Coming to Europe
We are gearing up for our next big tradeshow in Cologne, Germany! We are so excited to check out Germany (never been there before!) and hopefully meet new European customers. The H+H show will feature all sorts of crafty wholesalers and we're grateful to be included. We leave next Tuesday, just one short week away. The show dates are April 8th through the 10th. If you're in Europe, please visit our booth, details below.
Welcoming Home Baby the Handcrafted Way
I am excited to let everyone know that the wonderful new book, Welcoming Home Baby the Handcrafted Way by Tricky Drake is almost ready to hit bookshelves everywhere! The author, Tricky and I met at the June TNNA back in 2010 and from the second we met, I knew we were kindred sprits. She has one of those amazingly radiant and happy personalities that you just want to be around. I think I sent her home with some yarn and a few months later sent her more, hoping that she'd find a way to fit them into the projects in the book she was working on. And lucky for us she did! The book has gotten a lot of great hype and all for good reason. The designs are so scrumptiously cute! I love the way she uses chunkier gauges for baby designs, not something you typically see. Most of the projects call for size 15, 17 and 19 needles. The photos from some of the books projects are up on this Ravelry page: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/tricia-drake Below are pics of the Sweet Dreams hat that features our Kiwi Twinkle Pixie Dust yarn, plus pics of my favorite, the baby cocoons. To preorder your very own copy, signed by Tricky, visit her etsy shop and site here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/69073935/knitting-patterns-for-newborn This should ship out very soon!
Last but not least my favorite from the book! So stinking cute.
Mini Cowl Free Pattern
Our fabulous pattern designer, Heather Walpole, has come up with a cute mini cowl pattern using our Kinari Bazar yarn (any Gypsy Garden yarn would work!) The pattern is super easy and fast to knit up. It's also the perfect project for the crazy size 50 needles I bought at Vogue Knitting Live back in January. Check out the pic and pattern below.
Mini Cowl Pattern:
Beginner – Knit, knit, knit!
One size fits most
• 2 skeins Kinari Bazaar
• Needles: US Size 50 needles
• Finishing needle
4 sts to 4" over garter st on size 50 needles or size needed to obtain gauge.
Cast on 24 sts. K all sts. Work until pieces measures 8" from
beginning leaving approximately 3 yards of yarn. Bind off loosely.
Fold piece in half matching short edges. Twist one side and sew edge
seam. Weave in all yarn ends. Enjoy!
Please share pics of your finished projects on out Facebook page here http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=137754909597794 !
Also, Heather's 6 project pattern booklet will be available in the next week, stay tuned! For now, take a look at the 6 finished projects below. Which one is your favorite?!