that! Once I saw the linen, it looked so uneven that I chickened out and stuck with 14 count oatmeal colored Aida.

Bought this yesterday for a baby gift.


Can you guess what it will be? Hints: Not Christmas-y even though it's red and green and everyone seems to make these as baby gifts!

October 26, 2008


I spent yesterday near Asheville (I love Asheville) at the Southeast Animal Fiber Fair and had a great time. The weather was great, I had the whole day to myself and treated myself to a few fibery goodies.

I got some pretty merino/bamboo roving dyed by Whorling Tides:


She had some beautiful things and gave me some cinnamon-colored alpaca fiber with which to play!

I also got some DIC Classy. I've been wanting to see and touch this in person and it didn't disappoint! The color is Ruby River and it is a nice magenta color with spots of purple. I'm thinking mittens.


In knitting news, I started and finished a strawberry hat (Ann Norling's fruit cap pattern). It will be sent to work with Mr. Starfish tomorrow so he can give it to a co-worker who is having a baby girl next month. So cute!


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