Friday, July 16, 2010

What's On Our Needles: July 16

Another week, another batch of projects going on here at Fresh Purls! Here's what we're working on this week...

Helen is working with Nashua Handknits’ Creative Focus Cotton. The item pictured on the left started its life as a swatch. It has now grown into what Helen thinks will be a wrap of some sort. Isn’t the lace stitch lovely? With any luck this will be turn out to be one of the patterns offered at Christmas in July…Oops August on August 16!

Karen is back at the Leaf Peeping tank top again. What she thought would be a quick project is turning out to be a summer commitment. But when it’s completed it will be a knockout! She is still reknitting the top to add some length before doing armhole shaping. Although, Karen has a tendency toward some minor ADD crafting. And as you can see she’s diving into crocheting this summer. To the left is a photo of the Filigree Bowl she is making with some cotton stash yarn she had laying around at home.

While we were closed for vacation last week Karen, Sherry, and Helen spent a day in NYC visiting some yarn shops there. At Purl Soho Sherry picked up some interesting straw based yarn to crochet the Icarus Scarf, a pattern offered at Purl. They yarn is really pretty and crocheting up nicely!

Becky is back at her not-so-cosmic teleidoscope vest. This is Helen’s design, and we have several samples in the shop. Becky felt that the vest would be a little too colorful for her style if she were to knit it with five different colors as directed in the patterns. So she picked a lovely variegated yarn from Dream In Color (it’s Superhero from the Knitosophy line) and started knitting. On the needles right now it looks more like a tam for a giant, but we have confidence that when finished the vest is going to be gorgeous on Becky. She does report that she is having trouble sticking with the vest because the colors aren’t all that “summery” and she knows she won’t be able to wear the finished product for a few months yet. Hmmmm, is Becky becoming one of those multiple project knitters? Say it isn't so!

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