Oct 22, 2017

Rhinebeck and life....

I have to admit, my Saturday trip to Rhinebeck was not my first one. I went there already twice in the previous years. Each trip was unique and interesting in its own way.

This year I stumbled upon the Ravelry meet on the hill by accident. I saw Jessica, one of the founders of Ravelry and spoke to her very briefly. I saw many fellow knitters and their fabulous knitted projects. I also visited the book store and spoke to some of the authors who were attending and had their books for sale. I bough few things, and returned back home with many pleasant memories.

It was a wonderful trip and the weather couldn't be more pleasant, sunny and warm, with a hint of fabulous peak colors of New England foliage. I will definitively visit the festival again, though it might be few years before my next visit.
Rhinebeck treasure 

Since one of the books I purchased is named Slow Knitting, I have decided to try to live by the words, at least for a day.....
Sunday - knitting
Sunday  - reading about knitting 
Sunday - garden, and the end of slow knitting day.
Just in case if you are wondering, the vegetable on left is kohlrabi, and we usually harvest them in the early days of spring, so it was a nice surprise to find one still hiding in our garden. This year we tried to grow cabbage, but somehow it turned out to be rather a meal for the caterpillars instead for us. This little cabbage head survived and will be served for dinner as a salad.

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Oct 15, 2017

Knitting Pattern for Concentrical Cowl

photo by Knitpicks 
The pattern for this cowl is part of a book named Color Shift, published by Knitpicks.
You can purchase the book on their website, here is the link: Color Shift

You can also buy the individual pattern in my Ravelry store or by clicking on this button:

The pattern for this cowl is my 200th published pattern.
I hope to publish many more in the future.

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Oct 7, 2017

Knitting Pattern for...Rectangle

Long Rectangle = Scarf
Short rectangle = Bag
Last week I was teaching a knitting class. The class was aimed at those who wish to learn to knit, or those who wish to refresh their rusty skills. As a project to work on I have created a rectangle.
It is how we all started when we learned to knit.

I think the class was pretty successful and hopefully those who attended will continue and keep on knitting and continue to create one stitch at the time.

The pattern is available for free in my Ravelry store or by clicking on this button:

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