Happy Birthday Patricia’s Yarns!

Happy 7 Patricia's Yarns!

Today is the shop anniversary for Patricia's Yarns in Hoboken, NJ!  I am so sad I am not going to be there to celebrate but if you're in the NY metro area GO say hello for me! I hear she's having a great sale as a thank you to seven awesome years in business! (Did you know wool is the traditional present for a 7 year anniversary!)  

Cheers PY!!

Happy Shop Birthday, Trish! Thank you for so many wonderful memories and gorgeous skeins of yarn! (and yes I am drinking this before noon. Pacific Time)

Miss you and love you!

PS – This was the original pic I wanted to post. I am classy.

Flashback Friday

Leaf Lace Pullover

Made in January 2007
Leaf Lace Pullover by Teva Duhram (from Loop-D-Loop)
Sheep Shop 2 (now discontinued!)
US 11 (8.0mm)
Ravelry Link 

In reviewing Teva's new Loop-d-Loop book I started thinking about other things I've knit from her. Perfect for Flashback Friday, this was the sweater that made me fall in love with Teva Durham! It was also one of the quickest sweaters I've ever done.

What's so cool about this sweater is it's construction. You work the top and then the bottom seperately and graft them together in the middle. I was pretty proud that you couldn't *quite* see where it was seamed unless you really were looking for it. It amazed me so much how Teva could think outside of the box like that. Again, the pure artist in her.

leaflace2

The yarn I made it in was Sheep Shop 2. When Patricia got her first shipment of Sheep Shop, I had immediately connected the yarn to this project. It's too bad that since then the yarn and company are now defunct.

I am excited to knit something from her new book, which is chock full of great designs like this one.

Happy Knitting!