August 17th, 2011

In House Talent

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Occasionally–ok, often– a project comes along from our fellow employees that deserve a little praise. This week a couple of things have passed around the store for fondling.

Theresa in customer service has been knitting a pair of mittens that has elicited a multitude of gasps…and a mad dash to our Ravelry queues.

Fiddle Head Mittens by Adrian Bazilia (a.k.a. Hello Yarn)

Main Color: Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine Color# 1207

Contrasting Color: Noro Silk Garden Sock , Miscellaneous discontinued color, although any would be lovely

Lining: Rowan Kidsilk Haze Color # 597

A few of us kept this at our desk for prolonged periods while we warmed one hand (the 2nd is yet to be knit). The lining is achingly soft and the colorwork is mesmerizing.


Debby, an associate in the store, has many talents under her belt: knitter, weaver and now needle felter! It may be a new hobby for her, but you’d never know it. Look at this intricate doll she just whipped up. I’m impressed! (You may not be able to tell in the photo but her hair is actually braided). This doll is made from our Harrisville Dyed Fleece and modeled after the Gnome Girl in Wool Pets by Laurie Sharp

Awesome job ladies!


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3 Responses to “In House Talent”

  1. Ctaci Says:

    I would love to overcome my fear of color work and linings with these mittens. Such a great use of any color changing yarn! These are lovely!

  2. Rosemary Riedhammer Says:

    Oh boy they aren’t child size… maybe my Christmas present? Maybe, maybe, maybe! 

  3. Rsciara Says:

    Lovely!  I too, have those mittens in my queue but couldn’t decide on a liner.  Thanks for an idea!

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