With the cooler weather and changing leaves I've started to cozy up inside with my balls of yarn and knitting needles. Here's my first hat of the season. It's made from a variety of yarns I had in the scrap basket. I'm pleased with the colors and the way it turned out.
Mural in front of Twilight Artist's Collective in West Seattle
My friend Maria came to town for a visit this week. I took her to the Farmer's market in West Seattle, the International District and my favorite little taco place in Burien...La Estacion. We tried to go to Sabor de Oaxaca, but they were closing as we drove up. I was there last week and tried their friend grasshoppers...not really my cup of grasshopper!
I went up to the Skagit Valley on Saturday to see the salmon swimming upstream to spawn. It is an awe inspiring yearly event. On the way home I stopped near Mt. Vernon and took some pictures. In the spring, these fields are full of tulips.
This boat was at an RV park not far from La Conner...I love the warm, reflected colors at sunset.
There's getting to be a nip in the air so that's when I get out my knitting needles and start to cozy up with the cat. Here are some new handwarmers I've made. There are available to buy at my etsy store. They are made of a yummy wool called manos del uruguay. It's kettle dyed and has slight variations in color. They are very soft and warm.
I got inspired to make some felt today using the wet method instead of needle felting which I usually do. It's a lot of fun, though messy and wet. You basically need wool roving, hot water, dish soap, bubble wrap and nylon net mesh (the kind fruit gets packaged in). Here are my samples from today.
I changed the title photo for the blog and the colors. What do you think? Do you like this better than the old Looking Up Looking Down? Let me know, and don't forget to sign up to follow this blog so you won't miss a thing!