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Chinese Lantern by Vicki
Vicki from San Antonio, TX sent me this photograph of her
lovely shawl..."Sandra, the picture's not great but this is
Goddess Knits' Chinese Lantern Pattern that I made in
Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sport in Chagrin. It made up
beautifully and fast. It went to one of our Prayer Shawl
Ministry recipients." Vicki your shawl is exquisite and
this is a very thoughtful gift that I'm sure if much loved
by the recipient.
Easy Lace Shrug by Phyllis
from Queen, NY sent me this photo of her lovely shrug that
she knit in Malabrigo Silky Merino. Her story..."I
finally finished the Easy Lace Shrug I’d mentioned in my
introduction. This was knitted with Silky Merino in
Cumparsita. And I bought it from you during March Madness."
Phyllis thanks again for being a patron and for sharing your
beautiful work with us.
Barbara's Tangled Vine Socks
These wonderful Tangled Vine Socks,
pattern by Chrissy Gardiner of Gardiner Yarn Works, were
knit by Barbara of Huntsville, Alabama. Barbara shares
her experience..."I made 3 pairs using Malabrigo Yarns'
Sock, Green pair--color Lettuce, Black pair-- color Black
and the Purple pair--Violeta Africana. Thank you for
the pattern. I really enjoy knitting it and plan on
making more socks using the same pattern again."
Barbara I look forward to seeing which color you knit them
in next and "Thank you," for sharing your socks with us!
Sara's Baby Fan Mitts
Sara from Durham, NC knit the lovely Baby
Fan Mitts from just one skein of Malabrigo Silky, in the
Redwood Bark color. This is Sara's story..."I just
thought you might be interested to know that I recently
completed the most beautiful pair of fingerless mitts using
a skein of Malabrigo Silky Merino that I ordered during your
summer sale. I was so impressed with your personable and
speedy service that I also made sure to give a shout out to
you and your shop when I featured the mitts on my blog this
morning. You can find the blog entry here:
Sara thank you so much for sharing your
Baby Fan Mitts with us and for blogging about it too.
Enjoy wearing them, I know you'll get lots of compliments.
Watermelon Sweater and Hat set
Wanda, from Berkeley, CA, enjoys knitting for her loved
ones. She knit the very sweet Watermelon
Sweater & Hat set by Kidknits for her adorable
granddaughter. Wanda made a few modifications to the
pattern and here she tells us what she did..."For the hat, I
used the same yarn and size needles but increased the
cast-on to 77. I also used an I-cord for the "stem."
For the sweater, instead of casting-on 46 stitches per side,
I did 58. I kept the motif the same size and I made the
sleeves about 3 inches longer and decreased much more
slowly. For ease, I did both sleeves at the same time.
Rolling up the sleeves is a great option since I know from
experience that kids grow out of the sleeve length pretty
Wanda from the picture we can see that
your granddaughter loves her new outfit, its very cute and
so is she. Thank you for taking the time to share the
set with us and for letting me publish it.
This beautiful blanket was
knit by Julie from Claymont, Delaware. The pattern is
Anne Hanson's Totally Autumn and Julie knit her blanket out
of Malabrigo Merino Worsted in the Lettuce color.
is Julie's story..."I bought the yarn (from Sandrasingh.com)
for a sweater but then decided against a Malabrigo sweater
after knitting one in another color and learning how much it
pills. I held on to the yarn for a while trying to
find the perfect pattern and decided it needed to be a
blanket. It's so soft it's insane."
blanket is just lovely and will brighten up any room while
keeping you nice and toasty warm. Thank you so much
for sharing it with us.
Wendy's Classic Cables
Seattle, WA, is an avid crocheter. Her adorable tam is
Knotsewcute's Classic Cables design and Wendy does a superb
job with it. Here's her story..."This is a crochet
cabled tam done in Berroco Comfort DK, color Lovage. The
yarn is smooth and soft, no
whatsoever, making a nice beret that is both warm and
breathable. Hat pattern is from Classic Cables
Scarf Set by Kim Miller." Wendy enjoy wearing
your new tam and thank you so much for sharing it with us.
shawl was knit by Jessie from Edgewater, MD. Jessie
shares the secrets of her masterpiece with us..."I think you
can understand that my project queue is pretty long . . .
but here are some photos of the Goddess Knits' Midwinter's
I put in beads for snowflakes, mountains (with ice caps),
and holiday ornaments on all the
The yarn is Jaggerspun Maine Line 2/8; I think they call the
color Bottle Green although I think it is a forest green.
