Friday, July 28, 2006


I've been really interested in pushing my knitting techniques forward and lately I've been fascinated with colorwork. You might remember these mittens:

Almost Complete Mittens
Originally uploaded by amyeetx.

Do you see what happened? I am half way up the last thumb and ran out of the cranberry color. I have to order one more skein, but can't find the ball band. So, I decided I needed to get the color card to be sure that I had the right color shade...

But it gets better! My Mom bought this kit from Nordic Fiber Arts as part of my 2005 b-day present. The online store is local to my Mom, so she asked around to see who owned the town. One of the women in her church choir group is the owner's daughter, so when I was last in NH, I visited. This is a mail order only catalog, but as a favor to my Mom, I was able to look through the store and working area to pick a few items. Just a few:

I have wanted to purchase these for a long time, and Deb, the owner, thinks it may become more difficult to buy these in the US, so order now before they go out of print!

I purchased Poetry in Stitches by Solveig Hisdal, Norsk Strikkedesign, and Lativian Dremas by Joyce Williams. These are all amazing books, but the Poetry in Stitches has to be my favorite. Every time I look at it, I can find another design that I want to make.

Originally uploaded by amyeetx.

Debbie also carries the yarn packs for Poetry in Stitches, so I purchased two very expensive kits as well as another mitten kit.

Yarn Packs
Originally uploaded by amyeetx.

Here's the mitten kit--Rosebord. These yarns are a little finer gauge than the first pair. The first pair was so much fun to knit, that I needed another.

Mitten Kit
Originally uploaded by amyeetx.

This is a square necked cardigan, based on a traditional Norweigan wedding cardigan. All the kits are in the original Hifa 2 Yarns. This yarn is just so soft and lovely.

Sweater Kit
Originally uploaded by amyeetx.

I first saw this pattern in an Interweave Knits issue. At first I thought the orange was just too much, but I kept returning to the pattern. I looked at the actual yarn pack and realized the orange was not nearly as bright as I suspected. This is far more subtle than one would think. This one should be great fun to knit!

Sweater Kit
Originally uploaded by amyeetx.

I really love these kits and can't wait to get started. Of course, there's that list of summer knits--but when it hits fall, look out!

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