Out of Luck!

The only knitting related activity!

The last weekend was a bit of a downer for me – knitting wise.  I had a couple of knitting crisis’ and went into a bit of a sulk.  I did manage to paint my Leaf and Point Stole, but after that, the weekend was a bit of bust – I read two books instead.

Crisis 1)  I am still waiting to the Vogue Knitting Early Fall Edition.  Between being on the Island and the West Coast and the postal strike – it is taking fore-ever to get here.  I swung between being high and excited and frustrated all at the same time.  This is now done.  I am only excited and waiting.  My normal optimistic self is reasserting itself!

Crisis 2)  The Modern Guernsey is on hold for the moment while I get over ripping back over half of what I had done.  I was well into the waist area when I realized that the back had 30 more stitches than the front!  I was not happy.  I obviously couldn’t count when I started the back!

Crisis 3)  I am out of undyed, knitted, lace for painting!

Tea-cozy under Construction

How did I cure my sulk?  A little retail therapy and a little project to knit for that feeling of success necessary to keep us going!  The project – the tea-cosy that my son has been waiting fore-ever for.  He was over for dinner on Sunday and approved the colours and design.  For some reason he wasn’t into the floral embellishments that I like.  The cozy is well underway and I am about to start the shaping for the crown.  It should be finished tonight.  It is a small cozy, only a 3-cupper and is not taking long to knit!

Honor - Lakeshore Drive Colourway!

The retail therapy – Lorna’s Laces Honor hand-dyed heaven.  I want to knit my Leaf and Point Lacy Scarf in a regular hand-dye and this looks like it will do the job well!

The next hand painted project is in the planning stages.  I have some yarn left over from my Shetland Christening Shawl, a sample from the Shetland lace Retreat.  It was knit with  Diamond Yarn Luxury Collection Cashmere/Silk.

Waiting for the right stitch!

This yarn is undyed and gorgeous to work with.  I have about 1.75 balls left over from my project.  Once I choose the stitch and shaping – the shaping will suggest itself from the stitch – I will be able to start!

Christening Lace Shawl

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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