Monday, February 29, 2016

Koolhaus Hat

Finished the Koolhaus hat. Dream in Color Classy SW, Daylilly colorway. 

It fits perfectly!

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Hexagon Jacket

Wore my Hexagon Jacket again today. It's still a little chilly, but not quite heavy-sweater level cold.

It's Berroco Remix, and has some now-discontinued colors. Not normally colors I'd put together, but it works!

I added longer sleeves (and cuffs), a short collar, and all the seams are detailed with crossed stitches. I wear it much more often than I thought I would!

Friday, February 26, 2016


So, yesterday, this idea was hatched:

Feel free to play along, you don't have to be local!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Homespun Sweater

Finished my Lion Brand Homespun sweater. My design, top down seamless. It is soft and snuggly. I fell in love   with the color. Yes, it's acrylic. Don't care, it's soft and snuggly! 

Monday, February 22, 2016

SilverSpun & Feel Good Yarns

Yesterday was the SilverSpun Workshop & Trunk Show at the store. 

I did workshop space set-up (remembered we had two tables!): 

Dorie (the organizer) and Laurie (the owner) from Feel Good Yarns did all the product set-up and ran the workshop.

At the workshop, we got little bags with 2 DPNs and two gloves, which we learned to transform into touch-screen gloves! 

(promo pic from Feel Good Yarns as I left my gloves in my car, so no photo...)

The trunk show went well, woohoo! I might, just possibly, have bought some yarn...

(It's Thera-gloves for my mum, don't tell her!)

Friday, February 19, 2016

BW&L shawl, day 2

Section 1 is done, working on the first side of Section 2 now.

Really loving the construction of this shawl!

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Brandy, Wine & Latte

That yarn I bought yesterday? The two skeins of Urban Girl Yarns I got for my Harper Shawl?

That's Section One, all done.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Urban Girl Yarns and a Failure To Resist Temptation

So one of the cool things about working at a yarn store is getting to help pick out new yarns.

One of the dangerous things is finding yarns that want to follow you home. Today's example: Urban Girl Yarns

Merino/nylon, 480 yards. Squishy and gorgeous, with fun names like "Lizard", "Morning Latte" (From the Bangkok collection) and "Tramp" (Scandal collection). 

My Harper Shawl will be composed of Morning Latte (main color) and Brandy Wine (contrast). 

So yeah, that happened. Again.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Sweater Kickoff

We had the Year of Sweaters Kickoff Party at the store today. Pamela made a cute (and tasty) cake:

And someone put a Yoshi in the tree outside:

We didn't get as many people as we expected, though. So everyone that did come pretty much had their pick of the yarn we got in for it!

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Dreaming in color

I absolutely did not need to buy a skein of Dream in Color. But this one really appealed to me:

Can't imagine why...

(Yes, my Done a Roving shawl is danged close to the IDENTICAL colorway!)

Friday, February 12, 2016

So, what's it like to work at a yarn store?

Working at a yarn store is, unsurprisingly, a LOT of fun. Plus, yarn!!

Dream in Color Classy Superwash 

Socks Yeah!

Uptown Worsted

Fyberspates Vivacious

Marble Chunky

Yeah. And this is just what's arrived the last two days!! (Managed to NOT come home with one of everything.)

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Baker Street Scarf

This is a free pattern on It's a simple two-row repeat. I used two skeins of HiKoo Simplinatural. 

I wound off the yarn for the fringe first, then knit until I was out of red, switched to gold and knit the gold.

The fringe is hooked on individually, then knotted in clumps of two or three.

I have very little yarn left:

It curls something fierce right now, but I'm hoping blocking will take care of that. If it was mine, I'd call it done, but it's a shop model. So, blocking will happen.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Veggie Sheep

You win, Lindt. You and your little chocolate lambs win. 

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Finished objects!

Finished my Virus Shawl during the first quarter of the SuperBowl. 2 skeins Red Heart Boutique and a J hook.

Finished my Scoodie (Scoodie Workshop was also on Sunday) yesterday. Berocco Marmot, 4 balls (although half the black one is still with us) and a K hook; H for the ears.

Sunday, February 7, 2016


Broncos win SuperBowl 50!! 

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Late-nite crochet

Trying to finish my Virus Shawl to wear to class tomorrow. Crochet by tv-light! 

Thursday, February 4, 2016

An attack of Startitis

And lo, it was decided that from the leftover balls of Yarn Bar yarns would be created Store Models, and, yea verily, I did throw myself upon the ball of Shalimar Breathless in the Mandarin colorway and vow to crochet something therewith.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Yarn Bar

Finished model in place on the Yarn Bar. Woot!!

(The featured Yarn Bar yarns are 20% off each month. This month, 3 Rowan yarns & Swarovski crystals are on.)

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Easy Ombré Slouch Hat

The Easy Ombré Slouch Hat is done. It was, in fact, quite easy. The yarn is Rowan Alpaca Merino DK, which was a delight to knit. I may have secured a ball or four for some Fair Owls mitts.

Monday, February 1, 2016

It's raining, it's pouring.

I'm currently sitting in my car in my driveway knitting...

     (Vehicle is parked. Do not freak out.)

... and catching up on The Knitting Samurai's video podcast. Why?

    (Hi Steph!)

It's pouring and I don't want to leave the car. (Also, I'm just a few rows from the end of this hat!)

   (Gah. Did not realize rain would happen, would've taken the flag in.)

So, how's Monday treating you?