March 01, 2012

The Robins Are Back and I'm Back To Knitting

The robins are back. They've been around for the past week or two despite the snow and cold weather. It seems so early - February in Nova Scotia.  I read recently what I had already suspected - that they return to the same areas each year - even the same gardens. I'm glad to see these old friends again but it was hard to tell them that Lucy isn't here anymore.

I have spent the past week, in what seems like a very empty house, tidying up some unfinished projects and experimenting with leftover yarn. This little cardigan was started last fall and finally has the buttons sewn on. And I'm working on a little fair isle hat pattern that I thought would make a great addition to the outfit - bringing in a touch of that ochre colour again.

Pattern: Korrigan
Designer: Solenn Couix-Loarer
Yarn: Malabrigo Sock
Colour: Ochre
Needles: Circular - 3.0 mm

Pattern: Little Fair Isle Hat
Designer: Purl Soho
Yarn: Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock (natural); Handmaiden Fine Yarn, Casbah (cedar);
          Handmaiden Fine Yarn, Casbah (lettuce); Malabrigo Sock (ochre)
Needles: Circular - 3.0 mm and 3.25 mm

Stranded knitting - The inside story...



Melissa said...


It's Melissa, in Ontario, the one that enjoys lifting mirrors. I just sent my brother to Purl Soho in NY. It is the most beautiful store that I have ever seen--a creative paradise.

Keep busy, and keep well.


Rosie Beaucoup said...

Melissa, you can be my New York travel guide any time!! Not only are you sweet and fun to be with but now it turns out you are also a veteran Purl Soho shopper!I have only ever gazed at their website and blog with longing.