Lucinda Sweater on Timber Point

A few weekends ago I was visiting home and was able to have my little sister (of jewelry making fame) take a few pictures of my newly finished Lucinda Sweater. We wandered around Timber Point which has a little bit all of the best things about the Maine coastline: green marsh grasses, pine forest, wild blueberries, weathered shingled shacks, rocky shores, and island views.

The sweater is a pattern by Carrie Bostick Hoge (a Mainer!) of Maddermade, it is from her Madder Anthology II book. I am a fan of all of her patterns and her photography is such an inspiration to me (incase you couldn't tell)! I knit this sweater as part of the #fancykelbournestudioKAL which is sponsored by Fancy Tiger Crafts, Kelbourne Woolens and Grainline Studio. Nido, my favorite local yarn shop, also decided to join in and host their own knit-a-long alongside this one (#nidoKAL). We had a cast-on party and a few get-togethers throughout the month of July. It was so nice to see people's color choices, modifications, and general progress in person as well as on instagram.

I knit my Lucinda in Acadia from the Fibre Company in their color way Summersweet. I knit the smallest size, and made no modifications. Check out all of the finished Lucindas on instagram using the hashtag #fancykelbournestudioKAL and #nidoKAL!

Azalea Tank

This past weekend I finished up my Quince & Co. Azalea Tank made out of Quince & Co.'s Sparrow Yarn in Birch. I had a bit of a tricky time with the lace, I had to rip back a few times, but it was very worth it in the end. I think this tank is one of my most "professional" looking pieces yet, I am especially pleased with how the neckline came out. And while visiting my hometown for the 4th of July I was able to have my sister to take some pictures of me wearing the finished product. 

We also had some 4th of July photography fun!

NOW OPEN!

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I am excited to say that our Etsy shop is now open, and the first of hopefully many items have been listed. You can browse the shop by clicking on the SHOP menu item on this page or by visiting https://www.etsy.com/shop/SaltAirArts.

We hope you enjoy our handmade items and be sure to check back soon for more updates!

Exciting News!

 The SALT AIR Art & Textiles Etsy Shop will be opening shortly! We will be announcing the opening later this week, so check back here or on our Etsy page for updates!  The shop will feature jewelry made by my beautiful sister, Jess (above), and one or two textile creations of my own. Here is a preview of some of the things that she has been working on.

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Gifts for Bébé

Well, this is quite late. But, better late than never. I have had a busy but wonderful couple of weeks, which included an amazing trip with my family to Arizona, Utah, and Nevada AND such a cheerful reunion with some of my favorite people! So, I have a little catching up to do. For now, here are some of the items that I had made for the previously mentioned baby shower!

A matching bonnet loosely based off of the Wiksten lamb hat (Instagram KAL), again, in Chickadee in Carrie's Yellow.

Beau the Bunny from Little Woolens made with yarn from my stash (with a matching bowtie!).

And Finally, my first complete quilt! Which was based on the Purl Bee Windowpane Wholecloth Quilt tutorial. I used Nani Iro 'Shine Many Ways' in Sorongo Rainbow for the front, a pink Kobayashi double gauze for the binding, and a champagne colored Kobayashi double gauze for the back all purchased at Nido. I really enjoyed the hand quilting, it felt really meditative and I like the way that the stitches look. I think I will have to do some more hand quilting, perhaps with smaller thread ( I did just order some Sashiko thread). I used Pearl Cotton thread for this project.

Up next, I am hoping to do a Me Made May summary and a recap of my trip ( I have too many photos not to share!).