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Random Picture Wednesday

No knitting news = secret knitting + very little knitting time. I know I promised a seaming tutorial to a few people, but its going to have to wait until next week. The crappy rain made good pictures nearly impossible, and we are heading out of town for a few days coming up.

I’ll leave you with some pretty stuff – Some newly acquired handspun sock yarn from Julie on Ravelry…

Some new pretty Paper Source wrapping paper!

Soma, on daddy’s shoulder –

Up For Air

Whoosh! Just like that, a couple of weeks have come and gone. The store has been keeping me insanely busy, but I’m enjoying each and every yarny moment. Thank you so much to everyone who visited Sunshine Yarns this week; you make this all possible!

I have another update coming this Tuesday, April 29th at 11am EST. More Harry Potter inspired colorways (like last week), and some new Sunsilk colors…


The past couple of weeks have been especially amazing weatherwise. Finally, I can dye outside again, and let the sun and cool ocean breeze do its stuff to get this yarn dry. Man, I love Spring in Boston.

Felted Tweed Hats

Remember this picture? The amazing Felted Tweed found its match with these very easy, and very manly beanie hats. Scott did manage to wear his before the weather turned to Spring here in Boston. The other two hats haven’t made it to their homes yet, but will at some point soon. Thanks so much to Alison and Nancy for the little bits of leftovers!

All three; all done.


Scott modeling his hat-


Pattern: Striped Beanie by Martin Storey; published in Rowan Knitting For Him
Yarn: Rowan Felted Tweed in color #153, 147, 154, 141, 155 and 133
Needles: Addi 16″ circulars US4 and US5
Measurements: About 19″ unstretched
Started: March 20, 2008
Finished: April 10, 2008
Other Details: The yarn really makes these hats! The plethora of fabulous colors make it really hard to knit just one.

Time For Me

A break from all the baby knitting – time for something for me!

Yes, it’s the first half of a Clapotis, all rolled up in a ball. The yarn is Artyarns Regal Silk in a delicious combination of orange, red, bricks, and grays.

Have a happy weekend everyone!

And Again

Here is another one of my long lost FO’s. I had been waiting to post this one with the hopes that there would be a cute matching Elefante to go along with the blanket – but no, I just didn’t have it in me!

All machine washed and ready to go –


The back even looks pretty cool with all the seamed ridges –

Pattern: Garter Stitch Baby Blanket in Baby Knits for Beginner’s, by Debbie Bliss
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran #102, 015, 002, 502, 011, 006, and 010 (1 ball of each color)
Needles: US8, I ended up using DPN’s since the blocks were so small!
Measurements: About a 23″ square after washing
Started: January 26, 2008
Finished: February 2, 2008
Other Details: This was my second time knitting this blanket (the first one is pictured here), and I just can’t get enough! Its a great way to play with lots of beautiful colors, and it really goes by super quick (don’t get overwhelmed by the 56 squares, they are only 3″)!