Sunday, February 24, 2008

Yarn Tasting and Scrappy Mitering

Boy, time does fly! Can't believe it has been a month since my last post. I know- bad blogger!Just seems like there is always something else to do.

Wanted to show some of the ideas for scrappy projects that we will touch on in March. Of course, one of my favorites are modular units, or mitering. This one is using mostly silks and Chris Bylsma's Crayonbox pattern.

Hopefully I can finish it for the spring.

This is just an example using both stockinette stitch and reverse stockinette stitch in some worsted weight scraps.

These 2 pictures show sock yarns, or fingering weights, being used in a "patchwork" fashion.

We are having our first yarn tasting on Saturday, March 1, and it will feature sock yarns. We have so many new ones and there are so many things that can be done with them besides socks that we thought it would be fun to just "taste" them. We will offer 12 different yarns and it will include a free pattern for the module above. The "plate" will include enough yarn and the instructions to be able to complete a mitered scarf. We will also have some other ideas for these great yarns and, of course, lots of free sock patterns.

Hope to see you there!