Friday, April 30, 2010

Alpine Trek Vest

Anne L. knit this beautiful vest pattern called Alpine Trek published in Knitters Winter 2009 Issue. This vest is knit out of her stash and the trim is knit from Cascade 220. 
This is a close up of the vest trim

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Baktus, Saroyan and Georgene...

We have some lovely scarf projects in the shop.  These are simple projects but, with the right yarn they turn out beautifully.  Made in a variety of sizes you can see the different effects each drape has.
Marge B. knit three Baktus scarves up in different sizes and yarns.  This one is made out of 350yds Kureyon Sock yarn.
Baktus scarf on Ravelry medium in 2 skeins each of Mini Mochi and Louisa Harding Angora.  This feels like a dream around your neck!
This Baktus is a large size made using 800yds out of 1skein Berroco socks metallic and 1 skein Heritage.
Saroyan scarf pattern was made using 3 skeins Shibui Baby Alpaca DK.  Of course any yarn can be used in these projects with needle adjustments as needed.  This scarf was inspired by the TV show Bones and is part of a series that include Traveling Woman and Temperance.  The patterns for all of these are found at
Georgene by Berroco was made using 3 skeins of Misti Alpaca. The pattern calls for 6 skeins of Geode.
Horizontal Cowl uses 1 skein of Cascade Magnum.  If you use 2sts. less you will get more length.
Marge did a beautiful job on all of these projects.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Greenway Afghan...Phoebe's Sweater

Greenway Afghan
Color therapists tout green as the most restful color. With that in mind we aimed for the ultimate in restfulness with this afghan, combining four shades of green with a neutral. Two rows of crocheted cluster stitch combine to form pretty, daisy-shaped blocks of color, with each daisy fitting neatly into the next.
This free pattern is also available in the new afghan book Comfort Knitting & Crochet Afghans by the Berrocco Design Team which we have in the shop.  This afghan is knit from Berroco Comfort.

I found this sweet project in Ravelry this morning and couldn't resist sharing.

Phoebe Mouse Pattern
Phobes's Sweater is designed by Joanna Johnson and can be found at Slate Falls Press
Phoebe's Sweater is also chronicled on Phoebe On The Road, which would be so charming to share with a young friend. Phoebe can also be found on Facebook.
These projects are made from Lamb's Pride Superwash which we have in the shop.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Beautiful Knitting....

Here is beautiful Sheila, one of our teachers in her gorgeous Swing Coat out of the book Swing, Swagger Drape by Jane Slicer-Smith.  She knit this out of Berrocco Comfort DK. This technique is done using mitered squares. This coat is just stunning!  We watched this sweater appear over a period of weeks and Sheila says this is an easy coat to make.

Here is Margaret in her gorgeous Non-Repeating Sweater out of Knit One Below by Elise Duvekot. The colors in this sweater are so dramatic and they look so beautiful on her. She used mostly Cascade 220 in this piece. She's hoping to wear this beauty when she travels to New Brunswick soon. Both Margaret and Sheila are such talented knitters...they are always a great inspiration in the shop!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Elizabeth Zimmerman Adult Surprise

Stacey is wearing this new Elizabeth Zimmerman Adult Surprise Sweater knit for her by Sandee.  She used  Queensland Collection Rustic Wool.  It's a gorgeous fit for this fine Veterinarian.

Past photos...

Mary's crocheted turtles...

Deb knit these bunny nuggets...

Beautiful Isabel..

Sandee's birthday was last month....better late than never!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Blooming springtime...

A vaseful of crocheted flowers by Deb
A rose by Deb
Blooming Springtime at Rocking Horse Farm

Molly knit this beautiful summer top for her daughter

Mary is crocheting up a surprise pillow....

Mary's Birthday!

Monday, April 19, 2010


Carol Anderson's Cottage Creations patterns are wonderful booklets that have a variety of patterns for knitting.  Some of these include sweaters, hats, afghans, toys, community projects and baby projects.  These books are really fun to read.
A great new afghan book has arrived at the shop.  There are many styles in this creative collection.  I love that it's not your typical afghan pattern book. 
Some samples of the afghans in the book.

Crochet Love...

Thursday, April 15, 2010

crocheting on the edge...

Margaret H. came by to pick out a new button for this lovely sweater.  It was made out of Cotton Rich.
Crocheting on the edge...a beautiful book for all those crochet stitches you need to learn to help you design new crochet projects....or to finish off those knitted project that need a special border.

Bonnie who is one of our wonderful crocheters at the shop made this lovely little dress.  Look at those crocheted sweet.

Christiane teaching a fingerless mitts class.  Concentration required!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Tuesday Tranquility...

Milva crocheted this Basket Weave Neck Scarf.  It turned out so beautifully.  She used Lana Grosso Merino Big yarn for this project.
celtic buttons
Milva also crocheted this neck tie out of the same yarn using the FPHDC (1/2post stitch).  
Faith K. knit this dramatic Ruana Shawl by Oat Couture.  She used yarn from her stash...any Aran or Worsted yarn would work for this project.  When Faith swept into the store we had to buy this beautiful pattern.  We got the pattern in and it immediately sold out...we are getting more in shortly.

Sam H. knit this great market bag.  It was knit up on Glamor that is on sale right now.  
Joanne knit this sweet little drawstring bag out of Berrocco suede yarn.  This would be a great little bag for your iphone, ipod or as a little gift bag for a special gift.
Work in progress by Sam H....she was out walking when I snuck this photo.
yarn beatuy....
Louet Kidlin...linen, kid mohair and nylon.
New colors of Riverstone Sandee is using to make an old-fashioned ripple afghan.
Ellyn Cooper has this beautiful kit for The Modular Capelet by Catharine Hennessy made up of a variety of colors of her one-of-a-kind hand-dyed yarns.
We have a new shipment of small yarn bags.
Eco yarn in a variety of colors.