Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Show and Tell

Michele has been working on two vests for her sons. The pattern is the Marco vest pattern in the Debbie Bliss Rialto pattern booklet. These are just beautiful, and if you haven't knit with this yarn, you may just want to give it a try! It's 100% extra fine merino wool that is machine washable. It's got such a lovely hand, and as you can see, it's great for cables! Don't they look super?
She's also working on another fun project where she is knitting Wope. It's "Wope" with a "W", and it stands for Woolen Rope. It's woolen jute based cord and is commonly used for making ottomans and rugs. Michele is making the "Le Poef Wope Ottoman" which is a free pattern here.
It looks small in the picture, but it's going to be this big:
I've been working on some things as well. I just finished a couple of projects that made it back to the shop with my husband, who just flew back to the states for a couple of weeks. 

This cozy piece is knit with two strands of Berroco Vintage Chunky, and is quite comfortable. Barb enjoyed wearing it around the shop yesterday - too bad we didn't get a picture of it on her, rather than on our form! 

But here's a shot of Helen wearing it before it left Finland. Much larger on her than it needed to be, but she loved it. This is a stretchy piece, so we recommend going small. Pattern will be available shortly.
And I made a cowl/scarf which was really fun and used 4 different yarns. Each year we come up with a mixed fiber shawl that uses gorgeous yarns from different companies. People are sometimes scared to mix fibers, and we love to show people how great the results can be!

We usually have only one pattern option, but this year we've added a second one. We do have the regular lengthwise pattern knit up (this one was done by Kim):
And then to shake things up a bit, I made a side fringing scarf and cowl combination. It all depends on how you want to wear it... as a cowl:
Or as a scarf:
Either way, it's really cute, and the colorways we've chosen for this kit will be up online later today. It's a great gift idea!

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