Thursday, May 20, 2010

Yummy Semisolid Love

All Together, originally uploaded by blissfulknits.

I was excited when my co-op dyes finally came in. But I didn't know what to do with all of them all at once. I wasn't sure how the colors will actually dye up on the wool. So what better thing to do than to make a bunch of semi-solid skeins.
The results were incredible; a new line of gorgeous, bright, and lively yarns dyed in semi-solid colorways. I love semi-solids, they are the best ways to show off complex knitting patterns, lace, and cables.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Nothing feels better than weaving that last thread

My god weaving loose ends can be used as a form of torture. I apparently enjoy torture as I let my "to be finished" pile get really big before I start chipping away at it. The only way I have been able to get through weaving all those loose ends is with a pint of beer at knit night (lately I've been loving Alameda's Klickitat).

So here it is... Reid's Romper (already on its way to Alaska)! I hope it keeps one lucky baby very very warm and cozy.

And here is Reid's Romper done in the iced giraffes colorway by Nurturing Threads. It came out absolutely gorgeous. I have to admit I was not hot about the colors at first. But add a cute baby to the mix and its all good :)

Friday, May 14, 2010

Baby Romper WIP

Here's what I've been working on the last few days. A new pattern for a baby romper. I was knitting the 0-3M size but as you can see Reid has outgrown that size. I had to squeeze the poor little guy into the romper. So I'm working on another one in the 3-6M size.
The pattern is mostly done. I just need to go through it with a fine comb and make sure the instructions are clear. I guess its time to start thinking about testers and such.

Now I just need to stop by the store and pick out some cute buttons.

The yarn is Mosaic Moon's Selah on Mountain Meadow worsted.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Aaaaaand we are live!

I am beyond excited. Tia of Juliebeans did an amazing design job and I absolutely love my new storefront.

Blissful Knits

Grand stocking is this Friday at 11am PST.