Sunday, February 22, 2009

Hat and scarf

This is the first hat I improvised, and I'm delighted with how it turned out. I wanted to echo the moss stitch used in the center of the scarf, which I knit with a cable pattern from Barbara Walker's Fourth Treasury of Knitting Patterns, "Cable no. 8."

The yarn is wonderful, Fiber Creations Dyed Wool, from sheep raised within an hour of where I live. I bought at Meridian Jacobs Meet the Sheep 2008, which was absolutely delightful. And the hat and scarf are so warm.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Sunday, February 8, 2009

A starter's born

We've recovered from the demise of our last starter, who became known as "Nasty." This one is from the same recipe, using rye flour, water, and wee bit of molasses.

We've named it Puss.