Thursday, April 11, 2013

Yarn Crawl 2013

Welcome to Yarn Crawl 2013!

notice I am wearing my Gemini top. hee hee yarn dork!
I decided to hit one stop: knit culture studio.
i have been meaning to check out this LYS and it was AWESOME!
The yarn crawl included seven trunk shows including...
Jane Richmond...
It was so nice to see the patterns knit up in real life!

A few of the lovely Botanical Knits by Alana Dakos...

Squishy yarn!

ISLAND Knits...

A rack of gorgeous cardigans and cowls...I was bug-eyed and drooling...

Ellie sporting her Yarn Crawl button

I bought the Seedling Hat pattern and two skeins of Mad Tosh.
Tosh Sock in Stove Pipe and Tosh DK in opaline

my swag bag. hee hee. 
I had so much fun! 

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Full of Grace

To knit a fingering weight cardigan 
(for all you non-knitters out there, really, really, thin yarn)
is a real commitment. 
But when you're in love, you're in love.
The object of my affection:
The Grace cardigan designed by Jane Richmond. 
This beauty has many knitters under her spell.
I can't quite rock the "deep olive" so I cast on using Cascade Heritage in this super bright teal. Definitely more "me".  
Here is my progress so far: 
This is an addictive, easy knit but requires attention that I can only responsibly give if the kids are asleep. This has been a rarer and rarer daytime occurrence and I'm trying to keep the long term picture in mind. I already want to wear it though! haha. 
In honor of spring I also cast on this fun shawl - Leafy Bias
One happy litttle leaf.
It's happy because it's knit out of Rastita. 
Speaking of Spring style, since when did my girls become teenagers! OMG!