Monday, July 18, 2011

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.

Another finished Learn-to-Knit Afghan.  Bonnie did finish all the squares, just didn't put them all in the afghan.  She used really great colors -- all done in Brown Sheep Lamb Pride superwash worsted.   Beautiful job!
 Bonnie has been knitting up a storm -- she also finished the Owls Sweater by Kate Davies out of Berocco Vintage Chunky and designed an owl hat to match. 

 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.

I couldn't resist this pattern.  It's called Felted Slippers by French Press Knits and makes the cutest pair of felted slippers in no time.  Honest -- I did these in less than a day from start to finish.

More felting --- Laurie used my Delaware Valley Ringspun  to knit an Oregon Tote with great effect.

 Barbara has only been knitting for 6 weeks.  She decided to take our Baby Surprise class and did a fantastic job!  She's so excited about this that she is making another one.  This one is out of Plymouth Kudo.
 Sabra knit this beautiful shawl for her daughter-in-law which she can wear while nursing Sabra's new grandchild.

 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.