Author: Sarah Brundage
simplify. that’s the plan.
this summer the four of us have had our plates full like never before; big decisions, big plans, big goals and very tough choices.
conversations almost always include the ‘what if” and ‘depending where i will be’.
the weeks have flown by. i’ve been quiet over here. i’ve no solid knitting or sewing projects to show. i haven’t painted or sketched anything.
what i realised i’ve done instead, was notice the life around me. i spent time walking and finding my place here. the house has a more settled feel. not that renovations are anywhere near complete, but this space has let me in. i’m just here. no calendar or date book for weeks. i’m more familiar with the yard and it’s plantings. i know the regular sounds of the sea birds in the morning, trees in a storm and the creaks in the floor boards. i’m pretty sure with the anticipation of things in the near future, i somehow slowed myself down without really even trying. subconscious simplifying?
webs was having a sale a while back. i picked up some cascade 128, bulky. and then decided on this pattern.
so far, so good. a simple and quick project. i do have an ever so slight concern about size, and am hoping when i block it it will relax a bit in width.
and, then there is this:
a growing inventory of tops, tunics, totes, skirts, scarves and a dress or two, to be found locally, only at simplify this summer.
i’ll admit, i’ve been loving my snow and thinking summer at the same time!
more to come!
a pair of mitts sent off for a valentines gift. oh boy.
pretty wonky, but based loosely on a pair libby and i saw in a catalog back in december.
i made the wrist portion longer and then folded it inside so rings and fingers wouldn’t get caught on floated yarn.
she says she likes them. (she’s a good daughter)
i think it’s a good thing i enclosed chocolate in her package!
candide pullover and last monday’s snow day.
quince yarn, osprey.
same pattern as my candide sweaters, i just made a long pullover version with this yarn that was originally set aside for two scarves. i changed my mind, as i often do. i like the osprey yarn, though it’s pretty squishy. this is definitely a cozy piece; soft and comfortable.
not yet posted on ravelry as today’s internet is painfully slow. hope to have it there in a day or two.
more snow today, and i hear another storm late in the weekend.
not too surprised, it’s winter. xo
cowls, and more cowls.
i apologize for the instagram pics. hard to pin anyone down around here, even though there are a few of these cowls in the wool basket to wear for a photo. ahem.
next, one of my favorite quick knits were these mittens. i used a basic mitten pattern. anyone would do, really. about five or six years ago, lib took our processed wool from our own ewes to a friend of mine who dyed it with her. after so many cowls i was looking for a quick project and these were perfect. it was fun to see how they came together. i can tell you it was so neat to feel a bit of the lanolin still in the wool, along with bits of organic matter, ie: straw. and she will tell you, they are the thickest mittens she’s ever owned!
and, currently i am working on these.
pulled from a few patterns/info/catalog inspiration. lib’s idea. once they are done, i’ll share a proper post. she is off curling for now. she’ll return in a week, so i’ll be sure to get a photo with them on her hands!
and finally, i’m back here for a 365. after this fall, it feels good to be back.
a new year.
a happy NEW year to you all! xo