Friday, December 9, 2011

Knitting for a Friend

A friend of mine asked me to knit a cowl for her and so I chose Smooth Edge and the yarn, 50/50 Silk Merino DK, and she requested a specific color to go with her winter coat.  I loved the way it turned out!  It's so squishy and soft.  The silk in the yarn really shows off the color and brightens it up.  But the best part, is that she LOVES it :)

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Update #3 & #4

I had a great Thanksgiving and had so much fun this past weekend, dyeing and updating to the shop.  Here's the rest of the updates....Enjoy :)

Uptown Lace - Bacchus

Mohair Lace - St. Louis Cathedral

50/50 Silk Merino DK - Brandy Milk Punch

50/50 Silk Merino DK - Coffee & Chicory

50/50 Silk Merino DK - Raw Oysters on the Half Shell

Mohair Lace - On the Ghost Tour...

50/50 Silk Merino DK - Wrought Iron

Sunday, November 27, 2011

The Marketplace Update #2

Yay!! Another update  It'll take place at 2pm (eastern), again.  This update will feature some new, and AMAZINGLY soft, lace bases added to the krewe: Uptown lace - 70% Baby Alpaca, 20% Silk, 10% Cashmere and Mohair lace - 70% Superfine Kid Mohair, 30% Silk

Uptown lace - On the Ghost Tour...

Uptown lace - Brandy Milk Punch

Uptown lace - Mississippi River Mist

Uptown lace - St. Louis Cathedral

Mohair lace - Wrought Iron

50/50 Silk Merino DK - Bacchus **new colorway

Saturday, November 26, 2011

The Marketplace Update #1

Updates all this weekend!  It's last minute, but the first will be today at 2pm (eastern).  There will be some new colorways and some new bases such as uptown lace (70/20/10 Baby Alpaca/Silk/Cashmere), merino fingering, and mohair lace.  There will also be 50/50 silk merino dk.  Enjoy!

Merino Fingering - "Hand Grenade"

Merino Fingering - "Mississippi River Mist"

Merino Fingering - "The Pirate Jean Lafitte"

Merino Fingering - "Wrought Iron"

Hope to see you there :)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Knit Local

Yesterday evening, I ventured into DC and went to one of my favorite LYS's, Looped, for a book signing and got the chance to meet the brilliant author of Knit Local, Tanis Gray! She first noticed the cowl I was wearing and loved it.  She's SO fun and ridiculously talented, I had to get her book!  All I have to say is that it's genius, combining talented American knitwear designers with sustainable, local yarn and fiber companies.  It's a definite go to book and an excellent read!  By the way, if you haven't checked out her designs, you MUST.  Some of my favorite are the Appalachian HatGrand Palais ShawlLodi Cardigan, and the Entwined Cowl.  

Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Custom Colorway

So, a friend contacted me and asked me to knit a cowl for her similar to the Big Herringbone Cowl I've knitted for myself.  However, she wanted a silvery off-white, antique color; so I searched for inspiration, and I don't know why this spoke to me....maybe just wanting an afternoon drink!!...but fell in love with the color of Brandy Milk Punch, a hugely popular and might I say POTENT drink in New Orleans.

Wow!!  It's absolutely gorgeous!! I'm in love...(sigh).  It just might become a repeatable colorway...what do you think?

Monday, November 14, 2011

Knitting with Susan B. Anderson

Toys were the first thing I learned to knit and find them SO fun. Recently, I took an online course in toy knitting with Susan B. Anderson and since I already had her book Itty Bitty Toys, I immediately had to sign up!  I learned to knit a toy completely seamlessly and picked up some other new techniques along way.  The first toy knitted was the elephant and cannot wait to start knitting the others.  However, for the others I think I'm going to use Spud & Chloe.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Marketplace Update!!

So, this is my first official posting on my new blog (yay!), and what's more fitting than a shop update to go along!!  It will take place tomorrow, November 10th at 11am.

I've added two new yarn bases:  Merino Worsted & 50/50 Silk Merino DK.

The new colorways are: Mississippi River Mist, The Pirate Jean Lafitte, When the Saints Go Marchin' In, and Wrought Iron.

                         "Mississippi River Mist":  50/50 Silk Merino & Merino Worsted                               
"The Pirate Jean Lafitte":  Merino Worsted

"When the Saints Go Marchin' In":  50/50 Silk Merino DK

"Wrought Iron":  Merino Worsted & 50/50 Silk Merino DK

Come drop on by. I hope to see you there!