Thursday, August 29, 2013

The First to the Finish Line!!

Yeah for Karen she has reached the finish line!!  And look at how amazing the wrap is.   The feel is just so scrumptious, it such a wonderful art to take a beautiful string of silk, Kid Mohair and lurex and make a stunning wrap!!
 I don't know if you can see the stitch, but its really a simple 4-row repeat and using ArtYarn Rhapsody Glitter Light really makes it a wonder to stitch up!! Oh the color # 172 Silver for Karen and in Gold for the other 5 of us.  Patter free with purchase of  yarn

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Daisy Wrap

One afternoon I was browsing through ArtYarn's website (love the new look) and was intrigued by this colorway I thought it would probably be more of the cream color and just some blotches of bright colors here and there.  So I decided to order it in silver, can't go wrong with some glitz!!
Love it!  It's Silk Rhapsody Light color 172 Gold! When it arrived at the shop couldn't wait to start so I wound one up and look at how the colors show up interesting.   I started swatching, what shall I make with it?  It definitely will be a shawl or wrap, only have 2 hanks.  So I start!!!

Knitted with size 8 stst. look where the colors fall, size 8 is too big, I knit kind of loose, went down to 7 still too loose then changed stitch.  I found it in my little book the daisy stitch,  I sounded interesting so I gave it a try.  It's only 4 row repeat,  not difficult where I can loose track but not so boring that I will give up, just the right amount of interest.
well as it happens in a yarn shop (at the time) several of the ladies fell in love with this yarn and stitch.  Therefore now we are 7 knitting the "Daisy Wrap"

this pictures shows 2 hanks finished I needed a third, so I called ArtYarn and ordered one more for each of us.  I am almost there,  it is so Luxuriously Yummy soft!!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Thursday we had our first sit n stitch here at the studio.  We had so much fun and there wasn't that many of us.  We had a little show and tell and knitted away the time.

 Here is Karen Taylor wearing a knitted creation.  Karen modified and rearranged the stitches to flatter and fit.

 Here is Lauren Miller modeling the "Summer Vines" knitted out of Lucci Yarns "Pima Cotton" Doesn't she nautical?

This is a wonderful wrap it the luxurious silk from ArtYarn knit by Pam Morrison


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

closings and beginings

Hello one and all!!

I really has been a while, lots has changed from way back when.  To recap the actual store front is now closed.  After the flood (Irene)  we struggled to get back on our feet, we lost so much inventory it was impossible to replace all at once, we did give it a good try at least I think we did but...we decided to close the doors and take it home...... So now I have been thinking of an on line shop.  I will give it a shot.  Why not I have loads of yarn some new some old, so keep an eye out for my new website, "Josey's Yarn Studio" or keep it "Nonna's Yarn Studio"  I like Studio to be in it.  You can see from my picture I do have plenty of room, also there are many more pictures on our Facebook page. I'm on Facebook often. 
This is the story so far, I'm working on cataloging  and organizing all the yarns  and don't think that I'm not knitting as well. I have 3 project going on two of them more then half way through!!
So what do  you think?   (by the way please don't criticize my writing,  I'm trying!!)
alright "y" then I will try to be punctual and jot down some words at least once a week hoping to amuse and intrigue you all.