Monday, September 30, 2013

Knitting Pattern Idea

I love everything about this stunning lace wrap! Such a warm & cozy burnt orange color, beautiful detailing....just ideal for autumn! I came across this pattern on Etsy in the California based shop FickleKnitter....the pattern is available to purchase and download (it has been tech edited and tested.) What a great project to kick off fall. Happy Knitting! xoxo

Beautiful wrap pattern can be purchased from FickleKnitter.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Love these....

I am addicted to fingerless gloves. They are a perfect knitting can use your creativity, play with color combinations, experiment with texture and, best of all, they knit up quick. I recently came across this pattern on's published by Mac & Me. It's not a free pattern but it caught my eye immediately. Knit with sport weight yarn with small needles, these fingerless gloves are beautiful. I love this artists work...these gloves are my new favorites! Happy Knitting! xoxo

Perfection! This pattern can be purchased on Ravelry.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

All Things Pumpkin

I could lose myself for hours in Williams Sonoma. Come's like a heaven of all things spicy and pumpkin! I love this Napa Valley Pumpkin Seed's a perfect, yummy blend of pumpkin spice and Indonesian vanilla.

Love these great upcycled pumpkins from Whimsys Workshop on Etsy....super clever & cozy looking! Happy Autumn! xoxo

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Knitting Weekend

I am constantly inspired by the work of other knitters. I just came across an artist on Etsy who makes the most amazing wraps and shawls. KnittyStories is based in Lithuania...the shop owner works with mohair and wools and her work is breathtaking. Custom requests are gladly accepted...I would love to order this triangular shawl to wear with jeans and a fitted tee. Happy Knitting! xoxo

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Free Day

I so appreciate an occasional free scheduled appointments, meetings or pressing engagements....just a simple day to myself. I'm loving fall and cannot get enough of his chilly weather. Still knitting my cowl....I'm in no rush to finish....I just love this project. I came across these knitted socks. I've never tried socks....I'm completely intimidated by cables....but these are just so cozy & perfect....

I'm not a real big flower person, so when I need to send a gift, I'm always looking for a creative, seasonal alternative. I recently found Sweet Trio! Love this Wisconsin based shop....their items look amazing! You can stop by locally or order on line. Perfect autumn treat!

Sweet Trio: their dark chocolate dipped apples look delicious!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Simple Monday

It's freezing here today and I'm so thrilled! Bought a great pumpkin spice candle, gathered some wood for the fireplace and went to the market for a huge bunch of basil to toss with pasta tonight. I'm making this Garlic Herbed Pasta that I found on this wonderful food blog  Pinch of Yum.  Delicious recipes for chilly evenings!

I'm in the middle of knitting the Ombre Cowl still...loving the colors. Working with both Rowan and Cascade yarns currently. My favorite is Black Currant from Rowan...such a rich autumn color!

Found this image on Pinterest, but sadly no source for it....I love the inspiring simplicity. Happy Knitting! xo

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Autumn Loves

I am the middle of a great knitting project. I'm working on the Ombre Cowl from Ravelry that I posted earlier this week. My only change to the original plan....I switched out the black mohair for an inky, deep eggplant. Love the depth of the color!

I just found an amazing pattern on Etsy for this "Genevieve" cowl/snood. Available for purchase, from the beautiful shop AtelierTPK, in PDF form....this is one of the prettiest patterns I've come across and it's ideal for both beginners and advanced knitters! Worn loose or cozily wrapped....I simply love this....just a stunning project idea! Happy Knitting! xo

Love this cowl? Purchase the pattern at this great Etsy shop....AtelierTPK

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Ombre Obsession

I cannot say enough how much I love this Ombre simply stunning, the colors are perfect for autumn! Most exciting...this fabulous pattern by Hilary Carr is available for free on Ravelry!  Love the selected colors chosen by Espace Tricot for this cowl. 

One of my very favorite yarns is used throughout....this cowl is knit with a variety of shades of  Rowan Kidsilk Haze. So, grab your favorite's the perfect project to put your own personal spin on! Happy Knitting! xoxo

Autumn Knitting!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Back To School, Friend

I just love looking for new knitting inspiration. I try to share new yarn ideas and free patterns as often as I can. This fab friend sort of popped up on me when I wasn't looking! How charming is she? It's like a knitted Back To School sweetheart! The pattern is on Ravelry (in Tetyana Korobkova's Store) and while it isn't's just too amazing to not pass the word around on. I cannot wait to knit my own Purple Viola Doll! Here's to a wonderful, cozy autumn season! Happy Knitting....xoxo