Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Heidi's First Project

Heidi began beginners knitting on Feb 3rd. Two weeks later she was ready to take on a project & wanted to do some knitting for the babies her friends & family are having in the coming weeks. Tuesday night she left knitting away on her first project & Wednesday she came in to do the finishing touches.

This past week her sister had a little girl & Heidi came in to show off her second finished baby hat!

What a good Aunt! Monogrammed even! The hats were knit out of Baby Night, a fantastic 100% merino wool yarn that is machine washable. Well done Heidi!

Friday, February 20, 2009

... nothing but blue skies....

We interrupt this winter for something everyone needs more of... blue skies! Blue Sky Alpacas sent us eight beautiful knits for the first Patricia's Yarns trunk show of 2009. Baby sweaters to adult sweaters and accessories in between they are all made from soft yarns in great colors to provide the perfect inspiration for spring!

The Girls Sundress is a fantastic dress to grow with knit in the softest Blue Sky Cotton. It has a wide range of sizes as well, from 6 months to 3T.

For the new baby coming this spring we have the Baby Cardigan which is adorable & unisex when knit in the Organic Handspun Cotton - perfect for the family that doesn't know if their baby on the way is a boy or girl!

However, if they do know the gender or it would be a perfect knit for a little one in your life a gender specific version would be great in the Skinny Cotton which we have in many beautiful colors:

Finally, a shop favorite that is a very pure pattern and truly is an heirloom, the Eyelet Baby Blanket knit out of the Hand Dye Worsted from Blue Sky. It is so soft & luxurious it begs to be cuddled.

Come by and see what else we have to show! Be inspired for knitting something soft for yourself or someone you love.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

A walk in the woods

Monday was a day off for most so Adam, Riley & I went for a walk in the woods at Eagle Rock Reservation. It was a crisp winter day but we looked forward to getting out of Hoboken for the afternoon. I didn't bring my knitting but knitting kind of found me. We came across this little gnome perched in a tree wearing a knit red hat! I had to snap a photo & share it as it was too cute!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Happy Smitten!

In the spirit of Valentines day we came across Smitten provided by Cocoknits. It is a mitten designed for holding hands with whomever you are 'smitten' with. We knit it out of Rowan Big Wool in color 48 - Lichen.

It is a very cute gift for your sweetheart to show you care throughout the year.
Happy Valentines Day.

Friday, February 06, 2009

Boutique Knits Argyle Lace Hat

Interweave publishes some of the best books out there and Boutique Knits by Laura Irwin is one of our favorites.
There are so many cute accessories in this book it can be hard to choose but the Argyle Lace hat matched up with the Road to China Light perfectly & resulted in a wonderfully light & warm winter hat!

The pattern is very unique fun knit that comes together quickly - easily a weekend knit.