Skipping Stones

July 17, 2012

Up North…Up State…The Shore. Where ever you find yourself week-ending this summer you are bound to come back to the house with a pocket full of beach finds. You can take those smooth beach pebbles or wave sanded bits of glass…add a bit of Habu Silk wrapped stainless and black linen…knit them all together while relaxing with a tall cool beverage on the porch listening to the softly lapping waves. In less than an hour you have created ” Skipping Stones”, a great summer necklace that you will wear well into the fall. Beats the gimp lanyard of your youth, doesn’t it?

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/gp4953/skipping-stones

All swatched up…

June 26, 2012

and waiting to cast on. I liked the result of the yarn and fiber combination of my California Dreamin  blanket so much I’m moving on to California Dreamin 2. While the palette on the first was reminiscent of the sandy beaches or the desert, this combination brings to mind a nighttime drive in the hills around Mulholland Drive… hundreds of points of colored light scattered in the charcoal darkness above Los Angeles and the Valley. Berocco Boboli is responsible for the color and two neutral colorways of Remix add to the dry hand with their recycled blend of fiber. Combined with an assortment of espresso browns, charcoals and black…in yarns of linen, merino, silk, cotton and cashmere, this new blanket will possess same the woven appeal of first.

 https://simplequietmodern.wordpress.com/2012/03/04/and-the-skies-are-gray/

Coal Dust

June 7, 2012

An appropriate name for this large triangular scarf made of black flax lace yarn knit together with Habu black silk wrapped stainless steel. This combination gives this finished garment a light dry hand with a shimmer from the stainless, not unlike coal itself. And, what is more chic than black linen on a hot summer day? Pair this up with a simple white shirt, black pencil skirt and some nude patent slingbacks and you’re ready for….well…how ’bout lunch?

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/gp4953/coal-dust

and this cap. The perfect summer uniform. Nothing to think about…bad hair days covered. And, you can whip  one of these  up in a couple of days…just in time for Memorial Day weekend. http://nuttyirishmanknits.blogspot.com/2011/11/graham.html