Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Enhancing the stash...

That's what I've been doing during this wicked heatwave... enhancing the stash! I purchased a couple of kits and some great yarn at A Knitter's Garden in Chester last week after a wonderful night of conversation and knitting with Joanne and the girls at guild. Unfortunately, I forgot to take a photo... but I did get one my new sock bag that I picked up on the same night from the wonderful Crafty Kat! Heather made my bag out of the same super cute doggy material she made my circular holder from a couple months ago (my matching straight holder is on order!). Here they are...

Aren't they the cutest? Notice the awesome hardware closure on the needle case (a dog collar and leash!)??!! Heather ROCKS!

On a much deserved and needed day off yesterday, I headed up to Gloucester for a hair appointment (LOVE the tortoise shell color - thanks Jenn!), then met up with Mom for lunch and a trip to the Knit Wit in Rockport. I picked up some gorgeous Classic Elite Bravo, a mix of silk and mohair in beautiful blue hues with pinks and grays -- most likely for a scarf. I also got a gorgeous ball of Broadway for another scarf (pattern on the label). It might be hard to tell in the photos, but it has a metallic running through it that almost looks like beads -- stunning! After I took these photos, I wound it in to a ball last night, then the power went out and it was sweltering hot, so I didn't start the scarf but plan to do so tonight! I also picked up 4 balls of the great Heirloom Breeze yarn which I've been using for the cute little baby hats. Feast your eyes....


Speaking of baby hats, I photoed the 3 I've finished thusfar. I'm playing around with some cottons yarns now (the varigated purple is a cotton). I'm really loving knitting in the round and making these adorable hats. I will soon have a selection of infant and toddler sizes available on Etsy, as well as at Spa Fina Botique in Rockport. I have photos but for some reason this freaking crazy, stupid thing blog isn't letting me upload them, so I'll try a "part 2" blog with those!

3 comments:

Melissa said...

How do you like working with the Broadway yarn? What kind of needles do you recommend? I recently made a scarf out of their Portrait using bamboo and found that to be a not so good combo...anyway, I'm going to NYC in August and I am planning on getting some Broadway and making that scarf (they had is knitted up at Elegant Ewe) while in NYC...get it??

p.s. this is Melissa from the Manchvegas Knitters...

Nichole said...

LOVE it - knitting the Broadway scarf while in NYC... cool! :-)
I've never used it before, but will post once I get going with it. I was going to cast on the scarf last night, but got sidetracked with a stray doggy in the yard who I had to entertain for an hour before finding his owners...

Jenn said...

Love your new choices of yarns! Cant wait to see Nates hat :) And....glad you love the hair--you looked goood girl!

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