It's knitting time, isn't it? The days are noticeably shorter, and the nights a bit cooler (although we seem to be getting our share of late-summer humidity here in NH - holding out for those crisp, idyllic autumn days!). In spite of the less-than-ideal temperatures and air pressure, I still got out my knitting needles and have been trying to make time for a few different projects. Here's what I'm working on:
Lolo by Jared Flood. Ever heard of Brooklyn Tweed? If you haven't, and you're a knitter/crocheter, you gotta get over there FAST. They've got some gorgeous yarns, and some REALLY gorgeous patterns. I love their stuff so much I used caps lock THREE times in one paragraph for this blog post. I'm knitting this hat just as it's written, using Shelter in Woolly Socks. Could there be a cozier yarn name?
Timber Bay by Melissa Schaschwary. This hat reminds me of those trendy hats I saw all last year - all of them with a little leather patch on the folded brim, and lots of texture in the body of the hat. I'm knitting this up in an alpaca/merino blend that I got on clearance from a yarn shop that closed in town a few years ago. I may even stitch a tiny, stamped leather tag to the brim, just to fit in, y'know.
Speaking of knitting and things yarn-related, I'm currently drooling over Fringe Supply Co. Karen Templer, the owner, recently visited Harrisville Designs (I didn't know who she was, but everyone here sure did! How much I have to learn!), and the company started selling some of her products. You can see her beautiful things for makers on her website here: Fringe Supply Co. A few of my favorites? The little Handmade Hand Loom Kit, the Yarn Pyramid Print, and of course, their amazing Field Bag.
Sufficiently inspired for the fall? Me too. Once it starts to get a little chillier around here, I'll be posting some of my favorite fall traditions to do around the area. Have a great rest of the week!