Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Just finished another pattern from Churchmouse Yarns & Tea. This one is Barb's Koigu Ruffle Scarf. I did mine out of Claudia's Fingering Silk 55, using two colorways - one is a variegated, the other a matching semi-solid. Love this yarn! Who wouldn't like knitting with silk I was a little intimidated by having to cast on 648 stitches, but then you get to decrease a lot and it was done in no time.  I saw someone's project with the two different colored ruffles and really liked it done that way.
We were KIP'ing a few weeks ago.  It was hot outside, but that doesn't stop us from knitting in public.

Last blog post I showed pix of Natalie's Choice sweater made out of Berroco Seduce (from Norah Gaughan vol. 6)  in pieces. Well, Gary did a fabulous job of piecing the sweater pieces together. Natalie was originally making these sweaters for her daughters -- but she just may change her mind. Can't wait to see the finished one in black and white.

Fran decided to do pattern from Norah Gaughan's book as well.  She bought some yarn on sale and did it in two different yarns -- Plymouth Somerset and Lana Grossa New Cotton.  It came out smashing! The pattern is called Comment.

Lots of  new yarns are arriving every day!
Berroco has a new Vintage Chunky -- 3.5 stitches to the inch superwash wool/acrylic/nylon blend.

Berroco also has a new worsted weight cotton/acrylic/nylon/silk blend called Remix and a great pattern book for the yarn.

New alpaca yarn from Plymouth -- new colors in Baby Alpaca Grande and a new heavy worsted alpaca  called Ampato

New yarns from Skacel -- Cashmere Queen - a cashmere, merino, silk blend in a dk weight, Noblesse - a merino silk blend in subtle color variations, new sock yarn in  a sport weight  and finally -- darning thread for socks.

Here's more Claudia Fingering Silk 55 -- it just shimmers
SWTC has Dream Big -- a super bulky (2 stitches to the inch) superwash yarn.  Two skeins will make the vest pattern that comes with every skein.

Here is Temptation -- a bulky wool/alpaca mix that is on sale right now -- Buy 3, get one free!  It is great scarf/hat yarn.

New colors in Mountain Colors Weavers Wool

There's more new yarn coming every day!

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