Sunday, March 20, 2011

Sock one is done

Sock one is done and the second sock is cast on.  I will take a picture tomorrow.  After waking this morning with a migraine most of the day was spent relaxing.  I am feeling better now and we are part way through the Sunday evening TV marathon.  Amazing Race is done.  I was happy to see the cheerleaders go.  They were very negative and not nice people.  Celebrity Apprentice is next.  Bring on the crazies!!

When I was at TNNA I ordered a cool new yarn. It has been shipped from California and I hope to have it this week. I talked about it in a post from TNNA and took a picture of the yarn in the booth.  Here are the swatches from the KnitWhits website.

  • Six mulitcolors with at least 2 coordinating semi-solids for each multi.
  • Each multicolor ball starts & ends with the same color, making adding a new ball a breeze with less waste!
  • No sudden color breaks, no "wildlife"
  • Our yarn is a soft, feltable, single-ply, 100% wool and is made in the USA
  • These yarns knit up at the popular 4-5 sts/inch and 6-8 sts/inch gauges, they are interchangeable with other self-striping yarns and can easily be used in any Knitwhits patterns suggesting self-striping yarns.
  • Our yarn is carefully handpainted in small batches. Some variations may occur between dye lots. When ordering larger quantities we will endeavor to match colors as close as possible.
There are two patterns coming with the yarn and I am going to knit them both.  Okay, maybe someone will be making it for the store.  :)

Kari Cowl
  • A simple but elegant cowl that shows off your self-striping yarn
  • Shown in Freia Handpaint Fiber in Purpleheart Worsted
  • Suggested Needles: US 9 for worsted or US7 for sport
  • One Size, instructions included for two weights of yarn, worsted or sport
  • Requires either circular or dpns
  • Skills: Knit, Increasing/Decreasing, Knitting in the Round
The colour of the cowl is Purpleheart.  How can that be a bad colour??

  • Tan, Rose, Rust, Lavender and Grey
  • Worsted:
    • Needle size 5-6mm, US 8-10
    • 18 sts & 24 rows over 4" on US 8
    • 50 grams / 85 yds
  • View coordinating semi-solids: CharcoalPapyrusDriftwood and Bell Heather

Idun Hat-once the patterns arrive I will be scheduling a class on Entrelac.
  • Basic Entrelac shows off the slow color changes of a long repeat yarn, here neatly paired with a coordinating solid
  • Shown in our new Freia Fine Handpaint yarns, uses one ball (Worsted weight) each color 
  • Suggested Needles 5.5mm, US 9
  • One Size with instructions included for customization
  • Requires either circular or dpns
  • Skills: Knit, Purl, Knitting in the Round


Fifi said...

Sign me up for the Entrelac course!

sue pigott said...

Oh Please let me know the details of this course!!! gorgeous!