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Friday, September 11, 2015

Taking a Breath, and Lupine

Wow, it's been such an intense month so far! I knew September was going to be full of wonderful things, but it's really flying by! The collection release took up a lot of my time and energy, but I'm so proud of it, and I'm so grateful for everyone's positive reactions! And then it was my birthday, and now I feel like I'm finally getting a chance to breathe (right before a weekend that I've booked full of knit group, art workshops, our town's car/music/BBQ festival, and Anemone's half-marathon).

I've also been starting to feel a bit burned out from the summer, so I'm trying to be aware of that and take things easy. On top of the play, almost all my summer knitting was design work-mostly the collection, but also a couple of things for later this fall. Creative exhaustion is definitely a thing, and I don't want to hit full burnout, so I've been focusing on just pleasure knitting this week. Last weekend I churned out a bunch of my mum's sweater- it's just ten long collar rows away from a complete body, but I need to order the right size needle for the sleeves.

I also started a Lupine on my birthday-I thought it would be nice to have something fresh and new, and this hit the spot. Cory's patterns are always just a joy to knit, and this pattern is just perfect for this yarn. The yarn is by my friend Tara-The Dyeing Arts Splendiferious, so this whole project is a wonderful reminder of what amazing, talented, and hardworking friends I have in this community.

Hope you all have a magnificent weekend!


  1. happy birthday! I love that you started a project on your birthday, I do that on Christmas day! Maybe I need to add my birthday as well. Everyday should be cast on worthy though :)

  2. This weekend sounds like it will be so fun for you! I can't wait to see how your Lupine comes along :)

  3. a birthday project is such a great idea- and a perfect excuse to cast on for something new. The yarn looks so pretty! Have a great weekend, I hope all the things you have planned go smoothly and are loads of fun!

  4. I've been so busy I completely missed your birthday, so very happy belated birthday! Love the project, and some relaxing fun knitting is ALWAYS a good idea :)