Tuesday, April 27, 2010


I actually have knitting to share!

Part of getting ready for Black Sheep Gathering is sample knitting. I need a couple new things, so I thought I would get knitting! First up is the Birch Scarf out of my Tencel Sock Yarn in color Summer Sky. The pattern comes in 3 different sizes: scarf, stole, and wrap. I'm knitting the scarf size, which is 7" x 60". This pattern is so cool! It's advanced entrelac. So it is entrelac with a lace pattern on every square. It actually is much easier than it looks! It is all scrunched up at the moment, but I'm sure it will block out beautifully. I love it!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Fiber Festival in Hood River

I was just wondering, if there was a smallish fiber festival, say 20-30 vendors, in Hood River would you be interested in attending?

I have been thinking that right around this time of year would be perfect with all of the orchards in bloom.

What sort of things would you be interested in seeing at one?

Friday, April 23, 2010

New! GYW Pattern: Valencia!

I'm excited to announce a new pattern from Gardiner Yarn Works: Valencia!

I think this pattern is so cute. I have plans to cast it on for myself in the very near future. The only thing I have noticed so far is that it has a huge amount of ease. So if you want to knit it for yourself make sure to account for the ease! The top shown has 8" of ease. The pattern is available here in the shop!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Studio Mouse

X is already 1 month old!

Here is my bitty studio mouse! He sleeps a couple of hours in the afternoon so I am starting to take advantage of it to get a few things done in my studio. I'm starting to dye a little bit, but mostly in preparation for Black Sheep Gathering! I received confirmation for my booth out on the lawn, which I will be sharing with Gardiner Yarn Works. So make sure to stop by and say hi, if you are visiting the show!

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Look Ma, No Pants!

Shorts and Leg Warmers to be exact!

Technically I still need to put elastic around the waist of these, but I am going to call them done for now. They are 6 month size, so plenty of time before X needs them. They are the Baby Shorts (Rav link) from Debbie Bliss book Essential Baby. They were pretty easy to knit although my mind kept wandering with all the stockinette involved. I keep thinking there must be a way to knit these all in the round. I'm sure there is a pattern out there already for it too, I just need to look around for one. I actually finished these before X got here, so a little time delay there. I knit them out of some of the recycled yarn from my sweater that I talked about back here. Which was Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino in it's original form.

I just finished these baby legwarmers (Rav Link). I finished the first one right after X was born and then zipped through the second one shortly after that. The yarn was an awesome find at Knot Another Hat at their Spring Sale. It was a 50 gram skein on Abundant Yarn & Dyeworks yarn, which is now Pico Accuardi Dyeworks in color Charlotte's Eyes. I only paid $4 for it! I knit the legwarmers and I'm pretty sure I can get a pair of socks for him out of the leftovers. I now have a love for baby legwarmers! I might have to do a bit of stash diving for some other random 50g skeins of sock yarn to make even more! The pattern I used was Leg Warmers from The Expectant Knitter by Marie Connolly.

Saturday, April 03, 2010

New Color: Groovy Retro

Last, but certainly not least, my new colorway Groovy Retro:

This yarn reminds me of the funky colors from the 70s. It brings to mind brightly patterned polyester shirts, bell bottoms, and giant afros. Get your retro groove on with this yarn!

As you can see from all 3 of my new colors I really have a thing for lime right now. I just love all 3 colors. I have lots of ideas of how to use them. Now to just find more knitting time!

This color is currently available in my Superwash Sock Yarn!

Also, I have been meaning to mention that there are new additions to Wool Lace, Nylon Ribbon, and Superwash Sock. Happy Knitting!