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Friday, February 26, 2010

Barbara Walker

I recently discovered Barbara Walker and her 4 Treasury Books.  I don't know how I missed this series of books but I am so glad that found them.   They are truly a treasure.  Although the pictures are less than desirable and do not show the beauty that each stitch holds, they are a MUST have for any knitting library.  Each is  packed with just about every stitch imaginable - from the basic knits and purls to the most complicated cable.

To say the least my creative juices are flowing.  Pictures are floating through my head at lightening speed.  My problem now is what to knit first?  I have often searched for books such as these and I have a few but none compare to this library.  I am so excited!   They are a bright light in what has been a very dismal day.

Knitting is my therapy and I thank God everyday that I found this simple slightly lost treasure.  It keeps me sane and drowns out all of the chaos that is life.

The Aspen Wrap

 have been knitting like a busy bee!   I created my first wrap and I just love how it came out.  I knit this in Sirdar Snuggly which is a DK weight.  Soft, light and washable.  I just have to figure out what to name it.  I have to let it mull around in my head for a few days.

It was a joy to knit.  So versatile.  I can wear it as a wrap, a scarf, shawl, or cowl.  I am so excited!  I have to write down the pattern properly and I am thinking of listing it on Ravelry.   It is classic and will last many years to come through all the fashion changes the world can throw at it.  Everyone should have a piece like this in your closet.  Now for the pictures!

The Georgian Wrap

The Olympics have started and I have been glued to the TV.  Those of you that know me are familiar with my Olympics addiction.   I watch it all - even the boring events.  So during my long hours of watching I have been busy with my latest creation - The Georgian Wrap!

I like the bold classic blue and the ripple pattern to its collar.  Yes, it is even reversible!  It measures 12" wide and 80" long.  Soft and warm.  Made of 100%wool.  I decided to use a stockinette stitch to make the ripple stand out.  I know you just have to have one too!   Well the pattern is coming.  I am making sure that there are NO ERRORS like my last debacle.  Enjoy!

Where I Live...

It's quiet this time of year.  The town empties just after Labor Day.  The summer owners lock up there houses and go home for the long winter leaving the locals with a quiet, peaceful & beautiful living.

My friend came for a visit this weekend and we decided to spend some quality time taking pictures of some of the beautiful places.  We both enjoy taking pictures.  It was a great day!  No schedules, no agenda just 2 best friends enjoying our time together.   We had such a good time we are planning on continuing this activity every week.  I am so excited!

I thought I would share a few of the pictures that I took during our afternoon together.