Sunday, October 28, 2012

Human Rhythms

A big fan of Taproot Magazine,
I savor each issue from cover to cover.
Filled with thoughtful, uplifting articles, 
personal and enriching stories,
practical recipes and projects,
the magazine's contributors are a varied 
and talented bunch.

Pictured above is Taproot's third issue 
which includes a knitting pattern called 
"Family Mittens" by Carrie Bostick Hoge.
My dear friends Mary, Vickie  & I thought 
these squooshy mittens looked fun to knit.
Mary continues to teach me about the potential 
of hand spun yarn, color and texture. 
Vickie encourages me to learn 
all that I can about fleece and fibers, 
knitting & spinning techniques, 
and pairing just the right yarn and project
(a skill that still eludes me.)

No longer able to resist whipping up a pair of these 
cozy mitts, I reached into my handspun stash and found 
enough Into The Whirled merino-silk blend 
to knit a pair of the Child-Toddler size for my niece. 
I think they turned out pretty well. 
I hope my dear friends agree.

Oh! Here's my big find this week - 
The Lumineers.
Debut album released in April 2012.
On the David Letterman Show last Wednesday night.
Somehow they've slipped by my radar...until now!


  1. Hey there, Tierney!
    Lovely, squooshy mittens to keep little fingers warm and cozy.
    Thanks for the Ho Hey this dark morning.

  2. Funny, I was thinking of YOU when I decided to post that video - so glad you gave it a listen. :)

  3. Those mittens look so warm and soft! Will have to look for Taproot, haven't seen it before.

  4. The silk blended in to the merino adds a weight and softness that is so addicting to spin and knit. 80-20 merino silk. Love it! See if your library has Taproot...but if you decide to subscribe, my humble opinion is it's well worth the $25.00 annual subscription. Supporting this publication just feels right. :)

  5. Love the mittens!!! And how did the Lumineers avoid my radar as well? Love the video and am now headed over to itunes to download! Thanks for keeping me somewhat hip Super-T!