Sunday, December 21, 2008

Shades of Gray...& a giveaway

"..But today there is no day or night Today there is no dark or light. Today there is no black or white, Only shades of gray.." I am progressing. I am confident. I must move quickly. The circling has kept me motionless for much too long. It is fitting that I should break free of the spiraling by knitting in the round. I am only seeing shades of gray... Thermis. Gray. Shades of gray. Sublime Cashmerino Silk Aran Granite...a shade of gray. a waffle stitch cowl,circling,soft,warm,comforting. Haven...
Rowan Cocoon ... Scree...a soft heathered gray
haven-a safe place to be... Daria Bracelet...
Berocco Seduce Anthricite
a charcoaled gray...linen,silk,encircling...
a quick last minute gift
awaiting a charm And another gray area of a sort...
I love to knit children's socks,baby socks,but my gray area is grown up socks.
I have this book...New,never used and I would like to give it away!
If you would like it...let me know,I will choose a name in 1 week
It could be yours...with some other goodies.
And in the spirit of the Holiday
I have written up the pattern for the Huswifs needle rolls
And for a short time will email you a Pdf if you leave me a comment with your e-mail.
Best wishes for a Happy Holiday Season to all.
"The only true gift is a portion of thyself"...Emerson

67 comments:

YarnSnob said...

Your grays are so beautiful, and the circles have created something stunning.

Sheila said...

Would love the instructions for your huswife! Something to look forward to after the holiday rush! Happy Christmas to you!

kim said...

I love the Thermus and your choice of buttons! I'm with you on the socks. I love baby socks, but the adult ones... not so much... I think it's so great that you wrote up the pattern for the huswife. I'm not a sew-er, but I think I would like a copy if you don't mind... Who knows... maybe someday... If not, then I still have the beautiful one you made!

t does wool said...

Sheila...and anyone without a blog link...PM me your email of you want the file/pattern. Blogger does not give up your info!

mbutterfudge said...

Hi u, I love your greys, they are so classy.
I only learnt to knit back in April, I have started my first sock, but have only got down from the cuff (err, the top of the sock...see clearly havent got a clue, sorry)to the top of the heel and have now lost my nerve. I havent given up and will pick it up again in the new year. I am determind to learn. Im rambling on. So, wishing you a good week, much love ClareX

raining sheep said...

I absolutely love that bracelet - that is gorgeous. I wish you all the best for this holiday season...see you on the other side.

Renee said...

I love grays, your Thermis us gorgeous!! Definitely something snugly to wear in this snowy weather.
What a great gift ~ a real treat for some lucky person!

nicole said...

I wish I was progressing. I wish I was confident. Beautiful post . No need to enter me. You have blessed me enough.

yarnlust said...

Would love the PDF for your huswife. I haven't knit baby socks yet, just adult. I have to say that I have finally hit on toe up, two at a time magic loop method and have conquered single sock syndrome. (It was however pointed out to me that I could have cast on both socks on two sets of needles all along and thereby fixed that problem...) oh well. The greys are lovely.

janet said...

the greys are beautiful, and I have been envious of your huswife for some while. Best of the season.

zebraknits said...

I am in the mood for greys too. There is something about greys and winter that is soothing.
No need to enter me as lucky enough to have one from you. p.s. I put up some pics on my blog. Have happy holidays!

Eliza said...

I would also love the huswife pattern. I think (hope) you still have my email...

Sereknitty said...

I, too, love gray. In fact, several walls in our house are painted a dark gray. So soothing, yet also neutral. They go with all my fave earthy colours. I would be delighted to be the recipient (if chosen) of the wonderful sock book. I'd also really appreciate the pattern for the huswife -- you're so multi-talented!

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

Grey is a gorgeous classy color ~ all your knits look beauitful and will go with everything! Hope you are feeling in the pink soon :)

The black buttons are a fab choice!

Kristyn Knits said...

thanks in advance for sharing your directions for the huswife! found your hand work at zebra knits. lovely, simply lovely.

peaknits said...

Please send along that great pattern - yours is lovely! (foppersATcharterDOTnet) That book is on my wish list too! Your thermis will be gorgeous - more fabulous button magic!

QWERTY said...

I've been admiring your huswifes and wish I had one one, but this could be even better. Thank you for writing up the pattern and a bigger thank you for offering to send it!

annri said...

You will share?! I would love to make a huswife after the holiday rush - some quiet hand sewing sounds lovely. Thank you, how generous of you. By the way, all the grays are beautiful, they lend a quiet cocoon, so cozy.

-annri (vrooms@comcast.net)

lucky knitter said...