The beads are various; the mountains have 4 mm crystal cubes
and 4 mm black iris cubes, the snowflakes have 8/0 clear
crystal, the trees have 8/0 silver-lined colors, and the
snow at the bottom is a bunch of 6/0 magatama crystal that I
was trying to use up."
Jessie thank you
very much for sharing your lovely shawl with us.
Deb's Super Bulky
beautiful and warm looking vest was knit by Deb, who is
practically my neighbor, she's from Fredericksburg, TX.
The pattern is Lisa Ellis Designs' Super Bulky Winter Vest
and Deb knit it in Cascade Magnum.
this about her experience with the pattern and yarn..."I
bought enough yarn to make four of these vests! One for
each of my daughters. The yarn was a dream to work
with....just luscious and frankly, a sensuous experience!
So soft and lovely and yet, not too heavy. I don't have
much experience with knitting....but if all yarns feel this
good, I could get addicted! Your service was 5 Star too!"
Thank you Deb for your kind words and for letting us see
your beautiful work.
Esperanza Shawl Collared Cardigan
This bright and
lovely cardigan, designed by Rebecca Hatcher for the
Schaefer Yarn Co, was knit by Ginny of Berkshire, NY and I
know with all the snow she's been getting up there she's
getting a lot of wear out of it!
Ginny tells us this about her project..."Here is my
Collared cardigan, made from the Schaefer Pattern by the
same name. I did indeed use Esperanza (in the colorway
This was a SUPER fast and easy pattern. I made one
modification: didn't like the buttonholes so I used a row of
single crochet with the button loops worked in. I made
an XL and used 4 skeins of Esperanza with only the smallest
amount of yarn left over." Ginny your cardigan is
really sophisticated and looks very warm and cozy, I
appreciate the time you took to share it with us.
Lucy's Slippery Slope Socks
Carrollton, TX does it again! She knit another pair of
fabulous socks, this time Gardiner Yarn Works' Slippery
Slope in Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock. This is Lucy's
Yahoo! OhMyGoodness - are those finished socks you
see????? These socks are perfect for going into fall don't
you think? I thought they were so pretty I went and bought
the new clogs to show them off with a jean skirt. The
pattern was perfectly well written and knitted without a
hitch. If you love doing intricate detail work and cables
that look like they are much more difficult than they really
are this is the pair of socks to knit! The end result is
worth the little extra time it took me to finish these.
Tell Chrissy I said thank you for another fabulous pattern.
There are more photos on my project page on Ravelry."
Lucy I'll thank Chrissy for you
and once again thank you for letting us see your
Capelet, crocheted in Karabella's Aurora 8 yarn, is the work
of Peggy from Orlando, FL. Peggy shares her story with
us..."I just finished my project---Red capelet. The
Aurora 8 yarn is a great yarn to work with, and for this
project, I used almost 8 skein of them, and the hook size is
4.00mm. The original pattern is from Japanese crochet
book. Thanks, I am very happy to do the business with
Peggy I'm happy to have done business with you too, thanks
again for letting us enjoy your Capelet.
This hat is adorable and the
model is even cuter, and we have Kim from Columbia, South
Carolina to thank for both. Kim knit this adorable hat
in Malabrigo Chunky yarn. This is Kim's story..."I
bought this Malabrigo Chunky in Tuareg from you back in
April. I was looking for a quick project, so I chose
It was a quick, easy knit (a few hours) and interesting in
that it is knit from the crown down. It uses less than one
skein of the Malabrigo Chunky and would make a great gift.
Thanks for putting the yarn on sale so I could try it!"
My pleasure Kim and thank you for sharing your hat with us.
These lovely, lacey anklet socks were knit by Lucy of
Carrollton, Texas, the pattern is by Lisa Ellis Designs.
But first I must say that Lucy is one fast knitter, it
seemed like I emailed her the pattern and a day later she
sent me a picture of one finished sock, than this one of the
completed pair. This is Lucy's story..."Here are the
pictures from the Victorian Lace Pattern. I LOVED knitting
these and will definitely knit more of them very soon. The
pattern is written perfectly, and is very easy to follow.
The socks end up snuggly and stretchy with a perfect
fit. The 3 row pattern is challenging enough to make
you think but easy enough to knit while watching TV. Thanks
again for showing me this pattern. I really do
love my new socks!!!" I'm happy to hear that you're
happy with them! You should be, your socks look great.
