Thursday, December 31, 2009

Need ideas for after Christmas knitting?


Citron : We have LOTS of Malabrigo Lace in lots of fun colors. This only takes 1 skein!


Knotty but Nice : Perfect hat for any guy. Very masculine and you can jazz it up with fun colors. Suggested yarns are Cascade 220 or Mission Falls 1824.



Destroyed Cowl : This is so retro and cool! Looks like it came straight off of the NYC catwalk. It takes 2 skeins of Malabrigo Worsted and we JUST got a new shipment in. Lots of great colors.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Monday, December 21, 2009

new baby


Mara arrived just before the blizzard, and it's a good thing she's got a knitter for a grandmother. Stay tuned for photos of the knitted baby wardrobe. Welcome to the world, Mara!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

In the name of yarn...once more, in the name of yarn

We attempted to get downtown, and we failed. We hope you will all take this opportunity to finish up gift knitting (which is what I will be doing) and then hopefully tomorrow things will start opening up.


Saturday, December 19, 2009

22 inches and counting...

No, not a sweater measurement, the snow outside!

Shop is closed today, we're still planning on being open tomorrow from 12-5. I'm so excited that I'm getting such good use out of my new bean boots. Thank you, Sharman and Mike!

Secret Christmas Project has begun. 1.5 skeins down, 10.5 to go. Gotta get back to it!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Baby Beasley Stocking


Ellie is making a stocking for the baby due in May. There is nothing better to focus on than a needlepointed project. Especially a stocking!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

F.O.s du jour


Stocking for Mulligan the dog.


A close-up of the turkish stitch (I think? I need to consult my needlepoint dictionary)


Stocking for Gage, the canoe-ing, banjo playing, son-in-law. I love that there are presents in the canoe.


And here, the talented needlepointer. This inspires me to paint my own canvas!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

There is still time to knit a stocking or two...


This took me three days. I obviously improvised a bit because Gansey is not exactly a common name. Here is my excel chart:


I just discovered I could never figure out how to cut and paste from excel into a blog post and I guess it's actually not possible! I searched a bit and found this website. Now I can share my charts.

Stay tuned for top ten Christmas gifts for knitters...

Friday, December 4, 2009

Need ideas for Holiday Knitting?


Margot by Linden Heflin.

Peaks Island

Peaks Island Hood

This is the most popular pattern on Ravelry right now with 191 projects. Amazing.

Ysolda's post on Peaks.



fresco basket whip

Fresco Basket Whip Cowl

bellas mittens

Bella's Mittens

post war

Post War Mittens