Updated patterns!

I'm in the process of updating my old patterns, particularly the bibs, to include charts. I'm rewriting some of the directions to make the patterns even easier and including alternative methods for beginning the bibs and for making the ties. Look for these patterns in the sidebar to see which ones have been added. It's a slow process, but eventually, they'll all be there!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

A Little Stash Enhancement

It seems like we've been taking a lot of little trips lately and just by "chance" they happened to coincide with yarn shops. Here are some little goodies that I've picked up along the way.
The first picture is some fingering yarn I spotted at The Big E. It was in the bottom of the basket and what can I say, I just can't resist green! The Alpaca Sox I got in Plymouth, MA. I think this is definitely headed for my mom. I picked up two skeins and I'm thinking maybe a shawl? The beautiful bronze is bamboo from The Knitting Siren . When this is in the sun, it almost looks like spun gold! She also dyed "Fields of Lavender". It's hard to really get a good picture of the subtle shades of this. (Okay, so I didn't travel to North Dakota for these!)

The malabrigo is the lace that I've been dying to try. Malabrigo worsted is my most favorite yarn of all, so I'm anxious to work with this weight. The next skein is Anne from Schaefer Yarn. It's has a little more purple than shows up in this picture. Finally, we took a trip to New Hampshire and we went to Patternworks . After getting their catalog for many years, it was fun to actually get to visit the shop. Since it probably was a once in a lifetime trip, I splurged on some bulky yarn for hats for the grandboys. It's called "Elaine" by Schaefer Yarn. (No, I didn't realize that was the name until I checked out the label for the yardage. )
It's 300 yards so that should be enough for three hats or so I'm hoping! Finally, I always wanted to try Koigu and this skein came home with me.
It's a free pattern on Ravelry called "Mitt Envy". I had lots of yarn left over, even with making a couple of pattern changes. They worked up so fast, I'm thinking I "need" more of this soft, soft, yarn!
Now, if you've read this far and have paid close attention, you'll remember that I got two yarns from Schaefer Yarn. It was only when I went to snap pictures that it hit me:

Hmmm, I think maybe this should be my new avatar!!


Claudia said...

I just LOVE your bib patterns!!! They´re gorgeous!!! I´ve just finished my first baby bib based on Ravelry ideas and now I´m trying to do one of yours! I linked you in my blog (here in Brazil people don´t know these bibs yet very well)! Tnahks for sharing!!!

Kathy... said...

Lovely stash additions!!