Though still with us when Camera mom and I shot Vertical Hiker Puddles didn’t come on the shoot. On the hike back I took a little rest and remembered back to the time we hiked it together.
It’s been a while, but I’ve been working… or should I say, “tweaking”. The little grey cells are still not assimilating the sizes into a single pattern format, so I’ve 1) cast on a new “easy” sweater to try to trick it into processing and 2) spent some more time making the design absolutely perfect.
Love Letters Cowl
Like Shadowlands Headband, our next Slip and Rise release, nods to CS Lewis and Puddles.
We got chatting about Maine and the move and other big 2022 events… Puddles 10-year gotcha anniversary ☹, and cough, turning 40, cough. She threw out “into the unknown”. And ya know what, it was perfect! Not a daunting kind of ‘unknown,’ but a year of adventure in stitches which didn’t restrict the creative juices to one particular cast on / bind off method. “Into the Unknown” was born with joy and friendship, new possibilities, and future new locales!
New Release ~ Slip and Rise Pattern Club, Shadowlands Headband
One of the things I hate to do is undo the provisional cast on in order to graft. So I spent some time trying out different methods to see just how required it is. For visible seams, it’s worth it, but for ones nobody will see, check out this trick instead! Reel on Instagram The Instagram reel was filmed with dear sweet Puddles and since I can’t recreate that, I decided to post the reel into a blog instead of remaking it for you tube.
My companion and joy, one of God’s best temporal blessings in this life, our GDCJ, the branch manager of monumental size branches, my Great Dane knitting “blanket”, my sweet boy would have been 10 years old today. Instead, he is running free on the rainbow bridge with my first Great Dane, Cheeky, his cousin, and Osgoode, Chudleigh, and Pumpkin.
The morning frost warms into morning dew as winter turns to spring. Within these first few months of 2022, enjoy some simple designs to awaken your senses to the joyful colors and textures of double slipped designs. The final two designs will appear as we say “goodbye” to warm summer mornings and “hello” to frosty sunrises.