Whew – busy day here. Did you have a busy one, too? We have lots of fun stuff going on, though, so it’s all good. We did just put new things up on the website. Hop over and you’ll see:
Dream in Color Classy and Special Blend Cashmere Worsted – lots of pretty re-stocks. I just started a fun scarf pattern on Friday night out of the Cashmere Worsted (shown here). It’s the Palindrome pattern, free on Rav. It knits up with reversible cables. SO quick and easy, because it’s basically 5 rows of rib (K2, P2) and then one cable row. I am loving it in the Cashmere Worsted (takes 2 skeins). Here you can see it in progress, showing the back and the front. (I cast on 52 stitches and then did 4 cables instead of 3.) And yes I AM also working on a sweater out of this same yarn base. Right now I pretty much want to make everything out of this yarn. Is there anything wrong with that??
Done Roving Yarns – Frolicking Feet (their 100% Superwash base, shown here in Dancing Leprechaun) in stunning colors. And I just got Alice’s Socktopus book and am so ready to cast on a pair of socks. It has been awhile since I worked on socks, but Alice’s book has me itching to work on some. It’s full of sock patterns that I know I will use. I’ll show you more of that later.
Accessories – two new colors of Pattern Holders (pink and yellow), more Soak Mini Sample Packs, DPN Needle Tubes, Work-in-Progress tubes, and Loopy 4-piece stitchmarker sets from Knit Girl in Idaho.
Namaste – Circular Cases and Monroe bags re-stocked, plus their new Boardwalk Backpack Bags. (More on order. We sold out of the Espresso color between the pre-orders and Loopy Elves buying Espresso for themselves! Let us know if you want us to save you one from the next batch. We do have the Eggplant, Red, and Black in stock and just up tonight, though.)
Nutty Creations – lots of fun new patterns from Debbie O’Neill. Many of you know Debbie from the Anniversary Patterns she creates for us every year. We love her work and there are lots of different projects to choose from.
It’s time to vote on the Fourth Quarter Challenge Projects that you all turned in. Last quarter the challenge was to make anything using at least one skein of Madelinetosh yarn, and you all rose to the occasion. Take a wander through the Fourth Quarter Photo Gallery and then email us your vote for your favorite: email@example.com We’ll announce the winner in a week or so!
Oh yay! I’m so glad you are loving Palindrome … it was so fun to see you and the crew and the fabulous store last week. Take care!
Hi Sherry can a person vote more than once in the 4 Q challange? Thanks and some really OMB items made!!!
Hi Angie – just one vote per person. (I know it might be tough, since there are so many great things!)
Virginia – I’m blaming you for my new Palindrome obsession….
I’m trying to resist the lure of the shiny new scarf pattern, though for my knitting time there is an amazing scarf called 52 pickup. If I start it by the end of March, I might (if I’m lucky) finish one by the end of the year!
Hi I’m probably being computer illiterate but I can’t find the email to vote on the 4Q Challenge!! Help!
Just started Palindrome with some Madtosh DK burning a hole in my stash. Great tv knit!