Monday, October 20, 2014

october


hello! how are you? i hope well! all is very good here, a bit of equipment complications, so more iphone photos. thank goodness for the phone! here a few things happening lately...

owl arrived, for a new sweater


 loop & leaf, our local yarn store started carrying woolfolk, i think this beautiful fiber would like to be a shawl


early one morning, a couple hours up the coast


 my husband and his friend had a new adventure


i was the driver. after dropping them off, they paddled home...


everything went very well, except for one small incident a couple days later, which necessitated (me) driving again, this time on a loooong rural road, at night, in the pitch dark. i was a little unnerved, until i saw this sign  :)


(lerwick, shetland islands, photo by kathy cadigan)

in celebration of wool week, ashley yousling of Woolful invited kathy cadigan and i to her blog. if you'd like to see gorgeous shetland photos by kathy visit Woolful here.



i made a halloween costume for a friends new baby. a wee caterpillar  :)



and another diaper cover, this one for my new (grand)baby. 


i made a pair of socks. these were knit with sport weight, extraordinarily soft, organic merino wool.
raverly notes here


i made another pair of socks


these with the prettiest hand dyed fingering weight wool (raverly notes)



east coast | west coast met and families become fast friends (my girl was here for a week!)


and, SO EXCITING! this arrived on saturday, The Lonely Planet Traveller magazine (november 2014), with my photo. a thrill. thank you LPTM. i love this magazine!

thank you so much, taking time to visit here. between working and travelling, and computer problems, i've been on my phone mostly (instagram). hoping to sort everything out soon and go a 'visiting around blogland! take good care friends, see you soon! xxx lori

56 comments:

  1. Gorgeous knits (that caterpillar costume is so cute!) and photos! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. thank you so much! i can't wait to see the baby all snuggled up in it! xo

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  2. I love the Halloween costume ! Congrats for the picture !

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    1. aww thank you, so excited about the photo! the mama really loves the costume too, happy!

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  3. so many beautiful images
    the coast, wauw....
    and your knitting!!!!
    that caterpillar costume, grand idea ;^))
    but those first pair of socks the best
    i still can't knit socks, not even simple ones ;^(

    good to hear that you are alright
    and i am proud to see your image in a magazine!
    congrats!!
    x

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    1. thank you so much patrice!

      i so appreciate your kind words. i wish we lived closer to one another, i would love to help you with sock knitting. if there is anyway i could by email, please don't hesitate to ask. i'm here: lorix5@hotmail.com

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    2. thank YOU!!
      but in the moment i am over my head into cutting and printing
      a annual tiny exhibition within 10 days
      and.... i opened an etsy-shop
      tralalala
      but after i will try knitting socks again
      and i have written down your e-mail
      xx

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  4. Hello there, so nice to see you in your space. Seems there is a lot of goodness in your life, I know you are soaking it up and enjoying it all. xo

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    1. hi kim, i hope all is well with you and your little man, autumn must be beautiful! i'll be by for a visit soon!

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  5. So much lovely good things here. Love those socks, I've really got to master socks! Everyone looks great in your pics, iPhone or not - lovely.

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    1. mim you can do it! start with a sport or dk weight yarn, a good place to look for patterns is cabinfour on raverly. she makes easy to follow, easy to knit designs. and they are lovely! thank you for all the kind words, i hope all is well mim!

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  6. Oh how fun Lori- great adventures you have been on...I had to smile at the tractor sign....he.he that's all we have around here. Love a your beautiful knits- all...especially the Halloween costume- too cute!

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    1. thank you camilla! we have them too, it's just so reassuring somehow when you are all alone on an empty road in the pitch black night...a friendly tractor!

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  7. have missed you! you obviously have been happily busy busy busy! congrats on the published photo....it's beautiful.

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    1. aw thank you steph, i really miss blogland and ravelryland. thank you so much for the kind words.

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  8. Oh that is some scrumptious yarn. I can't wait to use the Woolfolk myself. I am kicking myself for missing the "O" Wool booth at Rhinebeck. I had it on my list! But I was there for fiber and not so much for yarn. I hope you get your tech problems straightened out soon. I love seeing all your travels and pictures.

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    1. thank you andee, so excited about this magazine, i really love LPTM! and yes, you need to try this woolfolk. amazing!

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  9. phone or not, your pics are always great!!!!!
    xxxxxxx Ale

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  10. Quince & Co. Is my absolute favorite! It looks like you've been super busy too! I can't wait until school is over and I can enjoy free time a little more. Until then, I'll live vicariously through your blog :)

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    1. yay for quince! i (kind of) wish things would slow down a bit, but that's not going to happen in the near future. i hope you are ready for a couple more (vicarious) trips!

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  11. So that is where you have been and done! The caterpillar costume is adorable, what a sweet idea! I love the colour of your sock knits! And the landscape pictures are, as always, precious! Congratulations on your published pic!

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    1. hi karin-ida! i hope all is well with you and your family! thank you for the kind words :) :) :)
      xo

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  12. oh my goodness, that costume is so sweet <3

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  13. Lori, you make October look so beautiful :) Congratulations on your Lonely Planet photo! (love their travel guides). Hope things are sorted soon with your technology. xo

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    1. thank you leigh! i do love their guides too, and the magazine, published in the uk, is a real treat. i would like to throw most of technology off a cliff (eeps.) thank you. xo

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  14. Wow Lori,
    Such beauty you share! Beautiful knitting and photographs. Congratulations on your grandbaby!
    Warmly,
    Tonya

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    1. thank you so much tonya! oh this baby, i can hardly hardly wait. xo

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  15. The caterpillar! Gah - so so so cute! Everything looks beautiful as usual. That first pair of socks is completely dreamy.

