Monday, January 30, 2012

2012 Thus Far

2012 has been busy so far and it couldn't be any better!  After spending the holidays with friends and family back in New Orleans, the gears have been rolling and I'm absolutely thrilled. On Ravelry, there's a new group for French Market Fibers.  If you haven't checked it out, you must!  I absolutely have to thank Kara, friends, and followers for their support.  Thank you so much!! 

I've recently met some fellow Ravelers who live here in the DC/MD/VA area: Vicki, Cindy, Janet, and Anne. You ladies are fantastic and I look forward to more adventures!  

On the needles right now are socks, socks, and more socks for my dad, father-in-law, and!  They've been there since Christmas.  Just sooo totally behind...oh well.  Pics are soon to come :)

Well...for the mean time here are some pics I took of back home.  Enjoy :)

Decatur Street in the French Quarter by the French Market

Decatur Street by the River


Raw Oysters being shucked in the French Market

A LYS called the Needlepoint in the French Quarter on Chartres

Friday, December 9, 2011

Knitting for a Friend

A friend of mine asked me to knit a cowl for her and so I chose Smooth Edge and the yarn, 50/50 Silk Merino DK, and she requested a specific color to go with her winter coat.  I loved the way it turned out!  It's so squishy and soft.  The silk in the yarn really shows off the color and brightens it up.  But the best part, is that she LOVES it :)

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Update #3 & #4

I had a great Thanksgiving and had so much fun this past weekend, dyeing and updating to the shop.  Here's the rest of the updates....Enjoy :)

Uptown Lace - Bacchus

Mohair Lace - St. Louis Cathedral

50/50 Silk Merino DK - Brandy Milk Punch

50/50 Silk Merino DK - Coffee & Chicory

50/50 Silk Merino DK - Raw Oysters on the Half Shell

Mohair Lace - On the Ghost Tour...

50/50 Silk Merino DK - Wrought Iron

Sunday, November 27, 2011

The Marketplace Update #2

Yay!! Another update  It'll take place at 2pm (eastern), again.  This update will feature some new, and AMAZINGLY soft, lace bases added to the krewe: Uptown lace - 70% Baby Alpaca, 20% Silk, 10% Cashmere and Mohair lace - 70% Superfine Kid Mohair, 30% Silk

Uptown lace - On the Ghost Tour...

Uptown lace - Brandy Milk Punch

Uptown lace - Mississippi River Mist

Uptown lace - St. Louis Cathedral

Mohair lace - Wrought Iron

50/50 Silk Merino DK - Bacchus **new colorway

Saturday, November 26, 2011

The Marketplace Update #1

Updates all this weekend!  It's last minute, but the first will be today at 2pm (eastern).  There will be some new colorways and some new bases such as uptown lace (70/20/10 Baby Alpaca/Silk/Cashmere), merino fingering, and mohair lace.  There will also be 50/50 silk merino dk.  Enjoy!

Merino Fingering - "Hand Grenade"

Merino Fingering - "Mississippi River Mist"

Merino Fingering - "The Pirate Jean Lafitte"

Merino Fingering - "Wrought Iron"

Hope to see you there :)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Knit Local

Yesterday evening, I ventured into DC and went to one of my favorite LYS's, Looped, for a book signing and got the chance to meet the brilliant author of Knit Local, Tanis Gray! She first noticed the cowl I was wearing and loved it.  She's SO fun and ridiculously talented, I had to get her book!  All I have to say is that it's genius, combining talented American knitwear designers with sustainable, local yarn and fiber companies.  It's a definite go to book and an excellent read!  By the way, if you haven't checked out her designs, you MUST.  Some of my favorite are the Appalachian HatGrand Palais ShawlLodi Cardigan, and the Entwined Cowl.  

Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Custom Colorway

So, a friend contacted me and asked me to knit a cowl for her similar to the Big Herringbone Cowl I've knitted for myself.  However, she wanted a silvery off-white, antique color; so I searched for inspiration, and I don't know why this spoke to me....maybe just wanting an afternoon drink!!...but fell in love with the color of Brandy Milk Punch, a hugely popular and might I say POTENT drink in New Orleans.

Wow!!  It's absolutely gorgeous!! I'm in love...(sigh).  It just might become a repeatable colorway...what do you think?