|Head Gardener's Log, December 5th, 2018
New Maker Alert!
One of my favorite perks of my job is supporting local makers and providing a platform to help launch their business. Plus, I get a sneak peek at some really AWESOME products that I get introduce to YOU, my amazing customers. And when it's a customer that is the maker... even better! Which is why I am thrilled to be the first venue to show off my friend Kathy Blomfield's new business... Wonderfully Made!
Seed Club members that attend our monthly Seed Starter parties are already familiar with Kathy, and those lucky knitters that attended my retreat this year got a sneak peek at one of her products. Here's a brief bio of Kathy and her products, straight from her Etsy shop:
"My mother taught me to sew when I was a young girl. I love to sew and create lovely things for my house and gifts for others. When I saw how much knitters and crocheters love their project bags, I decided that I could create these beautiful bags for knitters. I also created cases for organizing knitting needles. There is nothing worse than not being able to find your supplies.
The yarn bowls are created on my sewing machine using a zigzag stitch. They are so fun to make and so fun to use. They are perfect for holding your yarn while you knit a beautiful project.
I am so excited to have this business and to be able to share my creations with you."
Please join us this Saturday to view her collection and support a local maker and friend!
Wonderfully Made Trunk Show event page on FB
More luscious alpaca/silk yarn from Fyberspates, Cumulus, is here for your enjoyment. This fluff is stunning by itself, double stranded or held with another strand. AND, there's a brand new collection of designs that feature this fluffy yarn. Get in soon to squish some!
What's On My Needles...
I have been eyeballing this yarn from Wool Addicts for a sweater since it arrived in the Garden. It's called Water, and it's 100% alpaca, spun to have a crimped, fluffy texture. I settled on The Weekender by Andrea Mowry, and have swatched and started the ribbing. It's so squishy and soft, I can't to wear it!
I'm also stitching on The Crown Wools MKAL from Casapinka. The yarn I'm using is AJHC Wools Basic Sock Minis, and I chose my colors based on my family's birthstones. I'm calling this my mother's wrap. It's great for a quick pick-me-up between other projects, and the different stitch patterns are so refreshing to play with.
Finished Object Alert!
The cowl I am wearing is knit out of Cascade Luminosa, and it's called Getting Warmer. It's a freebie on Ravelry, and I LOVE the warmth, softness, and shine of this yarn. All the colors are a rich, jewel tone with a pretty shimmer, and it adds a lovely touch to the simple design.