Is it possible that more than eight months have passed since my last post? Well, I suppose it is. I never intended to be absent from this space for so long. But, life certainly got in the way of blogging for a while. Many of you know that last month we lost my sister-in-law after her courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. I must say that losing her knocked the wind out of our sails. Life is slowly returning to normal. We miss her every day. But, are comforted knowing that she is no longer suffering.
Despite the crazy hot summer that we had here in western Colorado, I have lots of knitted projects to share. Before my sister-in-law's passing, I knit her Jane Richmond's popular, Gemini top. It was such a fast, easy knit. And, the resulting top is so flattering and comfortable. I must say that I had never considered wearing a short-sleeved sweater before knitting this pattern. But, I love the way it turned out and want to make another one using Luna Grey Zeta yarn. Maybe with 3/4 length sleeves??
Oh, yes! There's some big news to share...Luna Grey yarn will be available at the soon-to-open yarn shop, Claddagh Yarns in Berkeley, California. Owner, Amanda Fernandez, is just the sweetest thing and is promoting small, independent dyers. If you're in the Bay area, stop by her shop and tell her that Jackie sent you.
There will be a few changes in the shop this fall. A few yarn bases will be discontinued (Bellona, Cosmic and Stella). And, a few new ones will be added including an awesome new fingering weight yarn called, Altair. It's a 75% Superwash Merino / 15% Nylon / 10% Tencel blend, 4-ply, sock yarn. It has a nice tight twist with great stitch definition and is next to the skin soft. It's sproingy and lofty and just all together wonderful! Here's a sneak peek...
I saved the best for last! I wanted to kick off September / Knitting Season with a giveaway! The prize? One skein of Luna Grey Titan thick and thin, bulky, 100% merino wool yarn in the popular Mushroom colorway.
This giveaway has ended. Congratulations Amy (of www.bookandyarn.blogspot.com). You are the winner of our giveaway!!!