Artesian, Ballerina jacket, Cookie A., Copper Corgi, Decapo jacket, Hanne Falkenberg, Knitting, Monkey socks, Ravelry, Rosemary Hill, summer
A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining,
the breeze is blowing,
the birds are singing,
and the lawn mower is broken.
I spent the summer knitting other people’s designs (something I rarely do) and I enjoyed every minute of it. This was restful, relaxing and healing. Here are snap shots of the projects I’ve completed since June.
The Decapo jacket [top left], pattern by Danish designer a Hanne Falkenberg, was knit using yarn that was a “Get Well” gift from a friend of mine. (Madelinetosh sock yarn from Simply Socks Yarn Company). What a perfectly delightful way to recover. Here is a link to the first Decapo I knit with Shetland yarn from a Falkenberg kit.
The Ballerina jacket [top right] was knit from a Hanne Falkenberg kit using Shetland yarn. This was one of the most interesting patterns I’ve ever knit. I have one more of her kits to knit—Profil. This designer is amazing.
The Monkey socks were knit from a 2006 Knitty pattern by Cookie A. I used a silk blend from Simply Socks and these feel better than any socks I’ve worn.
The shawl was designed by Rosemary (Romi) Hill, and I bought her pattern on Ravelry. The shawl is named, Artesian (like the water that bubbles up in a natural well). I used Copper Corgi marino in Stormy Marsh color. I bought the yarn at a shop in downtown Savanna, Georgia, but the link here goes to The Copper Corgi Etsy shop. The shawl turned out very “Savannah” so it is a fond memory of my trip.
I consider myself recovered so now I will embark upon publishing more of my own designs on Revelry. I’m working on a collection of texture knits—mostly sweaters.
Marilyn Buster said:
That Decapo will look wonderful on you. You really do need to start knitting with those bright colors, what a pick-me-up!
Just me, Moni said:
Love the green socks 🙂
Charlotte Misegades Griffin said:
Katherine, my memory is slipping (at 75 what can you expect) remind me again, from what are you recovering? I have always envied you on your wonderful knitting ability. I especially like the purple Decapo jacket. I do wish you were not so far away. Bob, Sheri and two French Friends have been here for a few days.
Love you, my dear cousin,