Beautiful post. Everything looks lovely. The bracelet is fantastic in the Berroco Seduce. I'd love the instructions for the huswife. I think it would be the perfect January project. Thank you!
-Mary (mrichm1ATverizonDOTnet)

Anonymous said...

The greys look so very cosy - ready to cocoon with in on these dark midwinter evenings.

Hand sewing a huswife might just be the thing to cocoon with in january after the holiday excitement. I would appreciate a copy of the pattern to work from.
Peace and joy to you on this solstice evening. Yvonne

Twin_number2 said...

Happy Holidays. I really love the bracelet...keep up the good work!!

Tiny House said...

I would love a copy of the huswife pattern!!! design (at) j2solutions (dot) net

Oh, thank you so much! I have adored them since I first saw them on your blog!!!

zumbida said...

I'm more of a sewer than a knitter & would love to make me a little hswf. Thanks for sharing. The poetry makes for nice atmosphere, on this wintry solstice eve. Be cozy.
Beth Grim
zumbida(at)hotmail(dot)com

Lin said...

Grey is an aften overlooked colour, I love it. The Thermus looks so cosy. Have a super christmas. Lin x
ps: Please could I have a copy of the sewing pattern? queenofthefroggers(at)googlemail(dot)com

rebecca said...

I ooohed and awwwed over your works of art in shades of gray.....then I smiled as the opening words of your entry took me back many years ago....the monkees. You made my day!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for offering the pattern. Your work is lovely. nvhilde@i2k.com

Daniela said...

Wow!! All great things!!
Where can we find the bracelet's pattern?
It's a funny idea for a gift.

Victoria said...

All the greys are so pretty. I love the bracelet.
Happy Christmas!

Hobbygåsa said...

So many great shades of gray, and the poem is beautiful!
My sewingmachine and me are not good pals, but inbetween we try to communicate - I would love it if I can have the pattern for the huswife, thank you! E-mail is toneabatgmaildotcom. You don't knit grown up socks? That you have to owercome! There are so many beautiful socks just waiting to be knitted, well you have a book full of the beautiful patterns so you probably know. Try one more before you give the book away, please.. I Merry Christmas T, hope it will be a some great days for you and your family!

Shepherd's Loft said...

Love your grays, all of them. Thank you for sharing the great shots. I would like to have the huswife pdf. You can reach me at guitnerATcomcastDOTnet. Merry Christmas to you.

Romy said...

Merry Christmas, thanks for a beautiful post. PS. I'd love that Pdf too!

Cath. said...

Hi! I am very interested in winning that sock book, and also in getting the lovely pdf pattern. (artcat82 at yahoo dot com)

Anonymous said...

de-lurking here ! Lov eyour blog - esp the pics ! Would love the pattern to the needleroll ! I do a lot of embrodiery so this would fit me perfectly !
Thank you and Merry Xmas !
Kim Osborne
craftmom@nb.sympatico.ca

nicole said...

Your generous spirit never ceases to amaze me, as well as your beautiful knitting! There are some lucky people on your Christmas list!

(I already have that book, so please do not enter me into the draw. But I would LOVE the huswife pattern)

TLCknits said...

T - you really know how to make 'gray' SHINE!!!! Love it all!!! just LOVE THEM!!!! I LUV that bracelet.. I have it queued as well. and really need to find the 'right' yarn. It would be such a great gift for my daughter.

carol said...

You are so generous - to share the huswife pattern. I would love, love a copy. Thank you so much.
Please enter me in to the draw for the book too. I am just getting in to sock knitting, so I just know it would be very useful.

Philigry said...

merry christmas! that barcelet is beautiful! i love it. love all the gray too!

donni said...

I adore grays, especially yours! I would love to have the pdf file of the huswife. Thank you so much! What a great book gift you are offering, too! email:::twin322@gmail.com

Thank you. Merry Christmas! xo

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Love the giveaway....thank you so much. Merry Christmas!

ikkinlala said...

Your photos are gorgeous, and I'd love a chance to win a copy of that book!

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

firesheep67 said...

OOOOH! Would love to win the book...but also love the needleroll! Thanks in advance for your generosity =:)
firesheep67(AT)gmail.com

Sarah said...

Loving the greys! I think you're inspiring me for a color jag of my own. I love to knit adult socks and have had that particular book on my wishlist. I would love to have it. Thanks!

{Ashley B} said...

Grays usually bore me. But not today. As usual, I love all of your creations. Merry Christmas!

carol said...

Not sure I left my email on my firs comment. But will leave it here again . cglasstone@hotmail.com

Thank you again.
carol

Shepherd's Loft said...

