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Martha Update

İ’m in İstanbul!!!
İ knitted A LOT on Martha. İ have completed the first sleeve, and am on the BODY. İ’m so excited!!! For those of you thinking about knitting her, 24 inch Addis are working just fine for me. (İ can’t find the inch symbol on this European keyboard to save my life!!!) İ don’t have a camera handy, but will try to post again within the next few days.

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June 21, 2008 at 1:16 pm 3 comments

Finally, I’m swatching for a SKIF! Martha, that is…

Phew!
I’ve been a very, very bad SKIF fan. BUT, I’m finally here. This is a close-up of my Martha swatch. In the tradition of SKIF, I’ve tried to incorporate “sewing thread” into my yarn to make it look like the SKIF sweaters sold in boutiques and that I see at market on those Deep South Fibers girls.

I got very lucky. I was in my friendly Hancock’s Fabric store on Sunday, and lo and behold, the Maxi Lock sewing thread was on sale for $1.77/spool, 3000 yds. per spool! (I haven’t been able to see this swatch in real life as well as I can in this photo!) So, I bought two shades of orange and two shades of my favorite, chartreuse/lime green, because I knew I would have SOMETHING at home to put it with for another SKIF, maybe the next one, CAT.

I got home with my thread, and put the oranges with some Schaeffer Anne that I bought in Reno a couple of weeks ago. It’s perfect!!! I’m going to knit this sweater to and from Turkey, where I’m going to see my Mom and siblings. Here is a photo of a small pile of “Martha” yarn.

I’ve got only one Martha pattern left. However, I’ve ordered more, and they’re on the way! I won’t be able to fill any more orders until I get back from the homeland on the 28th. Turkish food, here I come!

June 19, 2008 at 3:42 am 5 comments

New SKIF Pattern in stock. Hello Martha!

SKIF Martha

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you MARTHA.  She’s a little different than the others.  The neck and hem bands can be knitted with the same yarn as the body, or different yarns.  As usual, no rules apply here!  I had a little conversation with the girls at Deep South Fibers…they’re trying their darnedest to get together some kind of yarn line to accommodate the SKIF patterns, as we all love them so much and are halfway struggling while selecting yarns.  Not all of us can afford Habu!

Wait ’til you see Cat!  She’s knitted in a delicious shade of apple green, and has a very seductive tail.  There are no photos allowed at TNNA market, so for now, you’ll have to use your imaginations on this one.  I’ll post it on the website  and blog as soon as I get it in.

Stay tuned for the TNNA market report!!!

June 11, 2008 at 3:56 am Leave a comment


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