Sounds dramatic, doesn’t it? Today, Day 3, the sourdough starter was HUGE! Apparently, we have some serious yeast in the air, since I was supposed to “see some activity”. Hmmm….in any case, lots of bubbles, and a roasted pear-like aroma. Sweet. So now, for the next 3 or 4 days, twice a day, I need to feed the starter. As I am fairly lazy when … Continue reading Feeding the Beast
Beryl Berry – A child’s sweater is now live! And we’re off at the Swiss Yarn Festival with tons of yarn and patterns! Continue reading Pattern Release
Just a quick update on things to come: I’ve been busy baking all day, perfecting and refining my Floral Cookies. They’re pretty little things that taste of orange zest and look like Springtime. They’ll be even prettier when there are more edible flowers to be had. They will be the featured recipe for my latest pattern, Beryl Berry – a Child’s Sweater. Knit seamlessly, from … Continue reading Testing, 1, 2, 3…
Preparations are underway for the Swiss Yarn Festival, at the end of this month! I’ve been busy dyeing up yarn, winding skeins, and trying to figure out how to display everything! A couple things of note: I’ve put my Etsy shop on “vacation” until after the festival. I’ll reopen once again after I’m back, at the beginning of March. Hopefully, I will be able to … Continue reading Swiss Yarn Festival 2020…and Meat
It’s here! My latest shawl design: The Harvest Advent Shawl! Days are short and nights grow cold; the air is cool and crisp and the fields turn to gold. Autumn is my favorite time of the year, and running through the surrounding wheat fields is one my my favorite fall activities. The Harvest Shawl is inspired by these fields that stretch across the rows … Continue reading Harvest Advent Shawl
Happy Days! As mentioned yesterday, I will be an exhibitor at the Swiss Yarn Festival 2020 in Glattfelded, CH. It runs on the the 29. February and the 1. March 2020 in the old Spinnerei that is now a hotel/conference center. I went last year as a visitor, and just fell in love with the location and the festival. This year looks to be even … Continue reading Sweater Sets!
A LOT has been going on lately. Which is partly to blame why I have been AWOL. New yarns are hitting the shop (hurray alpaca sock yarn! – more on this later), knitting kits for the Swiss Yarn Festival KAL (more on this later), a new pattern just in time for planning your Advent shawl (more on this later), a cowl pattern will (hopefully) be … Continue reading More on this later…