December 28, 2007

Bird of a different feather

Conjoined Creations Pastimes yarn

All the gifts were knit and given, now it is time to knit for yourself, and it’s all about the lace weight yarn here in the store. Lace from a different fiber that is. Conjoined Creations Pastimes yarn is 100% soysilk, a fiber made from soy proteins, leftovers from the tofu manufacturing process. Does that make it healthier for you? Well it is making use of a byproduct that would ordinarily be discarded, so that makes it green and it has an incredibly soft hand and lustrous sheen, so that makes it pretty. What’s not to love? The colors are stunning, so there are combinations to appeal to everyone’s taste.

Close up

Forget a money tree, I need a hand-dyed yarn tree. The colorways are Up the Down Staircase from the Literature Collection and Superstar from the Album Collection.

Yarn tree redux

Lonely Bull from the Album Collection, is the perfect compliment to a copper watering can.

Watering can

45s, from the Music Collection, is a beautiful combination of soft greens shot with pink.

Hydrangea detail

Clue, from the Games Collection is a vibrant show stopper and my favorite!

Yarn with Fuchsia

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December 27, 2007

Littlest Santa

Littlest Santa

Allison’s nephew celebrated his first Christmas appropriately with a knitted Santa hat. Extra cute!

Littlest Santa

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December 25, 2007

Happy Holidays!

Christmas tree hat

Christmas Tree Hat. Stocking cap pattern (Ann Norling 61) embellished with button ornaments and a sliver yarn garland.

Christmas Hat

Andy sporting his own holiday topper, knit with Encore and Aurora 8 yarns.

A Christmas Elf

One of Santa’s elves! Have a very Merry Christmas from all of us!

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December 22, 2007

A good yarn just got better

Fist full of Manos wool silk blend

With its beautiful kettle-dyed colors, Manos del Uruguay has long been a staple in my knitting basket. Now the company has come out with a luscious blend of 30% silk and 70% merino wool. This combination makes for the perfect fiber marriage: the wool adds the elasticity that silk lacks, making knitting a dream. While the silk takes the dye beautifully, adding its trademark sheen. Knitting up to a gauge of 5.5 to 6 stitches an inch, this D.K. weight yarn is like the delicate little sister to the Manos wool. Come into to the store to see all the colors we carry and pick up some skeins for yourself!

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December 19, 2007

Customer Creations

Oscar is very eager to show off his scarf

Oscar was very eager to show off his scarf, made by his mom, Jeanette, out of the ever-popular Malabrigo.

Tangled Yoke Cardigan

Mer wore her beautiful sweater, knit with Rowan Felted Tweed. This Eunny Jang design is from the Fall 2007 issue of Interweave Knits. We love seeing what you make!

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