A New Year

Every branch and every needle sparking with water after the rain.  Clean beginning for the New Year.

Every branch and every needle sparking with water after the rain. Clean beginning for the New Year.

It is a New Year;

The Christmas decorations are down and put away until next year; I am still working through the last of the Shortbread; We moved my Daughter up to Campbell River this last weekend to start her first “real” job – she is now moving past being a student to being a professional in her field; The knitting still goes on as does life; 2013 looks like it will be a great year!

A small peice of beach depris, edges worn by the work of the sand and tide.  A small bright treasure.

A small piece of beach debris, edges worn by the work of the sand and tide. A small bright treasure.

I have been working pretty steadily on getting patterns ready for the New Year.  Espresso Shawl is now finished and will be released this weekend.  The Shetland Trio – Fair-isle Gloves and Fingerless Mittens will be ready for next weekend and Saracen Shawl will be released the last weekend of this month.  I am well into the knitting of the remaining samples for the Spring Classes and when they are done it will be back to work on “Patina” – the next Knit-a-long.

Beaded sock for the Spring Workshop!

Beaded sock for the Spring Workshop!

Patina got delayed due to just too much life and not enough time!

The first Missive for the Great White Bale was released on January 1.  I am amazed by the logistics involved in getting the yarn to a mill.  No simple decision as not all mills are suited to all fibres, and some mills only take very large quantities of fibre.  Ours is not a very large quantity.  The costs of shipping and wastage at the mill also need to be factored in.  This is going to be an interesting journey.

We went for several walks this week; To all the regular spots;

Water is booming down the stream bed at Bowen!

Water is booming down the stream bed at Bowen!

Bowen Park – the River is still moving along at a great clip and the trees were sparkling as we went just after it rained.  Departure Bay Beach – the tide was out and it was grey and cold.

The mallard ducks were looking beautiful on the lake - the suface was just smooth as glass.

The mallard ducks were looking beautiful on the lake – the surface was just smooth as glass.

Louden Park – there were birds everywhere.  We did not see any Heron’s; but we did see Cormorants, Gulls, Mallard Duck and many other small birds.

An artist has been at work.  I don not know how long this has been here, but It seems to be ageless.

An artist has been at work. I don not know how long this has been here, but It seems to be ageless.

Also at Louden Park, we discovered a carving in a tree trunk; Carved into the bark was the shape of a face, a visage of the tree spirit within.  It was very misty at Louden on January 1st, the colours were all soft and muted.  As were the sounds.  At point all the birds launched into the air and soared away; we looked up, wondering what had occurred.

Another impromptue piece of art; Birdhouse cutout on a tree branch at Bowen Park.

Another impromptue piece of art; Birdhouse cutout on a tree branch at Bowen Park.

There was an Eagle, soaring overhead, heading due south and the birds were all getting out of its path.  Amazing.

What are you looking forward too in the next Year?  Are you knitting something special for yourself?  Are there changes coming in your family, a new grandchild or child?  A move?  A new skill to learn?

I hope that whatever the changes, that they all go smoothly.

Happy New Year

Happy Knitting

Lynette.

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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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