Wednesday, June 23, 2010

summer begins...

Last week, we celebrated Scarlett's kindergarten graduation!  I have to share this with you, because just 5 years ago (already), she was this beautiful little baby everyone fought over to hold in the shop.  Now, in just a few of months, she'll be boarding a school bus for the first time.  Look at my baby now, where does the time go?  I'm so so so so proud of my little girl, she did an amazing job in kindergarten this year, she's so respectful and sweet to everyone around her, I'm so grateful. 

Between end of school pool parties every other weekend and our new online store, I've been having a really hard time focusing on one project at a time, which is not like me at all.  I've been known to advocate finishing what you start before you begin something new.  However, at this moment, I have 3 projects going all at once.  I think the patterns are really great, so I figured I'd share them with you in case you were looking for something fun for the summer...

I've been looking for a project to feed my crochet bug for a while, so after scrolling through what ravelry had to offer, I finally found this great shawlette pattern by Kristy Ashmore.  It's called Simple Scallops.  It's easy and mindless, it's exactly what I was looking for!  I'm using Madelinetosh sock in Kale, on a K hook.  It's flying by, but like I mentioned earlier? Not really focusing! 

Sooooo, on to the next unfinished project which should have been gift wrapped, opened, oooohed & ahhhh over by now, is Oh, Handsome Winter Sweater.  Get it together Justine!!!  So easy, it's all done, I just have to sew on the sleeves and pick up stitches for the neck.  Sheesh!  I striped it with Dream in Color Classy's Midnight Derby and Cocoa Kiss.  Cute, I know, or I should say it will be.  I'd like to knit one for Wesley out of Lima for the fall, it looks really cozy.  This weekend, I will finish 2 of these 3 projects, I'm on it!

Last but not least, the saddest of the bunch, drum roll please.... My Drops Lace top.  I love this pattern!  I love love love the yarn, so what's the problem?  Manos Serena is the softest, loveliest yarn I've knit with in a really long time.  I'm selling it online like crazy and the Serena Collection is flying out the door.  I loved Roko's version of this top, and if your looking inspiration, you need to check out her project page on ravelry.  Impressive?  I'd say! I haven't gotten far at all on this one, and I cast on for this project months ago, so sad I know.  However, now it's out there, I've exposed my bad knitting habits as of lately and I have no choice but to finish my projects.  So you know what I'll be doing this weekend for sure! 

I can't sign off without showing you how fabulous the new Brushed Suri colors are from Blue Sky Alpacas!!!!  May I introduce: Agave, Aqua, and Acai?  See you soon, and happy knitting!