Sunday, July 26, 2009

New window and F.Os!


Doesn't this make you want to ride your bike to work?

Susan's Medallion Bag, a Noni pattern.


If you look at the pattern photo, it looks like it's about three feet wide, but really, it must be some sort of illusion because this bag felts to a much more practical size.

Even the bottom has a fair isle pattern! Now that is dedication.


This person is really on track with Christmas needlepoint.


Here is a beautiful cardi out of Sublime cotton...


And we now have Pick Up Sticks!


Something I'm looking forward to making: Baby Snugs...little felted baby boots!

Sunday, July 19, 2009


Happy Sunday, Needle Ladies!

I'm heading into the shop but just wanted to let you know if you don't already that there is tons of stuff on sale. Jo Sharp books and yarn must go. Lots of other stuff. Come down and see us- even if you just wnat to sit at the table and chat with us. The sale ends today.

All Jo Sharp yarns and books --40% off. Unfortunately there is no longer a US distributor for these yarns, so we are clearing them out.

Regia sock yarn, fingering and DK weight--40% off

Great summer yarns like Classic Elite Cotton Bamboo, Maggi's Linen, Katia Linen, and Dale of Norway Svale---all on sale.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Amy Butler F.O.

Here is Dena with her new Amy Butler top. SO CUTE.



We are going to Tuscany in a few weeks and I'd like to have a new wardrobe for the trip. Maybe I could get a skirt and top done in time...

We have gorgeous Amy Butler fabric/books/patterns at the shop. Summer is also the perfect time for sewing.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Summer is for baby knitting

I always end up knitting lots of baby items in the summer. Fall and Winter are for knitting warm cozy cabled sweaters by the fire, Spring is for shawls, scarves, and socks, and then we're back at baby knitting.

My wonderful friends Jane and Todd just welcomed Charlotte Kate to the world. (Remember the dream I had where she referred to her belly as Charlotte and I was right? Yikes. It might be because I live in Charlottesville, but still...)

Here is dearest Charlotte:


You can read more about Charlotte and her twin brothers Owen and Henry here.

I made Anouk for Charlotte with cute apple buttons from Paris. I used Tahki Cotton Classic on size 7 US and duplicate stitched the flowers on the pockets.


And then at 4:55 a.m. on Saturday, I got a text from my friend Azim that he was a new papa! Baby Aziz arrived and he will soon have a warm cozy BSJ.


And of course, cute buttons.


I used US 4 addis on this and literally used leftover Baby Ull that I had in my stash from previous projects. I think I used about 1/2 skein of 3 colors. This is the first BSJ I have ever made and I really loved it. It's made in one piece and very strange looking but once it is molded into shape you really see the genius of Elizabeth Zimmermann.

We're starting to get lots of new stuff in the shop from TNNA. It's totally droolworthy.

First off, lots of Zecca Needlepoint. We've also gotten in some Barbara Russell dogs (one yellow lab, one pug) and several flowers.

Also, Green Mountain Spinnery yarn is now at the N.L. We've got Yarn Over so that YOU can make Linden by Veronik Avery, published by the Twist Collective. (just note that you have to get the pattern from this website)

We also have great new needle cases and Offhand Designs bags.

Come and see us soon and craft on!