I love when you e-mail me pictures of your project, or come into the shop and show off your latest projects. Here are a few recent pieces that came in the door,
First, Diana brought in these amazingly creative socks she says were inspired by the House colors in beloved Harry Potter. She used one skein of each of the Poste Yarn striping Wizard colors and she used just the first color repeat of each skein, separated with a white stripe in Simply Sock Yarn Solids Natural. toes and heels also in Natural. Since each sock took just a quarter of a skein, she has enough for FOUR pairs of these socks, or she can use the remaining yarn from each skein to knit individual pairs. She could end up with five different pairs of socks or five of the same pairs of socks. She even chose to knit the socks opposite, so that when she looked down and saw her feet peaking out from her jeans, she'd see each of the House colors. I'm in awe of these. You?
Take a look at this beautiful sweater, which for the life of me, I can't remember the pattern name. If it looks familiar to anyone, please leave in the comments. This sweater used 500g of a fingering weight we had in the sale section awhile back from Mineville. Color is Ivory.
You've all definitely been showing the love for our Poste stripes lately. Thank you so much for that! The beginning of this chevron scarf really shows of the Danxia Landform colorway (we just dyed new batches of that and Heartbreak Hotel!), don't you think? Wowza. Should you want to knit socks with this colorway, toes and heels in Turquoise or Hottest Pink would be super fab.
Do you have a baby knit to do? Consider a simple baby sweater using a skein of Opal 6 ply or 8 ply. This one used one ball of 6 ply and there was plenty left over for a little hat or booties. Such a great set to give someone special. Give this one or this one a try.
What about a super special log cabin baby blanket? Combine four of or five colors of Cascade 220 Superwash, and you could have something super awesome and easy care. Definitely heirloom knitting. I've knit this pattern twice already, and I'm itching to knit another.
Lori knit this gorgeous piece, which originally was going to be a more neutral one, til she learned the baby's gender and added a bit of pink and a crocheted ruffle edge. Don't you love the color combo?
These two are my socks, and the two of them together just caught my eye. I love the striping colors of Trekking XXL, and how appropriate they are for gift socks, since they are so easy to care for. The sock on the left is fingering weight Trekking XXL in color 565 and the sock on the right is the sport weight Trekking XXL 6 Ply color 1846.
Shop manager Heather finished this simple striped cowl using some of the half-priced single ply DK weight yarn we recently had in the sale section from Minevile Wool Project. This sold out quickly, but we have more on the way for you in generous 125g skeins. A huge array of colors so you can knit something beautiful for yourself or someone special.
Want to share your projects? Please do! E-mail pictures and details of yarn and pattern to me, Allison, at firstname.lastname@example.org .