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    1. you must try them kristina! they are called morning light on raverly. a lovely pattern i will be making more of! and thank you so much!

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  16. I love all the photos; and especially the morning one with the early bird on the fence. But first of all; congratulations on the new baby! How wonderful!
    ...and the fantastic photo in Lonely Planet Traveller Magazine!
    So good to hear from you, you've been missed.
    I too have been knitting socks, at the moment I am knitting dark blue for my husband on dark KnitPro karbonze needles... very exciting. Or not :-)

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    1. oh brave irene! but they will surely be beautiful and loved! thank you so much for all the kind words, yes, a BABY!! and the magazine photo, that is a big thrill. i can't wait to see what you and your lovely family have been up to. xox

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  17. been missing you, Lori ~ glad to see what you've been up to :)

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  18. I hooted when I saw the caterpillar costume in rainbow colors. I drooled when I saw the socks.

    Love, love visiting you.

    Sorry we won't connect on my book party weekend. I'll miss you.

    Love,
    S (how long did it take Chuck and his friend to paddle back down the coast)

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    1. dear sharon, about 3 and a half days. and did you know the surf was 15' on shore. EEPS! and we won't even talk about the great whites spotted in the area recently...

      i'm so sorry about the dates too, oh life is a whirlwind lately. i hope you are getting your rest and no more midnight gardening (in your nitegown).

      sending love up the coast xoxo

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  19. P.S. Your photo in the magazine is FABULOUS! Congratulations!

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  20. I wish I had 1/10 your knitting ability! The caterpillar costume is the sweetest thing I've ever seen; how lucky to have you as a friend, XOXO

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    1. i wish we were closer, we could help each other with mixing spoons and needles :) xoxo

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  21. Oh Lori, where to begin? I'd missed seeing your posts, and actually was going to send you an email to find out it all was well in your neck of the woods. And suddenly...I saw this post and was treated to hearing about many wonderful things that have been going on. Each of the photographs is a gem!

    I will certainly be on the look out for the magazine so that I can see your fabulous photo close up.

    You're a brave lady to have been driving down that dark road on your own. I can understand how that road sign might have lightened up the experience.

    Your knitting is as exquisite as ever, and it was fun to click over to the interview link. Shetland does seem to be a must see destination.

    Before I forget. About those clogs you are wearing with the pretty stripey socks. I remember your mentioning a particular clog maker way back when, but I don't remember the name. Aren't these the same clogs? It's a weird coincidence that a few weeks ago I was investigating a new pair of shoes and contemplating clogs. And thought of your pair. (Of course, I ended up buying a new pair of Doc Martin oxfords, but am still curious about the clogs.)

    Wonderful group photo of you and Hannah and Matt and family.

    Let's see, what else...oh of course, the colorful, snuggly caterpiller costume is fantastic.

    Lori, I'll now conclude this very long comment. xo

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    1. hee hee, your comments make my day frances. i know it's getting cooler there, i hope you are enjoying autumn and all is well with you!

      thank you for all your kind words, the caterpillar is a hit with the mama, i'm glad.

      the clogs are the same ones (need new shoes!) you can find them at lotta from stockholm. she is swedish but in the uk now (we had some emails so i found this out). i have a had a few pair from other brands (hasbeens) but really like lottas. you can find her here: http://www.lottafromstockholm.co.uk/

      i think it's still early for the mag to be on the stands yet, Lonely Planet Traveller is from the uk as well, so we usually are a month behind (it's the november issue), but maybe since you are closer, and fancier being from nyc, hee hee. and you have new docs? you are SO cute.

      the kids leave ny thurs. but i still have one son there, and i will always be back, we still need to have lunch. :)
      xo

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    2. Thanks so much for the lotta link, lori. How's that for some lovely alliteration!

      Yes, we will surely have that lunch one of these days. xo

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  22. good to see you and your knits :)

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  23. So many gorgeous pictures to enjoy in this post, Lori! I love all your knits, beautiful yarns and socks (specially love the one with the floaty dress and clogs), and the caterpillar idea is so cute! The picture of you on Shetland is lovely, and congratulations of your wonderful photo being published in the magazine!
    Helen xox

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  24. With your phone, you took all these wonderful photos? ohmygooooodness, you are a true artist.

    A few weeks ago, I saw an art installation that included a hand-scrawled sign that said something like, "if there were no paint or canvases, I would be forced to draw in the dust on the floor with my tongue." :)

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  25. Everything you make is just beautiful. I would like to slip a pair of those socks on right now - they look so soft and cozy. Just learning to knit and have a long way to go before I make socks. I'm still in the garter stitch scarf stage. Thank you for all the lovely photos.

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  26. Hi Lori! Your photos are always so beautiful and this one in the magazine just amazing! I love the bird on the fence, dark clouds and also your yarn and knitting photos! It's always nice to see what you wear because I really like your style! Thank you for a lovely moments, you create for us! Hugs from Teje

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  27. So much beauty in this post ... sea, sky, yarn, and a loving family :)

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  28. Lori, your blog is absolutely enchanting, as are your creations. So many gorgeous knits and yarns-in-waiting. And that photo of the fence! And your beautiful (growing) family.

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  29. Beautiful photo's Lori! My favourite is the one you made of the coast (without the sea). Amazing colours! Lovely photo's of you and your family too!

    Wishing you a happy weekend!

    Madelief x

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  30. How do you pack so much goodness in one post? Can't wait to see what you make with the Woolfolk yarn. And I'm in no way surprised your amazing photography was chosen for the Lonely Planet mag. xoxo

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xoxo lori