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You don’t want to miss this event – daily drawings and free patterns!!
In January, Carmel announced that she was going to knit a different fair isle hat every month for the whole year. This was her first hat. She chose the Basic Norwegian Star Hat by Cara Jo Miller. Carmel named her hat the Hawaii Star because she was on vacation in Hawaii during January. Honestly, I was impressed that she was knitting the whole time she was there. Carmel used Cascade Yarns 220 Worsted for the gray section and then used Knit Picks Chroma for the star part. I thought the pattern part transitioned beautifully. I love this picture; we get some Hawaii in there too! Stay tuned to our Facebook page and our Ravelry group for May’s Fair Isle KAL Hat pattern. Thanks Carmel for sharing your project with us!
…makes me think of the song “Smoke On The Water” by Deep Purple! But this shawl is by Cally Monster (Monsterknits on Ravelry)! Cally used 4 shades of Baah! Sonoma, a gorgeous dk weight yarn! I am in love with these ‘fade’ type projects. I have to admit that haven’t cast on for one yet, but it’s super on my mind. If I did cast on for one, I would definitely purchase yarns specifically for fade knitting. I think this is an awesome example of such yarn. This is a paid pattern on Ravelry. Cally is a member of the America’s Knitting Ravelry group — check us out!
Sherri’s back with another shawl! Sherri knits all kinds of things for her store. Yep, she’s a crazy fast knitter and actually does a lot of knitting. Every time I visit her store, Rainy Day Yarns in Gig Harbor, Washington, her store is light, clean and organized. She’s never knitting, knows where everything is at and always has a smile on her face, ready, willing and able to help. BUT, Sherri’s a normal everyday knitter just like the rest of us. On vacation with her family, she knits in the car (just like us), she knits at home in the evenings (just like us), she knits at the doctors office (just like us), and she visits yarn shops and goes to knitting events (just like us)! All or most of the samples in her store (which change all the time btw) are knit by Sherri! She’s a true wonder – LOVE HER! Here is her Easy Goes It by Finicky Creations. The yarn Sherri used for this shawl, is her own in-house line of yarn called Rainy Day Yarns Twisted Sock (oh yeah, and she dyes yarn). You should totally think about joining her Color of the Month, she ships!!
2018 is already planned! Check out our website to plan your attendance!
I just love how things go sometimes. The knitting community is so accepting, fearless, and sociable. As many of you may know, in addition to this great website that has all the yarn shops in the country at your fingertips, we also have a facebook page, and a Ravelry group. Two ladies that are members of our Ravelry group, met up in California during the month of February. Anyway, here’s how it went.
Jackie, knit this years Winter Games 2018 Cowl by Tanis Gray! I have this on needles too – BUT, mine didn’t get finished. I swear I will finish it one day!! Back to Jackie — she used Malabrigo Yarn Worsted in three colors. Way to show your pride Jackie – GO TEAM USA!! Jackie purchased the yarn for this project at Conversation Threads Fiber Arts Studio in Emmaus, Pennsylvania. Thanks Jackie!
Meet ‘merrysherri‘! That is Sherri’s Ravelry name – and she owns Rainy Day Yarns in Gig Harbor, Washington! I love this store, and I love Sherri!! Her store is chock full of yummy yarniness, including her own special hand dyed yarns that she sells in house. But, here we have the Lieselotte Shawl by Beatrice Perron Dahlen. Sherri used Skacel Concentrics Hikoo yarn for this project, and I can see why – it’s GORGEOUS!! The color is #1023 Shades of Gray – lovely!! The Lieselotte is a free Ravelry download~