Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Ava's Bunny Hat!

I finished Ava's bunny hat last week. It is so cute. I love it!!! The pattern is in the book, Itty-Bitty Hats, by Susan B. Anderson. The yarn I used was the Sublime Kid Mohair. I thought the yarn was perfect for the hat because of the little bit of fuzz.

The hat is really easy to make. If you have never seen the book, you are missing out on the cutest baby hats ever.

Editorial Reviews
Book Description:

"Beautifully rendered, heartbreakingly adorable, and wonderfully wacky knitted caps for newborns and toddlersThirty-eight million Americans knit, and that number grows every day. The baby hat is the perfect project for knitters of any level, with enchanting patterns that are easy enough for rank beginners but also interesting enough for the most accomplished needle wielders, in yarns that range from silk and linen to cashmere and mohair. Susan Anderson’s Itty-Bitty Hats presents thirty-eight irresistible designs for infants and toddlers—fun, hip, creative patterns with decorative flourishes that are witty, whimsical, and undeniably unique. The projects are arranged by order of difficulty and accompanied by beautiful photographs, instructive how-to illustrations, and utterly clear instructions (with no confusing abbreviations or insider shorthand). Anderson also provides an indispensable introductory section on stitches, materials, equipment, terminology, and techniques, allowing even the most inexperienced knitter to get started confidently.Made for boys and girls, by parents and grandparents, aunts and even uncles, and, of course, best friends, the handmade hat is the perfect shower or birth or birthday gift—and Itty-Bitty Hats is the perfect gift for any knitter. "

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Bailey Walks The Runway at Charlotte Yarn

Harriet made the cutest little doggie sweater for her grandpup, Bailey. The sweater pattern is in the book, Knits for Dogs and Cats.

Bailey came by the shop for his modeling debut. He worked the Charlotte Yarn runway!!!

Book Description
"Glam up Fido or Fifi with these stylish, eye-catching knitted animal outfits and accessories! Your pets will be flawlessly dressed for any occasion thanks to everything from the laid-back Sunday attire to the glitzy party wear. Select from such fashion-forward items as a Striped Hoodie, Mod Parka, or Ballerina outfit for your pooch, plus a Scarf, Bandana, Corsage, Blanket, Fish Cushion, and Shoe Chews for both dogs and cats. There are also fetching hold-alls to carry small pups, comfy chairs for cat- or dog-napping, and exciting toys for everyday play. The projects are quick and simple, and come complete with helpful advice on measuring your pet, choosing alternative palettes, and adorable illustrations of dogs and cats modeling the garments."

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Sherbet Vists Charlotte Yarn

Lothie came in the other day and brought her cute little friend, Sherbet. Sherbet is an angora bunny rabbit and is the softest and fluffiest thing ever.

You can spin the bunny's fur into angora yarn. Angora is very fine and warm. As natural fiber, it breathes, allowing body moisture to escape, keeping the wearer dry, as well as warm. It is ideal for winter clothing. Many people who find sheep's wool too irritable and scratchy, find Angora a wonderful alternative for warmth and comfort. So the next time you reach for that beautiful angora yarn, think of Sherbet.