Happy Friday eve, friends! I have been straying from my Sunset Highway sweater (though I do have one sleeve done and I have started the second!) and I have decided to participate in my FIRST mystery knit a long (MKAL) hosted by knitwear designer Casapinka; The Sharon Show! I am fairly new to Casapinka’s designs but I knit her Hugshot shawl a few months ago (see my FO page for pics) and I really enjoy her design aesthetic and her patterns are very well written and FUN!
The Sharon Show MKAL started this past Friday. It will be six weeks long and a portion of the pattern (clues) are released every Friday. The picture above is clue 1 which I finished last night. Its been a really fun knit with lots of different design elements including lacework, mosaic knitting, and color work. What a fun way to learn some new techniques! For me, I had never done mosaic knitting and Casapinka made it simple to do.
I am outside of my comfort zone with the color palette of this project but I think its turning out well and my husband really likes it so depending on how this project turns out it will become a scarf for the hubby.
One of our local yarn stores in San Diego announced a few weeks ago that they were closing their doors for good. Its always sad to see a local business close, especially one that has been in business for quite a while. The store has a closeout sale going on so I went in to see what was still left as it has been on closeout for a while now.
I was pleased to find great prices on some yarn brands that I have been wanting to try! I picked up a couple skeins of Shibui Knits Silk Cloud (60% Goat-Mohair, 40% silk) in the color ways Pollen and Dusk. Both skeins are richly dyed and gorgeously soft.
I also bought five skeins of Shibui Knits Lunar (60% Wool-Merino, 40% Silk) in Abyss. I am pretty set on knitting a drapey Ranunculus sweater with some of it and then saving the rest in my stash.
Lastly I found that the store carried SweetGeorgia Yarns which I have been wanting to find for some time. I grabbed two skeins of their Bulletproof Sock (50% Wool-Merino, 20% Nylon, 15% Goat-Mohair, 15% Silk) in Basil. This green is unlike anything I have in my stash and very rich and saturated. Plus the yarn is just so so soft.
What are your favorite brands of yarn? Share in a comment! I always love finding a new favorite.