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February 19, 2015 Julie

Melody Miller's Playful Fabric for Cotton+ Steel

You know how when you meet a good friend for coffee and there’s so much to catch up on that you start out with a conversation agenda? That way you can quickly summarize what’s new and then highlight the specific topics that need the real serious girl talk? You don’t do that? I don’t believe it! Maybe my approach is a side effect of organizing so many meetings in my former life and/or hanging out with my pal Joanna, who is known to break out flip chart paper and markers when you need help sorting out your life. One of the many qualities I adore about her. (:

Anyway, that’s how I feel I need to structure today’s post. Grab yourself a cup of coffee and brace yourself for the ride. Except there won’t really be any real juicy bits because, well, you’re not Joanna.

A. Select prints from Melody Miller’s Playful collection of quilting cottons for Cotton + Steel are here!

  1. I might add that crossword puzzle print and/or the Jax print to my Triangularity Quilt.
  2. I also have my eye on a bunch of Noodlehead patterns for this fabric and need to make more time to sew.

Cotton + Steel Pajama Pants

pj-pants

B. I made a pair of pajama pants from this fabric and the pattern from this book.

  1. Per usual, my shop assistant did not agree with how I was conducting my photo shoot.
  2. I’m not brave enough to model them for all the internet to see but already have four pairs of pajama pants made from this pattern so, trust me, they’re really great!

Tammy's Skip Dot Scarf

C. My friend Tammy loaned me her finished Skipping Dots shawl to help inspire Springtime projects.

  1. She used Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light — one full skein for the main color and then Unicorn Tails for the accent colors.
  2. A nice big box of Madelinetosh Home (chunky yarn) and more Tosh Merino Light arrived yesterday.
  3. I recently made that curtain in the background using our new Time Warp fabric.

Heart Hat In Progress

D. We enjoyed a fun time this past Saturday starting our I Carry Your Heart hats for Valentine’s Day.

  1. Blue Sky Alpacas Sport Weight yarn doesn’t get nearly the credit it deserves — I am reminded how fabulous it is to knit.
  2. Our workshop benefited CONTACT – Cape Atlantic which is an amazing organization that you should know about and considering donating to and/or volunteering for.

Pur Linen Cowl

Schoppel's Pur Yarn

E. I’m working on a linen stitch cowl that showcases our new-to-us Pur yarn from Schoppel Wolle.

  1. Pur is pure merino yarn that’s slightly felted!  
  2. Would you be interested in learning the linen stitch and start a cowl like mine?

Julie + Ezra Sledding

F. This is how I spent my snow day on Tuesday when the shop was closed.

  1. That is, after Dad and I plowed the Petrella way (aka shoveling the driveway and parking lot ourselves so you feel deserving of leftover pizza and chocolate afterwards).
  2. I really want to knit myself a new Chili Pepper hat with my leftover Tosh Merino Light yarn in Purple Basil from Laylow.
  3. I need more days like that.

G. Your turn! What’s on your agenda?

  1. A visit to Home Made?
  2. I’ve heard it does wonders for helping cure the winter blues. . .; ;)

All the gorgeous fabric and yarn mentioned in this post — and more! — is sold at Home Made. And, if you don’t live nearby, just call 609.536.2940 to place a mail order.

 

 


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