A Beautiful Day to Start the New Year!

Iced over pond and cherry red branches offer winter colour.

It is a beautiful day here.  Clear and cold, no wind and a gorgeous blue sky!  We got our day off to a great start with a walk in our favorite city park, Neck Point.  I got to play with my new Zoom lens and took some pictures of eagles and posturing birds (one gull and a type of bird, maybe a type of heron).  I also took picures of the trees of the park.  The deciduous tree are all denuded of their leaves and look so very different at this time of the year.  If you like, join me for a walk in the park.

Faux fair-isle baby vest in progress.

I’m going to spend the rest of the day puttering around my knitting, hopefully finishing off the vest sample for the faux fair-isle class and getting deeper into the border of the “easy”

"Easy" Shawl Sample about 50% done.

 sample for the Retreat. 

I received a totally unexpected gift yesterday.  It arrived in the  mail and was waiting for me when I got home from work.  It was a wonderful way to start the new year.  The friend who sent the yarn is also the one who sent me the link to the Vogue Magic of Mohair Competition – I should be showering her with gifts!  I’ll have to think up something particularly special as a thank-you!  The yarn she sent is a natually dyed fingering blend of 20% cashmere, 40% angora and 40% merino lambswool.  The yarn is made by Shilasdair and has been dyed with Cochineal and is a glorious red.  The picture does not do the colour justice and the hand is incredible!  I can hardly wait to work with the yarn and will have to knit something as spectacular as the yarn itself!  The Isle of Skye – where the yarn comes from – is also now another place I would like to visit! 

Shilasdair - yarn from heaven (Skye actually)!

Thank-you Lynette for my wonderful gift!  (Yes we share the same first name!  We have never met except through Ravelry, and the wonderful accident of a shared name!)

Have a great New Year’s Day and Happy Knitting


About letissierdesigns

March 2017 - My new site is now up and functioning. I can blog, share my thoughts and photographs, and sell my patterns! So much happening in my life and all is creative and forward moving! Thanks for taking the time to stop by. Sept 2015 - I haven't updated this in a while! Still knitting, always knitting, I still teach and work at Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I also have designed for Vogue Knitting, Koigu Magazine, Zealana, Jimmie Beans, and Malabrigo, As of the beginning of 2015 I also became creative director of the Buffalo Wool Co., a new job that just flows along with what I already do. I am a knitting teacher and knitwear designer. I work full time in my LYS, Mad About Ewe Fine Yarns. I recently was 1st runner up in a Vogue Knitting Design Competition called the Magic of Mohair. My design was featured in the Early Fall 2011 Vogue Knitting. I will have another design in the Vogue Knitting Winter 2011 edition. I have recently purchased a Canon Rebel Camera and have started taking way too many pictures. I love this site for sharing my thoughts and pictures. Life is good!
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