Sunday, April 30, 2006


Pattern: Brigitte from French Girl
Yarn: Body-Rowan Cotton Braid #356, Tassels-Rowan Summer Tweed #530
Comments:What drew me to this pattern, other than the fact that I love all the French Girl patterns, is the tassels on the bottom. I am a sucker for tassels. My mother had a skirt when I was growing up that had tassels on it that I admired.

I feel a bit exotic when I wear this. I love how it is subtly sexy. Yea for sassy knitting patterns!

This was a very easy pattern to knit and it is perfect for any of y'all who are looking for something handknit that you can wear during the sweltering summer.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Occasionally I have time to knit

But not much lately. I've had my eye on this hat ever since I saw the pattern. I whipped it up for a store model in give or take 3 days. I love it! Unfortunately, the chances of wearing it in the Houston climate are slim. Oh well. Maybe I will just crank the AC down to freezing so I can walk around in my sassy beret.

Pattern: Striped Beret from Louisa Harding's Gathering of Roses- The Accessories Collection
Yarn: Hat-Louisa Harding Kashmir DK in #11 black & #1 cream
Rosette-Louisa Harding Kimono Angora & Kimono Ribbon in #6
Notes: The Kashmir is now one of my favorite yarns of all time. The feel of it is very similar to DB cashmerino, but it is has a chain construction. Very cool.

Sunday, April 09, 2006

My 15 Minutes of Fame

Christine from the Houston based knitting podcast Pointy Sticks interviewed me several weeks ago to get the low-down on Yarntopia. Why has no one told me I have the voice of a 12 year old?!? Christine has done a fantastic job with the podcast. She's witty, insightful, and has great music. Go check it out.

I also had the pleasure of seeing Christine this weekend at our grand opening. She even brought us poppy seed bread that her hubby made. Love her! Our grand opening was a smashing success. Thanks to all of y'all who came out. For those of you who couldn't, we appreciate your words of encouragement and hope you can head to Katy soon.

Now for some long overdue pictures. I received a pressie from across the pond. Glitter Girl thought I needed to try some Marmite (I didn't know what the stuff was). Not only did she send me this interesting concoction, but other goodies as well. Thank you Suzanne.

I also received an amazing package from my Needle Exchange pal. Don't hate me for my Namasted glass needles and case. Wendy, you are too much!

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Put a Fork in Us, We are DONE!

Yes, my fair readers, we are officially open for business. It was a monumental feat, involving a lot of hours, sweat, missing families, and pleading for free labor (thank you Mom, Dad, John, Courtney, Sarah, Allen, & Christine).

Sheryl and I are proud parents. Click here to see our baby.