Monday, January 11, 2010

So much to work with, so little time...



The Acorn hat has been test knit, yeah!!! I am still working on the perfect picture for the pattern and this one is in the running, what do you think?

Thanks so much to Terry and Kathie for working on it for me. As most of you know I dabble in design and publish under the moniker 2 Askew Designs.

I was lucky enough to get a hank of the Aslan Trends Invernal yarn to work up for the shop and the little white hat is what came out of it. This yarn is so FABULOUS and gets better as it is touched. The Angora just fluffs and fulls AND I didn't get any shedding while working with it. I frogged it a couple of times too, so it is a tough little yarn!

So many of my in store customers are excited to work it up and I should have it finalized in the next couple of weeks, so thanks all of you for your patience.

I also dove into the Rowan Silk Wool yarn and got myself enough of the color lip gloss to work up the China Vest from Folk Vests, by Cheryl Oberle. Wow is all I can say about this yarn, but really Rowan yarns are fantastic, especially when they are on sale.

When we got the Rowan discontinued yarns list I was so excited to see that Silk Wool was on the list, as I have always wanted to work with it, but alas my wallet has argued with me on that for a long time. At 50% off I couldn't listen to the wallet any more and had to have some!! Shut up wallet you blasted voice of reason!

Laura, Amber and Victoria just went to TNNA (The National Needle Arts Association) conference in Long Beach and boy are we going to have some cool stuff for you in the next year! Top Secret though, so I will have to leave it at that, hee, hee!! I just got a little taste from Laura yesterday as we ran by each other and I can't wait to sit down and get the whole scoop!

As always happy knitting and crocheting! Jeanne








1 comment:

Jeanne said...

I knit that same vest pattern 5 years ago and still love it. Cheryl Oberle is a genius. The knitting is as fun as wearing it! Another Jeanne