Lisa's grandson, Spencer, wearing his new hat!

This hat is made from cottons from Skacel in bright Spring colors and looks great on the little man!  Hats are a great project and usually take one to two evenings to make.  These projects are a great short-term commitment to try new stitch patterns and ideas before selecting them for larger projects like shawls and sweaters.

Lourdes first Februrary sock is finished!

Lourdes brought her first finished February sock to class Friday night.  We all enjoyed Smoochie but we also found as a group that the gauge tends to be a little looser with this sock yarn compared to other sock yarns.  Maybe it is the sparkly fiber mixed in.  Still, the fiber softens up and the socks look great.  Keep in mind if you use this yarn you need to choose a size smaller needle to get your usual gauge.

Ardis' rainbow Terra shawl

We are all enjoying the Kauni yarn…with its beautiful succession of colors.  I have to put in an order soon for new colors.  If this yarn interests you, make sure you stop in the studio to have a look at the color swatches and weigh in with your opinion.  I was thinking of ordering the shades of blue and a colorway with blues and pinks…but I always love to hear what you are really looking for.

hmmm...nice texture...

This swatch is knit in Dale of Norway Baby Ull with size US4 needles.  What do you think?

A shipment from Yarnissima

This is a long-awaited shipment from Yarnissima in The Netherlands.  She is just amazing.  These are three sock kits each wrapped with care and goodies.  This is the only place I could find to order Wollmeise yarn and I am excited to have this stashed away for when I have time to play with these.  If you are interested in this yarn as I am, then Yarnissima is THE SOURCE.  Her patterns are clear, the ones I chose are from the toe-up and the yarn is just yummy!  Yay!

Next week Donna McGranahan is paying a visit on Tuesday morning.  She is one of my favorite yarn reps and also carried Collinette yarns.  Stop by and say hello if you have time.  Take care and I look forward to seeing you next week at Summit Yarn Studio.  With loads of love, light and laughter always, Mary Ellen

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