Fall craft supplies are on display at Michael's, school supplies are on display practically everywhere, and the C.N.E. is in full swing. You know what that means...September is almost here!!!
I'm going to let you in on a little secret; I can't stand summer. And, although I know it's practically tantamount to sacrilege for a Canadian to admit such a thing, it's the God's honest truth. Too much heat, too much light, too much noise. For a "delicate flower" like me, summer can feel pretty overwhelming.
How do I cope? By churning out hand-knits like a machine, as if to say "Screw you summer! You might be all hot and sunny now, but that won't last! Winter is coming...and I'll be ready, mwahaha!".
Spring is rainy. Summer is sticky. Winter is slushy. Fall? Fall is perfect. No more frizzy hair. No more running around half-naked just to avoid heat stoke. The leaves start to change colour, the temperature starts to drop, and the days start to get shorter. Autumn bliss.
Not convinced of Fall's seasonal superiority? Did I mention that Fall kicks off both pumpkin pie season AND knitted hat season. Bam! I rest my case.
In just a little over a month, the cold comfort online store will be open for business!
If you need a squishable, squeeazble, natural, beautiful hat (or two), look no further...we're ready to meet all your cozy-hat needs this season. Hey, it's what we do!
With so many styles and colour options coming your way, we kind of feel bad for our customers...it's going to be really hard to choose!
Gotta go now...
Must. Knit. Faster.
Today was a no-good, rotten, very bad day. Today I got the dreaded rejection letter from a certain magazine, explaining that my submission had not made the final cut.
Am I disappointed? Yes. Am I drowning my sorrows in coffee and peanut butter cups? You bet. Is there a silver lining? There's always a silver lining.
For instance, I am now free to share some sneak peek pictures with you--pics I previously had to keep secret--like the one above (an oh-so-soft cowl/snood, featuring mohair, silk, and Merino).
Or this one. A fluffy-cuff mitten, featuring brushed baby Suri (alpaca) & hand-dyed chunky Merino (wool).
And, really, the brightest silver lining is this: I can now release these patterns any time I like. So I'm aiming for a Late Fall / Early Winter release. Holla if you love having extra time to complete your winter knits!
Hello & Welcome!
I'm Alexis, the knitter/designer behind cold comfort knits. My favourite animal is a sheep (obvi). Second in line? Alpacas. But not llamas--those guys are mean! As for house pets? I'm a cat person, 100%. Other things to know about me? My primary knitting fuel is vanilla-hazelnut coffee. And my inner child is actually more of an inner senior-citizen. I'm an old fogey at heart. Nice to meet you! Happy knitting!