One joy of knitting is the preview of the next Interweave Knits. So, go check out the Summer Edition preview, click here.
Or stop by the shop and pick up a copy!
Picture from Interweave Knits.
Peru’s heritage and culture of textile artistry is rich and ancient. The Mirasol Project supports local communities in Peru through the sales of the Mirasol Yarn Collection, which includes yarn made from the animals tended by these communities for generations in the Peruvian highlands.
By purchasing it you are supporting the shepherds and their families ensuring the continuation of this tradition. A portion of every purchase goes directly to the funding of a centre in the remote area of Munani in the region of Puno.
In fact, click below to see the video slideshow of the community that this is helping.
Check out this precious Baby Surprise Jacket in Colinette Jitterbug.
The BSJ, pattern by Elizabeth Zimmerman, looks fabulous in every fiber. This shop regular did a fabulous job!
This is a cute video about how knitting across the pond in the United Kingdom has made a positive change.
We do have new colors in of the yarn as well as some classics.
Here's the four cubes containing several different colors in each totalling 35 colors altogether.
Some colors we received: applewood, praline, blue surf, buscando azul, vermillion, velvet grapes, shocking pink, and a few lovely colors.
One of the participant's brought in her recent accomplishment- a felted bucket hat! Is it Noro? Of course.
We also thought it looked super cool upside down as a basket.
Tomorrow, pictures of new yarn. Jenn stopped by today as we were unpacking it and could identify this store favorite from several feet away. Some of you have been asking about it; a great price, warm, and buttery soft.
Leslie Nelle-Urinyi taught a Freeform Crochet class this past Sunday.
In order to take the class all that was required was a knowledge of basic crochet stitches and then Leslie went over techniques to expand one stitch into a living art piece. The above photo demonstrates some freeform that was shaped into bracelets.
For the pink enthusiasts, look at this lovely scrumble Leslie did.
Another sample from Leslie that will eventually become a scarf. How cool is that!
Leslie a fabulous crocheter with an eye for color also has an etsy shop where you can see some of her crocheted items.
Tomorrow, I will post photos on the class itself.
Have a great week!
'Knitted Homes of Crime', Freddie Robins, 2002. Image comes from Victoria & Albert Museum.
A great website to read is the Victoria & Albert Museum (yes, the one in located in England). The museum contains a collection of knitted items, information on the knitting from the British Isles, as well as patterns from the 1940's and Rowan. An interesting section is on knitting designers which include pages on Joan Allen, Sasha Kagan, Ruth Lee, and Freddie Robins.
So, my favorite link to start investigating the website is the page entitled "Share Your Knitting".
And don't forget the Spring Sale ends tomorrow on Sunday. Sheila's got some great yarns at crazy prices.
Judy stopped by and we had to stare with wonder at her purse- it is fabulous! She made the purse following the Via Diagonale pattern from Knitty. The photo doesn't show the lining she also put inside the purse. Fabulous!
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The Pineapple Hat by Chile Con Yarne in Cascade 220 Superwash. The hat is a free pattern for a baby (0-3 months). Since Cascade has 220 yards, the hat only used half the skein which means two pineapples in one skein. I would recommend using stash yarn for the leaves.
Stop by the shop and see the new store sample.
Also, Sheila is working on her third Spanish Dancer in Noro! Next time you are in you can see how the yarn looks in Twizzle, Mountain Colors, or Noro!