Friday, October 16, 2009

A Blast of Early Winter?

Wow did you all see the snow! It's only October and this weather is acting like December. I guess this time the meteorologist have it right, it will be a cold and long winter. All of us here at Nonnas are rushing to finish our jackets.
We didn't expect to be needing them just yet. I am knitting an Asland Trend pattern with their yarn Guanaco in a brick red/brown, I have the two fronts and half of the back done. Nickie has already finished her car coat out of DB Donogal chunky, Nancy has finished two jackets I think, I can't keep count, Phylis is almost finished with her seed stitch Sublime sweater. But in between we have finished quite a few more.
The latest KAL is the Colonnade from by Stephen West. I blended two yarns (you know I have to blend) the Malabrigo worsted with TSC Gioiello in the brown tones it went quickly! Just blocked it last night. I actually made it larger. (I need the extra) I will be knitting another of Mr West shawls as a gift for an aunt of mine. Check out or just go to there you will see all of his patterns and some are for sale. Really an interesting young man.
Also we have come up with a great simple pattern that seems to fly off the shelves. It takes one hour to knit up and about 75yds+/- of Plymouth Baby Alpaca Grande or Malabrigo Chunky with size 19 needles and double strand. (you will need 2 hanks of either, but if you have 3 you will be able to knit up 2 cowls) I tell you I knitted two already, one out of each yarn. It may be worn as a cowl, a shawl or as a hood. I will have pix next time and I will share the patter with all of you. It's a great holiday gift.
We have a busy week ahead!!