Thursday, August 28, 2014

Yarrrrn!

I was so happy with the latest yarns from the dye pots, just had to share some pictures here on the blog! Both skeins are in the shop right now as well!



Some super cute new project bags hit the shop as well today! I've had this kawaii fabric in my stash for a couple years now and I just had to cut into it finally!


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Simply Patchwork

A new product has rolled out today, patchwork styled project bags! These are slightly larger than my standard Two-Print bags.  I'm so in love with this patchwork style and they have been bringing much happiness to the work desk. These ones flew quickly out of the shop but I plan to make more very soon! Most of the patchwork styled bags will be either one of a kind or very low in quantity depending on how much fabric scraps I have to work with. For now, enjoy these photographs of the new bags!






If you are a store owner (brick or online) and would like info on how to carry my bags in your shop, please email for inquiry: milkyrobot@gmail.com

Monday, August 25, 2014

Spooky Update


Just a spooky little update in the shop today! Halloween themed knitting/crochet project bags were listed. These are limited for the Halloween season, so grab yours today!

Head to the shop HERE

Friday, August 22, 2014

Can't stop knitting!

Since my little one has been going to full day Kindergarten, I got my knitting bug back. For years and years I've been an odd knitter and didn't knit "properly" as far as tension and holding the yarn. It worked for me, but I would often get thumb and palm cramps. So the other day I decided that I would teach myself to knit properly and decided to pick up the English style since I was already some what of a thrower... Wow, what a difference! Not only did the cramps stop in my right hand but my speed has picked up greatly. I just can't seem to put down the needles and I'm grasping at patterns I've had in my Ravelry queue to knit.

The other night I cast on a second Great Divide shawl but in DK this time. Had to frog and restart this morning after noticing I had been using the wrong needle size. I was using size 7's instead of 8's and for some, it may not make that much of a difference, but I'm a super tight knitter so I had to switch.


This morning I cast on a second project, the Hitchhiker. Lately I have enjoyed doing two projects at once, it keeps me interested in the patterns without getting bored. I am in love with this pattern and yarn, they are both super relaxing to work with. The yarn is Madelinetosh light merino in Holi Festival. It reminds me a lot of Malabrigo lace, which I also enjoy working with.



Thursday, August 21, 2014

Age of Brass and Steam Kerchief

Finished another shawl, well mini shawl, yesterday. This one was a piece of cake to knit, very easy to follow pattern and super easy to memorize. This one came out much smaller than I hoped for, even after blocking. I was hoping I could block it bigger but I only managed to get a 34" width but I still love it! Next time I will add more stockinette rows and go up a size in needle.

Pattern
Age of Brass and Stream Kerchief (Ravelry link)

Needle Size
US #8

Yarn
Milky Robot DK in Pink Ochre