The best part about getting to work in a knitting shop is being inspired by the people that I work with. Everyone here is so talented and my own creative process is nurtured by their great ideas and advice. We always share what we are working on with each other, so I wanted to take a little time to share with all of you as well.
Dawn is knitting the Bias ‘Before and After’ Scarf from Churchmouse in Malabrigo Sock yarn. Dawn loves this pattern and has knit it up in lace weight yarns too including Malabrigo and SweetGeorgia lace.
After talking about wanting to knit the Herringbone Poncho from Last minute Knitted Gifts for a long time, Dawn has finally started it in Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted yarn. Let’s hope it gets cold enough to wear it soon.
Among other things, I am knitting Brooklyn Tweed’s short sleeve sweater, Boardwalk, in Swans Island’s Certified Organic Merino Fingering yarn. Swans Island is my favorite yarn right now and the color that I am knitting this little sweater with, called Beetroot, is so beautiful.
If anyone out there ever worries about casting on for another project even though you already have others on your needles to finish, just think of Kate’s works in progress to make yourself feel better. Currently, Kate has Churchmouse Diagonal Lace Wrap with fingering bamboo, a Herringbone blankie (loosely based on the Herringbone poncho that Dawn is working on) with Anzula Cricket, a Linen Stitch blankie (loosely based on the Churchmouse’s Koigu Linen Stitch Scarf) with Madelinetosh DK, Swans Island Measure for Measure wrap with Swans Island fingering weight, Brooklyn Tweed’s Wellwood and Gudrun Johnston’s Plivver with Sunshine Yarns Classic Sock Yarn, Hannah Fettig’s Featherweight Cardigan with Isager 2, and Olga Buraya-Kefelian’s Shadow with Heirloom Romney from Fancy Tiger on her needles! Here is a picture of all of her project bags to prove it.
We always love to see your works in progress too, so bring them by the shop the next time you stop in. Our customers are always a great source of inspiration too!