Happy Wednesday everyone! The weather today is gorgeous here in the White Mountains. A perfect 73 degree day with sun and some clouds and absolutely NO humidity. This is my very first summer in New Hampshire so I’m learning as we progress through the seasons. So far we’ve only had 2 or 3 humid days and it rarely ever lasts through the evening. It’s always 5 degrees cooler in the basin of the mountains where our cabin is which so far has been nice this summer but I’m worried about the winter months.
Go ahead and take it out on me. I can take it. When life tries to drag you down and people let you down and it all seems so hard, I just pick up my knitting needles and start click clacking. Knitting calms me down, centers my mind, and makes me feel good. I wonder what would happen if everyone in the whole wide world learned how to knit. World peace? Hmmmmm……. Anyway, today I listed a new knitting pattern and I’m quite pleased with how it turned out. What do you think? What color would you like to see the next one in? I’ll also be selling the finished ponchos. Buy the pattern here.
The Windham Poncho
Joe and I were quite busy today photographing all the new pieces to add to The Autumn Acorn shop on Etsy. This is such a time consuming part of owning my own business.We all know it’s the photographs that typically sell an item so it’s really important to me to have the best photos possible. I’m so grateful that we have such a beautiful backdrop for taking photos. Here is a little sneak peak. Check back here to see much more!
Well, I did it! I finished my very first giant, mega, extreme knitting project. I made those huge PVC pipe knitting needles I talked about earlier and I knit a very large merino wool top roving blanket. It was no easy feat. I was using muscles I didn’t even know I had and I even broke out in a sweat. It actually felt like exercise…..like a decent work out. I’m pretty satisfied with the final results. In fact, I’ve decided I enjoyed knitting the blanket enough so I could sell these conversation pieces. The first photo I put on Facebook got a lot of attention and there were several doubters who thought my picture was photo shopped. I assured them that it really was me in that bed knitting with giant knitting needles are wool!! I still have a lot to learn. I was told I would get a king sized blanket out of 10 pounds of wool but I only got half that size. I’m thinking that maybe I should have divided the wool into two sections to get twice the blanket. I’m definitely going to try that with the next blanket and I’ll let you know how it goes. In the meantime, click here to order the blanket in several different sizes. The Hampton Beach Giant Wool Roving Blanket in cream
I received my first 10 pounds of merino wool roving in the mail today! It was so exciting to open it up. My son was over and I told him to look out because the package felt compressed and I was certain it would “explode” like a giant puff ball. Well, it didn’t expand at all. Instead I revealed a super dense, super tightly wound bump of gorgeous wool roving. Tomorrow I’m going to try to make the PVC pipe knitting needles. Stay tuned……….