I hope you enjoyed my previous posts on Frida Kahlo, and found some sort of inspiration, whether it was fashion inspiration, or artistic. But its time to get back to talking about knitting, and another cowl. Back in the fall, when I first started knitting, my first cowl I attempted to knit, was the Laser cowl, and it was then that I fell in love, with the ever so popular cowl trend. The Laser...
When I first started taking art classes as a young adult, I had an amazing art teacher, whose inspiration was Frida. Maybe it was then, that I too became in awe of the beautiful Mexican artist. Whatever, it may be, I find myself thinking of her often, when I draw, paint, create art. So last weekend, I headed over to Artisphere, which had an art exhibit featuring the fabulous Frida Kahlo. It was...
The trend for Winter 2012 was the Cowl. For those that do not know, a cowl, is an accessory worn around the neck, similar to a scarf. However, unlike a scarf that has two ends that wrap around in several ways, the cowl, is connected, either by being knit together or by buttons. Most cowls are short and wide, but those that are longer become an infinity scarf.
Farewell Winter, until we meet again...
Although this winter, if you can even call it that, was extremely mild, it is time to say goodbye. I love the seasons not only because of the climate changes, but also for new beginnings. Spring has arrived. It is time to reflect on what I have made this fall and winter. It is time to put the chunky wool yarns away, and start to explore some lighter options.
After a couple of days of being cooped up inside, and once the streets have been plowed, I bundle up and go on a nice long run, through the snowy city. It is one of my favorite types of runs. The air, clean, and refreshing, the sunshine reflecting off of the snow, makes everything brighter.
“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass I love a good snow day. The type when you look out the window first thing in the morning and to...
Nothing is better, during the Winter, than heading to the slopes on a weekend getaways, snowboarding down fresh new snow, and then ending the day by relaxing in an outdoor hot tub. Or being snowed in, sitting by a fire and snugging with your significant other, under a warm hand-knitted blanket. As you can see, the cold Winter can be quite lovely.
Early last fall, after visiting Williamsburg’s local yarn shop, Knitting Sisters, where I had purchased a couple of skeins of a beautiful hand dyed alpaca yarn, I started getting very interested and curious about knitting and the yarn industry. At this point, I was a very novice knitter, the only thing I knew about knitting was how to cast on my stitches, knit and purl, and binding off....
“Even the most quickly created simple project can become a treasured gift if made with a beautiful yarn.” - Joelle Hoverson from Last-Minute Knitted Gifts. The above quotes is by far one of my favorites. I couldn’t have said it better myself. I may sound like a total “yarn snob,” but honestly, I see no point in dedicating precious valuable time on hand knitting a...
why cashmere and silk?
Early fall of 2011, I started two new hobbies, pinning and knitting. It all began when my boyfriend and I went on a weekend getaway to Williamsburg, VA. We stayed at a colonial style Bed and Breakfast on a cow farm. It was our first time vacationing this way and it was quite lovely. We hit up all of the obvious historical attractions and browsed some local boutiques. Among these boutiques was a...