I have the sweetest husband. Last Saturday was our 29th wedding monthiversary (yes, we celebrate each month, we’re such dorks!) and we went out to dinner for it as usual (the only stipulation being that it must be a different restaurant than where we celebrated any previous monthiversary, though it doesn’t have to be [...]

I have projects coming out of my ears! First, there’s the sample I’m working on for the store – the cable and lace sweater from the new Rowan Classic Alpaca book. Then, I’ve taken on yet another sample for the store – the Shetland Triangle using a lovely teal, blue, and green colorway [...]

Obligatory, but boring, knitting content ahead…
This is the back of the cable and lace sweater, dubbed Linen by the Rowan people, in progress.

I like the combination of lace and cables — one a light, airy element, the other traditionally heavier — together. The deep ribbing is nice too.

Lots of stuff going on in the city yesterday. In addition to the event I primarily came to NYC for – the Knit Out in Union Square – there was a San Gennaro Fair in Little Italy, the 11th annual Mexican Day Parade on Madison Ave., and according to a friend of mine, a [...]

Here’s the yarn I’ll be using for the Linden sweater from the Rowan Classic Alpaca book. It’s very soft; although I’m not crazy about the color. I tend to be quite boring in my own yarn color choices – beiges, greys, blacks, creams…

Slow, pathetic progress on the Cambridge Jacket for my husband. He’s coming back this afternoon so this is all that will be done for the next week. I hope this will fit him. It’s so hard to tell with a yarn as stretchy as Rowan Calmer and a rib pattern.

The next sample I’m knitting for the store is this lovely cable and lace sweater from the new Rowan Classic Alpaca book; except I’ll be knitting it in Plymouth’s Super Taj Mahal – a merino/silk/cashmere blend. I’m relieved that it’s not going to be in alpaca. I love alpaca, but after having knitted [...]

The Simple Cardigan is done and resting on my blocking board.

Yarn: 10 skeins Classic Elite Inca Marl
Size: Medium
I like the appearance of the yarn knitted up – it’s a wonderful tweed fabric – but a huge negative with this yarn is how much it sheds. There are tweed bits *everywhere* in my apartment. [...]

The new sample I’m working on now is the Simple Cardigan from The Tweed Collection made from Classic Elite’s Inca Marl – the colors are very pretty, tweedy rather than variegated.

It’s a straightforward stockinette pattern except for the ribbed bands which are knit in one piece with the rest of the sweater. Simple Cardigan [...]

Pictures of the baby sweater sample.
Here is a picture of the yarn used. I love the colors together. The yarn shop owner has such good taste when it comes to which colors work well together. It’s a tricky talent. I can’t visualize the blending in my mind, but those who are [...]

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