Well, not today! Clearly, some of you lovely blog readers decided to take it upon yourselves and bring your beautiful handknits in. And, wow, beautiful is definitely the word today!
First, Gillian came in modeling her recently finished Silk French Vest (Habu Textiles Kit #68):
Lovely. Can't find it on ravelry to fav it, though. We'll just have to admire from afar.
Then, Virginia came in to show off her Flutter Scarf:
Made with Isager's Alpaca 2 in color 100. Yumyumyum. I think Sandy Kay wanted to run off with this one, actually.
She also brought her French mystery shawl/ wrap/ thing:
and a close-up...
A mystery because Virginia bought the pattern in France but her husband was in such a hurry she didn't have time to get yarn or more information. Sooo... all we know is that it was made with Alpaca 2 (and only because she bought it from us)(colors: 16, 22, 19 & 2105). It's gorgeous, though, right? Personally, I would have run off with it, given the chance. I wish we knew what the pattern was.
This morning Lindsay, Marjorie and I went 'round the corner to take some quick photos of a new store sample and two staff FO's. First, we have our sample Summer Shawl by Ruth Sorensen:
and a close-up
Sorry for the blurriness of the photos. I took the point-and-shoot and really regret it. Anyway. However blurry the photo, the shawl is still gorgeous. Knit by nonsie, this particular shop sample took almost four months to make. Talk about perseverance!
Made with Kauni Effektgarn in W-EG (the pinks and violets) and Kauni Solid in W-RR7.
Second was my own recently finished Girasole shawl, modeled by Lindsay:
...and folded in half (the way it probably will be worn!):
Quick specs... Yarn: Isager Hojlandsgarn. Pattern: brooklyntweed's Girasole shawl.
And, finally, we have Darcy's most adorable and funky Yves:
Playing the piano. Clearly. (big 'Thank You!' you Michelle's for lending us the baby grand)
Project specs? Yarn: Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino (3 colors). The pattern is from The Knitted Odd-bod Bunch, a book that will very soon be up on the web. Honest.
And that might just be everything. Whew! Keep it up, guys! We love seeing your finished projects. Keep your fingers crossed that the flood will continue into Thursday's post...