Saturday, October 20, 2012

Shopping, Anyone?

The air is getting quite chilly here and the wind has been pretty fierce. This is my favorite knitting weather... perfect for accessory knitting. I've just finished a pair of leg warmers for my friend's baby girl and today I started some fingerless mitts.

What's in your knitting queue? Are you looking for a little inspiration?

How about one of these for the little cutie-pie in your life...

Playground Legwarmers

Isabella Legwarmers

 Or something cozy for your home....

Rolling Cables Pillow

... or my personal favorite...

Spring Awakening Cowl

Today is October 20th. So there are only 11 days left for you to take advantage of my October pattern SALE on both my Etsy and Ravelry shops. This offer is exclusive to my blog readers only, so get shopping!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

All the yarn is in!

All of the yarn for the yarn tasting has arrived.

I have yet to wind them into little cakes.

They look so pretty in hanks. What do you think?

Monday, October 8, 2012

My Two Penguins

I don't think I've mentioned this before, but my husband went to college in Pittsburgh and while there he fell in love with ice hockey and the Pittsburgh Penguins. So what would our household be without some suitable Penguins' attire?

Ta da! Here are my two penguins...

How cute are those bright pink penguin feet on the flaps?

I made Tommy's hat before he was born. It is a size 18 month hat. Did I mention that he is only 7 months old? Yes, he too has a large head, just like his sister, mommy and daddy. It was bound to happen.

Can you tell he's teething?

Emma's hat is from the latest (Winter 2012) issue of Debbie Bliss Magazine. There is SO much that I want to make from this issue! If you have not checked it out yet, then do yourself a knitting favor and pick one up. It's beautiful. I particularly love the feature on children's accessories (I wanted to make the owl hat for Em, but she insisted on the penguin one).

Poor Emma had a nasty cold when I took this picture.

Both hats were made with Knit Picks Swish DK. Tommy's colors are Black, White and Carrot. Emma's colors are Sugar Plum, Carnation, and White. There are three things I really like about this yarn: it is machine washable, has beautiful colors and the price is terrific (plus, all of the yarn came from my stash!). Come to think of it, there are a few other great characteristics. It holds up well with wear and in the dryer. Also, the merino superwash fiber makes the yarn feel quite soft - perfect for next-to-skin wear (think babies!).

Monday, October 1, 2012

Yarn Tasting Colors

In about a month, my knitting group will be enjoying a fun evening of yarn tasting. I am in charge of organizing the event so I thought I'd share with you all of the pretty yarn I got to order.        
Be Sweet's Whipped Cream in Chestnut

Jade Sapphire Mongolian 4ply Cashmere in Tea Leaves
Lorna Laces' Honor in Robot Overlord

Malabrigo's Silky Merino in Ravelry Red

Malabrigo's Silky Merino in Jupiter
Fibre Company's Road to China Light in Autumn Jasper
Madelinetosh Pashmina Worsted in Amber Trinket
Fibre Company's Road to China Light in Citrine
Be Sweet's Whipped Cream in Moss
Madelinetosh Pashmina Worsted in Terrarium