Friday, October 10, 2014

October BOM

It's called Hayes' Corner and looked smashing placed together in rows on the design wall at guild.

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Cabled Mitts II

It's rare that I make a pattern twice, but when I do, it tells me it's a great knit.

These are made from a lamb's wool, angora blend. Nice.

They're a modified version of this pattern on Ravelry, and warmer than the cotton/wool pair I made almost exactly a year ago.

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Blueberry Bay

My dear friend's house burned completely to the ground this summer, due to a wildfire. I quickly went into action to turn a community quilt top into a blanket of love for her.

I love the way a quilt top becomes a quilt, emerges as a gift imbued with love and prayers for the receiver, and somehow a name suggests itself in the process.

What was simply called Stacked Coins before, became Blueberry Bay; which conjures up images of long summer afternoons on Cape Cod, with the sea in the background, gulls winging overhead and blueberry bushes growing nearby.