Sunday, October 17, 2010

Twined Knitting


Doesn't this look beautiful?













The long-awaited Twined Knitting (TvÄandsstickat) book has been re-published in Sweden . . . found it here:
(http://saterglantan.e-line.nu/servlet/us_pyra?wts.PAGE=h_ix3.htm&wts.ACTION=loginguest&p=H at Saterglantan Butiken)

Thank you, knit friend, for the reminder!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Buttons

Okay, I am such a band-wagon-eer. I read "Needled" (Kate Davies) blog quite faithfully, so when she posted on about finding buttons from this collection being sold (here: http://www.nicholsbuttons.co.uk/index.html), I had to check it out. And, found the most amazing glass buttons from the 40's and 50's that were made by a gentleman and being sold by his daughter (in the UK).

I ordered a pair of butterscotch glass buttons that are quite sizey (shown in photo, top). They came yesterday! Aaah.
My favorite part, and the "seller" for me was that the maker used odd metal buckles, findings and adornments, etc. to imprint the face of the button. In this case, the buttons I purchased have little indentations and dots. I do not like shiney, so when I found these matte glass buttons, whalah.

Now, I must dream up something to knit for them. I almost slept with them for dream-ability.

Monday, October 11, 2010


Sunday morning scones . . . regular and plain. Yumm!
There were four before I took the picture.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Sweden Yarn Mail

From a visit to Uppsala, Sweden, an awaited package arrives chock full of yarnly goodnesses. The grey and multi-colored yarn (top, left) is for a stripy sweater, Noro sock yarn (top right) for a pair of stranded-design wristlets/fingerless gloves and the hand-dyed red cotton (bottom, center) is NYD (not yet designated). Yumm!














All from here:

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Today

Bathroom. Check.
Knitroom supplies, find pattern/yarn information. Check.
Kitchen counters. Check.
Organize cupboard space.
Knitroom.
Bedroom.
Oven.
Outside plants.

More work.

Noted.