Saturday, March 16, 2013

Windy Knitty Turns 2!

Hello everyone! I hope everyone is doing splendidly. This past weekend Windy Knitty celebrated it's 2 year anniversary. I'm so proud to be part of such an amazing community. I love working at Windy Knitty for so many reasons. The yarn is one reason, I mean we all know I don't leave the house with out yarn, and if I have to leave the house I definitely prefer going to a place that has yarn. More so than that are the people. There are so many wonderful people who apart of this shop. From Mandy who created such a wonderful space that brings so many wonderful people and fibers together, to all the regulars who have become friends. I honestly love everyone I work with it's like a big family, I'm truly lucky to have this opportunity.

To celebrate the anniversary Angela, the talented dyer behind Fleur de Fiber, added four new Chicago inspired colorways. Angela's colors are amazing and they keep getting better. It's no surprise that a few skeins came home with me that day.

 Here is Angela with all her yarns on display.

Every year here in Chicago they dye the Chicago River green for St. Patrick's Day. That was the inspiration for the first colorway. Dye the River Green:

Next up we have the colorway based on the Bucking ham Fountain at night. Fire Water - Buckingham Fountain:

Last but not least we have 2 colorways based on the Puppet Bike.

I give you Puppet Bike By Day:

And Puppet Bike By Night:

 I'm so excited to knit these up now to decide what to make! Should it be socks or a shawl? Most likely I'll have one of each which I will show you all later.

I also received a new skein of yarn from my friend Laura. We started a yarn barter so we could each experience new yarns that we might not normally find especially since she lives in the UK. If you get a moment you should check out Laura's blog Knitzors. For this skein she sent me a gift card to GnomeAcres, and I picked out a beautiful color called Ninja Cupcake. I'm so in love with it. Here is a picture of the yarn with Takara guarding it for me.

I have a few ideas of what I will send her next. :) I'm really enjoying this! I believe that is all for now. Until next time Happy Crafting!

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