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my indigo adventure!

I finally did it! I dyed with indigo, my neighbor grew some from seed in her back yard and was kind enough to share it with me! It was very interesting how the whole process works, we used the one day recipe from Rebecca Burgess’s book called harvesting color (I highly recommend it). I dyed all wool to make pom poms with! End results below…

 

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here are the end results!

here are the end results!

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project update!

As usual I haven’t posted in way to long! I have been knitting like crazy with much more to come! Yay for the approaching holiday season…  I am working on many holiday items and will post pictures as I go.

Women's box top I have a second one on my needles already.

Women’s box top I have a second one on my needles already.

baby sweater for my soon to be cousin!

baby sweater for my soon to be cousin!

production planning!

production planning!

Working on a series of christmas hats.

Working on a series of christmas hats.

sock monkey booties.

sock monkey booties.

custom ordered coat.

custom ordered coat.

just did a new design for this fawn scarfjust did a new design for this fawn scarf

baby sweater's all done!

baby sweater’s all done!

clean studio table (for 10 seconds)

clean studio table (for 10 seconds)

pom poms for h-luv fabrications. One of my very favorite people!!

pom poms for h-luv fabrications. One of my very favorite people!!

up to Murray's studio!

up to Murray’s studio!

a few snapshots

A few pictures of projects finished and in the works and a few snapshots.

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Made Ricotta with a kit from my moms store!

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A Sunday morning farmers market tradition.

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Rearranging the studio.

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Mom and Dad gluten free wrap and green smoothy vs. sausage and coffee.

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bits of rabbit pelts

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Remnants of the morning.

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Close up of the Amimono sweater!

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The Amimono sweater.

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the Amimono sweater

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time to work…

Not much to report right now.

 I am working on a lot of new things! Will post soon!

Another poncho finished.

Another poncho finished.

 

I finally learned how to spin!
I finally learned how to spin!

new beginnings.
new beginnings.

Crocheted bag in progress.

Crocheted bag in progress.

 

 

After taking a long break from knitting over the past couple months, I am back at it full force with lots of new ideas to try. I have been doing a lot of designing lately, and just having fun with learning the entire process of creating something new. I am just settling in to my new studio/my mom’s new shop, it’s all very exciting and new. Here are some pictures of my most recent adventures…

Shawl pattern I have been working on.

Shawl pattern I have been working on.

vinyl coated cashmere from Habu textiles

Vinyl coated cashmere from Habu Textiles.

recent special order

Recent custom order of three of my cowls ready to ship.

Stainless steel and silk yarn being knit into a pouch.

Stainless steel and silk yarn being knit into a little pouch.

Hand spun silk from Habu textiles

Hand spun silk from Habu Textiles.

my sisters sweater, I am ALMOST done!

My sister’s sweater, I am ALMOST done!

My sisters sweater

My sister’s sweater.

baskets that I made

Baskets that I made.

baskets that I made

Basket that I made.

Photography studio that I work at.

Photography studio that I work at.

Pom pom garland.

Pom pom garland.

textile love

Textile love!

my new studio

My new studio!

lots of Habu to experiment with

Lots of Habu to experiment with.

Bunny cowl

Bunny cowl.

I am working on another one of these.

I am working on another one of these.

one of my favorite desserts

One of my favorite desserts.

Poncho

Here is the photo I promised of the custom poncho I designed. I have been working on some crocheted baskets over the past couple days, pictures to come soon!

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Well, after taking a bit of a break from knitting for the last month or so I am back at it full speed, and this week I moved into my new studio which I am very excited about! I have been doing a lot of prototypes and tests with felting projects recently, and trying to felt without a washing machine in a timely fashion, it’s not working to well.  I have been trying to make felted potholders and bowls I have the patterns down but the felting is very unpredictable… This week I have been working mostly on a cabled alpaca sweater for my sister that has been in the works for a year now. I have started many small projects along the way such as a shawl, more felting, and a blanket for my aunt. I plan to work a lot this next week and will hopefully have lots of new things to talk about next week.

custom poncho getting it's fringe, full pictures to come.

custom poncho getting it’s fringe, full pictures to come.

my yarn at the studio
my yarn at the studio

table at the studio

table at the studio

first day in the studio

first day in the studio

sister's sweater! almost ready for sleeves

sister’s sweater! almost ready for sleeves

crocheted bracelets available at Maude in Petaluma

crocheted bracelets available at Maude in Petaluma

This is what I was up to over the holidays: KNITTING! These are all things that I have made in December and January and I am continuing to work on many projects. I will post  more soon!

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finishing table…

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poncho out of silk

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poncho out of silk

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finished poncho out of wool

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finished poncho out of wool

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kinds poncho with angora puffs in Maude

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fox scarf in the window of Maude

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wool poncho in progress

This post is mostly just a catch up post, these are all things that I have made since June the beginning of my school year. I will usually be posting more recent  photos and projects as soon as I get settled in to this new blog. In the mean time, if you are wondering more about me and my blog, please refer to the about page above.

-Lily

This is my copy of a pair of antique baby slippers I found.

Lace wedding shawl I knit for my aunts wedding, it was 6 feet long by about 30 inches wide.

this is a shawl I made from a pattern that I adapted to my owl liking

pom poms! For Jess Brown, a local doll maker.

Child’s sweater

Baby bonnet knit out of Twirl, the fibershed projects yarn.

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