Friday, March 28, 2008

Sheep Shop scarf

Sheep 2 by Sheep Shop is a beautiful hand dyed, 2 ply bulky yarn in a wonderful array of colors. Pat chose the light blue to make a seed stitch scarf which she describes as soft and squishy. It is a lovely yarn to work with & wear.

Pat is knitting it into a scarf for a friend currently. Other projects it has been used for are the Lace Leaf Pullover by Teva Durham & Foliage by Emilee Mooney. It is a shop favorite.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Malabrigo has arrived!

We received our first Malabrigo Yarn shipment today & are very excited. This worsted weight yarn is very soft and luxurious and beautiful. We happily received 8 beautiful colors today. The yarn is hand dyed and did we mention beautiful?

It is soft and wonderful. It makes Margaux do this:

and... Riley wasn't interested at all.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Rambling Rows by Sara

Sara is a very talented knitter and is especially detail oriented. She makes beautiful knit things for her family and friends. The same can be said for her finished Rambling Rows baby blanket knit out of baby night.

The pastel palette lends itself well to this blanket pattern and is perfectly unisex for the baby on the way. To finish off the blanket Sara did a crochet border of single crochet around in the yellow. It is gorgeous and sure to be a favorite for the baby.

For those of you unfamiliar with Rambling Rows it is a pattern written by Carol Anderson for her line of patterns called Cottage Creations. She is a very talented designer and her patterns are a favorites at the shop.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Not your Average Mittens

Mia, our February Beginners Knit graduate, completed her first mitten which was also her first project!

What we love best about these mittens is her choice of contrasting Koigu colors. Mia who has a great eye for color chose the darker purple and light pink and was so pleased with how the colors came together in the mittens. We now encourage all our customers to experiment with different Koigu color combinations. The color combinations are endless and truly make any project unique!

Not to mention doubled Koigu is perfect on size 7 needles for those who are scared to go down in needle but want to use this great hand painted yarn. We are excited to see what other color combos emerge!