Friday, May 24, 2013

On Our Needles- Spring/Summer Edition!

Hi everyone! We couldn't help but popping in on this fine Friday before Memorial Day weekend to share some of our latest projects with you. Hopefully they will provide some inspiration for the weekend ahead. Is anyone else as excited as we are for Summer?!?!

As you may have seen in last week's newsletter, our latest free pattern is the Ombre Tapis. Even though it uses bulky yarn held double, it's a great summer project because the yarn is machine washable cotton-- Rowan All Seasons Chunky. When you are done, you have a lovely 2' X 3' rug you can use in any area of your home! (Wanna know a secret? You could also use 6 skeins of Berroco Weekend Chunky for a more wallet-friendly option with a similar result!) You can queue it up on Ravelry here.



Gina recently knit this super cute tunic dress out of Rowan Creative Linen for her college graduation. The pattern is the Lilly Tunic by Kate Oates and it can be found to purchase on Ravelry. We love this--linen tunics are such a great summer staple!



Jeanne and Kristen have both been sewing a bunch lately and are really excited about the Schoolhouse Tunic pattern from Sew Liberated. It's super simple and the result is a cute tunic dress you can layer over leggings or skinny jeans, wear with boots, or just about anything really. Here is the two of them modeling their latest creations together. Kristen has made two already and is planning to make a couple more for summer with short sleeves.


While we are on the topic of sewing, Monika just finished the most AMAZING quilt! It's from Tula Pink's latest line of fabric called Salt Water and the pattern is free from her website. The result is simply stunning and Monika can't wait to curl up underneath it next winter. In the meantime, she has graciously allowed us to use it for display in our shop, so if you have a chance, come on by and check it out in person!


Marilyn (who is an amazingly fast knitter) whipped up this gorgeous Gypsy Petticoat (a knitted long ruffled vest pattern by Stephanie Dosen from Tiny Owl Knits in last Fall's Knitcene) in Rowan Revive in about two weeks. Then she knit a second one. Unbelievable! Setting our speed knitting envy aside, this piece is so charming and beautiful. What a fun item to wear!




Speaking of Tiny Owl Knits, have you all seen her latest concoction--the Moonkoosa Boots?!?! Holy cuteness! Kristen loves them so much that she is casting on this weekend for a pair of the short boots (shown in green) in the Brown Sheep Lambs Pride Bulky. She chose the Olympic Bronze color but had a really hard time deciding. We can see several more pairs in her future. We don't have this pattern yet, but you can rest assured that we will get them if Tiny Owl Knits releases them for wholesale. In the meantime, you can certainly download it on Ravelry at the link provided above! :) 


Well, that's it for today! We hope you have a fantabulous Memorial Day Weekend spending time with loved ones, crafting, and honoring our past and present soldiers!

Happy Crafting,
The JBW team


2 comments:

  1. If you substitute the yarn in the ombré tapirs using the six skeins of the berroco weekend chunky. Would you still double it? Or just use single strands? Love it! Thanks for the pattern!

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  2. Ho Woolydaisy!

    You would still double it. You follow the directions the same way, except omit directions for two of the colors. You'll still split one color in half to use on either end. I hope this helps! :)

    -Kristen

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