New Yarns & Baby Clothes

Knitting Keeps Me Busy

Good morning, how is the world treating you today? I hope you are fit, well and Happy! So, what have we been up to since the last time I wrote? Well my hubby is on a trip back down to Peru and I miss him. He has been home for a while now and I have begun to stop being used to his absence, comings and goings etc. This time he is gone for two weeks, back for two and gone again for a week. I was hoping his long trips were behind us, but, he has to do what he has to do. If I keep myself busy the time will soon pass.

Keeping busy isn’t hard as every knitter, crocheter and fiber artist knows, there is never enough time to do all we want to do. Perhaps if we didn’t have to work, but then if I didn’t, I/we wouldn’t have Yarnitudes and I wouldn’t have met so many wonderful people. I guess I will keep going and knit whenever possible, once in a while on my own things.


New Yarn & Baby Coat

Sonoma County Yarn StoreSpeaking of knitting, I have just finished a lovely little baby coat. I did the 12-month size. There is a yarn I have been longing to try, I have told you about it in a prior newsletter, it is called Winter Washi. I decided that although the coat was made in just one color that it was calling out to be knitted in two. So I did the main part in grey and the contrast I did in pink. These colors seem to be very popular with young mums.

Even if I say so myself it looks so darn cute. I need a 1 year old to model it for me. It took two skeins of the grey, well one and a half really and probably two thirds of the pink. With what was left I made a quick cowl, for me, well it will be when you have all seen it. These two projects give you just two ideas of how the yarn looks when it is worked up.

I am considering whether or not to add to the color choices I have in the store already, you will have to let me know what you think. The name of the coat pattern is the Latte Coat, I did the hooded version without a hood seam. The cowl was just the one row scarf pattern, color changed when I felt like it and joined with a twist and three-needle bind off. A great way to use up left over yarn.

Picture from pattern available on Ravelry



Beautiful New Summer Top

Sebastopol Yarn StoreI have just cast on another shop sample, this is another new yarn to the store, I don’t think I have mentioned I before, called Air Lux. It is going to be a women’s top.   I have chosen the wonderful blue color, very rich and extremely light.

I hope it doesn’t take me too long as I am really looking forward to the finished item and to sharing it with you. I will talk more about the yarn in another newsletter.

Picture from pattern available on Ravelry


New Yarns

Today though I would like to introduce you to Unity and Unity Beyond. This yarn is put up in 100 gram balls, all ready to go, no winding involved at all. It comes to us from our friends at Universal yarns, so you know it is very affordable. Good quality and extremely versatile.

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Skein Information: Yards 262.00, Grams 100.00Yarn Composition:  Cotton 28%, Wool 36%, Linen 18%, Bamboo 18%
Yarn Weight Information, Light DK, Light Worsted

Stitches Per Inch: Knit: 20 sts x 27 rows = 4″ // US Size 6 (4 mm)
Crochet:18 sts x 20 rows = 4″ // US Size G-6 (4 mm)

Yarn Care: hand wash, do not bleach, dry flat, dry-clean – any solvent except trichloroethylene


Free Pattern

Canadian Living has some of the best free knitting patterns for winter. Photo credit; Canadian Living. Our feature image this month is for their Chesley Cowl Knitting Pattern

I have the entire color range unless it is on backorder. This yarn is a joy to work with and will make so many projects that can be worn year-round. As always, we have lots of ideas for you.

Well that is just a little taste of what I have been up to. I hope you have been having as much fun with your yarn as I have with mine. I am off to knit some more now, making the most of the next couple of hours.

I look forward to seeing you soon and to sharing much more with you soon.

Take care and warm hugs ~ Trudy