Thank you for letting us share them with you.
Kelly's Branching Out Scarf
This lovely lace scarf was knit by the very generous Kelly,
of Steamwood, IL. Kelly tells us this story..." I knit
the Branching Out
lace scarf from
knitty.com with only one skein of the Malabrigo Silky Merino.
The scarf will be a gift for one of my daughter's preschool
teachers. The yarn was so beautiful and it was a
dream to knit with. The scarf grew about 20% after blocking
and is about 50" in length." That is going to be one
very lucky teacher and it is very kind of you to gift her
with such a beautiful scarf that you worked so hard on.
Rhonda's Eyeball Hat
Should someone suffering from "Eyeball Phobia" be knitting
with Insubordiknits' Vitreous Humor yarn? Well Rhonda,
from Winona Lake, Indiana, was brave enough to give it a try
and this fun Eyeball Hat was the result!
Here's what Rhonda has to say about her funky hat..."When I
first bought the yarn from you, I had NO idea what I was
going to do with it. I just knew that I loved it and needed
it. This was a bizarre reaction for me since I have what I
call and “eyeball phobia”. :-) I looked on Ravelry to see
what others had made with this yarn and saw mostly scarves.
Not wanting another scarf, I browsed the pattern section
looking for patterns that used chunky yarn. That’s where I
came across the Chunky Cabled Hat pattern. My hat has since
been abducted by my older son and is coveted by many of his
I bet his friends covet it and perhaps one or two will be
inspired to learn to knit! Great hat Rhonda, thank you
again for sharing it with us.
Ysolda's plush Elijah is very popular and Rachel's Elijah is
the first one I've had the pleasure to see all knit up.
Rachel knit this darling little elephant for a very special
boy..."I just finished my second elephant and am quite
pleased with the result. I had one skein of this odd goldish
acrylic yarn that a friend bought for me in Uruguay. Her
grandson’s 2nd birthday
finally gave me a reason to use it. I think mustardy-gold is
a lovely color for an elephant!" We agree its the
perfect color, your Elijah has a lot of character, thank you
for sharing him with us.
Lee from Charlotte, NC was kind enough to share with us her
version of the cabled hat, Ysolda's Gretel. Lee shares
about her knitting experience, "...the hat turned out
wonderfully. The hat was done in Lana Grosso Lord, I forget
the name of the color but it was basically oatmeal." I
agree wholeheartedly, your Gretel is wonderful, I appreciate
you letting us enjoy it.
Katheleen's Baby Sweater
This sweet toddler size sweater, modeled by the adorable
Grace, was sent in by Kathleen from New Paltz, NY, this is
her story..."I knit the sweater pictured here with Peter Pan
Bambino DK that I purchased from your web site probably
about a year ago... little Grace FINALLY fits into it!
I knit a blanket for this same little recipient with
Bambino DK a year prior to this sweater...and I get lots of
compliments from her mom about how well the yarn holds
up...even with weekly washings!! So I would highly
recommend this yarn to any one who is knitting for babies or
First your work is delightful and little Grace is precious.
And thank you very much for sharing your hard work with us
and for your opinion on this yarn.
Suzy's Skinny Empire
This extraordinary knit top is the work of Suzy, from
Memphis, TN, Suzy shares her story..."I already shared this
sweater with your group on Ravelry. But I'll send you an
attached pic of it too! It's Wendy Bernard's Skinny Empire
that I knit on the Malabrigo Silky Merino in
Bobby Blue that I bought from you. I love it! (Of course,
I see some things I would change- but overall, I'm pretty
pleased with it : )" You should be very pleased Suzy,
I wouldn't change a thing, enjoy wearing it and thank you
very much for sharing it with us!
This delightful scarf was knit
by Sherry, of Pacific, Missouri. Sherry tells
us..."Here is the Just Enough Ruffles scarf made from the
Worsted obtained from Sandrasingh.com! Used Addi
Turbo #10 needles with a 40 inch cable. I am very pleased
with the results." As you should be Sherry, thank you
for letting us see your beautiful scarf!
Jenny's February Lady's
practically my neighbor, she's up in Temple, TX a stone's
throw from me out here in Spicewood. This is Jenny in
her gorgeous February Lady Sweater.
