Skip to main content

Inspired Yarns

No painting, mixed media or quilting things today but I just had to share some truly unique, inspiring yarns. I continue to lust for my knitting needles in the evenings, although my need to sew has re-emerged strongly, and that makes me very happy! Mixed media still rules as well. I can never resist the paint pots for long! Right now I am itching to try the new Golden's new High Flow Acrylics line, but cash flow is , indeed, limited these days!

This is "Patina" yarn and it was showcased at AnaCrossStitch in Anacortes Washington. It was knit up in a lovely cowl pattern from Schoppel/Skacel. I considered this cowl and yarn during the ensuing weeks, and during an off island trip yesterday, I decided that I needed to wear this pattern! Or, maybe it will become a gift? I'm not sure yet. It should be fun to knit, and the yarn is a delight! The pattern name is "Cashmere Queen", although Patina is not the cashmere yarn that was originally used to knit the pattern with.

Next up, below, is lusciousness from famed Sundara Yarns. I'd heard about this brand yarn for some time, and have wanted to try it! With a generous 500 yards per skein I will be able to chose from many patterns. It has to be special though. Thank you Sundara!

Can you spell utterly divine?!

The next new find  is Souk yarn from Cascade Yarns. My color choice is #14 "Modern" (who me?!). Once again I found this treasure at AnaCrossStitch. They are great folks and would be happy to send this yarn and pattern right to your door for you! The pattern that I will use it for is called "Groovy" and it is available from Ravelry. AnaCrossStitch will be happy to sell it and include it in the bag with the yarn! I would not have considered knitting this pattern had I not seen it knit up and being worn by a woman who just happened to come into the store while I was there. There was another colorway that included all of my favorite greens, but this colorway really grabbed me, and so I am going to knit out of my comfort colors! Well, maybe not really out of them there is, after all, a lot of orange and green in here too! This is not a cost prohibitive pattern - so enjoy - as I will!


Groovy Pattern is available at Ravelry

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Circular Knitting Needle Comparison

When I use something a lot I have to admit that I try to find the brand that works best for me. I never thought that I would ever be a scissor snob until I found Dovo brand scissors and, of course I love my trusty Fiskars too. I became a scissor snob thank to Dovo. 
Now I seem to be searching for the perfect knitting needles - the perfect one for me at least. I have been enjoying the 'chase' and I think I am close to knowing exactly what my preference is, and want, in a knitting needles. 
I only use circular knitting needles. When I first taught myself to knit myself  that's what I used and my preference has not changed. I began knitting with Addi Turbo needles. That is the brand that my LYS sold and I have always loved how slick and fast they are. I have sets of Addi clicks interchangeables in both lace and regular.  Over time, I have discovered what I want in a knitting needle: metal, the pointiest tip possible, a fast knitting, slick, metal needle and a very flexible c…

Fabric Stiffeners and Hardeners For All Occasions Plus A Recipe For Home Made Starch Alternative

I have had to become better acquainted with various ways to harden, stiffen or prevent fraying in cloth lately. It has been an enlightening journey, and I thought that I would pass it along the lessons that I have learned about a variety of excellent products that suit any need to 'tame' fabric for a variety of reasons. 
Fray Check. Who among us has not used this ubiquitous little potion over the years? It works like a charm to 'glue' up those raw edges on some of the most beautiful fabrics I use; ensuring that I can sew the fabric without fear of endless unraveling. This product has remained a favorite since I first discovered it many years ago. The only change that I think Prym/Dritz has made to it over the years is a finer application tip.
I have re-discovered my admiration for this product as I was making a holiday gift from some beautiful cotton that was especially prone to fraying! I have also recently learned that Fray Check can be removed with rubbing alcohol.…

Thread Matters and Easter Joy

My enchantmnt with embroidery continues unabated. Who knew?! I recently finished this 14" square; my interpretation of a pattern from Kathy Schmitz' book "Stitches From The Garden". She has another new book coming out soon called "Stitches For The Yuletide". I like her books because the designs can so easily be made your own. I have been working on some original designs (my own) lately and am looking forward to trying one of them soon. For quite a few years now I have been a fan of Wonderfil threads. My delight began innocently enough when I tried their luscious cotton thread called Konfetti. It's a 50 wt and is comparable to Superior Threads Masterpiece 50 wt cotton and Aurifil 50wt cotton, Konfetti has a lustrous, silky feel. For the record, I am also a fan of Masterpiece and Aurifil threads, but Wonderfil has developed some really unique thread lines and I cannot help jumping on their fan-wagon. I think that they have a unique line up of threads w…