Forecast…COLD

January 13, 2013

Time to throw another blanket on. My modern interpretation of the classic Hudson Bay Blanket should warm things up nicely, like only a wool blanket can. Simple garter rows in Berroco Vintage Chunky and some size ten sticks make for a thick knit, heavy enough to protect from any draft or chill. Pair it up with some flannel sheets and a vintage quilt and you may not want to crawl out from under it until spring…which I hear in Montana, where this was sent, comes rather late.newhudsonbay6fnewhudson9fCopy of newhudsonbay1fsilohouseMT2

April showers…

April 26, 2012

make everything wet…like tree bark. Mother Nature doing it again, providing the perfect inspiration for this all season blanket I call Bark. Berroco’s Remix is  my yarn of choice for this…I love it’s rich ” wet bark” color as well as the recycled mix of fibers. While you’re waiting for May’s flowers, this might be a project to wind you down after a day of spreading mulch.

Smokey

April 11, 2012

I love the smokey color this Berroco Remix yarn brings to this seasonally transitional slouchy cap. The recycled blend of fibers ( nylon, cotton, acrylic, silk and linen ) keep it from looking too wooly and makes it easily wearable on all but the warmest of spring days. The pattern was genius; simple and easy to follow with a quick and satisfying result that has the added bonus of being reversible. A great treat for yourself…even greater as a gift. Jennifer Adams’ pattern is available here http://nuttyirishmanknits.blogspot.com/2011/11/graham.html