Panda Knit Love and More

I’m smitten with a panda in the Atlanta Zoo who gave birth to twins a few weeks ago—can’t stop watching PandaCam!  She is such a good mother, gently positioning her babies and tending to them so sweetly.  Check it out, and join me in my obsession. If you watch regularly, you’ll see the tiny babies beginning to get their panda markings.   Pattern 1: When I saw Pandamonium, the hat pattern by Karin Michele, I knew I had to make it.  It’s similar to the sheep hat that I made last winter, but this hat has pandas on it!  What could...

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Fall Knits

Pattern 1: I can’t seem to stop myself from starting multiple new projects.  This one was simply too irresistable.  It’s called Jameson, by Baby Cocktails, one of our favorite designers. I had to jump on this one because the cables looked so interesting and because we just received the featured yarn:  Arranmore by The Fibre Company.  Arranmore is a delicious, soft tweed made out of merino, cashmere and silk.  I am going to make this sweater for myself without the big cowl neck and full length sleeves instead.  We have Arranmore in every color so stop by Knit Nirvana and choose...

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We're Back!

Hi everyone.  It has been a tumultuous summer for me. I had to let the blog go for a while, but I did keep knitting and adding patterns to my queue.  Even though it’s still summer, I’m already looking forward to sweater and scarf knitting season.  So here I am with a few suggestions for you to kick-start your knitting season. Pattern 1: This little scarf is so pretty and surprisingly easy, especially considering how lovely it looks—and the yarn suggested by the designer is currently on sale for 30% off!  “The Spin Stitch Scarf” is knitted using Rowan’s Kid...

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What to do with Prince of Purple Yarn

Since the Prince of Purple yarn arrived in the shop, I’ve been intrigued with gradiant patterns. The Prince of Purple is a special run made by Dream in Color in honor of the late great Prince. Each pack includes five 225-yard skeins of soft, smooshy yarn for a total of 1,125 yards. These beautiful shades of purple graduate from light to dark. Here a few of the patterns I think would do justice to this yarn and the Artist.   Pattern 1: The first pattern that caught my eye is called the Aranami Shawl by Olga Buraya-Kefelian.  It’s a modular...

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Lace and Brioche and Steek, oh my!

Creative Linen Luxury Silk Pure Wool Worsted Shawl Softyak DK sweater

  Welcome to this week's blog. I'm super excited to tell you what I'm excited for currently.  Pattern 1: How could I resist a sweater named “Hot Flash”?  Laura Nelkin, the designer, had me at the name.  Check it out: It’s a light-weight sweater that’s constructed side to side. The lace pattern doesn’t appear to be particularly difficult to follow, and it makes this sweater “temperature comfortable” for those of us of a certain age.  I think it would be lovely in either Rowan Creative Linen yarn or Rowan Softyak DK.  This sweater is on my do-knit agenda for Wednesday...

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