yarn: harrisville nightshades.

Calling the hive mind! Tons of folks are obsessing over Harrisville Designs new line, Night Shades, and I am indeed one of them. I recently scored 5 skeins (a sweaters quantity, approximately) in the static color way, which has little flecks of white in the dark tones. I’m in love. But now, what to makeContinue reading “yarn: harrisville nightshades.”

yarn | o-wool.

I’m really excited about this bundle of O-Wool O-wash organic merino wool in the brown bear color way, which looks slightly black and slightly brown and slightly forest green. It’s downright gorgeous. This will be my first time knitting with O-Wool; it will likely become a Flax sweater for my partner, Sean. Stay tuned.

stash | quaere fibre.

Grabbed this beauty from Quaere Fibre out of my stash to make some socks for the doc, who has a birthday coming up and much appreciates the hand knits. Quaere self-striping sock yarns are hand dyed just down the road from me in Rhode Island. This is the snips and snails colorway, which so far,Continue reading “stash | quaere fibre.”

purl soho | linen quill

I’m nearing the finish line on my beach tank (it’s summer, after all!) and these Purl Soho Linen Quill babies are waiting in the wings for the next project. I have yet to knit with any of Purl Soho yarns, so the verdict is out on whether it knits up as beautifully as it looksContinue reading “purl soho | linen quill”

flex | linen.

I decided I wanted to take another stab at a linen yarn project. A couple years back, I made the Saco Stripes tank top out of Quince and Co. Sparrow, and despite knitting the smallest size, it was way too big on me. So I gifted it off to my sister (with sadness–I really wantedContinue reading “flex | linen.”

speckled.

I splurged and got some of those incredible Madelinetosh speckled skeins, in the tosh vintage. This is from left to right “Filtered Light” and “Holi Festival”. I know the knitting community is abuzz about these colorways, but I have seen few finished products on ravelry in the vintage version–but definitely plenty in the tosh lite.Continue reading “speckled.”

quince.

Dreaming of new projects. This yarn is the incredible Quince and Co. Owl Tweet, which I’ve used before. The colorway is Buffalo Plaid and it’s to die for in person. I’m giving it the Brooklyn Tweed Rook treatment. I think this lovely cabled pullover and this particular tweedy yarn are going to be a perfectContinue reading “quince.”

tweed horses.

This is the first wool purchase I have made in a year. The reason I decided to stop buying yarn was because my stash was really large and I had this really lofty goal of saving money and purchasing a home in 2015. And guess what? I didn’t purchase yarn, and I bought my firstContinue reading “tweed horses.”

gifts.

Remember when I mentioned I shockingly won a brilliant skein of Kettle Yarn Co. Twist Jumbo in a shocking pink as part of Pom Pom Magazine’s amazing #valentoes competition? Yesterday, I was feeling kind of rough. And when I got home from work, an amazing little surprise was on my front stoop. Thanks so muchContinue reading “gifts.”