Showing posts from May, 2007

Sneak Peak

Anyone who reads this blog has got to know that I'm a fan, a BIG FAN of Jamiesons Shetland much so that I have a basement full of Shetland Spindrift, Heathered Aran and Traditional Aran, that I "share" with my fellow traditional-knitting buddies via my home based business.

Well, for the latest news, check out the sneak peak of the new Simply Shetland 4 at Tomales Bay that will be coming out this fall.....

As you scroll through the designs, you'll see Eunny Jang's "Autumn Rose Pullover", done in the traditional Jamieson's Shetland Spindrift fingering weight yarn.

You'll also see that Simply Shetland are doing new yarns, Silk and Shetland Lambswool and Shetland Lambswool and Cashmere. The Silk and Shetland Lambswool is a fingering weight, interchangeable with the Shetland Spindrift.....but I'm not sure what weight the Lambswool and Cashmere is......I'll let you know what I find out.

Oh joy, oh bliss.......

Happy Dance Knitting!

Blog Header Photo

I've been wanting to do this for a long time -- so many blogs had photos in their headers, but I didn't know how to do it -- and I'm strictly a WYSIWYG type of web person -- I have an extremely limited knowledge of HTML.

This morning I decided to try it -- and when I logged on to blogger, there it was -- how to add a photo to your blog head! Thank you blogger!

"Selbuvotter, Biography of a Kniting Tradition"

I love it when a package comes in the mail.

I first heard of the "Selbuvotter" book on one of the internet knitting lists that I belong to, and when I saw this book listed on my favourite knitting book site, Needle Arts Book Shop, I ordered it -- hoping it would be there for pickup at the DKC Frolic. Unfortunately it hadn't arrived in time, but that gave me the great enjoyment of receiving it in the mail.

This book documents the Selbu type mittens that are in the collection of the Nordic Heritage Museum in Seattle.

These mittens are traditionally done in black and white, and usually the eight-pointed star plays a role in the motif. A lot of the samples in the book are knit with "the other" Shetland jumper weight yarn, so of course, you can do them in Jamieson's Shetland Spindrift.

In fact, pattern NHM#14, the mitten that first caught the eye of the author and prompted her to inquire about charting them, is done in Jamieson's Shetland Spindrift in 304 Blea…

DKC Frolic Finds

I know I'm late to this party -- where I show off my finds from the Downtown Knit Collective Frolic which was held on Saturday, April 28. I was late arriving to the Frolic too....another pressing commitment held me up that morning.....but not to worry, I still managed to do some damage at the Frolic.

Pre-ordered for pickup at the Frolic were the new Lucy Neatby DVD's........

Marsha at Needle Arts Bookshop had them all ready to go for me.

I needed some mindless yet interesting knitting for the summer, and Robyn and Red Bird Knits had just the project for me.

Although mine won't be exactly as shown (because I'm just going to use the variegated yarn as it comes off the ball), I'm sure my socks will have their own uniqueness!

And to knit the socks, I splurged on some Ebony Sock Needles, at the Main St. Yarns booth -- my LYS.

They are gorgeous and come in their own beautiful little silk bag.

While I was at the Red Bird Knits booth, I saw this magazine.

I'd never seen i…