Thursday, December 22, 2011

Blair Socks

My husband loves socks!

Especially warm soft ones. So I finished his Cashmerino socks (rav link) up just in time for Christmas. He has seen them and tried them on, so it is safe to post about them. They ended up using 2 balls of the Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK in the main color and less than 1 ball for the contrasting heels and toes. They knitted up super fast on #3US needles. They were such a comfort to knit I actually miss them now they aren't on the needles. I need to cast on for another pair of socks for Blair. He loves them so much and wears them all the time!

Although, I am finishing up my Moonstruck Cardigan. I just have the collar to finish, then it's seaming and blocking. Mmmm...I can't wait to wear it. Then I want to start Christmas stockings for next year (not even going to attempt this year). I also have a baby sweater in mind too, that's uber cute (the peapod one from 60 Baby Knits). I also think I might splurge after Christmas and get yarn for a Swirl Cardigan. My lys is going to run a knit-along, and I really really want to join in on the fun.

I think that's all for now! I hope everyone has a great holiday season!

Monday, December 19, 2011

New! Plover Design Shawl Pins

Just in time for Christmas, or a little after Christmas Shopping, Plover Designs has released 2 new shawl pin designs:

The first is a simple, but elegant Spiral design. It is shown in Aluminum, but is available in Aluminum or Copper. I can also get it in Silver upon request.

The second is a design they have called Eye. You can see why. It is definitely reminiscent of the Eye of Horus. It makes me think of Stargate, which I really should sit down and watch again sometime soon. Maybe over the holidays. It is also available in Aluminum or Copper, with Silver upon request.

Photos are courtesy of Plover Designs, for which I am very thankful! More photos are available on the website!

Monday, December 12, 2011

The Winner is....

Teri with her comment: What a great idea, count me in the drawing.

Congratulations! I'll get it in the mail by the end of the week!

If you didn't win, don't worry, I should have something going on for my blogiversary in January. So stay tuned!

Thursday, December 08, 2011


I got this really good idea for Christmas gifts this year with my toddler. I went to made stickers with everyone's faces on them. I plan on putting people's pictures on their Christmas packages. That way X can help hand out gifts without having to read the labels. I think it will be a fun matching game. I'll probably get my mom in on it too. It may end up being a disaster, but I think it will create a lot of laughs in any case. =)

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Projects & Holiday Ideas

I have most of my holiday knitting done. Of course I can't share all of it, just in case, but I can share these two projects:

This first project is knit out of my handspun yarn. It is Merino/Angora. I spun it in college with the idea that I would someday knit it into baby things. Well, that day has come. From this one skein I got a cowl, mitts, and a hat. I have a really awesome idea of adapting it for my yarn and writing up the pattern. So hopefully I'll get to it before my next show. Everything needs to be blocked, but hopefully I will post more about it again soon. 

The second project is knit out of Rowan Kidsilk Haze Stripe in color #002 Cool. It is simply gorgeous! I knit it for my grandmother and it was a very simple pattern. Here goes:

CO 160 sts with a #8US needle.
Row 1: k
Row 2: p
Row 3: k
Row 4: p
Row 5: k

Repeat these rows 12 times all together.

For this width it uses 1/2 ball, which means I have another 1/2 ball I would love to give away to a lucky reader. So if you are interested in making this scarf and want the yarn leave a comment by Sunday night. I will randomly select and post a winner on Monday and get this yarn out to you. If you are a really speedy knitter you might even get it done before Christmas!

Thursday, December 01, 2011


So, I have been working very hard and I have 2 very fun things to announce!

First, Happy December! For the Month of December, enjoy FREE SHIPPING throughout the US and Canada! That includes everything in the shop, even the Sale Bin! Make sure to check it out for all your Holiday shopping needs:

Second, I posted up Workshops for the Columbia Gorge Fiber Festival. I'm really excited about the selection this year. I'm going to work on a series of posts to highlight each class here on the blog, so stay tuned! I promise more content is coming in the near future. Check out the Workshops here: