The end of fall is fast approaching, with Thanksgiving already on our doorstep here in the USA, and our winter holiday season only a week behind that. Most of you might be thinking that it’s too late to start new projects that’ll be used as presents during your winter celebrations in December, but we took some time today to scour our favorite websites for patterns that are perfect holiday quick knits! These are mostly all 1-2 skeins projects, many with larger gauge Aran weight yarn, that could easily be completed by the time you’ll need to start handing out your presents!!
I’ve been figuring out the best way to approach talking about this idea of “Slow Color” that I’m in love with. I’ve created an entire business, albeit a very small one, around this idea of slow color, and the value of it. I look outside and see the colors of fall in the leaves and in the trees, and I realize that those are reflected in all the colors that are produced using natural dyes.
So, how’s it going everyone?! Did you get through the stockinette body section? I have to admit…I’m not finished with it yet myself! OMG! Life got busy, as it does sometimes, so I wasn’t able to knit as much as I hope to. However, I’m only 2 cm away, so I’m hoping to finish it today and jump on into our next section. I’m gonna work my fingers off this weekend to catch up. Like I’ve said before, the goals I’ve been setting for the KAL are loose goals, but it’s ok to go as slowly as you need to.
Hello all! How’s your sweater coming along? I’ve moved on from joining the front and back hems and am about 4-5cm away from being done with my stockinette section. I often find that when I get to a large section of stockinette, my knitting pace slows down quite a bit when it’s being worked in the round.
This month we have 3 exciting trunk shows planned!!! The first one happened just this past weekend in Portland at the Starlight Knitting Society! They’ve just expanded their shop and it looks beautiful! This weekend, our yarn will be at Downtown Knits, in North Carolina, and then next weekend we’ll be here at the Haus of Yarn in Nashville again!
I am so excited for this event to get rolling here, especially during October! Knitting season is full on here in the Northern Hemisphere, and our queues are getting full.
Rie Vive, a designer from Kochi, Japan, has created a timeless, cozy, fun knit out of our Retreat base here at Nutmeg Fibers. I was so honored that she was interested in working with our yarn when I reached out to her, and the pattern she came up with is something that you’ll want to wear this year or ten years from now.
I can hear the heat bubbling up in my radiator, that cozy sound that always reminds me that fall is nearly here! It’s a little extra cool here today, about 57F/11C, and I’m so happy to be sipping on my warm tea and writing about yarn! TBH, I only pulled out the heater for that extra cozy feeling today, since I was writing a bunch!
I got home from Vogue Knit Live: San Francisco Monday afternoon, and after a few days of jet lag, have enough brain space to write about it! Last weekend was the perfect time to go visit San Francisco.