Monday, May 25, 2009

Stella Video

Just trying this out guys! This is Stella with the Spinners at the shop a couple weeks ago!

WWKIP Day 2009!

It's time for our second annual World Wide Knit in Public day event! This year we'll be knitting, crocheting, felting and spinning outside the shop! We'll have some snacks and drinks on hand of course, and of course to help celebrate WWIP and the International Year of Natural Fibers all the regular marked yarn (except consignment) will be 10% off!

Come celebrate fiber arts with us!

International Year of Natural Fibers

How exciting right?! The UN has declared 2009 the International Year of Natural Fibers! Check out the website:

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Soaker pictures in action

You've all been asking how the knitted soaker has been working out, it's great! I unfortunately just have the one in her size, so i better get busy making some more! It holds everything in really great, especially after lanolizing (this is the crucial step in moisture proofing)! The soaker pattern is not only available in the shop, but also in the new Knitcircus magazine, along with many other adorable baby and children's patterns!

BTW, have you caught on to the subliminal message on my baby? Yes, my dear from Jes has outfitted Stella with Ewetopia name brand gear!

Sexy Mama Nursing Tank

Amazing, I am actually using 2 skeins from my ever growing stash! I have decided, after being inspired by the Great Gatsby dress in the Summer issue of Interweave Knits 2009 to knit a nursing shirt. The ribbing (shown in the picture) will be the access point, and a underlayer will be knitted down from the top of the ribbing. We'll see how it pans out... I'll keep you updated!

Stella Baby Cardigan

I have a new favorite yarn! Cascade's Cottonrich dk, a fully machine washable/dry-able cotton/nylon blend. It's super soft and has a really nice heathery look. It's a pleasure to work with, doesn't split and has great stitch definition!

I soon realized that Stella needed a few more sweaters, so in the weeks after she was born i've been busy knitting up some sweaters. This pattern was a fun one to design because I was able to really knit them fast since it was all garter stitch, I could knit either the American or Continental way depending on which arm was free during nursing (my purling the Continental way is still in progress...)!