P.S.
I remember singing the "Shades of Gray" song many, many years ago. (Maybe 40 years.) It was on one of my Monkees albums and I knew all the words to all their songs. If it played today I think I could still sing along. "When the world and I were young, just yesterday. Life was such a simple game, a child could play...." Thanks for the memory and Merry Christmas.

Anonymous said...

oops - the cold on Sunday must have frozen my brain - forgot to leave an email address for the huwife pdf - cheers

naismith@mts.net

Anonymous said...

As usual, you are pure inspiration. An artist who lives by her Emerson quote. Thank you again for the huswife pattern.
Merriest of Christmases to you and yours.
Carol

tiennie said...

Beautiful!

Happy holidays to you!!

michelle said...
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mistybliss said...

I've just found you and discovered your beautiful work. Your grays are divine - your choice of yarn and patterns delicious... am looking forward to 'visiting' you for a while - am sure my mind will be swimming with inspiration over the holiday break, thanks to you.
Merry Christmas x

Eileen said...

love the grays and the bracelet. eileen_laporteATyahooDOTCOM

Mirjam said...

Stunning greys in the bracelet, mmmm. Thanks for sharing the pattern. May your holidays be anything but grey, enjoy!

mirjamvdb@telfort.nl

lia said...

I recently discovered your blog through 6.5 stitches and I love your words and pics and the work of your hands. thank you from the bottom of my heart for the pattern for the huswife. I've been wanting to make one for my mother-in-law. My e-mail address is rosaliae(at)yahoo(dot)com

kleine said...

Merry Christmas!
I would like to recived your pattern and to enter in the giveaway, I am trying to get back to knit and quit my addition to sew. I would like to go back to my origins, and that book would be the perfect excuse!

56steps said...

I love your colors. You are such an inspiration

Nora said...

I've blatantly copied your buttons on my Thermis Cowl - hope you don't mind! :)

Anonymous said...

I stumbled across a huswife you'd made for someone as a gift and then here. I love the texture and the practicality. A pattern you say? Wonderful!

ldpaulson

marianne said...

Am so desperate to make a huswife (have tried, and failed, not half such an object of desire as yours...sigh) Would be very grateful to you for a pattern to make my very own, especially after finding the tinyiest, cutest scissors...) Please..? Pretty please..?
Wishing a calm and peaceful new year to you,

Anonymous said...

I'd love a copy of your huswife pattern. I love your blog.

June said...

I would love the pattern for the needle roll if it is not too late. Thank you

Crafty Spirit said...
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Crafty Spirit said...

Not sure if you're still sending the pattern, but I would LOVE one. It seems like just the sort of thing to take away the winter blues, keep the mind occupied until a birthday rigid heddle loom shows up and make a girl smile. (And perhaps get her to sew more?)

I found your blog through Black Dog Knits, and I absolutely love it!

Reposted because it helps to include an address, right?
twilightspirit at gmail dot com

ccildeturin said...

Hello from a French girl based in Turin, Italy, I do confirm (I read some of your past posts), I do not get fat.... even when I stopped smocking, and after having given birth to three lovely kids, I get thinner lol....This is a beautiful place with a beautiful atmosphere. I like what you do...
I searched for a huswife, a gift for my husband's mother, she lost hers, a heart-shaped one. When I found yours i thought that it could replace it. I would be really pleased to receive the pattern of the huswife....

cécile

ccildeturin said...

Hello from a French girl based in Turin, Italy, I do confirm (I read some of your past posts), I do not get fat.... even when I stopped smocking, and after having given birth to three lovely kids, I get thinner lol....This is a beautiful place with a beautiful atmosphere. I like what you do...
I searched for a huswife, a gift for my husband's mother, she lost hers, a heart-shaped one. When I found yours i thought that it could replace it. I would be really pleased to receive the pattern of the huswife....

cécile

Anonymous said...

Am I too late? I would very much like to have a go at making the huswife, if you're still willing to send out the pdf. I think they have similar ones in the Museum for Personal Adornment in Manchester – beautiful, faded and much used ones.
with thanks and best wishes, Sue
sueclarke3 at btopenworld dot com

ana said...

Hello, bonjour... Another French passing by. I saw a huswife over at zebraknits and I clicker through to read more about them; I would love the pattern too, if you still send it out. If not I shall improvise..

My needlebook at the moment is an old one my mother made of striped linen/silk in the early eighties; I embroidered the word 'Aiguilles' (needles, in French) on it with my young girl clumsiness. It was nice, but the inside pages are of a material that didn't withstand time and use very well, which is why I'm on the path to a new one. :)

Sara said...

T, I love following your creative process - the knitting the sewing, the beautiful photographs!!

I'm inspired and would love to gift huswife myself, if the pattern is still available would you please send me a copy.

Sara
lalloydie@gmail.com