Saturday, June 19, 2010

New Sock Yarn

We just received a shipment of Baby Boom from Fiesta Yarns. This a hand-dyed sock yarn is 90% extra fine super wash merino and 10% nylon. It feels wonderful. The color combinations are outstanding. Time to start another pair of socks!

Friday, June 18, 2010


Often, when a few of us are knitting the same thing, Mary is the first to finish. This was the case with Parsnip, a dress/tunic from Rowan's Purelife Recycled Collection. It is knit out of Revive, one of Rowan's new yarns from this Spring. Revive is a silk/cotton/viscose blend yarn made from completely recycled garments. "Think clean. Knit Green" is the Purelife motto.

The great thing about this yarn is that it is all season. This piece is perfect to wear as a dress now and then layer over pants in the fall. And look at the pleated detail on the sleeve (please excuse the poor photography!). I love the simple style with a little added interest. Now that I have seen this in person, I am even more inspired to finish!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Another Louisa Harding!

As you can see, we are steadily working our way through this summer's Louisa Harding book. This is Willow from Chinoiserie. It is knit in Fleuris. Such a pretty spring color!