April 16, 2015
Spring has finally arrived here in Massachusetts. As recently as last weekend we were still getting sleet and cold weather. But this week it has been in the 50s and 60s and sunny. I love this time of year when I can open all the windows and air the house out.
In the morning I wake up to the birds tweeting and they have already started building nests in our birdhouses.
I noticed the first daffodils popping up in the garden today. A sure sign of Spring!
And, I sat out on the deck and knit this afternoon. My current project is a mat for a shelf in our family room. I found the pattern on Pinterest. It’s kind of tedious and slow going as every 4 stitches is a cable. Row 1 is front cables all the way across. Row 2 is Purled all the way across, Row 3 is back cables all the way across and Row 4 is purled all the way across. I love the woven fabric it produces. I am making it out of a linen cotton blend which is perfect for wam weather knitting. The yarn comes on a cone and it’s Valley Yarns Cotton 10/2 and I have doubled it up to make it thicker.
Speaking of cotton, we just introduced our new Organic cotton labels. It’s a fabulous lightweight cotton that is so soft, yet durable for all of your handmade garments. I love the natural look of these labels. They are the perfect finishing touch. They have really taken off and we have received a lot of positive feedback on them. Here are some of this week’s custom orders we’ve done.