Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Harry Potter Sock Club

Since I've had lots of questions, I'll post the information here as well.


WHAT IS IT?: A Harry Potter themed sock club
WHY?: I have had lots of requests for striping and other variegated colorways since the new book and movie are coming out next month. I cracked people, so here you go!
WHAT WILL I GET?: Just yarn. No patterns or extravagant extras. Two skeins will be variegated (think characters/animals/places), and 1 skein will be striping in whatever house color you desire! At least 2 of the skeins will be in the Soft yarn, one MIGHT be in the Twist.
WHEN WILL I GET THE YARN?!: The mailing dates are July 15th, either September or October 15, and either Nov/Dec. 15th! (The only set date at this time is July). Since I am getting married next month, and will be gone until the middle/end of August, I want to give myself some flexibility. I will let you know once I return when the set dates will be for the fall).
HOW MUCH? The cost is a flat $100.00 to those in the U.S. and Canada, $115 to those overseas.
WHEN DO I SIGN UP?! Now! Send an email to sunshineyarns@yahoo.com with your full name, email, mailing address and what striping house colorway you want!
WHEN DO I PAY?! Now! Once you send me your contact information, I will send you an invoice.
ANY QUESTIONS? Email me at sunshineyarns@yahoo.com

The socks above were knit by Rachel, using the Gryffindor self-striping yarn. She even made it into a little magical photo shoot... I love it!

Monday, June 18, 2007

Where I Sit

Since we have been back from our trip, I have been working diligently on my wedding shawl. Its growing.... Can anyone guess what pattern I am doing?!

I'm posting lots of yarn at the store tomorrow at 11am EDT! Also, if you want to be a part of the Harry Potter Sock club that is starting in July, go check out the information there as well, or email me!

Monday, June 11, 2007

Simple Love

The last few weeks have been a whirlwind! We were in Chicago for four days for a wedding, then went to Colorado to work on our big day next month. Overall, it was a wonderful trip..

Here's Scott and I on the shore of Lake Michigan just before the wedding ceremony (with my latest knitting project).

Isn't the scarf fabulous?! It was so easy, and yet turns out so beautiful. I am a Handmaiden Sea Silk addict! There is a yarn that I can get from my supplier that is very similar to this silk, so I might have to dye up some and see how it goes.

Pattern: Montego Bay Scarf from Interweave Summer 2007
Yarn: Handmaiden Sea Silk in Moss
Measurements: 7" by 70" after blocking
Started: May 15, 2007
Finished: June 1, 2007
Other Details: I used a US7 rather than an 8 since it was all I had available. I had probably 30 yards of the yarn leftover, but am happy I ended it when I did since it has since stretched out a bit. Love it!