Week in Review 1/15/15

Hello happy knitters and crocheters!  The Week in Review is trying to change to Friday’s so we have almost 2 weeks of yarning fun for this one!  And just a quick note before I forget – YES, we are open Monday, Martin Luther King Day, regular hours, 12-8.

Knit Nights!

Two Mondays and two Thursdays!  I love how you can see things grow from picture to picture!  Isn’t that awesome?!

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FINISHED!

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Jen finished her gorgeous Underground Magic in Green Gables Pagoda.  So weird, but I’ve never loved this color (even though I dye it) until THIS!  Didn’t it come out great?!

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Karen finished this lovely Botany Shawl with Alicat Handspun.  It is always hard to decide which of Karen’s shawls are in the top ten favorites, but this one definitely is there!

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Susan made this adorable (two, actually I think) Panda Hat for her daughter out of Debbie Bliss Paloma.  So cute and SO soft!

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Janice finished off this amazingly gorgeous stole!  I’m not going to tell you what yarn it is because she scooped the last of it and its discontinued.  (Just a wee lesson in….pay attention to the sale bin!)

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Jen finished off this great “muppet fur” muff!  It really is so warm and cute!  You wish you could see it in person!  She used Louisa Harding Luzia.

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Rebecca came in wearing her new finished vest!  Isn’t it pretty!  And it fits perfectly!  She used Ella Rae Classic.

12-sweater self challenge

Yes, #1 is done.  And yes, pictures I take of myself stink.  So this one is evidence more than showing off!  🙂  #2 was so close this week, but I realized I completely screwed up the increases on sleeve #2.  Sigh.  Maybe next week.  But, without further ado #1 – Center Panel Vest with Reclaimed Cashmere and Louisa Harding Amitola.

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FEATURED COLOR

This week we have a brand new color for our featured color!  See hello to the purple-y deliciousness that is Concord!

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New KAL – kind of.

So this week, I was taunted by something.  And, well, it won.

This weekend, I saw this gorgeous blanket:

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I thought, “Wow….droool…love….that is insane.  A million skeins of Paloma…looove Paloma….drool….insane.”  And so on.  I think you get the point.  I tried to put it out of my mind.  I’m quite happy with my current projects, but everyday I’d sneak back and take another peak.  I couldn’t get it out of my mind.  Not just because it is totally gorgeous, but also because I kept imagining being wrapped up in miles of squishy, delicious Paloma.  I held out for 4 days.  And then, last night, this happened:

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And yuh know what.  I am SOOO happy that I caved.  This blanket is the perfect marriage of yarn and pattern.  And honestly (I have witnesses), it is so fun and easy to knit, I just kept squeeeing and giggling and squishing all through knit-night.

So, here’s the thing.  It is a pricey project.  Yes, worth it, but there is no denying that it is pricey.  So, for those of you who want to join in to the squeeing, giggling, squishing fun, when you come in to order your Paloma (it takes enough that this will almost all have to be special order) I’ll give you 10% off the order until the end of January.  Be advised though, I don’t think I’m the only one who sparked with this blanket, and though I have a list of immediately available colors, a lot of those may disappear.

I think that’s it.  Oh, except one last thing.  Resistance is futile.  😉  I wouldn’t have 5″ done after one night if anything else was true.  Consider yourself taunted.  😀

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