Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Unicorn Tail Scarf

MadelineTosh is a shop favorite. The colors are so beautiful! And choosing just one is really difficult. So when the Unicorn Tails were introduced last year - 52 yard "skein-ettes" of 30 favorite colors of MadelineTosh Merino Light - we were all very excited. Then Antonia Shankland introduced the Unicorn Tail Scarf - see below. We are truly in love!

I wanted to cast-on for quite some time but as expected something always became a bigger priority (baby blankets, wedding gifts, etc.). The time to cast on finally came this summer and I love this project! It is the perfect mix of mindless and interesting knitting and I love watching the hand-dyed color changes. This project is ideal for summer social knitting - you won't lose your place while knitting on the deck of your shore house. More importantly, at the end of Summer, if you do one color a day (my goal) you will be ready for fall with a fabulous and beautiful new scarf. 

Here is my progress so far...

Another option on the project is the cowl which is 15 skeins and is the same concept with only five colors. 

Whichever you choose this is a really great summer project that will be so warm when cooler temperatures arrive. Summer is the perfect time to knit items for fall! 

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Summer is officially here = summer knitting!

If you need some ideas for what to make take a peek at some current projects being worked on in the shop.  Here are a few lighter knits for the warmer months as well as a few projects in anticipation of cooler days ahead.

Baby Wrap Sweater by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas
This sweater is all knit in one piece out of fingering weight yarn and is available in two sizes, 6-12 month or 12-18 month. The knitting was perfect for summer days - semi-mindless as you work and adorable when finished. 

Beehive & Beehive Ox Cowl by Jill Zielinski
This infinity scarf is knit in the round so that it is completely reversible once finished and the beginning and end are grafted together. This is going to be a very cozy accessory for Fall days.