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What in the world? Part 2

I have a few more little things to add to the ones I posted last week. These ones are knitted!! Yay! You can all breathe easy now. I haven't fully defected to the crochet camp...yet. :) These pieces were also made with Cascade Ultra Pima. I seriously love this yarn. If you are allergic to wool and want me to knit you something with cotton, I can almost assure you that your item will be made with Cascade Ultra Pima. See the lovelies below and enjoy the rest of your week!!

What in the world??...or I'm crocheting now

Whew! I almost missed today's post! It seems I'm so busy and yet I don't have much to show for it, knitting-wise. It's because I have those top-secret projects, and I can't talk about them until a certain time. So, even though I'm knitting my fingers off, you all can't see any proof of that. Just be patient with me. The proof will be in the pudding, come Christmas time. :)

I know I promised some Malabrigo fun for this week's post, but I haven't been able to photograph them yet. I will do that for the next post, hopefully (unless something more exciting comes along. But I don't know what could top Malabrigo!)

For today's post, I'm going to share something different I've been working on for months now. It's crochet. I'm sure you are thinking "What in the world? But this is a knitting blog". I know, I know. The two crafts though can be complimentary, and a friend needed these for a project she's working on, so I th…

Wham Bam Thank you Ma'am

This a quickie blog post, because I do not want to leave any of you lovely people hanging for more than a week. So here is the weekly update from NiseyKnits Studios!! Yay!
I've been super busy finishing up on some secret projects, and also starting some other fun projects. First up is one of the giveaway shawls, the Snow Drops and Snap Peas for Anjali. She wanted the shawl in the exact color as the one from the pattern, so I got the yarn from Quince & Co, and got to work. Below is a picture of my work in progress (WIP). I'm on the second repeat of the pattern. The pattern is very intuitive and easy to follow, so I'm always excited when I pick up this project. I can't wait to be done with it and take some beautiful photos of it.

Next up is ANOTHER grey wisp shawl, in KnitPicks Alpaca Cloud, for one of my colleagues at work. She loved the one I made for Marienell so much that she asked me to knit one for her. As the Wisp pattern is one of my favorites, I definitely s…

Wool People Vol. 1 - A collaborative design project

Since early July I have been working on some secret projects that I can't blog about, and will be doing so until mid-September. As such I thought I would share with you something new and beautiful from one of my absolute favorite designers, Jared Flood of He just put together a collection of designs based on his yarn line, Shelter.

First off, Jared is an amazing photographer and his knitted items and patterns are always drool-worthy because of the photos. I can't tell you how many hours I've spent reading his blog posts and looking at his pictures and wondering how I could come up with patterns like him. In this pattern collection, Wool People Vol. 1, Jared has curated patterns from various knitwear designers and put them together in a book that will make you want to knit even if you aren't a knitter. The Look Book for the whole collection can be found here, but I wanted to highlight a few items that I would love to knit if I ever get some free time…

Fall Breeze Shawl Custom Order

My friend Elfriede ordered a Fall Breeze Shawl from me. She came to visit last weekend and I got her to model her own shawl. :) This version of the shawl was knit with Berroco Vintage in the Buttercream Colorway. Yum yum! I got this yarn during my last order from WEBS. You can see this post for more on the delicious yarn I got from WEBS.

I originally designed this shawl using worsted weight yarn, but after knitting two of them, I'm thinking a sport/dk weight yarn or even fingering weight yarn might do better justice to this one. The lacy edging is just three repeats of a lace chart but most of the shawl is just straight stockinette stitch. Anyone out there interested in some mindless stockinette knitting? Just get the yarn of your choice and start knitting. The pattern is free! :)