Weekend Knitting

I'm working really hard this month to get all of my knitting designs together, written up into patterns, tested, and photographed.  I get distracted so easily with new ideas, that the actual patterns often get put on the back burner.  I'm going to work really hard to stay focused and not allow myself to move onto a new project until the current pattern is complete.  The first design I'm working on is the Harvest Sweater.  It's a top down cardigan that I originally made for Luke last year, using plant dyed yarns.  I love neutrals with a giant pop of color! 

p.s.  A friend and I went to a yarn sampling at our local yarn shop this weekend.  I bought yarn.  If you stop back tomorrow, I'll tell you all about it and show you what I brought home.

p.s.s.  I'm thrilled that so many of you were interested in hearing more about my simplifying process.  I'm thinking about using Friday's posts to write down my thoughts and what I accomplished each week.   I hope you'll join in the discussion, I'm really looking forward to it.


  1. Love the wooden buttons and that you use plant based dyes. What did you use to get the bright red?

  2. I agree. I would also like to know how you got those pretty colors, if you are willing to share. I would really like to see more on your dyeing.

  3. The plant dyes I used were actually on the first sweater I made. I forgot to add a link to the original sweater, but it's there now. :) I would love to be able to make red dye from plants. I hope to have a dye garden on the homestead and plant madder.