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The town is now empty but for the locals. The air is raw & salty. Harbor bells clang in the foggy distance as lobstermen in yellow slickers rope off their boats. The distant cry of seagulls can be heard even from inside. Hot chowder waits inside, thick and warm to battle the chill of the coast in all it’s autumnal glory.
The sun sets slowly as a light breeze in the mid 70’s sweeps across the empty road. A brisk walk and some ice water later has left you feeling refreshed, energized, and relaxed. Reaching for your favorite post workout sweater, you smile to yourself as it slides over your head. This is the perfect ending to a hectic day.
I’m always looking for something basic that will help me look put together when I run flailing out of the house, streaming dance shoes, water bottles, basketballs, mail, and the such. This sweater was my answer to the fact that I am NOT very organized or composed- it’s simple and fresh with just enough elegance to help me look polished.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
When Kim first shared the Fairy Tale theme with me, I was completely stumped. I could not think of many fairy tales that I can identify with (even though, messy and crazy, my life feels like a modern fairy tale on some days). Then, I realized that Andersen’s The Ugly Duckling was also considered a fairytale.
Knitting: Beanie, Toque
Maple syrup & apple cider are two of my favorite New England treats in the fall- every fall, my family & I go apple picking at the orchard down the road and load up on apple cider. It’s fresh, local, and sharply crisp. Something we discovered we could do this year is complement that edge with a smidge of maple syrup.
When I was in my teens, one of my dear father’s “life tips” was to teach me how to grill the perfect burger. How I loved those perfectly done burgers, scented with smoky wood chips on clear, chilly nights at camp. The melted cheese and the chirp of crickets saying goodbye to summer as we sat and ate, listening to the calm water...
Knitting: Shawl / Wrap
Essential summer knitting- biased, basic, and blue. A simple wrap that can be worn multiple ways is perfect for picking up and putting down, everywhere you go. It’s not something that needs much attention; working on the bias and adding a few stripes keeps it interesting and fun.
Knitting: Fingerless Gloves
This pattern was inspired by the richly colored Terra Cotta pots that soak up sun on our porch during the warmer months. One skein of Quince makes a pair of mitts that are quick and springy. The eyelets let hands breathe while the stitch pattern protects from cooler, windy days.
The classic comfy-pullover is back--reworked in cozy bulky! Clean lines, positive ease and flattering shaping create warmth for the sweater you’ll never want to take off. Worked flat at the neck, then joined in the round for completion. Suggested Ease is 3-5”.
Back when I was little, my father used to take me flower picking in a field down the road from our house. We’d come home with fistfuls of brilliant yellows, whites, and oranges, and put them in Mason Jars all over our breezy farmhouse. The gold of this yarn spoke to me of those memories.
Spring is here!!! Add a cute pop of color to your rainboots (or fall boots!) with some cozy boot liners. Stirruped at the bottom to prevent riding and also keep your toes from overheating, these liners will add a fun detail to your rainboots that’s just the perfect thing for a rainy day.
These rainboot liners are great for keeping your children’s feet warm in the cold and unpredictable spring weather! Super fast and inexpensive to knit up, they are sure to be a favorite instant-gratification project! They utilize stirrups instead of a whole boot sock shape so that you can switch out socks depending on what it’s like ...