Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Robin Section 2

I am finished with section 2. This shawl seems to be going pretty fast. 

I know the photos aren't great. I make myself take them in the evenings before I start a new section. I'll try to get some photos in daylight, instead of lamplight. How is your Robin going? Any difficulties? Do you love it as much as I do?

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Robin KAL

Needles poised? Are you ready to go? I know I am!

I have the first section of Robin (rav link) finished. I love love love it! This is Mountain Sunset and Natural in my new Superwash Sport 2 Yarn. It is so squishy and soft! I already have plans for wearing this cozy shawl this fall. I love the pattern too. I can't do it at knit group, but it is perfect for evenings spent watching tv or listening to audiobooks. It takes a little bit too much counting to do it at knit group. Post here with links for your progress or check out the Ravelry thread!

Monday, August 19, 2013

New Colorway: Bumblebee

This yarn is named Bumblebee. I was inspired by the fluffy bumblebees playing in my flower garden. They look soft enough to pet! Now I have a yarn I can pet without worrying about stings!

The base shown is my new Superwash Sport 2! So soft and squishy! I love this yarn and I love this new colorway!

Shop News: I restocked the Superwash BFL Roving for the sale! Sale ends Aug 31st, so stock up before these disappear too!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013


Ok, I admit that two balls of yarn already wound and ready to go is too much for me to resist. So I started the first section of Robin as a swatch. 

Boy am I glad that I did! As you can see the brown of the Dark Roast blends right in with the Mountain Sunset. Who knew? That's what swatching is for! So I thought about it and I have been seeing some striking combinations of natural white with pinks and reds. So I got out a skein of natural and balled it up.

It doesn't look like much with the two balls, but high contrast is the key!

I knit some more and ta-da, much better! In fact if you would like Natural as your color of choice, just write "natural" in the form when you purchase your kit and I will happily add it. I have lots of all of the yarns available. I love it! I can't wait to knit more! This shawl is amazing and definitely addictive to knit!

Knit a long starts next Wednesday, August 21st!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Boy Bunny

It took me a few months, but I finally got this poor bunny (rav link) finished. Really it was finding the bunny and getting the face embroidered. Which, of course, took only a couple minutes to do. 

Isn't he cute? Doesn't he look like he just needs a hug?

My son thinks so! He carries the bunny around all over. Last night he even told me I needed to sing "Hush, Little Baby" to the bunny.  No other (shorter) song would do! I'm so happy he likes it. =)

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Robin: A Knit-a-Long

I am really excited to introduce 2 new things. The first is a new super soft and squishy Superwash Sport 2 yarn base. This stuff is so wonderful and round. It is the baby sister version of my Superwash Worsted. If you have knit with the worsted then you know how wonderful the sport version is! I know it is going to be great for socks, baby things, and lastly shawls...

That brings me to my other new introduction...Robin by Lee Meredith, who is a local designer out of Portland.

Isn't it beautiful? It reminds me of butterfly wings. The best part is you can knit it out of just about any yarn (fingering through bulky) and at any gauge. 

I have my yarn all picked out. It is my new Superwash Sport 2 in colors Mountain Sunset (pink) and Dark Roast (brown). As I wound these balls up it got me thinking, I should do a knit-a-long for the shawl with prizes and everything! I have started a thread on Ravelry for it. You can use any yarn base you like. I have all of them up in the shop as kits, with a 10% discount on the yarn. I'm thinking cast on day will be August 21st, 2 weeks from today, so you can even place a custom order and get your yarn in time to cast on! Then the deadline will be Oregon Flock and Fiber September 28-29th so everyone local can show them off in person. Of course if you want to start late or you end up finishing late, that's ok too!

Need inspiration for color combinations? Here are a few in the new Superwash Sport 2. From top to bottom:

  • Tulip Garden and Moss
  • Wind Chill and Berry Pie
  • Hibiscus and Dark Roast
  • Bumblebee and Mountain Sunset
So many possibilities! Let me know if you want to join in on the fun! I'll be hosting the knit-a-long here and over on Ravelry!

Monday, August 05, 2013

Happy August!

I have decided to extend the Fabulous Fiber Sale to the end of August!

I added Alpaca / Silk Roving to the sale! 25% off! Get it before it's gone!