Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Thrums Class!

Remember these? My friend Jill is teaching an awesome class at Knot Another Hat on these very booties! She taught me how to thrum in a single afternoon and now you have the chance to take it too! Every class comes with yarn and fiber included! The fiber is the MIO Pencil Roving, which I think is the best thing ever. In fact if you are looking for Pencil Roving Knot Another Hat just bought out everything I have! So make sure to talk to them! I'll dye more, don't worry, but it probably won't be until sometime in October. 

I am also teaching Finesse Your Weaving in November, which will go over fine tuning your weaving from beginning to end. So if you would like to take a class with me I would be delighted to meet you!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Clair de Lune

Now back to knitting and projects and more!

This is the Clair de Lune Shawl. My friend Paula knit it for me for the booth, but left me to block it. I was happy to do it! Each one of the picots is pinned out. It actually takes less time than you think. I started in the middle and then did halves until it was all done. 

Here is the top view. Isn't it beautiful? I just love the intricate lace panel detail. 

Here is the whole thing. It is knit out of the new Yakkity Yak Sock Yarn in colors Owen and Moss. So not only is it gorgeous to look at, it is gorgeous to wrap yourself up in!

Here it is decoratively styled with a Plover Designs Treble Clef Shawl Pin. It's taken me this long to get it up in the shop because it was an instant hit at Black Sheep and I sold out of all of my patterns. Not to worry, I have more in stock now and plenty for Oregon Flock and Fiber. So, make sure to stop by the booth and check out this stunning shawl in person!

Monday, September 08, 2014

Fetching Mitts

Last week or so my husband had a conference at work. One of his coworkers is from Dublin, Ireland. She likes to bring things for the people she is visiting and asked Blair what she could bring for me. I, of course, mentioned yarn and pointed her to the very nice yarn shop we visited when over there. She isn't a knitter herself, so asked for color and yarn ideas. Thankfully they have a Uniquely Irish section on their website and I picked out some Soft Donegal Tweed and gave her some colors ideas.

So, of course, if she is going to bring me yarn, I knew I had to make her a little something. So, I whipped out a pair of Fetching Mitts (rav link) in Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran from my stash. She likes dark colors, blacks and navy, so I thought she would like them. She did! She said my knitting was very even and that she would have to hide them from her sister. =) I'm glad they were well received and it's also quite an honor to have my knitting go all the way back to Ireland. We are thinking we might just need to make another trip over there sometime!

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Baby Bear Hat

Projects have been flying off the needles these past couple weeks. 

I knit up this really quick bear hat (rav link) for some friends of ours who are expecting a baby at the end of October. I thought I had plenty of time, but they got a really good job offer in Wisconsin so are moving right now! As we speak they are on their way. I was so happy I got to meet up with them before they went and get this wee little hat to them. I hope it will keep their new wee one warm and happy in their new home!

Monday, September 01, 2014

Beautiful Wreck Mini Skeins

One of the new things I am doing with the Beautiful Wreck Collection is Mini Skeins. I love these little bitty skeins of joy!

See what I mean? These are out of MIU Superwash Sock. I have a few sets ready to ship. So if you order them today, they should ship out today! I'll also have them at Oregon Flock & Fiber if you want to see them in person. 

Friday, August 29, 2014

BW: Brosa

Brosa is Heirik's brother. He is blond haired blue eyed, typical sexy Viking. His calling is for the sea. For his colors I brought in the blues in the sea, but went lighter to go with his fair coloring.

You can find his yarn and those of the other characters from Beautiful Wreck here:

Thursday, August 28, 2014

BW: Betta

Betta is Ginn's best friend. She is a natural dyer. She is depicted gathering materials and dyeing yarn for the community. I felt a combination of natural tones was what fit her best.

I also admit that Betta is my favorite character or at least the one I identify with the most. Of course it probably helps that she is a dyer like me!

You can find her yarn and those of the other characters from Beautiful Wreck here: