Friday, April 13, 2012

Kate's Coming

Kate Atherley will be teaching in the store tomorrow. In the morning she is teaching the Baby Surprise jacket. In the afternoon she is going to show how to knit two socks at once-one inside the other. I think I know what she is going to do. Tomorrow afternoon I will know how smart I am. :)

Ms. Canada Post just brought in a box from Prism. In the box was a new pattern called the Maidenhair Wrap designed by Christine Nissley. It takes one skein of Delicato.
This lovely lace yarn is a terrific substitute for more costly silk. Lustrous, smooth and silky, the hand is superior with beautiful stitch definition and blocking retention. Tencel® is ten times more absorbent than cotton, stretches less than rayon, and is environmentally friendly (made from sustainable trees and in a closed-loop system that re-uses all chemicals).
Laura Bryant (the owner and creative force behind Prism) comments about the pattern.
Chrissie delivers another great beginner's piece, with a nice introduction to nupps. Smooth, silky Delicato is perfect for a light-weight wrap that floats on a breeze. There is enough yardage to make the wrap several repeats longer. Shown here in Sagebrush.
My friend and I went outside to get some pictures of the great vest that Laura sent us for the Frolic. It is knit in Stuff and two Prism ribbons.

Me, the queen of shawl pins, forgot to take one with me to close the vest.

You can wear the vest in many different ways. I really wish that Sarah had been here today so I could have put the vest on her.
We also received a box of patterns from Anne Hanson (Knitspot).

This is Honey Baby.
Baby’s first shawl—a soft, magical square, worked in the round from the center out in lace patterns suggesting a field a-buzz with bees and grasses. Worked in washable fingering wool, this piece is as sturdy as it is pretty and practical to use at home or when traveling.
Substituting yarn and/or needles will result in an overall variation in size. 
Diana has the pattern and yarn (Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock) to make us a sample for the store. The pattern calls for any soft fingering weight yarn.
The blanket is absolutely beautiful. What a great gift for a baby shower.

I don't have any knitting to report. The hockey was very exciting last night and I dropped the needles to watch. Three overtime games in one evening is great but two at the same time makes viewing hard.

1 comment:

Lois Evensen said...

So many fun projects! I really like that baby blanket.