Friday, September 19, 2014


Well I finally finished the TCNJ Afghan for my son!! Hurray it took a while but a whole season of King Henry the VIII made it much easier to complete!   :-)  Now to my next project!!  I have a few that need to be picked up and completed  b...u...t...  I thought of something else   ;-} 

The new yarns arrived these past couple of days and well they are scrumptious really really scrumptious!! Let me tell you a bit about each and then we will see if you agree with me!!

Okay now here are
"The Yarns of Rhichard Devrieze
If you once loved Koigu you will love these yarns.  Peppino is a beautiful 100% merino high twisted fingering weight hand painted as only Rhichard can do.


 These two are the Worsted weights they are soo squishy soft

They will all soon be on the website!! 
So many choices..... 

Meanwhile go check out these wonderful patterns  on ravelry 
by Emma Fassio ,  (this one is free)  and  I found one more 

Next new arrival is
Done Roving Yarns Frolicking Feet Transition!
Oh my these are flying off the shelf!! well no,... they haven't  made it on any shelf!!
Look how cool the packaging is!!

The Savanna by Jen Lucas on Ravelry


This is to give you an idea of how the colors work up!

Danielle on Ravelry


This pattern will comes free with purchase of yarn!

Hampden Hills Alpaca

Remember last posting where I talked about Hampden Hills Alpaca,  as soon as it arrived 2 colors found new homes!  I am left with Sangria and Chickadee (top left).  This yarn is so unbelievably soft it just glides on your hands!!

I've decided to knit my ever so popular "P2tog" Cardi with the Chickadee color and hopefully have it finished in time for the NY Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck, NY.
I plan to visit Erica from Hampden Hills Alpaca,  therefore my thought was to be wearing this cardigan knitted up in her yarn.  Wouldn't that be perfect.  Wish me luck!!!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Happy Fall

Labor Day the un official end of summer and beginning of Fall.  The weather warmed up like summer for that week but now there's a nip in the air and it's so refreshing.  The Farmers Almanac is predicting a brutal winter for us and I've notice on the website people are gearing up already.  Sales have picked up and I don't blame them.  Last winter was very long and very cold.  I used my "Great American Afghan" all winter long. I knitted this afghan with 100% merino and let me tell you its so warm!  I actually never finished the edge.  Here is a picture as you can see no edging, I do have the yarn to finish it but I could not wait. 
It was fun  knitting each square, even though some square were a bit more challenging then others but we sure learned quite a bit.
Now I am about finished with another afghan this one is for my son in college, his school colors blue and gold. The yarn I used is Louisa Harding Kashmir worsted (blue) and Ella Rae Lace Merino Chunky (gold).  Both yarns are washable wools!! not that he will ever wash it

Shop news!! 
Three new yarns are coming in this fall!  First in is Hampden Hills Alpaca!! As you can see I am just testing the waters and purchased just four colors in the Cree-Ah's Breath which is a 100% Alpaca yarn. Its a dk weight and WoW is this yarn melt in your hands soft!!   This yarn arrived Tuesday haven't even entered into the website and I have 2 colors left. Karen came by the Studio and just could not put it down it was very difficult for Karen to decide which color!
Then Nickie came and quickly picked her favorite and ran did even have a chance to take a picture!!
So you ask which colors are left, the Cheekadee and the Sangria !!

Two more yarns will be coming soon "The Yarns of Rhichard Devrieze" also another scrumptious yarn that I had the pleasure to play with and loved it. 

a 100% Merino superwash hand dyed by Mr Devrieze.  I knitted these little swatches from sample skeins he had sent me and just loved it.  They are due to arrive any day now!!
Here is a shawl found on Ravelry "The age of Brass and steam kerchief " (Free pattern) using this really lovely yarn.

AND lastly {for now :-)}  is Done Roving Yarns the Frolicking Feet DK Transitions yarn
also a hand dyed yarn (Can you see the trend)and  look how cool it knits up!!!
The Danielle--Ravelry Download 

Till next time Happy Knitting and/or Crocheting  :-)
Don't forget to check out my Pintrest I have a board for free knit and one for free crochet patters that I find around the internet!!!