Sunday, January 29, 2012

A Sunday Sort of Thing

Hi Knitters,
First off, thank you for the Another Flower Headband love! I can't believe how many patterns I have sold already in a couple of days. I debated even publishing the pattern and I am so glad I did and that  people are enjoying it.

Today is a lazy kind of Sunday and I just walked around and took a few shots of what's going on around my house as far as crafts go.

Above is a fun toy I am working on for my upcoming book. I have been knitting up a storm lately and honestly, I am having more fun than ever.

I have made good progress on the shawl design I am working on but this project has taken a backseat for the moment. I can't wait to wear it so I want to finish soon. The yarn is Madeline Tosh Pashmina. The feel of the fabric is divine. I can't wait to block this one out to get the full effect. It is a very simple half-circle shawl that is fun to knit.

I take pottery pieces from around my house to set my yarn cakes in and on as I work. It doesn't have to be a yarn bowl specifically to hold the yarn and keep it clean. I have all kinds of pottery pieces that I've collected through the years and it is a fun way to use and enjoy them. The yarn above is Quince & Co. Lark in Glacier. Isn't it pretty?

A couple of years ago I ordered two embroidered pillow kits from Kristin Nicholas. Click here for her shop! I don't know if she is still selling these kits. They are so much fun and I miss my stitching! I am definitely doing more stitching in this year ahead.

Here is the first pillow I finished some time ago. It is a family favorite and has held up quite well. The two pillows will look so cute together. Can't wait to finish this one, too.

Lastly, this gorgeous fiber is sitting on my window seat. I haven't been spinning much due to a lack of time. I am eyeing these batts as my next spinning adventure. They are from one of my faves, Dyeabolical. These particular batts (there are 3 in the package) are 4.19 ounces total and the content is wool, tussah silk, bamboo and firestar (which is the shiny stuff). I am up for a new adventure! Maybe later today I will squeeze in a little spinning time.

I'll keep you posted on my progress on all of these Sunday projects.

Thank you all for joining me on this spot and through subscription emails and blog readers, etc. I have been overwhelmed lately by the kindness and generosity of the fine group of knitters gathering here. My blog stats and pattern sales have been way up lately and I simply want to express my appreciation and gratitude to you all.

Happy Sunday!


Barb said...

Oh Susan. I think I can safely say that your legion of fans absolutely love you and are in complete awe of your talent and amazing generosity! I know I just think everything you do is so much fun and wonderful. You inspire me to learn more and knit more.

I am thrilled for your continued success, and thank you again and again for sharing your talent with us! I think your happiness radiates through your blog.

Sam I Am...... said...

I'm so happy you're having fun with all your projects because that means we will get the benefit of your produtivity eventually in the form of more patterns! LOL! I saw ears on that least it looked like the corner of an ear...cute already.
I have to increase my knitting skill so I can keep up or at least someday be able to do the things you do as well as you do them. Practice makes perfect and your stitches are beautiful!
As always, thanks for sharing and making and producing! Love it all!

Kepanie said...

You have such lovely items and going ons today, Susan!
Love those two shades of blue together. Can't wait to see your reveal of your latest designs.

Pat said...

Happy Sunday back at you! My Sunday has been almost as lazy as yours but is slowly merging into Monday. I hope to get at least a couple of rows on my sock, so that I can feel that I did something "fun."

Suzanne said...

You are definitely channeling your fiber mojo!

Lucy Chen said...

Susan, you're very a sweet and kind person and a super talented designer.

BListello said...

Oooohhh,I think I see ears as well, could it also be bigggg like giraffe? So excited awaiting your new book, how soon? Regards, Betty

BListello said...

Oooohhh,I think I see ears as well, could it also be bigggg like giraffe? So excited awaiting your new book, how soon? Regards, Betty

Linda P said...

I can't wait to see your new book..I have all of the others and my kids look at them and give me their wish lists!

Jessica said...

You are a wonderful person. Your designs are lovely, and I really like how you interact with your fans. On the Ravelry group it is just like you are "one of us". :) Thank-you so much for everything you do!

sauceyjill said...

cute Susan! Can't wait to see the shawl! Another one for the shawl thread! And the stripey blue (leg? Trunk? Arm?)is so intriguing! Can't wait for the skinny on your next book! Hurray!

Anonymous said...

Ooh, I'd be too scared to use a bowl like that, I know I'd break it! :)

Kristin Nicholas said...

Hi Susan! Your pillows are turning out FAB. I taught embroidery at Webs in Northampton on Saturday and had 15 wonderful students. They had a blast. Great fun. Really warm here, considering it is still January. Hope you are well.


bitten78 said...

it is so exciting to keep up with all your new fiber adventures! you were the first knitting blogger I ever started following and always the first one I check. definitely looks like you are having fun with all the different yarn, pashmina is one of my faves and that color is delicious. the hubby has promised to let me purchase a wheel with our tax refund so thanks for all the info on all the fiber you get- my spindle thanks you too!

JayJay said...

Love all the crafts! Those pillows are too cute, and make me want to do some embroidery again. :)

Jo Anne W-M said...

Hi Susan. I suspect your blog visit numbers have increased because we are missing you on Spud & Chloe. I'm glad you have your own blog where we can follow you. You are always so positive and inspire me to try new things. I hope you will do more knitalongs.