I’ve been busy as a bee working away on my designs, coming up with new ones and further test-knitting my existing ones. Add now tutorials. I have gotten to the point in the whole knitting Thing where I really don’t have time or energy to put into anything which is not my own design. I really can’t regret this , because whether or not I endeavor to write the design into a pattern, I’ve just come to face the fact that I have to make up for lost time. I’ve embraced Indie Design, and am committed to wear ‘all of the hats’ in the job, and I’m ready for a lot of hard work ahead. The more I tell myself this the more I want to work like an ox towards succeeding. However, the elusive truth often escapes me, and that is ” Its only knitting. ” A quote of Elizabeth Zimmerman’s used by over-zealous knitters everywhere. Although it is ‘only knitting’ , I am practically ‘only knitting’. I have little chalkboards I’ve made which I’ve placed in prominent places of my work space , with lists or sage messages to give me perspective, and I use them to keep my focus clear wherever I turn. Today’s brilliant message . . .
Hats were the occasion this morning.
We opened the cedar trunk with knitted hats, scarves, gloves, and sweaters . . .
Niece Who Is Fourteen did a stellar job of giving new life to the rows of vines with deep red clusters of California Cabernet Sauvignon grapes . . .
and a fresh perspective to my Vineyard Rows California Highland Bonnet !
(( In case you haven’t yet seen, you can find details of Vineyard Rows on the pattern page HERE ))
modelled by youngest niece ,
we have a new look for Dicey Highland Bonnet too . . .
Something about the charm of an Eleven Year Old . . .
(( and you can find details about Dicey HERE ))
Oh, but that’s not all ! Last-not-least, a hat made by Lizzi from the actual Scottish Borders !
(( I’ve not yet found occasion to bring out and photograph, until this very morning ))
. . . just adorable isn’t it Lizzi ? A treasured gift for certain, which I think is just as ‘cute as eggs’ ! xx
We also got some great shots for the new & improved design of Penny Candy Socks, too, but I won’t show you until the pattern is all ready to go . So watch this space !