Hello from New York on an overcast afternoon.
Even though the light is not very bright now, around midday I did take some more photographs of my hand knit scarves and hats and added them to my etsy shop. Tending to the shop is an interesting process, and I am learning a lot, day by day.
I thank you all for your visits to FoakleyArts and very much appreciate your comments. I am fortunate to have had the current couple of weeks of open time to set up the shop and also be able to keep knitting, see friends, do errands, make progress on my watercolor Christmas card painting...and still have time left over for sleeping.
The above photograph shows a very lightweight and long lacy merino wool scarf that I began knitting during my U.K. holiday. The needles are thin (2 3/4 mm) so this scarf is no one-week wonder. I love working on knit projects that take awhile, since I always find knitting very relaxing. the background of the photo is a very large knitted patchwork blanket I made years ago, when I actually thought I was going to use up all my leftover yarn.
The following photos show some beautiful silk/mohair yarns that I bought at Liberty's. I plan on using each color in separate projects, that will probably involve some sort fair isle mingling of that particular shade of ethereal haze with some delicate wool yarns in harmonizing shades. We shall see. I will keep you posted.
My little stack of tweedy four-ply wool also came home with me from Liberty. Again, I will find some less tweedy yarns to combine with each of these colors to make some as yet unknown design. It's such fun to play with colors, whether the colors are subtle or bright.
A bright colored project I currently have underway is a collection of fingerless mitts.
As you may be able to tell from the colors, I intend to finish these Christmas colored mitts in time to add them, along with some other mitts I just happen to have already finished, to FoakleyArts. I am using double pointed bamboo needles, which work well with these wool and wool/cashmere double knitting weight yarns.
Before I leave the laptop to return to the workshop, I will show you a photograph taken during a recent visit to the Union Square farmers market.
I wanted to make sure to show you all at least one City View that did not feature my very cluttered apartment. The colorful autumn squash and gourds do have their own sort of clutter...isn't it jolly!
Happy Thanksgiving to my American visitors. I will try to get outdoors early next Thursday morning to take some photos of the big Macy's Parade. Meanwhile, thank you again for your views and comments.