Tuesday, October 23, 2007

New Yarn, new yarn, and new new yarn

The fall is so fun at the store. Everyday, loads of new yarn comes in. Today it was the mother lode.
We got lots of bunny hop. That is a bright, spongy, cable plied yarn that has an element of Angora. AND it's machine washable. It was premiered last fall. And has been a best seller ever since.

Also in the box was a brand new yarn called Merino 5. The name is the content of the yarn (Merino) and the stitches per inch (5). It is really beautiful, and, yep, it's machine washable.

And finally, we'll continue SOCTOBER with a brand new sock yarn. Here it is, cotton, Bamboo, and a little bit of elastic. WOW. It's called "Panda Cotton"

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Harry is BACK

Socktober continues to bring us wonderful treats!
A new shipment came in from Lorna's Laces yesterday. And in among the treasures is a new batch of "Perry Hotter" yarn!
It is flying off the sock shelf faster than a Nimbus 2000. Call and we'll hold a pair aside for you.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Another Red Light Special Hat!

Haydee worked on the final decreases in class last night.

And then she finished her hat!
What a GREAT accomplishment!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Socktober - new sock yarn

We continue to get exquisite new sock yarn. Each new load is more beautiful than the last. This batch is from Lana Grossa.

And this is seta Cashmere:
65 % Merino,
15 % Silk
16 % Polyamide
4 % Cashmere
Machine Washable
The merino and cashmere together make this yarn wonderfully soft. The polyamide makes it long wearing, and the silk gives it a touch of luxury and a hint of sheen. It is a beautiful yarn.

Thursday, October 11, 2007


Lauren Finished her Clapotis.
It is fantastic.

She chose Nicole, an Adrienne Vittadini yarn. This yarn is a departure from the yarn that Kate originally picked. That is a brave thing for a knitter to do. And that gamble is rewarded with an exquisite textured garment with an amazing drape.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Hat for Halloween

Rebecca was commissioned by friends to knit a tinkerbell hat for their daughter. It will top the costume off perfectly!

Monday, October 01, 2007

Hemlock Ring Blanket

Recently our friend Brooklyn Tweed showed us a ring knit blanket. (August 18th)
It is a 1942 knit doily pattern. Jared took the pattern, and charted the repetition to make it bigger than a doily. Our friend Kay saw this post, and was intrigued.

So she did not one, not two, but three of them.

Here is one before it is blocked. While it is still beautiful, in an architectural way, this still illustrates the beauty of blocking.

Thanks for sharing your lessons and your results with us Kay! You are one busy knitter.