Friday, June 03, 2022

Happy Birthday Dad

We have a new sample and it is stunning. This is the Bookish Cardi
The Bookish Cardi is a statement layering sweater. It features some of my favorite stitches and techniques: twisted stitches, crochet bobbles, and buttonholes which makes for an addictive knit that you won’t be able to put down! The cropped length, front button closure, and easy drop shoulder style make this the ultimate layering piece to mix and match with your wardrobe.

Deidre knit the 3rd size (with 2” added to the length) and used just over 3.5 skeins of Arranmore Light. Deidre knit the cardigan on 3.5mm and 4mm needles.

The pattern is by Annie Lupton (Boho Chic Fiber Co.) and you can purchase it on her website.

The latest Field Guide is now available.

We welcome with joy the world’s foremost expert on brioche knitting, Nancy Marchant! Field Guide No. 21: Brioche is perfect for knitters new to brioche, with how-to instructions, tips, and four patterns that set a knitter up for brioche glory. Experienced brioche knitters will love these designs, too—modern and simple, hitting that the sweet spot of easy and gorgeous.

This is the Field Guide we have dreamed of creating for a long time.

We were total brioche newbies when we started working with Nancy on this Field Guide. Now, with Nancy’s guidance and a set of gorgeous designs, we’re confident brioche knitters.

My dad is celebrating a big birthday today. 80! He’s still going strong. He goes to work everyday and still loves it. People ask Beth and I why he is still working - he should be retired. We tell them that he enjoys working and it would kill him to sit at home everyday. He does nap every afternoon but who wouldn’t have an afternoon nap if they could?

Beth sent me pictures of the decorations at work.

We sang Happy Birthday then someone yelled because we forgot the sprinklers.
We took the cake back and started again.
Lucy enjoyed the party. I fed her some of my ice cream.

Happy Birthday Dad!

1 comment:

Trina said...

Your Dad looks fantastic Julie! Happy Birthday to him!