Loretta crocheted this fabulous shell stitch blanket with five colors of Cascade 220 Superwash (Worsted: 100% Superwash Merino, 220 yards). This is perfect for the 6 year old girl she made it for; it’s such a happy blanket. I may be biased since I love all those colors.
Sat 26 Jul 2014
Thu 24 Jul 2014
Judi knit Danni’s Spring Fling Shawl in Rowan Creative Linen (DK: 50% Linen, 50% Cotton, 219 yards).
Thu 17 Jul 2014
Trammi finished her Spring Fling Shawl in Mersilica (knitting to the end of one skein completely before changing colors. There’s just the finishing left: blocking and weaving in ends.
She reached the point in her Sassy Sleeeless Top where she had to sew the shoulder straps down in the back and then pick up stitches for the armhole edging. This was something new for her. She learned that you pick up 1 stitch in each horizontal stitch and 2 stitches for every three stitches on the vertical sections. If need be you can pick up extra stitches at the armhole to prevent holes and then delete them on the next round. Also leave a longish tail when you reattach your yarn for weaving if you do end up with some holes. The yarn is Louisa Harding Mulberry Silk (DK: 100% Silk, 136 yards).
Michelle finished her feather and fan afghan with Cascade 220 Superwash Paints (Worsted: 100% Superwash, 220 yards). This pattern stitch works up brilliantly in the variegated yarn.
Michelle is in the midst of knitting a Sampler Blanket (pattern available in store with purchase of yarn) in Zara (DK: 100% Extra Fine Merino, 137 yards). The afghan is knitted in 6 strips which are then crocheted together. Afterwards, a crocheted edge is worked. This is a beautiful heirloom gift.
She’s knitting a shrug with Tandem (Aran: 28% Nylon, 28% Cotton, 28% Rayon, 16% Acrylic, 107 yards) for her granddaughter to wear over her dress at a wedding. So sweet.
Sun 13 Jul 2014
We had an animated group at Breakfast Club (then again, when isn’t it?). Hillary is in the midst of her first pair of socks. She tried Magic Loop and decided she really preferred working on double pointed needles. Her pattern is Churchmouse Basic Sock.
She is also working on an incredible rug hooking pillow. It was simply gorgeous! Here is a link to Holly Hill Designs.
Noreen was knitting the Foolproof Cowl. This is a very curious pattern, here is the description from the pattern page:
“It’s an intriguing construction; a real mystery. How about a cowl with no casting on & no binding off? It’s made in rows but ends up all in one piece. There’s no knitting in the round, no sewing, no grafting, no provisional cast-on, no picking up stitches. Promise. You can make it to your own custom size, in your own choice of yarn without having to make a tension square. No kidding.No purling, no knitting. Oh, wait, just joking – there is knitting – it’s garter stitch – with funky stripes and some easy intermediate increasing & decreasing.”
Jeannine was working on baby sweaters. Some were gifts and some were for charity donations. The sweater above is called Tiny Tea Leaves.
and Sweetest Thing.
Tasha was working on (my) Stella Dolman Top in Rowan Creative Linen (DK: 50% Linen, 50% Cotton, 219 yards).
Diane started the Acquarello Scarf. From the designer, “Do you want to feel like a painter while you are knitting with hand dyed yarns? Then this small project is the right experiment for you! It is very simple yet highly creative knitting with dynamic pooling. While you are knitting the picture evolves to unexpected beauty. You will see regularities but more often irregularities which add charm to the ‘painting’. ”
Lissa was crocheting a blanket with the Larksfoot Stitch.
Thu 10 Jul 2014
Susan knit the Peek Sweater pattern from Spirit by Rowan/Kim Hargreaves. The yarn is Cotton Soft Speciale Baby Solid (Fingering: 100% Cotton, 197 yards). She was on a #2 needle and used approximately 6-8 skeins.
Wed 9 Jul 2014
One of our customers, Margaret, knit the Koigu Beaded Bag with Koigu Painters Palette Premium (Fingering: 100% Merino, 175 yards). She used five different colored glass beads and added beads to the I-cord, even though the pattern didn’t call for it. This is a one skein project. I love the different colored beads against the variegated yarn.
Tue 1 Jul 2014
Danni knit the Catoctin Shawl with two skeins of Madelinetosh Pashmina (Sport: 75% Merino, 15% Silk, 10% Cashmere, 360 yards).
Danni says “It was easy (but that’s just me) and enjoyable. The pattern was very well written.”
Mon 30 Jun 2014
Sat 28 Jun 2014
Eleanor started the Hitchhiker scarf in Baah La Jolla (Fingering: 100% Merino, 400 yards). This is a terrific “mindless” vacation project. It’s small, portable, and the pattern is easy to remember.
She finished the front v-neck border of the Keene Toddler Vest . She’ll probably have this done by next week.
Allison is also going to knit the Hitchhiker scarf. Her yarn is Zen Yarn Garden Serenity 20 (Fingering: 70% Merino, 20% Cashmere, 10% Nylon).
Both ladies are delighted with how their yarns are working up.
Allison has completed more motifs on her #28 Mobius Cowl. I am content to knit in her wake as I love her color and motif choices. Remember, “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery”.