Saturday, October 06, 2007
The early morning view from the shop's front porch, across the farm in Meadows of Dan to the corn maze. Lovely day, although it seems too warm for October!
Isn't there some saying about fogs in October and snows in the winter? We should have some snow, then; several mornings this week have been a gray haze. There is just a hint of color across the hills so far.
A new project, to provide a rest for the fingers from the Violet Beauregard skirt. This pattern is by Marty Miller and appears in the Spring 2007 Interweave Crochet. I'm loving this, done in my hand painted millspun angora/merino in a colorway I call "Rhododendron". I had a little trouble with the directions at first; mostly because I was a bit distracted at the time, I'm sure!
The shop has been wonderfully busy. I've met some terrific fiber people lately; a delightful young knitter from Eastern Virginia, spinners from Pennsylvania, another knitter from Georgia. It's fun to see what people are working on and how interested they are in natural fiber from our area. I ordered some Interweave Press books last week: there are now patterns for everything from socks to dog sweaters here! And I'm expecting some more knitting needles and notions. I've expanded the circular needle line to include 40 inch and have some lovely Rosewood needles on the way.