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.
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.
Lonely Bull from the Album Collection, is the perfect compliment to a copper watering can.
45s, from the Music Collection, is a beautiful combination of soft greens shot with pink.
Clue, from the Games Collection is a vibrant show stopper and my favorite!
Allison’s nephew celebrated his first Christmas appropriately with a knitted Santa hat. Extra cute!
Christmas Tree Hat. Stocking cap pattern (Ann Norling 61) embellished with button ornaments and a sliver yarn garland.
Andy sporting his own holiday topper, knit with Encore and Aurora 8 yarns.
One of Santa’s elves! Have a very Merry Christmas from all of us!
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!
Oscar was very eager to show off his scarf, made by his mom, Jeanette, out of the ever-popular Malabrigo.
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!