Pure Awesomeness.

Before I show you this piece of awesomeness, let me tell you a little story. My dear friend Aimee learned to knit about 2 years ago, and has a serious penchant for bright, fun colors. Earlier this summer I had the PERFECT idea for her birthday. Unfortunately, my initial idea fell through. But fear not, friends….Sock Summit was a mere 2 weeks before Aimee’s birthday and I knew I could find something fabulous for her. While I was checking out the Three Irish Girls booth, this bundle of rainbow yarn practically leapt off the table and screamed, “AIMEE!!!”.

Photo shamelessly stolen from Aimee, because I apparently forgot to take a photo before I sent them to her!

I was so ridiculously excited about the mini-skeins that I wanted to send them right away, but I was able to refrain until closer to Aimee’s birthday.

The other day while I was on ravelry, I noticed that she had already knit a whole shawl out of the mini-skeins!!! And it is pure awesomeness. Check it out:

Again, photo shameless stolen from Aimee. 😉

Pattern: Faraway, So Close by Carina Spencer

Yarn: Bamboo/Cotton Worsted dyed by Three Irish Girls in “For Better or Worsted”

I love the way she placed the colors and how bright and cheerful it is! And can you believe she’s only been knitting for 2 years?!

Awesomeness, I tell you.

I happened to finish a project today, too!

Kindly disregard the crazy hair and bathroom pic (it was far too hot today to wear a hat outside!)

Pattern: Courtyard by Melissa Thomson

Yarn: Three Irish Girls Glenhaven Cashmerino Worsted in Eiffel Tower (grey) and The Plucky Knitter Primo in Can Can

Modifications: None, surprisingly! I used leftovers from 2 other projects and still have enough yarn left for a pair of fingerless mittens if I use the grey as the main color and pink as a contrast color!

This knit up really quickly, and I partly attribute that to doing the 1×1 cables without a cable needle. 

I love the way the decreases on the top look! 

I’ve also been meaning to share some sewing that I neglected to take pictures of before I sent it off! I’ve had some inquiries about ipad cases, but since I don’t own an ipad I wanted someone else to test one out before I sewed any up for the shop. Well, I sewed one up for Nicole, a friend from my camp days, and sent it off to her! She gave me some excellent feedback (and took some photos for me!) and I think some ipad cases will definitely be making their way into the shop soon-ish.

Hmm, the photos are coming up really small…but you get the point. I’m guessing I’ll have some for the shop sometime in October after I finish all the bags for Stash!

Phew. I think that’s all for now!

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