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New York state was the 11th state in the union.  When we think of New York, we think of New York City, which is the largest city in the state and also the largest city in our country.  New York has many other gifts to call it's own, such as:  the Great Appalachian Valley, the rugged Adirondack Mountains, the Catskill Mountains, and Niagara Falls.  New York established the first state park in the United States at Niagara Falls in 1885.  It's a fascinating state that isn't all city, although New York City is the leading center of finance, banking and communication in the country.

I am looking forward to seeing all the knitting that comes out of New York, as well as getting to know all the yarn shops located there.  Thank you to all who participate and share.


Adrienne is from Astoria, New York, and she knit Saartje's Bootees by Saartje de Bruijn using Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash.  Adrienne's LYS is Knit New York in New York City.  Those booties are just stinkin' cute!

Laura lives and works in Scarsdale, New York.  Laura knit this beautiful Scallop Bag using Fiber Arts' Terra.  Laura purchased her yarn at Sticks and Strings yarn shop  where Laura teaches and works.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE those handles, the perfect bag for spring.  Nice job Laura!

Allyson lives in New York City and knit Jared Floods Turn A Square hat using Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride Worsted and Noro Kureyon.  Allyson purchased her yarn at School Products yarn shop also in New York City.  Thanks Allyson~

Dina is from Jericho, New York, and she knit the Jennifer knits Yoke Cable Pullover by Jennifer Wenger.  This was a "kit" project and the yarn used is Trendsetter Yarns Kashmir.  It's beautiful Dina, and it looks good on you.  The white is so elegant too.

Nicole of Staten Island, New York knit the Clapotis by Kate Gilbert using Cherry Tree Hill's Cascade Fingering.  Nice work Nicole, and thanks for participating.

Amanda lives in New York City, New York.  Amanda crocheted this bag, making it up as she went along.  She calls it her Crocheted Messenger Bag.  I love the modern shape and that she felted it.  I don't know that I've ever seen felted crochet.  Thanks for entering our first bag here for the state of New York.

Nancy resides in the Bronx, New York and knit these adorable Two Needle Cable Knit Baby Booties by Barbara Breiter.  The yarn that Nancy used is a New York based yarn company called Morehouse Farm Merino, their Merino 2 ply.  These are perfect for St. Paddy's Day.  Thanks for your entry Nancy, and thanks for the pattern Barbara.....I will definately be making these booties for the next baby in my life!

Sue of Herkimer, New York knit "Classic Socks for the Family" by Melinda Goodfellow using Schachenmayr nomotta Regia Crazy Color.  I love this picture - thanks Sue!  If you want the pattern to these socks, it's from the Yankee Knitter Designs #29.....ask for it at your LYS.

Karen resides in upstate New York and knit Cookie A.'s Monkey Sock using Crystal Palace Yarns Maizy Solid.  Finally a pair of socks entered here.  Nice work Karen, and my favorite color.  Thanks for sharing your work and representing New York state.

Adelle from Gloversville, New York knit the Helena cardigan using Rowan's RYC Cashsoft DK.  Really nice - thanks Adelle for participating~

Kat of NewYork, New York knit her Ice Chocolate Blankie using Filatura Di Crosa's Zara.  Love the lace edging work.  There is one lucky baby out there.  Kat's LYS is Yarntopia - thank you Kat for sharing your blankie!!

Kim lives in Troy, NY and made the Bead Soup Bracelet by Ellen Sandin.  Anyone who knows me, knows that I love all things BLING!  I think this braclet is dainty, almost vintage looking and exquisite for sure.  To visit Kims' website click here.    Thanks for partiticpating Kim~

Leila is a student at NYU and knit the Corazon mittens by Joeli Caparco published in Knitty.  You can see that she took a slightly edgier approach with her colors and transformation into fingerless mitts - I LOVE them and her choice of colors.  Nice work Leila.  Her choice of yarn was Dale of Norway's Baby Ull and Rowans RYC Cashsoft Baby DK.  Thanks for sharing Leila, work hard in school and keep knitting.

Donna lives in Manhattan, New York and knit the Spiraluscious by Anne Hanson.  It's a cowl, and lacy in it's look.  A little more sophisticated than a scarf, but still keeps the draft off the back of your neck AND probably uses less yarn and may quite possibly knits up a little faster.  Donna used Sundara Yarn Sock Yarn.  It's really pretty Donna - thanks for participating.

My friend Mardi of Binghamton has another entry.....it's her Grace Kelly Scarf using Morehouse Farm Merino lace yarn.  So not only is Mardi from New York state, but so is her yarn - SWEET!  Moms looks so nice in her scarf.....thanks Mardi!

Lisa emailed me from Lancaster New York to enter her Black Cabled Branches Hat.  That title is her own name, as this hat is her own.  She improvised creation based off the Cabled Branches sock pattern found in the Fall 2007 issue of Interweave Knits magazine.  Lisa used Mission Falls 1824 Wool.  I love it when people create their own things.  Nice going Lisa and thank you for the email.

Barbara not only lives in New York City, but she is also the founder of the New York City Crochet Guild.  Barbara crocheted this baby blanket using Dale of Norway's Baby Ull.  She was inspired by the Double Vision blanket by Pat Ashforth and Steve Plummer of Wooly Thoughts.  I think it's perfect!  Nice work Barbara~


Amber, another resident of New York City, knit the Misti Chunky Ribs & Ruffles Scarf by Nancy Kleiber using Misti International Misti Alpaca Hand Paint Chunky. Ambers' beautiful scarf is being modeled by her gorgeous cat JC, which is short for Julia Child.  Nice scarf Amber and thanks for participating~

Angela lives within the city of New York.  She knit Elizabeth Zimmermans Baby Surprise Jacket using Blue Moon Fiber Arts' Sock That Rock yarn in the medium weight.  I am in love with the colors in this yarn.  What a lucky baby, I love it Angela!  Ask for Elizabeth Zimmermans book "The opinionated Knitter" at your LYS for the pattern to this sweet baby jacket.  Thanks for sharing.

Shari lives in New York City, New York and knit the Berry Baby Hat by Michele Sabatier for a charity group out of Connecticut called China Care. This charity knits for orphans in China.  Way to go Shari.....this is the cutest little baby cap I've ever seen!!


Virginia of Malone, New York knit these Latvian-inspired mittens using two yarns, Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Solid and Plymouth Encore Worsted.  These are some fancy mittens - nice work Virginia!  Thanks for sharing your work~

I plan to kick things off here with the Cobblestone Pullover by Jared Flood.  Mardi of Binghamton New York knit this sweater using Araucania Nature Wool Solids.  You all may know that I am from Washington state, but I actually met Mardi when she visited my state with her significant other Stephen.  Stephen is the good looking man in the photo.  Mardi & I met on Ravelry, met up on her travels, and have remained friends.  You can find the pattern to this sweater out of the Interweave Knits magazine, Fall 2007 issue.  Another note, Jared Flood is a native of Brooklyn, New York and has the blog "Brooklyn Tweed".  Thanks for kicking things off for me Mardi & Jared!

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