Jenny told me
this..."I bought several skeins of Malabrigo in Tuareg from
you a while back, and I used four of them to make this
February Lady Sweater. I absolutely love the way it turned
out. Wore it last night to choir and got tons of compliments
on it. I'm sure I'll be back for more Malabrigo as soon as I
I happy to
hear your pleased with your work, as you should be, your
sweater is beautiful, thank you for letting me share it with
everyone and I hope the weather stays cool enough so you can
enjoy wearing it.
Marietta, GA was inspired by La Lana Wools' lovely Streakers
yarn and Pam Allen's original design the Streaker's Shrug,
which was printed in the Spring 2006 issue of Interweave
Knits. This is Nan modeling her lovely creation and
she shares this about her experience knitting it...
knitting with the La Lana Wools Streakers yarn - it is so
soft and bouncy! It's a fast project, too, finished in just
over a week even though I had limited time to knit."
Thank you Nan for
sharing your beautiful shrug with us, I bet you get a lot of
complements and requests for repeats every time you wear it.
One of my
favorite knitters, Darcy from California, emailed me this
picture of her lacey, very sweet scarf...Darcy tell us, "I
used Malabrigo's Lace Baby Merino in Geranio to knit the
and Tonic Easy Flame Scarf." Thank you so much
Darcy, your scarf is wonderful and the pattern for this
scarf is free on Knit and Tonic's blog.
Bob from De Pere,
Wisconsin is one speedy knitter, and very talented too. He
bought the Kidknits' Sunflower Hat pattern and a few short
days later emailed me this picture of his adorable finished
project! Here's what Bob told me..."I liked the pattern as
it was fun to do and clearly written. I know our eldest
granddaughter (2.5 years) will like it and I plan on making
another one for our second granddaughter (age 9.5 months)."
Bob thank you
very much for sharing your precious hat with us, indeed your
granddaughter will love wearing it.
Another Bad Hair Day
Hat by Agnes
Agnes from Mt Laurel, NJ is
at it again, she loved Gardiner Yarn Works' Bad Hair Day hat so
much..."I knitted a total of three
Hair Day hats. One according to the pattern (photo I
sent to you, see below), a smaller version in the same
purple yarn, then one for myself in the alpaca yarn I've had in
my stash. I thought I wouldn't have enough of the alpaca - and
now I know how much alpaca stretches - so I bought a ball of
variegated sock yarn to supplement it." This hat is
awesome Agnes, thank you!
Lorna's Laces Bee Stripe colorway is only available in their
Shepherd Sock line and is a very special colorway indeed, so it
is only fitting that the creator of these awesome RPM Socks
selected it, as she is very special too! Rachel resides in
my home town of Austin, TX and she's the organizer of one of the
best Sit N' Knits I attend.
This is Rachel's story..."I finished the RPM socks that I made
from the Lorna's Laces Bee Stripe yarn that I bought from you.
I used two skeins and the pattern is RPM from Knitty."
Laura your socks are really cool and I appreciate your
sharing them with us.
Bad Hair Day Hat by Agnes
This darling Bad Hair Day
Hat, pattern by Gardiner Yarn Works, was knit by Agnes, from
Mount Laurel, NJ. Agnes tells us..."I enjoyed knitting
this hat. I used a
worsted weight yarn." Agnes your hat turned out
terrific, I love the color, enjoy wearing it and thank you for
letting us share it.
Laura from New Jersey thought we might like to see the finished
Gardiner Yarn Works' Pinecone Scarf that she made for her
daughter using Cherry Tree Hill's Glitter Alpaca in Foxy Lady.
Laura shares her tale..."The scarf is about 54" long and 5" wide
knit on #3 needles. I added the knotted fringe at my
daughter's request. I enjoyed working with this yarn and
look forward to using some of the other wonderful yarns from
your site. I am currently contemplating my first-ever pair
of socks. Thanks again for your help." Thank you Laura for
letting us enjoy your beautiful scarf and we look forward to
hearing about your first-ever sock adventures.
Huan-Hua's Keyhole Scarf
This amazing Keyhole Scarf is an original design by Huan-Hua and
is a variation on another of her originals works, the Water Is
Wide Scarf. Here's Huan-Hua's story..."This is the
variation with cables on both sides, knit from a skein and a
half of Malabrigo Merino Worsted in Jewel Blue. This
version was knit with a “keyhole” to secure the scarf."
Beautiful design and exquisite work, thank you for sharing with
Deanna's Child's First Socks
It's the season to celebrate socks! And this time were
admiring Deanna's Child's First Sock in Shell Pattern, this
pattern is by Nancy Bush and can be found in her book
Knitting Vintage Socks. Deanna knit this pair with two
hanks of Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in the Tahoe colorway.
