It was a big week around here! Dan and I celebrated our 14th wedding anniversary by visiting one of our favorite places on earth, lake Superior. It was fantastic. Being out by that huge lake or hiking around the many trails is a completely restorative experience. We come home feeling refreshed and grounded again. Also pretty creative!
This week I released two sock patterns: Mithril, which is 25% off until May 31, 2015, no coupon code needed. I used an absolutely gorgeous yarn from Ancient Arts, BFL in the color Pieces of Eight, which could not be more perfect to me. It’s grey, or green or silver or a warm pale blue or all together somehow. It was a pure delight to work on and I am really proud of the socks!
I also published a sport weight pattern: Erebor, which is a really fun and quick knit. These are also 25% off until May 31, 2015.
And since I posted last, a quick hat pattern that works well with a single skein of some special hand dyed yarn: Headwaters Hat.
It’s been a busy weekend at Bunny Acres. What with a trip over to Art-A-Whirl on Saturday (support the arts), a trip to Shepherd’s Harvest (can never have too much wool), and most exciting of all, a small litter of bunnies emerging from their nest right beneath our dining room windows (hours of entertainment).
We managed to sneak a video of the first time out (and back again):
And, after running back into the nest for a bit, the one we’re calling Braveheart has now ventured forth, and, we think, hanging out under our deck. Fortunately, s/he didn’t have to hop very far for cover.
I missed updating the blog for a bit, distracted by Spring and all the fun to be had in the yard..
Since I last posted I finished two new sock patterns, the first: Asparagus Socks
and just listed today Brandywine Socks. These are also sport weight and are 25% off until May 17, 2015
This week I finished a shawl that was really fun to knit. I had never done a mitered square before and I got a little carried away playing with it.
In other news at Bunny Acres, it seems Fred is a girl, and a new mom at that. She has made a little nest right up against the house by her usual buffet spot. We look forward to watching the babies emerge!
Last weekend we celebrated our niece’s wedding and had a wonderful time! We are so happy for them and it was really great to spend time with my siblings, and of course there is nothing better then dancing at a wedding.
This week I finished a Citron shawl, which makes great car knitting.
I also finished a new Sport weight sock pattern: Spinach socks, these are on sale for 25% until April 30, 2015, no coupon code needed.
Spring is here, and there are daffodils beginning to bloom in the yard as well as many tiny wonders that begin the season for me.
I hope you are enjoying the tiny, beautiful things emerging where you are!
I finished a new cowl design this week, and what a pleasure it was to knit! That Blue Sky Alpaca Royal yarn is so decadent and luxurious! I used one skein each of two neutrals, but I can imagine many lovely color combinations. I called it Cloud Stone Cowl, mainly because of the colors I chose, but the yarn makes you think of clouds, it is so soft. This is a good project for someone new to lace knitting. I have the pattern on sale for 30% until April 15, 2015.
I also finished a sweater for myself, Simplicity. I have a feeling there will be more of these sweaters in my future. I think I will end up wearing it a lot! Light weight, made from the laceweight yarn Claudia’s Lust (Silk Wool Lace) that I recently bought from Eatsleepknit.com. They have a fantastic selection of really nice yarn. Dangerous!!!
This little guy came flying off my needles this week as well. It was my first Mochimochi Land project, but it won’t be my last!
In other exciting news, this joke never gets old around here: