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Early Spring Update and Requesting a Little Help!!Please!!!
Submitted by Pam on Tue, 03/15/2016 - 03:27
Sorry to be such an absent blogger! We are going to talk about that in a bit, but first - wanna see what I have been up to the past month!!
Top of the list was to complete my Arne and Carlos Easter Bunny in time for Easter!! The pattern is from “Easter Knits: Eggs, Bunnies and Chicks” by Arne and Carlos. (Order on Amazon.)
The bunny yarn is Gloss DK in color Cloud by KnitPicks. It is a wool silk blend and I love it for making Arne and Carlos creatures. The sweater is a blend of one strand of bunny yarn and one strand of ZiaWoolz Sugarloaf fingerling Mini in Mariposa color. Shop here. The scarf was made with the remaining Sugarloaf fingerling on #7 needles - a 6 stitch I-cord.
I completed a pair of socks using Regia yarn designed by Arne and Carlos for Diane (Craftypod).
And completed this beauty hat from the yarn scraps remaining after making hats for Diane and Alice (Futuregirl) Christmas of 2014. The design is from Arne and Carlos and available in their book “Norwegian Knits with a Twist.”
And that gorgeous sock is made from yarn I went crazy head over heels in love over from ZiaWoolz. It is fingerling weight Taos base color Pumucki’s Party. I am about halfway through the second sock, and more ZiaWoolz sock yarn waiting a turn on the needles.
Also on the needles, A Christmas Tree Skirt for one of my Advent Trees, pattern in “Norwegian Knits with a Twist”. Arne challenged me to make it while he was signing my copy of the book 18 months ago! Arne and Carlos will be returning to the Pacific Northwest this fall and I am determined to have it completed.
And, I can no longer swear I will never knit another sweater!!! This incredibly beautiful little number designed by Arne and Carlos made my resolve dissolve and I have the first 6 rows completed!!! The pattern for this one is also in “Norwegian Knits with a Twist”. I am using KnitPicks Gloss DK colors Cloud and Aegean.
I have been spending most of my time on the internet these days on Instagram. And many of my blog friends are there as well. And …… I have begun to share more of my photography passion over there - sharing images of the Pacific Northwest and other favorite places. It is both fun and challenging trying to please both the craft and fiber crowd and photographers! But I have met so many people who are either blog or facebook refugees. It’s a great environment if you haven’t tried it!!
In fact the image above of the Snow Moon was taken from my own back yard primarily to support one of my photographer friends living in Norway and specializing in Aurora photography.
The truth is, I am at the point where I don’t exactly have a clear path forward for the blog and I really, really would appreciate input from those of you who still visit and for whom this is our only connection. I do not want to lose that.
I won’t be giving this space up. Not even considering it, but as the whole blogscape continues to change, I am trying to define it’s role and relevance to your online lives. The daily bits and pieces are now shared over at Instagram. I will definitely be using this space for future tutorials. But as much as I love creating and then writing tutorials, the frequency is undetermined!! Lots n lots of ideas, just kinda engaged at the time with patterns I want to complete.
So if I have any friends left over here, I would appreciate so much you sharing your thoughts and tell me what you miss most, what you would like to see most, why do you even come here! I am trying to sort this out and your help and thoughts would be so appreciated.