One Down….

Leaf and Point Shetland Christening Shawl

Two to go!  I’ve just finished the first of the 3 full size shawls that I wanted to do for the retreat!  I’ll get the second one done for sure, but the third – that may be a stretch.  The first is the “easy” lace.  It has the solid garter center and 2 easy lace patterns interrupted by eyelet rows.  The edging is a simple repeating point.  I’ve styled the shawl like an old fashioned christening blanket with ribbon threaded through the eyelets rows!  The ribbon is Hanah Silk, hand-dyed and gorgeously rich looking.

Hanah Silk Ribbon

It has been a good day and I feel like I have accomplished a lot this week – having an unexpected snow day on Wednesday certainly sped up the knitting of the shawl and I certainly can’t expect that to happen again – too bad!  Today I finished, blocked, and wove the ribbon through the eyelets on the shawl – it feels great to have it done.

I also baked a cake and some Butterscotch Brownies and have a chicken in the oven for supper.  I am now sitting down and enjoying a cup of Darjeeling tea as I write this entry!  Because of the deadline for the shawls  I haven’t really been knitting anything else, but I have been working on some idea’s – I’ll elaborate as they “firm” up in my head.

Flying Gulls this Morning at Maffeo Sutton Park

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking and daydreaming this last week as well.  It is amazing how much thinking one can do when waking up very regularly at about 2:00 or 3:00 am.  I am so hyped about going to NYC this friday that sleep – regular sleep – has become a thing of the past!  Sleep is highly over-rated right now!  I have never been to NY and I guess I am not really going to see much on this trip – mostly the interior of the Hilton Hotel and the vendor’s marker!  The market is going to be a very dangerous place for me to spend a lot of time in!  I can hardly wait!  My suitcase is half packed and my knitting is planned, only the weather left to control, suggestions anyone?!

I would like clear skies and Rainbows – just like this morning!

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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4 Responses to One Down….

  1. beentsy says:

    Gosh, that’s lovely! What a beautiful thing.

    I don’t know how you’re getting any sleep at all with all the excitement! Squee!

  2. Karen Conway says:

    Saw the newspaper article and finally checked out your site yesterday. All I can say is “WOW”.
    Congrats and enjoy NY, the hubby can hold down the fort.
    Good luck.
    PS: loved the tea cozies.

    • Thank-you! Hubby is definitely in charge while I am gone! I plan on enjoying every minute, since I have never been to NY or participated in anything like this before! The tea-cozies are high on my list of favorites as well!


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