The last "feed" kit, some new patterns, and show n tell
Anyways...I thought I would just take a minute to share some fun new patterns, and some cools show n tell. If you all don't know by now, I'm a big, big Ysolda Teague fan. In fact I'm just 2 rows away from finishing her "Scroll Lace Scarf" out of Manos Silk Blend! Its coming out so pretty! That Manos is a dream to knit. I love this yarn!
We have a few more patterns available from Ysloda... Elijah the elephant, Otto the bear, and Sophie the rabbit. These are some fun toys to knit for the little one in your life. I thought these would be good as a cute, quick knits just in time for Easter! How perfect to put in an easter basket :) These adorable toys are all knit seamless too (woohoo no sewing!). I really wanna make Elijah. I have a good friend who has a thing for elephants. She collects all kinds of elephant things....I bet she doesn't have a knitted one! :)
Here is a really cute felted slipper pattern we just got in. These are called French Press Slippers. They are very popular on Ravelry! They're pretty simple and very quick to knit. I bet these could be whipped up and felted in a day! I'd love to try em out! I like this Nature Spun and these cute buttons hmmm.
Tomarrow we have the last "feed your creativity" kit. It's a cute market bag made from 100% corn! No...you can't eat it! This yarn is so soft and squishy! Here I am stuffing some yarn in it! ;) This market bag is knitted with a fun lace and cable design. We can show you how to do this stitch. There will be a demonstration tomarrow at 3pm. If you can't make it, no worries, we are always happy to help anytime. Here are some colorways that are gonna be available...
Also, we sill have quite a few of last month's feed kit, the French Quarter Scarf. This was a really fun lace scarf kit made from a yarn that has wool and milk protein in it! I really enjoyed knitting mine, I think you would too! The stitch isn't that hard. A great intro to lace knitting. This is also a great way to learn to read charts, which really can open up our knitting world!
Lastly, I just wanted to share what's on our needles! Of course we have many, many projects going at once, these are just the most current. Mine, I have already shared above (scroll lace scarf). Diane is knitting a little shawl called Maya. Its a free pattern at madelinetosh.com. She's using wonderful, beautiful, Tosh Merino DK in colorway Fragrant. Diane is now finishing up the bottom ruffle of the shawl...I think she has 600 ish stitches! Yikes! Thats what happens when you knit ruffles! They are so pretty, but always have a scary amount of stitches. I just don't bother counting anymore after about 400. Its gonna be so pretty tho!!
Joan has casted on the blanket from the book, Freddie's Blanket. It's made from 3 different colors of Serendipity Tweed. The blanket is knit using a simple slip stitch pattern. You only use 1 color per row. A beginner can easily do this one. The yarn is so soft and "summery looking" I really want to try some out! I was thinking about maybe a little summer top.
Well, thats all I can say for now. Joan 'n I will keep you posted on all the new happenings here as always. Happy Knitting!!