Monday, June 18, 2007

Get a Load of These!

I have two projects to share with you today, both knit by April. One of them is in a yarn that I don't think I've featured yet in a Monday customer project post. How exciting is that?!

April knit this hat in FF Classic Merino Worsted Weight Wool in the Clear Sailing colorway. The pattern is the Kable Kid Hat from kpixie.

Isn't the hat just darling?

I added this Worsted Weight Merino to my line several months ago, but it was after the height of the winter knitting season and so some of you may not have given it much of a look yet. It runs on the heavier end of a worsted weight. I find it knits best on US 9 or 10 needles. It's wonderfully soft and has been crying out to me to be knit into a sweater. Soon, I tell it, soon!

The interesting thing about this yarn is that it's classified as an organic yarn. Not being up on all things organic, I wondered when I first heard that just what it meant. All animal fibers are organic, right? Well, what it actually means when a yarn carries the official "organic" classiciation is that no synthetic pesticides are used on the sheep and their food must be certified organic. There are no synthetic hormones and genetic engineering involved with the sheep, and the land itself where the happy little sheep live has to meet organic certification criteria related to no overgrazing or overcrowding.

Anyhow . . . back to the projects! April also sent this photo of socks she knit with FF Sportweight Superwash Merino Wool Yarn in the Fruit Pop colorway (note: this colorway is on the backburner now and not currently in stock).

April used the Little Runes pattern from Trek's blog to make these kid's socks. So cute!

To learn more about April's knitting adventures, pop on over to her blog, The Weaving Inn.

A big Thank You to April for sharing her project photos! Everyone keep the photos coming. Just send me an e-mail with your photos and any details you'd like to share.

Everyone have a great start to your week!


Lynne E. said...

Beautiful knitting, and FF yarn makes every project look terrific!

Anonymous said...

Really cute hat! ~Suzy

trek said...

So cool!

~Tonia~ said...

Great projects!