The lovely colours in the deliciously tweedy Silkroad Tweed and the light, yet warm Alpaca Silk Georgette are two of my winter favourites.
We have been advised this week that due to dramatic price increases in the global textile market in the past year the price of Jo Sharp yarns will increase as of July 1st 2011.
Why not grab the opportunity to stock up and beat the price rise while our Jo Sharp yarns are our
Stitches on needles and yarn on hooks
Bright woollen colours and new pattern books
Tangled Yarns bundles tied up with strings
These are a few of my favourite things!
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I have at least two cardigans in the Alpaca Silk Georgette including my cherry green Daffodil.
Our next order for Jo Sharp needs to be in by next week for delivery in July, if there is anything in particular that you would like please contact the store on (07) 3666 0276 or email your order to firstname.lastname@example.org
We just can’t keep up with our Cascade Eco Alpaca!
One squish and you fall helplessly in love with the buttery softness.
Still on the Eco front our Cascade Eco Wool is continuing to be popular for both throws and garments.
We continue to find more and more patterns for the Eco Alpaca…
After an unexpected hold up in Customs in L.A. our Malabrigo shipment has arrived!!!
Unfortunately our order of the super popular book Malabrigo 3 is in another
shipment that is coming from the UK, fingers crossed it will be here soon.
We have new colours in our old favourites plus a few new additions…
Light fingering, plied 100% superwash merino
Ulmus by Kirsten Kapur
Clockwork by Stephen West
Candelia by Cecily Glowik MacDonald
Emelie by Elin Berglund
Buckwheat by Veera Valimaki
Interlocking Leaves by Kelly Porpiglia
Heavy Worsted, single ply 100% super soft merino
Just Enough Ruffles by Laura Chau
Scrunchable Scarf by Susan McConne
Vaila by Gudrun Johnston
Vine Yoke Cardigan by Ysolda Teague
Asymmetrical Cabled Cardi by Yahaira Ferreria
Koolhaas by Jared Flood
Worsted, plied kettle dyed pure superwash merino
Honey Cowl by Madelinetosh
Colonnade Shawl by Stephen West
Pole by Joji Locatelli
Beatnik by Norah Gaughan
Tea Leaves Cardigan by Melissa LaBarre
Elysium by Jennifer Dassau
Super Bulky, single ply slightly felted with a twist
Super-Fast, Ultra-Cozy Scarf by Jen Reilly
Bulky Mobius Cowl by Haley Waxberg
Instant Gratification Scarf by Cyn
Bitty Bump by Gina Bonomo
Shroom by Lee Juvan
Marian by Jane Richmond
Lauren brought me back a skein of Rasta in Archangel from her trip to New York and in anticipation of our Malabrigo order arriving this week I whipped up a second Marian cowl.
This time I cast on extra stitches and made it long enough to wrap around twice. There was a little maths and weighing of the skein to make sure I used every last bit.
This gorgeous statement piece wraps many ways, making it perfect throwing on as an extra layer of warmth during the chillier months.
I can see it suiting many people! A simple, elegant black wrap for evenings out….or perhaps a splash of colour to brighten up those dreary winter days.
We have the full range of Biggan Design DK Merino colours in stock making it easier to choose that perfect colour.
We’ve had a several people come in during the past few weeks wanting to upgrade their old needles to the KnitPro range.
It’s amazing how having good quality tools makes working on your projects just that little more enjoyable.
|Interweave Crochet Summer 2011|
From the Editor:
We pay homage to the dainty doily in this issue with 23 fresh designs for summer. Learn the history of the doily and crochet modern interpretations in shawls, tunics, bowls, and jewellery, as well as a bag and a tablecloth. Cardigans and pullovers featuring delicate pattern stitches are perfect for warmer weather.
You’ll find a few darling designs for children as well a sneak peek at our upcoming series on Clones lace. Plus: Betsy Greer’s Craftivism column focuses on comfort shawls. And we wrap up the Chain Reaction Afghan Project with assembly instructions and a chain border.
Fiddlehead Basket by Brenda K.B. Anderson
Yarn Suggestion: Debbie Bliss Eco Baby
Banjo Bag by Sharon Ballsmith
Early Girl Dress by Lisa Naskrent
|Interweave Spin Off Summer 2011|
From the Editor:
The Summer 2011 issue of Spin-Off has a special focus on felt! Starting with the basics and fifteen fibers meant for felting, we move to needle-felted dolls, felted accents to add to your hand-spin and using pre-felts for wet felting.
But this issues isn’t all about felt! We’ve introduced a new department for more experienced spinners, and this edition focuses on what effect ratios really have. There are also tips for making your own stacked spindles without special woodworking equipment, silk spun for a princess, and we guarantee you will be impressed (and potentially inspired) by the included spindle-spun bed-size blanket woven on a rigid-heddle loom).
|On The Needles|
Lauren has been eyeing off some Silk Garden Sock the past few weeks and finally found the perfect pattern for it.
It’s gorgeous to see how the colours unfold…there have been a few late nights working on it.
I have had a bit of a project explosion this week with several smaller projects cast on.
With a cousin expecting their first babe next month I have been busy working away on a little set to give them.
They are expecting a little boy, since I have two girls it has been a nice change and a little challenging for me to find some boy friendly patterns.
First up a finished tiny hat.
I love the little wave edge, a nice modern edge to a classic baby gift.
Next one of my all time favourite baby knits.
I couldn’t resist adding a few stripes and some sweet little elephants. Milo really is a blank canvas for you to embellish with your choice of cables or some colourwork. Check out thefantastic gallery of Milo’s on Ravelry.
Next on the needles will be a pair of booties to complete the set.…of course the fact that they require a couple of buttons may have influenced my choice a little!
All week my youngest little miss has been very interested in what I have been making. She snuggles up close to me….
“what are you knitting mummy?”
How could I resist, after the 3rd or 4th conversation like this I decided to ask her if she wanted me to knit her one. Her eyes lit up and she answered “YES!”. When asked what colour she insisted “PINK!”
Not sure that I could face an entire toddler garment in bright pink I opted for a Milo vest in soft grey and pinks hearts. Fingers crossed this is ‘pink!’ enough for her….
|Made By Megan|
To accompany your tea or coffee this weekend we have the most decadent temptation….
|Inspiring your passion!