Saturday, June 13, 2015

Knitting Diva

The shop has been updated with Knitting Diva earrings. Get yours now at 15% off until Sunday June 14th at 11:59 pm. Code is WWKIPDAY15. 

Friday, June 12, 2015

Worldwide Knit in Public Day! - 1 more day

Worldwide Knit in Public Day is tomorrow. I am so excited. 

If you are in New York City, you must check out Knitty City's event in Bryant Park. It starts at 2:30 PM. They set up tables and chairs for knitters right near the Bryant Park Grill. 

In conjunction with Worldwide Knit in Public Day, I have these beauties to show you. 

I have decided to open my Etsy shop again, and these have been a clear best seller. I have even had inquiries before the shop opened for custom orders. Of course, I made the markers and shipped them immediately. 
My customer is totally happy with her purchase. I love making people happy...especially other knitters. 

The Etsy shop can be found at Check it out! 

Here is a pic of the business card that I designed for the shop. My main focus is embellishing knitting with pretty Swarovski crystals. A little sparkle will just make the knitting project that much more enjoyable. 

As far as knitting goes, I have tons of socks to complete. But, of course I am thinking of starting a new one, or a shawl. Here are the yarn choices.  
I'm contemplating the middle skein. Peepaloofields Dive Bomb in Orange. It knits up like this. 

And of course, I'm thinking of making socks with it. The pattern I have in mind is Skew from Knitty. 

I have had that pattern queued for years, and I think I finally found a yarn that would give it some life. 

The other pattern I have in mind is Swedish Spring by Maria Montzka. Here is a pic of her wearing it (from the Ravelry pattern page).

It was brought to my attention on the Yarngasm Podcast. Kristin of is knitting one of her shawls. I have subsequently began listening to Maria's Podcast Stitched in Sweden. Around the same time I discovered the podcast, I bought a skein of Voolenvine's Stellar Banshee. I love the pink/purple flecks and that touch of almost neon yellow. Yet, I think it's subtle enough that you will still be able to see the shawl pattern. 
There is no doubt in my mind that the universe has brought these two together with shear timing and coincidence. It must happen! 

So, what do I pick first? 
Socks or a Shawl. I'm casting on tomorrow.