Hasta manana, Samana!

Last month I finished my Samana top, which is a paid for pattern by Berroco.  All that is left to do is hand-wash and block it. And wear it out.  Overall, this took 3 months to the day to complete.  I would have finished it sooner had it not been for a few false starts…

Samana

While I was on vacation with my family in Myrtle Beach, I stopped in Knit-n- Purl and saw Samana sampled on a mannequin form. For me, it was knitting project love at first sight…  This Berroco pattern calls for Linus yarn which the store didn’t sell but I was told Modern Cotton by Berroco would  work just as well.  I cast this on after finishing…

Summer Cap Sleeve Lattice Sweater

Back in the beginning of June, I went stash diving for yarn that would be good for Purl Soho’s Cap Sleeve Lattice Sweater which proved to be a bit challenging…at first. I stumbled upon the 5 skeins of Berroco Maya that I had which is a dk weight and 85% Pima Cotton / 15% Alpaca…

Whatcha’ Swatchin’?

I went to one of my most favorite LYS Natural Stitches a little over a week ago and decided to get measured for one of the Custom Fit patterns by Amy Herzog. So to start the process, I had my measurements taken and picked out my yarn. Picking out yarn… fun! Getting measurements taken… not…

Rayures & new Berroco yarn

I went to one of my LYS this afternoon with the intention of only looking but we all know how that goes… Needless to say, I picked up a lovely cowl pattern after having modeled the display the store had and I also picked up some yarn to make it out of. The pattern is…

Is it no surprise I now have a tea stash?

I had to hit up Teavana a week or so ago and I bought a new favorite herbal- Peach Bellini Blush. It is amazing!! I also bought the Guava Papaya which is equally good. My tea stash is beginning to look a lot like my yarn stash- out of control!! So I had to frog…

WIP – Big Herringbone Cowl #2

One of my current WIP is another Big Herringbone Cowl that I am making for my sister. I am knitting this in Berroco’s Ultra Alpaca in colorway # 6201. It is 50% alpaca and 50% wool and there are 215 yards to a skein. Even though I used two skeins of the Blue Sky Alpaca…