Amy recently knit up a pair of the Churchmouse Stay-on Baby Booties with Painted Sky, a worsted-weight mixed gradient yarn. The color progression is subtle and almost tweed-y looking.
She also likes that the booties match without being exactly identical – because who has the time to match every pair of the socks in their drawer?! The baby that gets to wear these will definitely be showing off their fashionable and artistic side.
Painted Sky is a sibling to the fingering-weight yarn, Painted Desert, and both are stocked in our store.
We recently stocked five new colors of Babe Softcotton Chunky that we think would be well suited for winter-y projects, maybe a cute jacket for a new baby? A cozy new cowl for a friend? Or a hat for your pup who is just a little naughty?
Whatever pattern you choose, you’re sure to have a squishy, soft finished product with this yarn. And, of course, we have several brighter colors so you can knit or crochet with Softcotton for any season!
It’s okay to be stuck on a project. Move on to something else, appreciate that WIP for what it is, and eventually you’ll find yourself getting un-stuck!
(Find more inspiration from Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, the Yarn Harlot, on Ravelry.)
Karen knit this cute dress for Gigi from the Swans Island pattern, Schooner Dress. She made the sleeves a bit longer instead of adding pockets, which meant she only needed one skein of each color — and had leftovers (pictured below).
The pattern has instructions ranging between ages 2–10. The gauge calls for sport weight, which means you could use cotton if you’re concerned about sensitive skin (though it’s worth noting that the Swans Island organic yarn didn’t irritate Gigi’s eczema).
Got a few hours? You could make a pair of mittens!
We recently completed this pair of Twinkle Mittens (pattern sold in store) with a new-to-us bulky yarn, Kaleidoscope. We like the gentle gradient in addition to the value — we also knit up a matching hat for these two mittens with one skein!
A recent addition to the store, yarn keys are nice to have to keep track of your label for a specific skein – because it hooks right on to a strand in the ball. Don’t lose track of the essential information about your yarn, such as color, dye lot, or washing instructions!
You could also use these handy tools to attach a pattern to a skein you have a plan for, too!
It’s always a good day when the new Madeline Tosh Vintage Worsted shows up! Stop in and get some before it flies out the door!