Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Rich Reds and A Fall Palette

I'm getting really excited !!! A few of my very talented knitters are almost done with the patterns I am working on. Some have designed for me, some are following, tweaking and correcting my patterns, and some are following patterns they have used for years. All are creating finished products to show how nicely this beautiful 100% Maine yarn knits up. I have introduced some new colors for fall. One being a rich mulberry red, and another a soft pear yellow. YUMMY! They look so beautiful drying on the deck in this perfect weather. Look closely my Yarn-Of The-Month junkies ....September's yarn is in this mix. Remember to check out the Dachshund Rescue of North America's website - Hamlet is who I am donating sales portions to this month.

Aloisia Pollock, a knitwear designer from Jefferson designed this beautiful scarf for me using only one skein of yarn. She displays and sells her work at Pinetree Yarns in Damariscotta. I am so impressed with her work, and she uses Maine grown wools and llama blends. Yea!!!! Her patterns are available for sale at Pinetree Yarns.
Well I cannot show you the beautiful harvest from my garden this year. Mostly summer squash and buttercup squash made it through the damp, wet spring, the rainy summer and the cool late summer that we are experiencing now. The celery and broccoli didn't do too bad, but it is all eaten up and none was left to freeze for winter. These Jerusalem Artichokes look just beautiful though, I suppose I could dig up the roots and eat them. Romeo and Uma are enjoying the lower leaves, and will ultimately eat the whole thing when the first frost sets in. This week I will work on sorting another 250 lbs of fiber, clipping Uma is high on my "to-do" list as well, and Joker's bachelor pad needs securing. I am hopeful that we will have a beautiful Indian summer. Why not, we deserve it.

The cool, dry, sunny weather puts an extra spring in my step, and makes me feel very artsy-fartsy. Time to get cracking on the entry for the New York Sheep & Wool Festival. Last year I won 1st place, this year I am going for Best In Show ... hmmmmm I wonder what Betty is up to? ( wink, wink).


MamaLizKnits said...

Kelly -- Hi there! I stopped by your place about two weeks ago on a Sunday. I had my son Tommy with me and your goat did an excellent job cleaning up the crumbs on the floor of my van... haha!

I absolute LOVE that beautiful red and the pear sounds so nice, too. I will stop by soon to check them out.

We were just out there today looking at a house for sale (I finally found it). Keep your fingers crossed for us, we may be living nearby soon.

Have a great day. :) Liz

Nina said...

Looks great, Kelly! Your felted sign is so beautiful I can't stop looking at it!