Thank you very much for sending in your work Deanna it is
Robin's Lorna's Laces Socks
is an avid sock knitter and a Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock lover.
She knit her wonderful socks from 2 skeins of Shepherd
Sock..."The yarn’s color pattern Mineshaft was surprising;
didn’t know it would be thick stripes – cool! The pattern
Nenah Galati’s Sock I DVD. The needle size is US
#2. I c/o 72 for size large sock. Not difficult, just
patience with little tiny stitches!" Very cool, enjoy
wearing them Robin and I appreciate your sharing your hard work
Sally of Austin, TX took the plunge and knitted this pair of
socks out of Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock as a Christmas present
for her boyfriend. She shares her story of how she
determined her boyfriend was "Sockworthy..."I bought the yarn
for these socks last summer when the Austin Meetup group stopped
by your house on our yarn crawl. I had been talking with my
long-distance boyfriend, Jules, for a few months at that point,
and I decided to buy some sock yarn to make him socks. If we made
Christmas, I would give him the socks, and he would be "sockworthy."
Seaside was the perfect colorway, since he loves the
ocean. He later told me that
Seaside was also the name of a little town in
where he used to hang out with friends. I chose the
"Gentleman Socks" for the pattern. While it's a good pattern, it
did take three weeks because of the small gauge and twisted
stitches. I barely made the socks in two skeins by shortening
the leg. (I had bought three just in case, but I was getting
inpatient.) Jules likes the socks. In fact, a couple of
days ago, it was cold in California, so he put on my socks to
keep his feet warm."
Sally I appreciate your sharing your wonderful socks with us,
your work is excellent and I love your boyfriend story, someday
I hope he proves to be "sweaterworthy!"
Lynn's Zephyr Lace Shawls
Lynn of Austin, TX is an avid lace knitter and her work is
always breathtaking. I've had the pleasure of admiring
many of her shawls, and other knit creations, and now she's
letting me share these works of art with you.
She's knit two shawls from the JaggerSpun's Zephyr Wool Silk
2/18 she purchased at my last Yarn Crawl..."The green one is
Peacock Feathers, which is published by Fiddlesticks. I knit it
a bit smaller than gauge and it still came out huge. The
gray one is Wing-'O-the-Moth, from knitspot.com. For a
full-size lace shawl, it was a very fast and easy knit. I did
them both on size 4 US needles."
Both are very beautiful Lynn, thank you for letting me publish
Valorie's Supersock DK Socks
Valorie, of British Columbia,
Canada recently purchased some lovely
Cherry Tree Hill Supersock DK in
from me and was kind enough to share what she was inspired to
create, her wonderful take on the Ampersand Socks...
Valorie tells us,
"These were knit toe-up, one at a time on two circs (started on
2mm switched to 3mm for instep and cuff), with a simple stitch
pattern borrowed from Kirsten Kapur's Ampersand, a free pattern
listed on Ravelry. I will definitely order from your site
again. The wool is wonderful, prices very good, and the
package arrived quickly, even though it had to get through
First Thank You for sharing your work with us and second Thank
You for your kind words about my service. Its always my
pleasure to help you.
This very sweet
Kidknits' Watermelon Pullover & Hat set was knit by Kim, from
Columbia, South Carolina. Kim tells us..."I purchased the
Kidknits Watermelon pullover and hat pattern from Sandra Singh.
The yarn used was Peaches n' Creme 100% unmercerized cotton.
I've never made a child's sweater before and it was quite easy!
The only changes I made were to omit the loop on the top of the
hat and I used a duplicate stitch for the watermelon "seeds" on
the hat so as to not have to carry a lot of yarn inside the
hat." Thanks for the tips Kim and sharing your work with
us. Its hard to believe this was your first child's
Capelet by Tacki
This wonderful Capelet, is as
stylish as it is functional, and was knit by one of my very
talented customers Tacki. Tacki shares, "Here's a pic of
me wearing a capelet I knit with Karabella Aurora 8. I
used a pattern called "Spiral Shell" from the book "Wrap Style",
Interweave Press. The capelet was knit with 5 mm needles and
required 4 balls. The yarn itself is really nice to work with,
very velvety, and for patterns with a lot of structure it's
probably a very good choice. Not sure how it will turn out after
much wearing, but at the moment it still looks good. I have to
say though, that the color is not really a light pink, I would
rather call it peach or salmon." Thank you Tacki, your
Capelet is beautiful and looks great on you!
