Sweet Pixie Tunic
About 2 months ago I spent a day at Yarns in the Farms, a favorite nearby yarn store of mine, for their annual Yarn Crawl. While there I got to see the beautiful design Jill Stover (the owner of the shop!) came up with using our yarns and yarns by Be Sweet. I immediately fell in love and put the tunic on right over my jeans and clashing turtleneck. If you're interested in purchasing this pattern, please contact Yarns in the Farms. Take a look at Jill's Sweet Pixie Tunic and the one I made below.
The tunic is a super easy and quick knit. It calls for 1 skein of our Pixie Dust yarn (see it at the bottom border) and 3 skeins of Be Sweet's Baby Boucle yarn. I picked up some Be Sweet yarn in a pretty periwinkle blue color and decided to make one of my own. I love the combo of these yarns together and the creative way Jill incorporated our bulky yarn into the design. It only took me about 1 week to make, another plus. Here's my finished tunic! I can't wait to wear it.
Bottom hem detail- I used Pixie Dust color Boho Blush!
What a whirlwind!
The past 2 weeks have gone by soooo quickly! They just flew by but it's been a ton of fun! I spent 2 days at yarn stores just north of Boston, at the North Shore Yarn Crawl at the end of March. Then Trammel and I flew over to Europe for the yarn tradeshow H+H. Busy, exhausting but so rewarding to connect with more Knit Collage knitters and yarn shop owners. Below are all the highlights from the yarn crawl and I'll post the rest of the European pics this weekend.
Yarns in the Farms, on of my favorite yarns stores. A magic cottage full of gorgeous yarns!
The door at Yarns in the Farms, words to live by. I also love this wreath so much!
The Knit Collage table that they put together for the yarn crawl.
A detail shot of the beautiful dress designed by Jill, the owner of Yarns in the Farms, using our Pixie Dust yarn and Be Sweet's Boucle mohair. I bought yarn to make a dress for myself so stay tuned for the total pic of that. I wore this the whole day and got tons of compliments, although I felt a little guilty since Jill knit it, not me!
The Space Case by Alex Tinsley hat modeled by the shop's chic model!
Awesome crochet hat knit by a Knit Collage enthusiast that lives in Bermuda. Serious talent and she didn't use a pattern, impressive. I love to see our yarn in crochet because not many people try it that way. Purple Haze and Morning Glory stripes. shown here.
I'm so mad I didn't take more pics at a Loom with a View, the other shop I spent the day at. It's located in downtown Newburyport, which was such a cute town to visit. There were tons of independant shops and restaurants everywhere. The perfect location for a yarn shop that offers tons of classes, including weaving on some intimidatingly large looms. And of course, they have a gorgeous range of yarns and craft supplies. How adorable are these hats?! These were knit by Cheryl, the designer at URGENT NEEDS Handwork, she also works part time at the shop. These are her seriously cute twin daughters. I really loved her designs and am planning to knit up a blanket she designed that is so gorgeous! Ok pics to come of all the Euopean travels over the weekend!
Visit to Yarns in the Farms on Oct. 27
Just a quick update on what's been going on recently at Knit Collage. About 3 weeks ago we moved into an awesome new office in Charlestown, MA. And our big yarn shipment arrived the day after we moved! So it's been nonstop since then shipping out yarn to customers. Hopefully the yarn is making it to a LYS near you soon! The space we're in is a renovated Steam Engine Whistle factory with exposed brick walls and giant windows, a huge upgrade from the home office I've been in for the last 10 months! Here's a pic of the day we moved in with all of our yarn stock too! Most of those boxes are already gone.
Last week I drove up to Beverly Farms, MA to deliver a few boxes of yarn to an amazingly cute shop up there called Yarns in the Farms. On October 27th (this coming Thursday!) from 5:00 to 7:30 I will be at the shop talking about the spinners in India and how all this crazy handspun yarn came to be. Jill the owner of the shop, will have Indian appetizers and I'll bring along some free patterns. Of course there will be a lot of yarn! Jill is the creator of this amazing Mermaid Cafe skirt, this pattern will also be available there.
If you're in the area please join me! For more info about Yarns in the Farms, visit their site at: http://www.yarnsinthefarms.com/ I'm going to post a new free pattern here soon- a 1 skein earflap hat in Pixie Dust- a total fave so stay tuned!