WW KIP Day June 2011. We had a blast! Over 30 gals and guy knitted in public across the street from Woolbearers. We knitted Chemo Caps that were donated to the Joan Karnell Cancer Center at Pennsylvania Hospital. If there are any more caps out there -- you can still donate them. Thanks to everyone who came and made it such a successful day.
Well, I never thought I'd be bringing in these yarns, but they are so pretty, so I just had to try it and they have been flying off the shelf. This is Flounce, a ribbon yarn by Knitting Fever. Janet knit up two skeins and made a great scarf for a friend who is having surgery.
If you are looking for a quick, gratifying summer project here are a few. The first one is called "Vita Ladies Cropped Vest". It's a Plymouth pattern and the yarn used is Vita -- a recycled cotton/cashmere blend. I have to say, it was a pleasure to knit with -- and I am not a big cotton fan. It took only 4 balls of yarn and was a really fast knit.
My other "quick" summer project was made out of Lana Grossa's Alta Moda Estate -- a cotton/silk blend that was equally pleasurable to knit with and feels so yummy, you would never know it was cotton. I designed the vest using my Sweater Wizard software and it fits perfectly. I've worn it a few times and have it hanging in the shop when I'm not wearing it. I used 6 skeins of yarn and it was done in no time. If anyone is interested, I can use the software to change it to any size.
Coming soon --- Namaste's new Mini Messenger bag. I'll post when they arrive.