Kathleen's Baby Blanket!
it hard to believe that this beautiful and soft looking Baby
Blanket is the first Kathleen, of New Platz, NY, ever knit!
She tells us..."When I found out my college friend was going to
have a baby, I decided to take on my first knitted blanket
project. I created this baby blanket using Peter Pan
Bambino DK in Sugar Plum I purchased on your website. The
pattern was called 'elegantly simple baby blanket' from a
knitting calendar and it was actually pretty simple once you got
a hang of the feathers and fan pattern. I used 6 or 7
balls of yarn on size 8 circular needles for a finished size of
approx. 45 inches square. I used some leftover yarn to
knit the adorable booties from a pattern in the "Knit Knack
Kit". I hope you enjoy the photos!" We love the
photos Kathleen and appreciate your sharing them with us.
Your blanket & booties are adorable, your stitch work is perfect
and you have one lucky friend and new baby! Click on this
pic to see Kathleen's Baby Booties.
UGG Booties & Hat and Granddaughter!
Page below to
see a close up this UGG set knit by none other than Debbie of
Scotia, CA. But to really enjoy Deb's labor of love take a
look at her Granddaughter! "It is her U GG set, complete
with the “new” hat I knitted for her, she looks like she’s
posing doesn’t she?" She does indeed, what a
beautiful smile and she's a real cutie! Thank you very
much Deb for letting us share your pride and joy.
Janet's UGG Booties &
The Berroco UGG
Bootie & Hat
set is very popular and its easy to understand why! Janet
from Danville, IL was kind enough to let us see her version of
this beloved set..."I made a slight change to this pattern.
Instead of sewing the creamy Berroco plush down the side, I did
it down the back. These were so easy to knit up and I
can't wait to send them off to my niece for her new little boy."
What a lucky little boy! Thanks
Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock Baby Hat
Kathrin of Santa
Clara, CA used one skein of Lorna's Lace Shepherd Sock to knit
this adorable Baby Hat.
"...one of the Georgetown skeins, I used it to make a
baby hat (I doubled the yarn and knitted it on a 3mm needle).
I love this yarn. Thanks so much for selling it at such a great
price." Thank you Kathrin for letting us see your Hat!
Cathryn's Lady Eleanor
Humble, TX finished her version of La Lana Wools' famous Lady
Eleanor Stole, knit in La Lana Wools Forever Random Blends, and
it is spectacular! "I finally finished the Lady Eleanor
Stole and it is on it's way to my daughter in England for
Christmas. I've attached a couple of pics. I am very
pleased with the way it turned out. I grew up knitting in NW
Iowa. The only yarn choices at the time were from the "dime"
store. (So...Red Heart, mostly!) Now living in the Houston area
I am re-discovering knitting with awesome yarns. I can't wait to
visit your showroom next time I'm in Austin!!" Cathryn
your "Lady E" is lovely, thanks for letting me post a picture.
"Better-Than-Booties Baby Socks"
Deborah, of Fort
Myers, Florida, was kind enough to share her very sweet baby
socks. We love the scalloped edges. "I purchased the
Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock Yarn in Grapevine from you
recently. I knitted a pair of "Better-Than-Booties Baby Socks"
with the yarn. The pattern was published in Interweave Knits
Summer 2005, but is also available free on their website. They
were real easy to knit and I loved the yarn (I'm looking to get
some more). I am giving them as a shower gift next week."
I'm sure they will be cherished.
A Big Thank You
to Vicki, who is from Salida, Colorado, she created this
beautiful pullover in Cherry Tree Hill's Potluck Worsted.
This is what she has to say..."Here is my finished potluck
jewel sweater. The basic construction comes out of the
techniques in Jacqueline Fee's "Sweater Workshop". It's
knit on size 6 and 8 needles to a 40 inch bust size. The
stitch pattern is a slip-stitch design over 10 stitches and
6 rows. The slipped stitches are cabled on the third row
with a cable 3 right and left. The stitch is a combination
of things I found in a couple of stitch pattern books. I
call this my "stained glass" sweater, for rather obvious
reasons. I didn't do any planning for the way the coloring
worked out other than to start with the most deeply dyed
skein first and put them in order of darker to lighter
hues. I used 4 1/2 of the 6 skeins.
