Fall Has Come!

While I have been busy dyeing in my studio, fall appeared.  Actually, I would like to say that I see the seasons change, but this year the seasons have seemed to just all of a sudden to just be there.  We had our first fire in the woodstove on Sunday, and you couldn't pry me out of the house into the studio.  It was cold and just a little bit of rain to make it raw...didn't like it and was amazed that fall had set in so quickly, at least to my mind.

But a few things have happened in the last couple of weeks.

1. I have been dyeing lots....the studio is seeming to fill up a bit.  We are getting ready for 2 shows - SAFF in Asheville and Stitches East in Hartford, CT.

2. We have a new helper in the studio and she is making everyone feel like we can get a bunch done!

3. I bought a new camera. So new pictures will be coming! I am excited that I can get some better quality pictures, in spite of my lack of camera taking knowledge.  I asked Anne Hanson of Knitspot what camera she used and got the most recent version of it.  Anne takes lovely pictures doesn't she?  Here's the first of many!

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4. I finished a shawl I have been working on for the past month - not yet washed and blocked. Oh, I had to do some tinking, and some changing of the pattern (extending it a little) because of how I chose to do the colors in it.  This is Stephen West's Daybreak which you can see on Ravelry.  I love the feel of the drape of this which is knitted in Yummy 2-ply Sock.   I used one skein for the main color and 3 Toes in coordinating colors for the stripes.  His pattern calls for 2 colors. I wanted to play with color!

I will show you more pictures when it is all washed and blocked.  I will have the patterns for this and other Stephen West knits at my shows!

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Here's a close-up of the colors:

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The colors I used were Moss as the main color and A Day at (TM) the Red Leaf Lettuce Farm, Adobe, and Field Mouse.  Field Mouse is a new grey.  Love it!

5. Got my new shipment of Yet Yarn into my studio.  We are very excited!  I have been dyeing it, and you will see it going up in the next few days.  Just in time for Anne Hanson's new Hellebores pattern that uses my Yet. The Hellebores pattern is a lovely pair of  lace wristlets and a lace beret.  I will also have this pattern at my shows!

That's all for now...More pictures soon!

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