February 6, 2012
Whew – busy day here. Did you have a busy one, too? We have lots of fun stuff going on, though, so it’s all good. We did just put new things up on the website. Hop over and you’ll see:
Dream in Color Classy and Special Blend Cashmere Worsted – lots of pretty re-stocks. I just started a fun scarf pattern on Friday night out of the Cashmere Worsted (shown here). It’s the Palindrome pattern, free on Rav. It knits up with reversible cables. SO quick and easy, because it’s basically 5 rows of rib (K2, P2) and then one cable row. I am loving it in the Cashmere Worsted (takes 2 skeins). Here you can see it in progress, showing the back and the front. (I cast on 52 stitches and then did 4 cables instead of 3.) And yes I AM also working on a sweater out of this same yarn base. Right now I pretty much want to make everything out of this yarn. Is there anything wrong with that??
Done Roving Yarns – Frolicking Feet (their 100% Superwash base, shown here in Dancing Leprechaun) in stunning colors. And I just got Alice’s Socktopus book and am so ready to cast on a pair of socks. It has been awhile since I worked on socks, but Alice’s book has me itching to work on some. It’s full of sock patterns that I know I will use. I’ll show you more of that later.
Namaste – Circular Cases and Monroe bags re-stocked, plus their new Boardwalk Backpack Bags. (More on order. We sold out of the Espresso color between the pre-orders and Loopy Elves buying Espresso for themselves! Let us know if you want us to save you one from the next batch. We do have the Eggplant, Red, and Black in stock and just up tonight, though.)
Nutty Creations - lots of fun new patterns from Debbie O’Neill. Many of you know Debbie from the Anniversary Patterns she creates for us every year. We love her work and there are lots of different projects to choose from.
It’s time to vote on the Fourth Quarter Challenge Projects that you all turned in. Last quarter the challenge was to make anything using at least one skein of Madelinetosh yarn, and you all rose to the occasion. Take a wander through the Fourth Quarter Photo Gallery and then email us your vote for your favorite: firstname.lastname@example.org We’ll announce the winner in a week or so!