Brava! What better name could this luscious yarn be called but Brava! It’s a standing ovation in the acrylic yarn world. Now we have added 8 new colors to the Brava Worsted Weight yarn line! I personally love the pastels!
Our new colors of Imagination are now available! We have four new shades: Galactic, Treasure, Magic Wand, and Atlantis. Atlantis is definitely my favorite with its rich blue-greens and the bright shot of red as an accent. When the samples arrived at our office, I grabbed two skeins and got to work on a Mother’s Day present for my mom, Marilyn. I can finally show you pictures without ruining the surprise!
Living in Oregon is a constant source of inspiration to me. But for my latest collection, Windswept, I went back to my New Jersey shore roots.
This week, Jenny and Stacey get a chance talk about all of the new and exciting things that are out for April! First and foremost is Felici, our limited-edition self-striping fingering weight yarn – hear about all of the wonderful new colors that are now available.
Next, Jenny and Stacey talk about the two new pattern collections out for April: In Tune by Luise O’Neill and Urban Texture by Tabetha Hedrick. You’ll also hear more about the new kits that are available and which books make out must-have lists while the big book sale is going on!
Finally, Stacey gets a chance to talk with designer Tabetha Hedrick – hear more about her inspiration and design process behind her collection, Urban Texture.
And due to the popularity of the kits, we have sold out of the Dish Towels and Pookies kits but fear not! You can still find the pattern downloads for these kits here:
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Way back when I first started knitting toys, I was always disappointed in my embroidery skills, especially when it came to their eyes. For instance, about 6 years ago, I made a couple of the Mochimochi Knitted Grass guys by Anna Hrachovec.
While I like them, they just didn’t quite have that cute look I love with knitted and crochet toys. Their eyes are uneven and no matter how much I tried, I could not get it to come out right. They just look all wonky to me.
Then I discovered safety eyes! Not only did they save me from my unsuccessful attempts at embroidery, they gave my Grass Guy a little sparkle in the eye that just made him so much more adorable.
Spring is finally starting to hint at its arrival here in the
northwest. There are buds on all of the trees, and it’s actually almost
light out when I’m driving to work! This means that cold-weather
knitting is winding down, and it’s time to satisfy the need for
something a bit lighter. Since I was also eager to try out the amazing
new yarn Billow, I figured that a nice open-front cardigan would be just the thing for Spring!
Ever since we got the first samples of Billow, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it.
With Spring just around the corner, what could be more inspiring than a
collection of delicate, drapey knits? With our minds full of the first
buds of spring, fresh dew on grass and the first warm breezes of the
year, we put together our 2013 Spring Collection: First Light.
Did you see? We now carry beads for you to add to your knitting!
Beads add a wonderful element to knitted items. They add sparkle and
drape to lace shawls, fancy highlights to handbags, and they stand out
against plainer items to create something special. With this in mind, I
wrote the Starry Stole pattern!
This free pattern features a pattern of beads in a starry field on a background of simple stockinette stitch.
A moraine is a deposit of rocks and debris left by glaciers as they
advance and recede. Moraines often add some really interesting terrain
to the existing land, resulting in crazy looking hills and land that
looks folded or striated. Glaciers make for some pretty spectacular geologic
features – moving bits of the Earth from place to place, bit by bit,
blurring the line between ‘here’ and ‘there’.
Musing on those glacial effects resulted in the Moraine Pullover!
might be hard to see where to draw a comparison, but in the stitch
patterning of Moraine, each ‘point’ recedes and advances through colors,
leaving its mark in the next ripple.