Monday, August 31, 2009

Me and my Shadow....

"We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure,joy follows like a shadow that never leaves." Buddha This is my Shadow....my winter shadow... I am wrapped and shaped... warm and ready for the colder days and nights ahead. I have a new brooch...I thought I might use it for the closure. or just leave it loose, open, free.... or I may add the buttons later... but for now...it waits...shadowing me... We have returned from our travels. The days were warm and sun filled. Leisurely and full of laughter and joy...pure days... ones to remember ... I designed these fingerless mitts on the way home.... as a request. Made from Rowan Alpaca cotton ...soft and warm... and I promise to write up the quick pattern. My birthday is this Friday. September 4th. And I would like to give away this hooked bag that I made. Hand dyed woolen strips... carefully pulled and placed... the pattern name is Tennessee Posies... lined with a brushed cotton. perfect as a project bag... or use it as a purse... either way... it will belong to one of you... and may come filled with another treat or two... just leave me a comment to have your name entered. you must leave an email if I do not have it and if you blog and link this...let me know.... I will put your name in twice... for being twice as nice. I'll be back in a week or so to reveal winner. Until then...

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Summer light~

"Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; it's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it" Margaret Thatcher Yes...finally...this sweater is completed... I am satisfied... And I can move on... It's been a slow paced summer... and the summer light is falling on this winter shadow. Knit in the round... Kidsilk haze and Blue Moon Socks that rock heavyweight... the exact yarn...a copy all the way... something for me to warm up the chills ahead.. We will be leaving the city flare this Friday...there are lists to make... and packing to do... for 8 days away at the shore... a peaceful place.. where the sound of the tide lulls you to sleep... I will see you later then... refreshed...and hopefully with my shadow in tow...