Fall shows are complete, I am finishing up orders, and it's time to relax a bit, settle down, plan for the holidays and allow myself time for designing. How do I get out of my own way and allow creativity to flow through me? I return to the quiet world of needle knitting.
I didn't realize how much I had missed my needles until I happened upon this project at SAFF -http://saffsite.org/ in Asheville last weekend. The Hatteras Cardigan designed by Kate Salomon from Green Mountain Spinnery in Vermont- http://www.spinnery.com/ called out to me. Kate was a joy to consult on the pattern, and she took the sweater off her back to let me try on! I love the toothy wool that is just soft enough. It glides through my fingers well, despite the teeny weeny needle size. This is the first time I have ever used a size 3 needle! I am finally trying out the handcrafted hexagonal needles made by Indian Lake Artisans http://indianlakeartisans.com/
So, if you happen to be attending the River Arts District Studio Stroll in Asheville on November 12 & 13 from 10-5 - http://www.riverartsdistrict.com/ - you will see me probably working on this. My knitting machines and I will be taking a wee rest.