Category Archives: colorwork

Winter is Coming

Or where I show just how geeky I am. Earlier this year I, like many other people, became obsessed with Game of Thrones on HBO.  George R. R. Martin's series A Song of Ice & Fire was on my to read list for many years but I'm rather ashamed I never picked them up until after the first episode of the TV series (I had to know what happened next!).  And I quickly became just as obsessed with the books - I've now been working my way through the audio books - they are great to listen to when kntiting! So when this pattern popped up on Ravelry recently, I had to make them:  

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Cute as a button!

I don't know if this has ever happened to you, but I was browsing through the kazillion of fun buttons at Joann's a while back and found this button "Cute as a button".  Which describes my granddaughter. (I think that's what any nana would say! right?)  (here's a picture of Kalyn -not big on smiling- with big brother, Cole)

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Felici Favorites are here

In June, I asked for your nominations for Felici Favorites, your all time favorite colorways of our Felici self-striping yarn. I was overwhelemed by the number of responses I got!! It took a long time to look through all the comments here and in the KP Lovers Group on Ravelry (Ravelry link), but based on your suggestions and our sales data for Felici, we narrowed it down to 9 colors and placed our order. And now they're here!! Thank you so much for helping us make this tough decision.

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Road Trip!

What better way is there to experience the countryside than a good old road trip? Well, if gas prices are prohibitive, you can bring the countryside home with you with our Road Trip Tote kits! These three kits capture the spirit of place with brilliant intarsia panels. So pack up the car and let's go!

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Mastering Color Knitting – and a giveaway!

Since finishing my first real colorwork project (the Grab a Pint Mitts I wrote about awhile back), I've been wanting to get more & more into colorwork.  Well, lo & behold, Melissa Leapman is putting out a brand new book called Mastering Color Knitting!  Perfect timing right? There are some neat patterns included - I really like this scarf included in the double knit reversable section

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Winners of Mastering Color Knitting!

What a nice thing to do on this dreary Monday morning - announcing our Mastering Color Knitting winners!  So I picked out some comment numbers this morning using my trusty Random.org number generator.  And here are your winners!

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Some flowers for mom – and you!

I was walzing through a yarn shop a few months ago, and I called my mom to ask if there was anything I hadn't knit for her yet. She reminded me of the tams we used to wear all the time (I say 'we' but I really mean 'they were hers and I destroyed them') and how she wished she had one again. It had been a looooong time since she'd seen one in a store. So, I said, "I'll see what I can do." I picked up some yarn and got to thinking. My mom's favorite garden flowers are impatiens. So, I figured an impatien-like design would be nice. Leaves make a pretty good crown - yeah, that'll work. And a few days later, I brought the result into the office: Immediately, I was descended upon by Chroma-bearing coworkers saying "THIS MUST BE A PATTERN!"

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Rainbow Fishies!

Since my Beer Pint Mitts, I've been on a SpillyJane pattern kick.  I made these for my niece for Christmas:  Made in Stroll Tonal Blue Violet and a bunch of scraps But honestly, they took me awhile - mainly because once I finished with the bodies I had something like a billion ends to weave in. So I threw them in a corner until I was ready to face them.  I mean I love how cute the colorwork mittens turn out but...the ends... Enter Chroma. We got our early shipment in and all of us were instantly in love - I had so many ideas of things I want to make!  But I ended up deciding on another SpillyJane pattern...and this went much quicker   Rainbow Fishies!

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