Firefly, Easy-Peasy & In Betweenies
Let us start with a couple of finished projects. Drumroll please.
Here's the Easy Peasy Baby Jacket from Churchmouse Wee Ones leaflets.
|Ridiculously Easy. And Peasy as well.|
Every one of the patterns in this collection is easy and unbelievably cute. Plus most have multiple sizes as well as gauges.
|Real nice photos by the famous Jared Flood|
This one has a buttonhole option or the ties like you see on my version. I made it out of our new Super Soft Cotton from Jarbo Yarns, which really is super soft!
Let me take a moment here to reiterate one of our big tenets of business: if we like the people at the supplier, we buy from them! If they're jerks, we don't! Sounds simple but sometimes there's a lot of pressure to bring in a product that we know doesn't meet that requirement! We're super-happy to report that the family-owned business sending us Jarbo, Marks & Kattens, and other Scandanavian-based yarns is just the very nicest around! They're called Swedish Yarn Imports, and we love them. Wait until you see some of their new fall yarns, including a cashmere-alpaca blend that is like buttah I'm tellin' ya, like buttah!
Okay well now time to reveal the next completed project, made of Firefly from Classic Elite, which is a drapey, shiny dream-to-knit of rayon & linen.
|Yech who's that dippy looking model?|
Some of the many colors they offer are already gone for the season, but we're adding some other new colors, coming soon.
This pattern comes from the all-Firefly booklet called "Meadow."
And note the buttons, aren't they just perfect? They just leapt onto that sweater, from our favorite ceramic button artist, Donna at Buttoned-Up in Stockton.
|Also notice the new Noro cowl from Koryn, using a new Ann Norling pattern|
|Aw geez could we get some focus here please?|
And finally, in our never-ending attempt to carry every needle known to man (we can't, really, but you have to admit we have a monstrous selection!) we want to remind you that we now have a funny in-between Addi Turbo, a 20" circular. Shown here as the biggest one, with the 16" and the 12" for comparison.
One reason we added this length is that we noticed many patterns for the hot-hot-hot slouchy beanies call for this length. And it's great for some of the cowls we're all making, too. Anyway, just some info for you to file away, in case you find yourself in that knitting hinterland where your stitches are either too crowded or too stretched out on the needles you have. You do not have to live that way anymore. There is enlightenment here at Monarch.
Well that's it for me, but don't forget to mark your calendar for the next Big Sur Betty Camping Retreat, the last weekend of September (which spills into October). Betty's Camp You will love it!