Happy Labor Day to everyone (whether you are celebrating it or not!). I’m happy to be sitting here at my computer with the windows open and a nice cool FALL breeze wafting through. Pretty soon I can break out the handknits. We spent a couple of days up higher in the mountains this weekend, and one morning it was 34 degrees. I’m so ready for that.
We do have plenty of new things up in today’s Update. Pop on over and you’ll find:
Spud and Chloe Fine (fingering weight, 80/20 merino/nylon) – I love the twist on this and the way that it makes the patterns pop. Here’s a close-up of one of the socks I made out of it, so that you can see the texture. Not only great for socks, but mittens and gloves and cowls and hats with pretty stitch patterns.
Spud and Chloe Sweater(worsted weight, 55/45 merino/organic cotton) – The feel of this yarn is what I like best about it. Perfect for fall and spring sweaters where you don’t want 100% wool, or for those of you who get too hot in an all wool sweater, even in the middle of winter.
Spud and Chloe Outer (bulky weight, 65/35 meino/organic cotton) – This base also has the soft feel of the sweater base (due to the organic cotton), but the other thing that’s nice about this is that things work up fast. Try this GAP-tastic Cowl by Jen Geigley.
Three Irish Girls Adorn (fingering weight, 80/20 merino/nylon) – Sharon’s fun color combinations are the first thing you notice when you come upon our shelves and shelves of this yarn. Great for socks, gloves and mitts (try Eragon by Anna Dolvi) or shawls and scarves (try Hitchhiker by Martina Behm). Shown above in Bryn.
Three Irish Girls Glenhaven Cashmerino Fingering (fingering weight, 80/10/10 merino, cashmere, nylon) – I know there are several versions of this yarn (merino/cashmere/nylon) but somehow they make it extra soft at Three Irish Girls. I don’t know what it is. Try making a shawl/shawl (Lintilla by Martina Behm), or how about these cute baby booties for someone? Saartje’s Bootees, by Saartje de Bruijn.
Blue Sky Alpacas Alpaca Silk (DK weight, 50/50 alpaca/silk) – wonderful solid colors in a warm, soft base. Do it up in A Little Ruffle by Jennifer Lang and give it to someone for Christmas or a birthday. Shown here in Raisin.