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Completed Watershed Cardi

27 May

As I mentioned earlier, I finished my Watershed Cardi while I was in LA! It was such a fun project and took hardly any yarn at all.

I am very happy with my choice of the hand dyed Blue Sky Alpacas Organic Worsted Cotton, it really makes it a wonderful little layering piece for the summer. I can see myself wearing it over tank tops and dresses for the next few months.

The lace and scalloped edging isn’t as hard as it looks, just be prepared to work in the lace pattern on both sides!

Overall, I’m quite happy with how my Watershed came out. I would even consider making another as a gift sometime since it’s a fairly quick and inexpensive project, but still looks impressive. I think it took me about two and a half weeks from cast on to weaving in ends. Not bad!

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Sock Candy is BACK!

21 Aug

I just wanted to make sure no one is going to miss out on their chance to grab some Blue Moon Fiber Art’s Sock Candy before it’s gone forever. Sock Candy is a beautiful hand painted cotton/elastic blend perfect for us non-woolly knitters who love to knit socks. Of course, it could be used for any other project where fingering weight yarn is appropriate (but really, you should make socks). Unfortunately, this is the last time the hand painted version will be available. Fortunately, a vat dyed version of the cotton/elastic blend will be available very soon. Hooray high quality vegan sock yarn!

I was so excited to see that it was back this morning that I bought the Schaherazade colorway on my smart phone while on the train (I have a thing for hand painted yarns, OK).

Schaherazade

They have several other beautiful colorways available, you can check them out here. Personally, I am also fond of Autumn, Lapis, and Otterpop.