Friday, November 30, 2012

So much yarn, not enough time...

Have you seen the Color Affection shawl? Well it seems I got bit by the bug as well, and after a little over a week of constant knitting...

... here is my version, knit with Merino/Nylon sock from Mosic Moon, in the colorway "The End of Time", from her Dr. Who inspired yarn colors, with two coordinating trim colors.

I still need to convince my DH to take some modeling pics, but this thing is huge, and since it's so much wider than the usual shawl shape, it can be a bit tricky to find a comfortable way to wear it.

Now don't let the garter stitch fool you into thinking this is a easy project, it's nearly 3 skeins worth of sock yarn involved, not to mention figuring out how to manage 3 different balls of yarn simultaneously (because you don't want to weave in that many ends if you don't have too). Oh, and there's also the challenge of keeping that top edge nice and loose while carrying those extra strands of yarn up the side.

Now, what should I knit next....

Sunday, November 18, 2012


...four new yarns to the Little Monkey's Stitch n Spin lineup!

Superwash Worsted
100 % superwash merino
218 yds per 3.5 oz skein


Simply Singles DK
100% superwash merino
257yds per 3.5 oz skein

Lux DK

75% superwash merino
20% silk
5% stellina

231 yds per 3.5 oz skein

Anteaus Sock
80% superwash merino
20% nylon
400 yds per 3.5 oz skein

Look for these skeins and more in stock soon!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Kid n Ewe 2012

So what did you think of Kid n Ewe? I had a blast, it was great to meet all the customers that stopped by, and to get to chat with the other vendors.  Considering this was my first time as a vendor at a fiber festival it went pretty well, I am excited for the next one!

I'm glad it all fit in my car!