July 23, 2012
I’m thinking about cooler weather. Not because it’s cool here (it’s not), but because I find myself feeling ready for Fall. My first post-Camp Loopy project is going to be a Charleston Tea and I know I will love wearing it when it is done. If you’re feeling the same way – thinking about Fall and sweaters, then you might want to snatch some of the Madelinetosh Sport that just went up. It would be beautiful for a Charleston Tea! Or several other things. We’ve just added in:
Madelinetosh – Sport. More than 70 colors, just in time for fall sweater and vest knitting. Here are a few patterns to check out: Marly (a cute short-sleeved sweater for warm fall days), and Eisen (loving the texture in that one). And someone was knitting Cavallo Point last week at Knit Night and I immediately wrote down the pattern name. It looks like a winner and would be beautiful with Madtosh Sport. (Shown above in Fathom.)
Hand Maiden – Casbah. This is one of the first Merino/Cashmere/Nylon bases that we carried, and it continues to be a favorite. The colors, the feel – all gorgeous. I like this yarn for socks and shawls. Did you see the Estuary pattern in Knitty? Or the Summerside Shawl? For socks, try Copper Penny Socks, or Brigid.
Swan’s Island – Organic Merino Fingering. Great yardage and pretty, soft colors makes this a wonderful yarn to work with. We have also added in their pattern line tonight. I think this would make a great Beautiful Cobweb shawl, or a cute short-sleeved sweater like Urban.
Knitifacts - This is a new line of stitchmarkers that we picked up at market. I love their snag-free pretty colors. I also like that there is nothing dangling to get caught up in my knitting. We also have their Bumpers and Bitty Bumpers – little rubber rings to put on the ends of your needles when your knitting is at rest. (Stitchmarkers shown here in the Purple Rain color.)
We have a winner for the Reader’s Choice Award from the Second Quarter Challenge, and a winner from the random drawing as well. Both winners have received a $25 Loopy Credit in their accounts! The Reader’s Choice Award goes to Allen in GA for her Simple Shellseeker, which looks really comfy and was made with Spud and Chloe Sweater. And the other award goes to Julie in OH for her cute Spring Garden Tee made with Cascade Ultra Pima. Congratulations to both of you!