Thursday, December 4, 2008

New hours!

I would like to announce that starting Sunday, December 13th Ewetopia will be open from 12-4pm on Sundays through Christmas! From what I have heard, other shops in town will also be open during these hours!

Shop news and pattern musings

Well, it seems that the closer it gets to the Holidays the less time I have to devote to the blog, I will try and be a better blogger from now on! The shop has been a flurry of activity getting ready for the Holidays and the cold Wisconsin winter! Yarn is coming in regularly to re-stock for winter projects! In fact, a big box from Noro just came today full of Silk Garden and Kureyon and i'm having a hard time keeping to my already started mittens (a beautiful pattern called Turkish Rose Mittens from Green Mountain Spinnery, I'm knitting them out of a strand of Silk Garden Lite and a solid black from Berroco Cashvero).

The above pictures are 2 patterns I have recently finished! The stocking was written from popular demand for the exact pattern that I had made up for our Stocking class, using a sample of different techniques to-be-learned! The hat I have dubbed Braided Spiral Hat and was written for the Madison publication Knitcircus (which if you have not already checked out, you should!) I'm excited to see if it makes it into their winter issue! It's a fun pattern to knit up, tedious with cables and changing colors, but amazing to see the quick progress, and of course, my attention was especially kept by the next vibrant color in the Noro skein!