It took some
experimenting to come up with a stitch pattern that breaks
up the striped effect somewhat, and the sweater is blocked
very lightly to preserve the texture. I tried out a
basically stockinette stitch for the yoke with some seed
stitches and a couple of rows of reverse stockinette, but I
found this made the yoke just look very plain and
uninteresting next to the richness of the body and sleeves.
I was concerned about continuing the slip-stitch pattern
through the yoke while doing the raglan decreases and then
just decided to "let the chips fall where they may." It
worked out fine, especially using the "feathered" look in
the raglan "seams." Fortunately, this yarn doesn't suffer
from being ripped and reknitted. This is gorgeous stuff,
and I think this sweater is going to be a favorite."
Debbie's Ugg Booties
and Hat Set
There is going
to be one snuggly warm baby this winter who will look adorable
in this UGG Baby Booties & Flap Ear Hat Set! They
were knit in Berroco Suede and trimmed in Plush by the talented
Debbie of Scotia, California, she tells us "...here’s the
picture of the set, I did not add a “bill” to the front, as I
preferred it without it." We hear a rumor Debbie is going
to knit a matching little cardigan and can't wait to see it!
Ida's Princess Dress
This beautiful TuTu
dress was created by Ida of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
"...Princess Dress as I call it - it is a free pattern from the
Berroco site called Coppelia. I've made 2 of these dresses; the
little girls just love them, but as you can imagine, the tutu
can be a bit expensive. I used Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino for
the top, as that is what I had on hand." Thank you for
letting us share this beautiful dress!
Lynne's Entrelac Hat
This beautiful Entrelac Hat was
knit by Lynne from Kingsport, Tennessee. "These are
pictures of my daughter modeling the cap I made from your kit.
I am really pleased with it." You should be Lynne its
spectacular! The kit is from Dancing Leaf Farm and we
appreciate Lynne allowing us to show off her fine handiwork.
Careen's First Layette
One lucky little baby
will soon be wearing this adorable Layette set crocheted by
loving Grandma Careen Henry of Tempe, Arizona.
is a baby layette I crocheted for my expectant daughter's first
baby. It was a recent gift at her baby shower. I used
Wendy/Peter Pan Bambino yarn in Hint of Lemon, purchased from
your website. The sacque and bonnet pattern came from a Leisure
Arts Little Books design by Carole Prior. The booties were from
Annie's Attic "Precious Baby Booties" designs and the Heirloom
Blanket was a Jane Davis design from the book "Simple Crochet
for Cherished Babies". The blanket features an edging with silk
ribbon. This was my first baby layette, made with love from
Careen is clearly
accomplished in the art of crochet and its hard to believe this
is her first set. Thank you for letting us publish your
Andrea's Cabled Scarf
Andrea Merrit, a busy teacher from California, was kind enough
to take a moment to share her beautiful Cabled Scarf with us.
She stitched these beautiful cables in The Schaefer Yarn
Company's 50% silk & 50% wool yarn Marjaana in the colorway
Louisa May Alcott. I bet Andrea is going to miss Marjaana
as much as we are!
Thank you very much Andrea for letting us publish your scarf, we
would love to see more of your work!
from Canada has her own knitting blog,
knit her Clapotis in Cherry Tree Hill's Silk & Merino Worsted in
the Peacock colorway. Here's her story!
"...I love my clapotis. And now
that it’s finished, all my co-workers can see for themselves
that there’s nothing poncho-like about it.
Did I ever tell you why I hate
ponchos? When I was in grade 7 I went on a charity walkathon
with my boyfriend, Danny Manship. I think it was 27 miles. My
mom thought it would be cute to dress me like a Mexican, and it
would also be a good way to get some use out of all the mexican
tourist crap she bought in Mexico. So I had to wear a sombrero
and a heavy wool poncho, and - get this - I had to take a goat
on a leash. A real goat. Danny was a highly competitive guy, and
he was convinced that a walkathon was really a race and whoever
finished first was the winner. So he wanted us to RUN 27 miles
and win the race. I pretty much RAN 27 miles in a sombrero and a
poncho with a goat on a leash. God what a miserable day that
was. The sombrero kept blowing off and the poncho was really
hot. Here’s a little known fact: goats aren’t fond of running.
As for the clapotis, which is
clearly not a poncho - it took awhile, but I think it was worth
it. This is my completed clapotis (say that three times fast). I
knit it using 2 and a quarter skeins of Cherry Tree Hill Silk &
Merino worsted yarn in the peacock colorway.
