Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Springspiration!






We've got cabin fever.

No, we don't all live in cabins, silly! It may be the High Sierra, but we're not the Donner Party!

That may have been tasteless. I apologize. (And no pun intended, by the way...I just can't help myself!)

No, what I meant was, we're ready for Spring!

Spring...hello, Spring...where are you? You can officially arrive any. time. now.

We've had a few days of warm sun, but real warm weather isn't quiiiite here yet. But that doesn't mean we can't prepare by planning our Spring knitting projects! Here are a few that have caught our eye:

Dragneficient by Penny Schumers (bottom right, above)

Morning Dove Shawlette by Pam Jemelian (top right, above) - in Tosh Merino Light (fave!)

Striped Spring Shirt from Purl Soho (left, above)


Lake Effect Cardigan by Amy Miller (swoooooon!)


Or how about a shawl to use up some of that stashed sock yarn?



Yes, please! The Raindrops and Roses Shawl by Clara Beauty is a...beauty!

What sorts of gorgeous things are getting you excited about Spring knitting? Share them with us!

Happy Spring (hopefully, soon)!

Heather



Tuesday, April 14, 2015

It's Getting Scot in Here!





Whew - do you feel that? The temperature's rising! Not just outside, but in our living rooms as we greedily soak in the newest episodes of our favorite show on Starz!

Ahem. I'm gonna need a second.

Handsome Jamie isn't the only thing that's got us excited: Rachel's Mystery Knit-Along is up and running, and the results are just gorgeous so far! The yarn is just beautiful, too - Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Rachel's specially-created Craigh na Dun colorway reminds us of Scottish moors covered in forget-me-not flowers!

Just take a look at some of the progress Ravelers have made on the first two clues:

ArcticWoolies' Craigh na Dun is looking fab!

CakersKnits even used her special Spark Stitch Markers!

clrowe01 is cabling up a storm!

And that's not all - many of you have taken matters into your own hands and tried your own yarn colors and modifications, as well!


shand302 used The Verdant Gryphon Bugga! in Persephone (how apropos!)

tbears99 is loving it in TML in Ginger

TerryRoss was wooed by Wollmeise in Patina (and she's planning to add beads!)



How is your MKAL project coming along? Share some photos and notes with us on the MKAL 2015 chat boards! (Beware of spoilers!)

Want to read more? Check out Rachel's blog!

We can't wait to see the finished shawl - we'll be checking back in with more progress as the MKAL unfolds!

And psst...here's my own little attempt...in Tosh Merino Light, color Plaid Blanket, with some eyelet lace in the garter section to disguise any gauge discrepancies! (And because I thought it might look good with the upcoming border...*wink!) I love this pattern so much, I'm staying up too late knitting. Oh, the sacrifices we knitters make for our craft!


I love it!


Happy Knitting!

- Heather

Friday, April 3, 2015

Live Long and Prosper: Remembering Spock






Those of you who follow our Lorna’s Limited Edition Colors know that we’re fans of sci-fi in general and especially of Star Trek - a feeling that many in the knitting world share. (What, knitting and nerdiness go hand in hand? I didn't know!)


Like all Star Trek fans, we were immediately and greatly saddened to learn of Leonard Nimoy’s recent death, and many of our customers wrote to us to ask that we revive one of our past colors in tribute to him. We thought, what better way to memorialize one of our favorite actors than with yarn? So we asked Lorna’s to create a special run of the color Live Long and Prosper, with an extra-long run of blue to represent the color of his Starfleet uniform. It's gorgeous - and we think Spock himself would approve.


Shepherd Sock


Live Long and Prosper is available for pre-order in Shepherd Sock and Honor. Lorna's is dyeing the yarn now, and it will ship by the end of May, if not sooner. 


Honor


Rest in Peace, Spock. \\//