Wow........this kind of sums up today's post. So far I have been pretty good about staying on task with my knitting and devoting myself to one project at a time. Well, not totally devoted as I do have those single ladies still looking for a mate...but that's a story for another day :-).
I have also been very busy, updating my store website. With winter heading our way, I have ordered some new yarns that will be posted in a few weeks, listed some patterns and I am working with a few designers on kits that may be ready over the next few weeks. If you have any suggestions for what interests you as a fiber friend, please don't hesitate to give me a shout, as I am in the baby stages of updating the site :-)
Currently I am test knitting this absolutely beautiful sock, Belvedere for Kirsten. It was hard to capture the wonderful detail in this sock in the dull November light, but trust me..........it is just lovely. As I am hoping to finish up this sock tomorrow, I started contemplating my next project, and this is where I have become incredibly distracted.
......and the distractions.......
This beautiful shawl pattern has been sitting in my office on my file cabinet quietly winking her beautiful eye at me as I work. Today I opened up the package and oh my.......the colors are just beautiful.
I had the lucky fortune to actually watch Mim knit this as she was testing the pattern. Mim is an incredible knitter! To be able to knit lace as you are walking around a fiber festival and talk to people all at the same time.......well, what can I say, other than the girl is just amazing!
No sooner had I thought that I might start working on this shawl, did I receive an email from Knitty with their surprise patterns. Go take a look at this! Go ahead, I will wait. OMG............I was nearly drooling on my keyboard. So...hmm....maybe?
.......but then this ever patient siren has been quietly buzzing in my ear as she too has been sitting in my office, patiently waiting. Twice I gave her away to a kindred spirit, yet here she is again......bzzzzzzzz and bumping me. After petting each skein on it's lovely head, I could not walk away from the golden amber shades of Tupelo. It is she who will go on the needles next.
Speaking of bees, I have been doing some dyeing work for Lark of Skylark Fibers. With the box of yarn she sent to me this week, she included a stunning book for me. The book is called The Life of the Bee, by Maurice Maeterlinck. Originally published in 1901, the version she sent to me is the 1912 issue, filled with the most incredible bee artwork I have seen to date. How can you not fall in love with these pictures?
...........Thank you SO much Lark for sharing!! I am heading out tomorrow to a dog show, so the bee shawl and the bee book will be snugly packed in my bag...bzzzzz!