This picture shows the size best
- it’s big - about 5 feet long. I made it exactly according to
the pattern. If I were to make another one, I’d make it wider so
it would be longer (more shawl-like) in the back."
We appreciate you letting us
share your Clapotis and your goat story on our site.
Keep on blogging Susan!
Loretta's Happy Purse
Take one look at this bright, colorful purse and you'll
understand why Loretta of Louisiana calls it her Happy Purse!
The pattern is loosely based on one that Loretta found in a
Knit N Style magazine, she changed the yarn to Schaefer's
Kathleen in Bette Davis and knit it up quickly in short rows on
size 10 circular needles, then felted. The rhinestone
button and feather embellishments are the perfect touch.
Loretta hopes you enjoy looking at it as much she did knitting
it! Your Happy Purse is beautiful Loretta and we
appreciate you sharing it with us.
Amy's Stone Soup Scarf
This is LaLana Wool’s “Stone Soup Scarf” knit by Amy Crupa from Lisle, IL.
She tells us she fell in love with the picture of it on our website, had to have it
and found it very easy to knit! It is a simple garter stitch done in their "Dos Mujeres" yarn and accented with "Thickspun Jewels."
“It’s now my favorite winter scarf and
I definatly need it this winter!” Thanks Amy!
Susanne's Christmas Gifts
of our favorite customers, Susanne Banas, sent us this pic--a
collection of her hand knit holiday gifts. Susanne is an avid
knitter and also accomplished at needlepoint (notice the cat in
this picture) and sewing. She has been knitting for many years,
learned from her mom as a young girl, and has passed this love
for the art down to her daughter. She includes local yarn shops as points of interest during her travels to new cities!
This is what she has to tell us….”Here are some silly pictures -
mostly of easy things that are quick to make for "holiday"
gifts. During the rest of the year I tend to do more
challenging projects. There is a sweater with deer on the front
(for my husband), several scarves in Noro, Cherry Tree Hill Fun
Fur and Froth and Lion Brand's new cashmere blend for my father
who wanted something soft.
Thank you very much Susanne we look forward to seeing more of
This beautiful scarf in
Cherry Tree Hill's Sachet Ribbon
is a one-of-a-kind! Knit by one of our best customers,
Dorothy…”I just used the ribbon until it was gone!”
She added fringe not only on the ends but made the scarf more
interesting by fringing it across the length. Dorothy
loves to knit and this hobby helps her pass the time she spends
waiting in airports, this is where she finds herself quite often
due to the travel she does for work!
her beloved hobby one step further, she donates her scarves to
the local Salvation Army. Dorothy is a fabulous knitter
with a big heart. Thanks for sending us your creation.
Next, congratulations go out to Lara Foster of
Paradise, CA for her Arlene Trapeze Tank. Before we discuss her
beautiful handiwork we have to let you know that Lara is
multi-talented! Besides being an accomplished knitter she also
writes her own knitting blog, Knitting In Paradise. We highly
recommend reading her witty anecdotes and insights into the
world of knitting! See for yourself,
In Paradise, you’re sure to
Now about this lovely tank, Lara
tells us…“I purchased the
Berroco Cotton Twist yarn in Fern on Sandra
Singh and used the Arlene Trapeze Tank pattern that was also on
Sandra Singh. It turned out very cute and I love the top! I
left off the palettes because it was a little too flashy for
me. I have received compliments on this top when I have worn it
and people are usually surprised to find that I knitted it
very much Lara! This pattern is originally from Berroco and was
designed for their cotton and rayon blend yarn Cotton Twist, we
offer it free in our Patterns section.
Carolyn's Charity Work
These colorful Hats & Scarves, and the very warm
and snuggly looking Afghan, were created by our customer
Carolyn. Carolyn crochets for others in need, she has donated
over 18 pounds of crocheted clothing and blankets to the
Bloomington, IL chapter of Warming Families.
Carolyn asks, if you have the time, to visit Lion Brand’s
website and browse the 'Find a Charity' feature. As the
cold-weather season approaches, this is a great time to contact
a group and find out how you can help before the "season of
need" sets in."
This is what she has to say about her work…”The hats are mainly
out of Lion Brand Super Saver yarn and other odds and ends from
afghans I make. The afghans are made out of lots of different
brands and types, but all acrylic or acrylic blends for ease of
washing. The patterns are mine. Very easy and fast. I used a
"J" hook for all.”
Thank you Carolyn for sharing not only your creative handiwork,
but your generous spirit as well.