Just finished two samples for Frog Tree Yarn. I really enjoyed the knit and I loved the yarn — Meriboo MW (as in machine washable). Here they are blocking:
June 10, 2012
February 3, 2012
These kits contain one of my most personal designs ever–Hearten. This is a hooded stole done in simple rope cables and heart-shaped lace….bobbles optional. The design is being used by Frog Tree Yarns to support the Stitch Red Project to fight Heart disease and will be featured in a future ad by Jimmy Beans Wool in knitting magazines.
The design was inspired by a family trip to the Statue of Liberty nearly a year ago. It was so cold I babushkad my head with my shawl. I thought my ears were going to freeze and fall off. This design is my fashionable answer to that previously unfashionable moment. The hood is a drapey Jane Eyre still hood attached to a rectangular stole with vertical stitch pattern. This is a wonderfully versatile design that can be worn any number of ways and transition your wardrobe from one season to the next.
The garment is knit from the front of the hood back so you can make the stole as big as you like. Here is a photo:
January 31, 2012
Everyone has been very busy while I was preparing for TNNA. Thanks to Alicia wearing one of the loop scarves I sold during the holiday sample sale this past December, this scarf pattern is off and running again. My version spirals for someunknown reason and is loads of fun…will type at some future date so you can play with it. For now, enjoy and hopefully be inspired by all the awesome fiber arts going on at Summit Yarn. Here in no particular order:
That is up to date for now. I am hard at work on two new ideas and will let you know if they work, when they are ready! Take care and let me know how your knitting is going along!
with love, light and laughter always, Mary Ellen and Summit Yarn