Sunday, March 20, 2011

Scandinavian Caps

These hats were knitted by Susan, out of Nature Spun Sport.  The patterns are from  Cottage Creations Scandinavian Caps for Guys.  If you have ever knitted the Wallaby or any other of Carol Anderson's patterns, then you will appreciate her talent.

I.  Christopher Anderson's Cap- Aran and Blueberry

II.  Mark Jungck's Cap -  Plumberry, Stone, Blueberry, Ash, Aran


IV. Jonathan Anderson's Cap  Stone and Ash Nature Spun Sport weight

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Grande 6 Cable Hat

 If you want a quick knit with bulky yarn, this hat is the one. 

Schulana Grande with a  US 15.

The booklet has a total of 4 patterns and we have lots of primary colors.

Friday, March 11, 2011

I know - you want spring, but winter is not ready to leave.  So, what is a good thing to knit and wear right away.  Hats!

The next bunch of posts are going to highlight the hats that we have in the shoppe for models, starting with the Maltese Fisherman's Hat.

Let me sing the praises of this hat.  First of all, it is an Elizabeth Zimmermann creation.   She was an amazing knitter and designer.

You can find this pattern in the Knitter's Almanac and Spun Out #9, both of which we carry.  This hat is quick, easy, and fun to wear.  I used the Naturally Aran 10 ply, two stranded, which the puppies picked out.

It uses the knit stitch, starting with garter, then joining and continuing to knit in the round.  It keeps my ears warm, a must for me to keep away earaches.

This is the hat I made for me to wear.  I keep it in my van for those snowy days. It is knitted out of two stranded Pinturas.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Better late than never

For Christmas, I knitted this for my sister out of the Jojoland Melody, but wool makes her itch, so it went to my daughter.

Hmmm, what to do?   I contacted one of my favorite vendors, Rita from Yarn Hollow, and she sent me several skeins of her Thistle yarn, Cloud Nine colorway.   Very soft and not a problem for my sensitive sister as it is silk and alpaca.

Purl Ridge Scarf by Stephen West.  Nice pattern and wonderful yarn.

And my sister loves it.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Jill showed me this pattern.  I was looking for patterns to use to knit up some scarves/cowls to match some of my sweaters.

sev[en] circle

Here is my version out of Ty Dy wool.

While I was knitting it, I will admit that I wondered about the pattern.  It looked weird and I wasn't too sure that I would like it. 

After finishing it, I decided that it was pretty nice after all and I may even knit some more.  They would make a nice start for Christmas presents.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Skacel KAL continued

Jill sent me a picture of her first week of Skacel's Stripes Alive Kal

Both she and Betsy are enjoying this pattern and it is turning out cute. 
If you want to join along, we still have skeins of this yarn at the shoppe.

Monday, March 7, 2011

More Kauni

Susan is diligently knitting away on the Kinnickinnic Blanket. 

She has also knitted a hat and a shawl.  Pictures of those are forthcoming.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Come Fondle


The Marion Foale's trunk show is here.  We will have it until March 26.


 Four gorgeous sweaters to fondle and look at.



Friday, March 4, 2011

Tangled up in blue

If you choose to knit from both ends of a skein of Kauni, you may want to rewind it first.

Otherwise you may end up like me.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Doreen's shawl

If you come in on Sundays, you would know Doreen.  She is a fast knitter and is wonderful with her colors.

She found the Sonoma Valley Wrap in the Simply Shetland 2 book.

Doreen sat down with our Nature Spun sport weight yarns and picked out her colors and went for it.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Having fun

The Kauni yarn has folks knitting.

This is the Wiggle Wrap.

  Jill is knitting the one on the right and Doreen is knitting the one on the left.