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Elk in the Woods


A smallish scarf. Knitted in Madelinetosh Pashmina, a soft and wonderful blend of merino wool, silk, and cashmere. Pattern from my favorite knitting book, Juju’s Loops. The brooch is vintage and was a gift from a friend.



Over the long weekend, I finished this shawl. Here I’ve shown it folded in half. It’s actually a large square. So large, in fact, that I’ve not yet blocked it because I have no idea where I’d lay it to dry.

I used this pattern by Gudrun Johnston, and I enlarged my shawl by knitting until each side had 150 stitches. Also, I placed the stripes differently than called for by the pattern.

The yarn is Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in the following shades: Antique Lace, Dustbowl, Flour Sack (discontinued), Luster, and Olivia.

A Rainy And Gloomy Day


With a headache. Settling down to drink some tea. Today I want peppermint.



by Guerlain. My absolute favorite for fall.

Fall Tote


Cotton canvas dyed in tea, hand-drawn and painted. Lined in lavender linen. Hand and machine sewn.

Crow Waltz Shawl


Pattern by Juju Vail, found here. My version in Madelinetosh Pashmina, Tern and Opaline.


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