Thursday, April 24, 2014

One For All

Having way too challenging of a week so I'm concentrating on project ideas to keep my mood positive. Maybe I should be concentrating on going to the gym but knitting has won out. And coffee...that too. 

I love this recent scarf I came across on Etsy. I love the clean lines, the pairing of colors and that it's perfect for women or men. Done in a wool's chunky but not overpowering. Handmade in Turkey....take a peek at this amazing shop! This artist's work is so inspiring! xo

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Lengthy Project

As the weather gets milder I lean toward projects that require a lot longer to complete. In the middle of a blustery arctic winter I always want to knit fast so I can immediately wear my new scarf or cowl. But in warmer months....I can take longer without the rush and excitement of putting the item to use the next day or week. I completely love this Worsted Twist Seed Stitch Scarf from Purl Bee. The pattern is available at no charge on their page. I want to do this in shades of cocoa and camel with some cream mixed in too. Love the length and loftiness of this....just amazing! xo

Monday, April 21, 2014

Knitting Day

I have days where all I want to do is get the absolute basics done around the house and clear my entire afternoon and evening for knitting. I love my new yarn stash from Purl Soho and I also purchased (locally) new needles by Knitters Pride. Love these Dreamz  size US 11 needles. I love knitting with wooden needles....they have such a wonderful, warm feel to them. Such a great color pretty!

Last night, I searched around for pattern ideas for a ribbed scarf. Came across the Sinful Ribbed pattern on Ravelry that's offered at no charge.  This great pattern, designed by Classic Elite Yarns, can be easily adapted to various widths. So excited for this project....happy day! xo

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Strolling in Soho

I had the luxury of a perfect afternoon in Soho this past week. I loved walking the city streets, finding a perfect cozy cafe for hot cocoa and warm bread and then winding up at Purl Soho. Tucked in on Broome Street, this is my very favorite yarn shop. I often peek at their offerings on line and I'm constantly inspired by their projects on The Purl Bee. I grabbed four skeins of this amazing merino are two whispery blue/grey skeins that I could not resist. Thinking of combining with a feather light mohair. Have a great Easter! xo

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Cozy Saturday

Oh...I finally made it to the knitting store! After a crazy week, all I wanted on Friday was to gather knitting supplies. I was on my way out the door and the bell rang....a masonary giving an estimate on the chimney. I hadn't been contacted that he would be looking at some brick that was damaged in a windstorm last week. I basically said...there's the chimney, there's the fallen brick...I'm off to the yarn store! He looked at my like I was crazy!

Here's what I grabbed...two great Manos yarns...a silk blend and a soft merino. I may add a strand of mohair as well. Happy Saturday!

Friday, April 11, 2014

End of Week!

I'm so excited to finally have this week wrap up. Way too much running around. I want a quiet knitting weekend and I'm searching for a perfect pink yarn. I'm not a pink girl...but I have an olive green down vest from Banana Republic that pink would look great with. 

I found this pink hand spun on Pinterest but sadly the link is no longer avalable. I just love these deep, rich colors!

I also found a great Etsy shop from Canada that offers amazing, unique yarn. I love this's about 97 yards and a great worsted weight. You can peek at this beautiful shop here!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Warm Tones

I've never been much of a pastel person. I love rich neutrals and I am a huge fan of deep, warm oranges.  I feel like I somehow have ten different knitting ideas going on....but I love this simple, wrappy scarf the most. I'm working with two different spice-y toned yarns. I think I need a good movie to watch tonight so I can have a solid two hours to catch up on some of these knitting projects...