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  • January 10, 2016 2 min read

    I've heard the road to hell is paved with good intentions.  I'm famous for just not quite getting everything I mean to do actually done.  While this foible is unlikely to end me up in the fiery flames of eternal damnation, I do beat myself up about it.  Like, say, when I come across a perfectly good blog entry I've written and forgotten to post. 

    It is my New Year's resolution to be better at follow through and completion, so I hope you will forgive me for just now posting this blog entry I wrote last month. 

    December 26 - afternoon
    This is my favorite part of the holiday season  The frenzy of preparing for the big day is over, and it's time to relax and enjoy.  For me that's taking some quiet time to be with my kids and to just be still and knit.  Yesterday afternoon I finished my Cavendish Throw, and am just thrilled with it. 

    I can see why Mary has knit three of them.  I am really into knitwear for the home right now.  Knitted throws are everywhere - from Pottery Barn to Target, but nothing has been has been as pretty or as fun as the those I've seen being worked around the table here at the shop.  

    I like neutrals furniture because it's versatile, but it can get boring.  That's why I love knitting  these throws in fun colors that inspire me and give a room that pop of color.  

    My next throw adventure is going to be a fabulous pattern called 64 Crayons by Amy Swenson.  I even love the name.  It reminds me of the wonderful childhood joy of a brand new box of Crayola's with the tips all fresh and pointy and full of possibilities. 

    The throw is worked in Kureyon, Noro's most playful yarn with bright bands of color and an earthy texture.  In this pattern you're working strips using two different colors at a time to create alternating stripes.  Strips of stripes.  Say that five times fast.  Anyway, it's a super fun project, and I can't wait to get started!  Want to join me?  We're doing 64 Crayons as a knitalong starting Thursday, January 21st from 2 to 4 p.m.  Come get started and feel like a kid again! 

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