I think Sara hit the nail on the head with thinking the Knitting Fates were paying attention. It’s barely noon (well, it was when I started this!) and we already have a huge amount of staff and customer projects to share with all of you.

We’ll begin with Dana’s lovely Rosamund’s Cardigan (pattern by Andrea Pomernatz) from Interweave Fall 2009. Dana knit this cardigan with Joseph Galler’s Peruvian Tweed in color 105 and it took her less than 3 weeks! I am loving the choice of alpaca for this short-sleeved cardigan, it really makes it the perfect layering piece for this late summer-early fall weather we are having. Thanks for sharing with us Dana!

Now onto a round up of some staff projects. Kevin was so kind to share with me a sweater of his own design, his annual summer sweater project which is turning out just lovely. He wanted to make a heavy winter sweater and so is working with Shibui Highland Wool Alpaca in Ivory held with Joseph Galler Peruvian Tweed color 117. The surprise contrast pockets are the Shibui Highland Wool and Malabrigo Chunky in Olive. Great choices for a winter sweater and I love the color palette, especially those pockets! I am such a sucker for green anything.

Thousand apologies for the horrid picture quality. I have now learned my lesson taking pictures in the basement.

Continuing on with Marjorie’s beautiful Heart Skif. Her materials list is just absolutely drool worthy:

Wow. She is also contemplating doing the top in Art Yarns Silk Rhapsody color 251, talk about luxurious. I think we should all do our best to convince her this is a great idea. This was a fun project even to photograph, I can’t wait until she finishes it!

and a detail shot

So, if you’ve noticed the title of this blog you would guess this post would include multiple Skifs and you would be right. Sara and the Sandy’s are also in the early Skif planning stages which is very exciting especially since Knit Purl going to host a Skif KAL beginning October 1st!

I was able to wrangle Sara to get an idea of what she is pondering for her June, which right now is Habu Tsumugi Silk, Habu Cotton Linen Spiral, and Isager Viscolin. I can hardly wait to see what color family she is thinking!

And now onto a couple non-Skif related things.

If you’ve ever been interested in dyeing your own yarn and roving but never wanted to ruin your good pots or deal with harsh chemicals your wish has been granted! Coming this November Sara is going to be teaching a class on Kitchen-Safe Dyeing.

Here is a preview of some of her test samples which came out quite beautifully, I really want to see these spun and knit up. The class (which will be available for registration online or over the phone soon) will be held here at the store on November 7th from 1-5pm. Two skeins of yarn will be provided and a crockpot is the only material you are required to bring.

Just in case any of you missed our e-Card on Friday, we are getting into the end of summer spirit with a WoodSock special. All Noro Silk Garden Sock and Kureyon Sock as well as Sheep Shop’s Sheep Feet are 15% off through the 14th of September. I must warn anyone interested in this to jump on it fast, these are going quicker than we anticipated!

As long as we’re talking socks we should remind all the sock knitters out there about the opportunity to win a year’s membership in our Sock Club through our Twitterific Sock Contest. Entries need to be submitted by midnight tonight, September 4th so if you’re interested grab your camera!

Until next time blogfans!

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September 03, 2009 by Lindsay
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