The cats away, the mice will play -Day 2

Verla is on vacation so Char and Marietta have decided to have a sale.  Each day Verla is gone, 2 wonderful yarns will be on sale.   1 day only sale, limited to stock on hand. Unraveled Sheep’s Flash Sale Tuesday Feb 9th 2016 Venezia Sport and Venezia Sport Paints 20 % off Tuesday Feb 9th  …

15 Days of Christmas – Day 13

Don’t fret there is still time to finish last minute gifts. Simple half-circle shawlette in garter stitch. The original one that I knit in handspun gray mohair reminded me of summer thunderheads: floaty, shape-changing, tumbling in the sky.  The texture in the shawl is made with yarn overs to create the open elegant look.  Store…

15 Days of Christmas – Day 10

It’s time for Mittens/Gloves This free pattern is one of the most made patterns on Ravelry with over 10,000 projects.  They are made out of chunky yarn.  I have made an alteration so that they could be made out of 1 skeins of Rowan Cocoon yarn. Mary Triplett has several fingerless glove patterns.  These are…

15 Days of Christmas-Day 9

This is fun sharing some of my favorite patterns with you. This is an example of how the yarn can do the work for you.  Try one of Tahki Stacy Charles yarns, Adele, Ritratto or Gioello.   A simple garter stitch in a large needle with any of these fancy yarns  produces a fabulous effect.  Add…

15 Days of Christmas Day – 8

There are so many ideas that can make last minute projects.  I hope you are enjoying some of mine. Picabeau is a swoosh-shaped shawl, with asymmetrical construction that first increases and then decreases in a gently curved shape. The diagonal construction is highlighted by regular rows of YOs that swoop across the shawl and create…

15 Days of Christmas-Day 7

This is a fun, fairly easy shawlette pattern with various textures just perfect to highlight a gorgeous semi-solid yarn. Its almost-half-circular construction sits just right around your neck; add the perfect shawl pin, and you are ready to rock and roll.  It can be made in as little as 260 yards.  I like to recommend…