Valentine’s Day!

In honor of Valentine’s Day and lovers everywhere we are running a special in the Etsy Shop during the month of February.

All pink or red items will ship free in the continental US or Canada.  For shipping discounts to other locations, convo us or comment below.

Use coupon code HEARTS for free shipping until Feb. 28.

Here are a couple of items that qualify – there are a lot more.

Red Ruffled Scarf

Red Ruffled Scarf

Pink Lacy Cowl

Pink Lacy Cowl

Happy February!

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More Spectacular Stuff In The Shop

We’ve had another productive week of knitting and listing new items in the Etsy Shop.

Here’s the black and white entrelac.  I’m very happy with this – it’s unbelievably soft.  Entrelac looks really different knit in such a neutral colorway, doesn’t it? This is Eco Duo, 70% baby alpaca and 30% Merino wool.  I’m only sorry I didn’t buy a lot of other colorways!  Look for some mitts knit in this yarn to appear in the shop soon…

Black and White Entrelac

Cheryl finished a highly textured, super soft cowl in Twinkle wool.

Teal Twinkle Cowl

She also completed a soft, ruffled, feminine scarf in a silk/wool blend.  It’s perfect to wear indoors and out.

Wool and Silk Ruffled Scarf

I’ve been knitting fingerless mitts this week, watch for some to come next week.

I’d love to hear from readers what kind of things you’d like to see in the shop.  I’m especially interested in knowing what you’d like for spring and summer in hand knits, hand spun yarn or hand dyed colorways.  Please comment to let me know!

More January Eye Candy – For Knitters And Fashionistas

We released some more gorgeous hand knit accessories in the Etsy shop yesterday!

How about another entrelac in Noro Kochoran?  Love these colors!

Korchoran Entrelac

Another big scarf, this one is over 100″ long, knit in 100% Noro wool

Hitsuji Feather and Fan

And a lovely, fuzzy, pointy scarf in Kochoran.

Kochoran Wingspan

Another long straight scarf in Noro wool.  This is the same wool as above, this is “only” 84″ long, and doesn’t have any black.  Looks a bit different, right?

Shorter Hitsuji Feather and Fan

And, last but not least, a brillliantly colored cabled cowl.  This is knit in Noro Bonbori, a discontinued yarn.  We have just a few balls left.  When they are gone, I’ll be sad, this is a really fun yarn to knit, and the results really are spectacular.

Bonbori Cowl

Just noticed these are all Noro – I guess it’s just a Noro kind of day. Guess that means I should go knit some Noro!

A Little Knitted Eye Candy

We’ve been busy little knitting bees lately, and have a few new items in the Etsy shop.  Here they are for a little January eye candy.

Noro Fingerless Mitts – brilliant colors.

Noro Fingrless Mitts

And another pair, slightly different, more of a coordinated pair than a matched pair.

Noro Fingerless Mitts 2

An Irish Donegal Tweed Chunky Lace Scarf, pretty muted coloring won’t overwhelm your ensemble.

 Irish Tweed Wine Sca

Slated Colored Textured Cowl, I love how this is shaded, it really reminds me of slate flooring.

Slate Cowl

I have a lot more to list, so keep watching for a lot more new and beautiful things soon!

Happy January to all my readers.  Stay warm!

Christmas Shopping

Today I plan to do a bit of Christmas shopping while the kids are all at school.  I have my list, and I’ve checked it twice – so, off I go.

I find it quite amusing that my husband is asking for make-up (a stage make-up kit).  I never thought I’d live to see that!

My Christmas list includes a jumbo flyer for my Ashford spinning wheel.  Today I plan to email my family a link to the one I need.  Otherwise they won’t have any idea which one to buy, and I’m sure to get the right one – hinting is good, right?

For those of you who have been thinking about ordering from the Indigo Kitty Knits Etsy shop this might be the time – we have free shipping this weekend.  This will be the last free shipping before Christmas, so if you’ve been on the fence – the time is now!  Use coupon code HAPPYHOLIDAYS2012.

