Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Currrently On and Off My Needles

I have been knitting like crazy. On the needles at the moment is a fabulous shawl using a delicious new Artyarns fiber named "Cameo", a superb cashmere-mohair mix, rich in hand and light on the needles. And there are: Hand Warmers in yummy angora, another pair using Alchemy's Synchronocity blend of silk and merino - ooh la, la - these are fine gloves, a tie with Artyarns's Ultramerino 4, and a lush dark grey cashmere scarf for my father-in-law. In the meantime, I have completed some adorable felted bowls (shown above in the unfelted or pre-felted version) for my upcoming workshop on December 13. These are so much fun to knit and so quick to complete- I really think it takes longer to felt them than to knit them. I also completed two warm and wooly hats out of Karabella's Puffy Yarn for Judith's shop in Manchester Centre, Vermont, Yarns for Your Soul. These hats will be the guiding force for the Stratton Ski Resort Winter Holiday workshops held the week of December 23 at the lodge at Stratton. Face cloths are on the queue as well - so that each member of the family has one of their own - one down- 4 to go. Scarves are also on the needles and awaiting completion too. Well, back to my knitting...

Monday, November 12, 2007

Love those Hand Warmers

I've become obsessed with these fingerless gloves. Just love to knit them in all sorts of configurations and fibers. I have found them delightful to wear and just right for those cooler days, walking the dog, in the supermarket freezer aisle, and just adding a bit of chic to my otherwise prepared for errands wardrobe. These lovely ones above, are knit from alpaca with a simple lace stitch feature at top and bottom. I utilized some of my stash for my ruffled wonders on top which are even prettier in person than here on the screen. I used a soft merino for the glove and added some fingering weight yarn for a soft lacey ruffle. They don't use much yarn and they are quick to knit too. I will post a pattern soon.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

The Ethelridge Road Knitting Salon

I am delighted to announce the latest schedule of events taking place at The Ethelridge Road Knitting Salon. Autumn Workshops will include: The Curly Scarf from Belgium on Tuesday, November 13 at 7:30 PM, Hand Warmers on Thursday, November 29 at 7:30 PM, 2 Crocheted Jewelry events on Monday, November 26 (AM and PM) and Felted Bowls and Jars on December 13. Salons will be held Fridays: November 9, 16 and 30 at 10:30 AM. For more details, write to:

Last week's salon brought together a lovely group of knitters, each and every one knitting a selection of beautiful accessories.