FO Friday/ WIP Weekend

Happy weekend everyone!!! My apologies for a belated Friday post, but we had some technical difficulties here yesterday. Good thing I have some awesome stuff to share with you this week! It's been an exciting week around here as we all gear up for the holidays! The pressure is on to finish those gifts, or in my case, to start them..

We have a few exciting FO’s this week! It seems a few folks around here
are knitting Annabella’s Cowl from Churchmouse Patterns. Nicole, was the first to finish hers this week and brought it in for show and tell! It’s beautiful! She used Misti Alpaca’s Pima Silk Hand Paint with a strand of Rowan Kidsilk Haze. It came out lovely! Nice job Nicole!

Amber (a self proclaimed non-knitter, but I know better) finished a mini-version of the Alpaca Hug Cowl from our Free Landcape Collection Patterns. She chose the Misti Alpaca Darcy’s Garden color to knit hers in and it came out great! Amber, we know you love to crochet, but you are a pretty proficient knitter-- there's no denying it!

One last FO this week is by one of our lovely shop customers named Rosemary. She has knitted some beautiful things before, but this is my very favorite so far! She knitted this darling dress from the new book "Modern Top-down

Knitting" by Kristina McGowan which is a great new book we just got in this week. I'm already eyeing the Cafe Tunic and the Layered Ruffled Sweater. Rosemary knit the Promenade Dress (and added long sleeves) in a gorgeous shade of Cascade 220 Superwash, color #859 Lake Chelan Heather. She popped by the shop on Thursday to show it off and I just had to get a picture! Nice job Rosemary! So inspiring!

This weekend we are expecting a little snow here in the Sierras. Well, more than a little, 6-10 inches actually! Many of us will be curling up at home and working on some warm woolies i’m sure!

I started this pair of fingerless mitts last Saturday and am sure to finish them this weekend.

They are a modified version of Churchmouse’s Welted Fingerless Mitts and i’m knitting them in Crystal Palace Yarns’ Mochi Plus in the Spice Market color. These are going to be so cozy and

soft! I realized last weekend that in all the years i’ve been knitting, i’ve given away every pair of fingerless gloves (except my first pair, which were kind of a disaster) and i’ve never kept a pair for myself! Well, now i’ll have some, just in time for it to get really cold here!

Sandy is working on this adorable slouchy hat in Kogarashi by Noro, from the new Noro

Magazine- Vol. 28. The colors in this yarn are beautiful, as Noro usually is, and the pattern is super cute too! It's already available as a kit on our website too! I may have to ask her to knit me one next! It’s sure to keep her head warm this winter!

Other WIPs on our needles this weekend include

Annabella’s Cowl (see above) for Kathy

and Shevawn. Shevawn is also working on her first pair of fingerless mitts from an easy pattern I gave her from a Fingerless Mitts class I teach from time to time. She just learned how to create a thumb gusset. Go Shevawn!

Terry is hoping to finish up her Be Sweet Diagonal Shawl in the Extra Fine Mohair, (yum!) and Nicole is hoping to start a slouchy hat as a holiday gift for her best friend. Bethany cast on for her first sweater last weekend, and it’s looking great so far!

So that’s it for our FO’s and WIPs this week! What have you all been working on? Feel free to share with us! Hope you all keep warm this weekend and see you next week!

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