Laura Ricketts Designs

"She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands..."

Laura Ricketts Designs is a personal and business website for Laura Ricketts, hand-knitwear designer, author, teacher, crafter, mother and wife.

Baby hat stint

The reception went really well for my exhibition opening. Thank you to all who came! The exhibition is still up through March 4 at MoonTree Studios. Please, come out and see it.

I'm gathering information and the knitted goods I reserved from the exhibition to travel up to Wisconsin this weekend to speak and teach. Now, I have to go the library and get some books on tape for my listening pleasure as I drive.

Swim season has wound up and I have finished off and sent in three projects for upcoming publication. Two are for the Fall Knitting Traditions magazine, and one for PieceWork -- I'm not exactly sure which month. I'm glad this teaching trip is in a brief spell of no deadlines! When I get home, the yarn should be here for the Winter Love of Knitting project. And, that, of course, will come just in time for soccer season. What do these spectator parents do that don't knit?

In the meantime, I've been working up some hats: one for my mom, and two baby hats. A number of friends are expecting wee ones. I did some stash dives, waved some sticks in the air, and Presto! Bang! 

 Mum's Hyacinth Bucket hat done in Brown Sheep worsted

Mum's Hyacinth Bucket hat done in Brown Sheep worsted

 Sweet little Norwegian baby cap 

Sweet little Norwegian baby cap 

 Norwegian baby cap 2; Plymouth Happy Feet and Koigu

Norwegian baby cap 2; Plymouth Happy Feet and Koigu