Knitting sets your mind free and makes you see the other side of whatever this will be.....the purlside or the happier side of life!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Seeing Red! Wisconsin Badger Band Come Back!

After making 10 red headbands in a row from my own Begonia Headband Pattern I have to admit that I have seen a lot of red for a while. But it is for a great cause! My local yarn store Iris Fine Yarns is having a fundraiser to bring back the Wisconsin Badger Band at the Flag Day Parade 2013.
There will be hats in all sizes as well for sale at the October Fest Downtown Appleton on September 28/29. Let's hope for sunshine and lots of people to support this great idea.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Wrapped Around

Wrapped Around is the name of my newest shawl/scarf pattern. Only Garter Stitch! One can never have enough shawls and scarves I guess.
 This one is the right project if you are looking for something easy yet still entertaining here and there. The fabric feels wonderful -  squishy and soft!
Of course the yarn plays an important role as well. Malabrigo Sock and Ella Rae Merino Lace do the trick. One skein of each makes this also a very affordable project for many fun filled hours to come.
It is still so hot here in Wisconsin that I can barely imagine to wear this piece. But I know the day will come and then I will complain about the Wisconsin winter.