Thursday, May 17, 2018

17 May 2018

I decided to knit a sweater for my brother but nothing I do can be simple. I found a great stitch pattern for a sweater designed by Nora Gaughan. The sweater that Nora designed is called John's Sweater and it is a Ravelry pattern.

I decided the yarn used is too heavy for my brother so I went from a aran weight to sport weight yarn. After working a sample my gauge (over pattern) was 9.2 sts/inch. Just a bit of adjusting is necessary to make this work with the JaggerSpun Heathers yarn that I want to use. To make my life easier, I'm knitting from a cone of Heathers. I just get to knit and not worry about having to work in ends.

When you have a moment, stop by and I will show you the progress and explain how I'm making this work.

Nora's design works up from the 'ribbing' right into the cable pattern. It is a well thought out approach.

Now if I can just get this done by Christmas......
17 May 2018

I have busy knitting the Mentolat Shawl kit designed by Jocelyn Tunney. This shawl is knit using Manos Del Uruguay using their soft hand-dyed Silk Wool. Simple to knit and doesn't require concentration. I'm knitting the largest size (85" long and 17" wide) but there are two other lengths (41" and 69") if you would like a shorter shawl.

The picture is a bit distorted because I didn't have a ladder to stand on. I'm finishing the last partial triangle that will square off the end on the left-hand side. Hard to see but the last color is magenta.

There are eight colorways to choose from. I should be finished with this model soon. Stop by and try  it on. It is cuddly soft.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

26 February 2018


The weather looks like it will cooperate and we'll be providing treats (Johnny Cake too) with tea to drink.

The shop has
This way if you don't have time to go to Maryland Sheep and Wool it's here at the shop. 
See you Saturday April 28.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

21 April 2018

We have another short term


Mountain Colors has sent a nice package of products. We have:

Targhee Top
Winter Lace
16 oz. Weaver's Wool Hanks

All of this will be going to Maryland Sheep and Wool. Stop by and get first pick! 

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

28 March 2018


We've gotten in a trunk show of


Zephyr Lace Weight (100 gm hanks)
Heather Sport Weight (100 gm hanks)

Don't miss out on the opportunity to get the colors you want!

Thursday, February 1, 2018

1 February 2018

We're ready for 
Super Bowl Sunday

We have the yarn and needles for your Super Bowl knitting project. Don't start the game unprepared.

We'll be open from 11 am to 5 pm on  Sunday, February 4.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

18 January 2018


The Urth Uneek fingering weight hand-dyed yarns is here. This is an extrafine superwash merino with nylon.  What is remarkable is that this self-striping patterning is from hand-dyed yarn! The colors are beautiful, rich jewel tones that really don't come across on a computer screen. The hand on this yarn is very silky-soft.

I got it for socks:

but it can be used for shawls:

It does knit with an interesting pattern when just knit:

The yarn is sold in skeins of 435 yards and is knit on 1 - 3 US with a gauge of 7 - 8 sts/inch.

This really is a beautiful yarn to see and touch. I am really excited about this new product.