There are lots of fingerless mitts, which are very affordable and so practical.  I wear my mitts all the time; it’s so convenient to be able to adjust the radio, clip on the leash, open my coffee or answer my phone without taking off my gloves. There are also many scarves, cowls, shawls, and even a hat (in Noro, of course).  You are sure to find something just right for those who like color, or neutrals, or lace, or fuzzy things, or smooth things – well, you get the idea.

Here is one more new thing in the Etsy shop that I’ve not posted on the blog yet.  It’s a pointy shawlette/scarf made of Noro (of course!).  This yarn is Silver Thaw,  which is unfortunately discontinued.  It’s wool, angora and a little nylon.  The drape and feel are lovely!  This is my current fave yarn in the world.

silver thaw wingspan

Noro has such great names for their yarns!  Did you know that Kureyon (which is probably their most popular yarn) means crayon in Japanese?  Silver Thaw makes me think of a winter woodland  full of birdsong just beginning to melt as the sun comes out after an ice storm.  Great imagery and fantastic yarns!

After An Absence

Well, I took a break from blogging and paid more attention to family concerns, but I’m back now.  I’ve been knitting a bit compulsively (my shoulder is actually a bit achy), and there are a lot of new things in my Etsy shop.

One of my latest things is this gorgeous shawl, knit in Noro Silver Thaw.  This colorway makes me think of the northern lights.  It’s an aran weight yarn and I really like the way the lacy bits came out.  It’s warm and soft, and it wouldn’t break my heart to keep it!

Silver Thaw Northern Lights shawl

We’ve also added some pretty mitts.  Here’s a pair (for petite hands) in wine and green (Noro yarn again).

wine and green noro mitts

Then there’s a pair in purple and orange (also in Noro and also for smaller hands).

orange and blue kochoran mitts 2

We’ve been knitting some entrelac.  A small pink, green, and gray one knit by Cheryl came out beautifully.  This is Noro Kochoran.

small kochoran entrelac

There’s also a larger one Cheryl knit from Noro Kochoran. Can you tell we really love Kochoran?

Large kochoran entrelac

There’s also the pointy shawlette/scarf I knit from Knitpicks Chroma.  Really happy with how it came out.  I did have some problems with the yarn.  The first ball was very short, I called Knitpicks and they very kindly sent me another ball.  They have excellent customer service!

Blue Lagoon Scarf/Shawlette

This is a large shawl knit in Noro Kureyon (hey, we aren’t partial – we love all Noro!)  Love these colors!

kureyon shawl

Cheryl wanted a break from Noro, so she knit this nubby dove gray cowl in Twinkle 100% virgin wool.

Twinkle Dove Gray Cowl

And then – back to Noro for this cowl in cool colors.

Noro Cool Cowl

My latest foster, the lovely and handsome Sheldon, was adopted recently through reTails.  Here’s a picture of him.  I miss him a lot.  He is cuddly and great with other cats, and he likes dogs – what’s not to like?  His adopters are very lucky!

Lovely Sheldon

We are taking a break from kitty fostering for a while.  My personal clowder of cats includes a couple of members who find all these “outsiders” coming and going a bit difficult to cope with!

Waves

Been working like a maniac on a very nice pattern, it’s the Wave Cowl. But, problems have reared their stinking, rotten, ugly heads.

1. Where the blasted hell are all my size US 10 needle tips? I buy needles like a maniac, but can never find any, so I have been using 1 set of 10’s and a set of 9’s. The size 9’s hold the stitches I knit into and the 10’s hold the newly created stitches. Sounds like a great plan, right? Except – the pattern calls for short rows, so I am turning and going back and forth over the same area a few times, meaning I need to keep moving needle tips. This is getting a bit like a Marx Brothers movie, so I’m going to just put it aside and borrow needle tips from Cheryl.

2. I clearly forgot to pick up three lousy wraps two repeats back, as evidenced by the big holes showing.

I’m going to have to rip out a lot of work, which made me so angry I could barely sleep last night.

Not touching this #*)&! thing again until I have those size 10 tips, then I will just bit the bullet and rip back, fix my screw ups and begin again.

All that being said, it’s a beautiful pattern, and this yarn (Rowan Colourscape Chunky in Heath colorway) is a perfect choice.  The short rows work amazingly well to highlight the color transitions.  It’s going to be divine!