Monday, January 12, 2015

Playing with Darks

I've been really enjoying dark, dark colors recently:
"Skye" yak and bamboo blend in "RAVEN"

"Ariel" mink blend in "MOONLIT"

Mink handspun in "Byzantine"

Kid Mohair lace weight in "HEART THROB"

"Aria" 100% silk in "GEMSTONES"
I find that the deeper colors really appeal to me, i love getting that "glow" of teh deep teals and purples, and especially chestnut shades as pert of the neutral portions. 

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Cotton/Cashmere Aere Color Combinations

I was playing around with possible color combinations, with the addition of 2 new colors "Leafy" and "Petal Pink" , and came up with 18, so sharing these with you...



Monday, March 17, 2014

Knitting From the Center Out-what a fun book!

I just picked this book up yesterday, can't wait to dive in. The projects are really inventive and DIFFERENT, how refreshing. Also, the ideas have so many possibilities..this book will get you thinking in new directions in your knitting.

Friday, March 7, 2014

The BOGO Raffle

New Raffle is starting for March...its not a "pure" raffle, in the sense of winning something entirely for free. Its an opportunity to get a "Buy-One-Get-One Free" . Sign up here (below) for " The BOGO Raffle", and to receive promotional discounts every month.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

A Beautiful Hat for a Great Cause-Ricefield Collective "Upward"

I was so attracted to this hat at the NJFAF (New Jersey Fiber Arts Fair) a few weeks ago. I purchased one, and set about copying it as the pattern has not been released yet. These hats have been designed to benefit The Ricefield Collective , the income directly benefits women in the Phillipines who would otherwise have to move away because of a lack of local proximity to any kind of economic possibilities. The website has a wonderful video describing Merideth's work in the Phillipines and her gorgeous collection. Designed by a variety of knitwear designers, this is a great place to purchase holiday gifts. The wool is very soft, and the quality is great.
The hat I copied is the "UPWARD" :
"Upward" hat using my handspun yarn

New riff on the "Upward" hat

Completed handspun (asymmetrical) hat
see above the next variation which has varied ribs and cables travelling around the width. I have been really into hat knitting in the past 6 months, and this has opened up a whole new way of working "on the diagonal". 

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