yarn shipment

Yarn Shipment: The Plucky Knitter

I am so happy that have finally gotten my hands on this yarn. I've seen it everywhere online, lots of knitters love it, and the dog mascot is so adorable. The Plucky Knitter team was so gracious to give me yarn support for an upcoming Fall/Winter design I have planned in the works - and now I have ten wonderful skeins of their Primo Worsted based, in the color ways Dirty Blonde and High Cotton. 

The yarn arrived at my doorstep at just the right moment. I had just finished updating all of the English version of my patterns (which I shall be uploading onto Ravelry, LoveKnitting and here in the next few days) and I was exhausted. However when the postman knocked on my door, I knew I had a package of yarn just waiting for me and sprinted down the stairs, tore open the package and immediately started taking photos. I love taking photos of yarn. It's both relaxing and really fun!

I'll begin working with this yarn sometime next month, as I have some other projects lined up for me. And I'm waiting on one more yarn shipment... Hopefully that one arrives soon!

As extra site news, I am in the process of uploading the revised versions of the English patterns onto Ravelry and LoveKnitting and all the patterns on this site have already been updated. Here's a sneak peak at new layout.

Yarn Shipment: Brooklyn Tweed

I honestly cannot remember how many skeins I got of this yarn. Six? Either way, soon I'll be selling my soul in order to pay for yarns like these!

I honestly cannot remember how many skeins I got of this yarn. Six? Either way, soon I'll be selling my soul in order to pay for yarns like these!

Another well regarded yarn has finally fallen into my hands - Brooklyn Tweed! I got some lovely skeins of Shelter in the color way Blanket Fort. I'll be using this yarn much later on in the year for an autumn/winter release. It will mostly likely be a top-down, seamless raglan pullover. As always, I'm very excited to be working with this yarn. Every yarn line has it's own characteristics, personality and feel that are best suited for certain projects (cable, lace, color work, or even the type of garment you want to make) - and I am still learning which combination of yarn and pattern go the best together. Thankfully it's a fun endeavor to discover these possibilities (though maybe not so on my bank account!).

I love the flecks of color in this gorgeous purple.

I love the flecks of color in this gorgeous purple.

While we are on the topic of Brooklyn Tweed, I love looking through their look books for every knitwear collection they release. The designs, photography and the models are just perfectly done and so well executed. The designs they release are remarkably innovative and unique and make me think "Huh, how did I not think of that before?". That's the remarkable thing about designing - while there are so many possibilities for patterns, sometimes the deceptively simple patterns are the best ones (I say deceptive because the construction on many of their garments look a bit challenging but they use simple design elements - cable, stockinette, or striping...). 

I would be lying if I didn't say that I would love to be a good enough designer to even have the chance to work with that company. However, as I haven't reached that point yet that's not going to happen anytime soon, but hey, that's not going to stop me from learning, growing and (most importantly) trying!