Saturday, September 15, 2007

Star Search Sunday

These socks are all by one knitter "beadntat"
and then there are more things, including lovely shawls, on her blog here Beadntat.

I must confess that i love all the nature photos and flowers too so this blog is a fun read.

blessings, :L

Vanilla Creme are done!

Annie has more posts on her Panda Cotton socks- embossed leaves using PC in vanilla creme -details at Annie Coleman.
they are lovely aren't they?

blessings, :L

Panda Silk Preview

Well, this is really just a sneak peek. I'm on the heel now, and will have more pics shortly. This is 'Nutmeg', colorway 4002. I must confess, what i keep thinking of is S'mores ... and may name the new design that!
I'm on the heel now, and should be able to turn it soon,
but have to go bread shopping right now.
As well, while i'm out, i'm dropping off cardboard, glass, and aluminum at our local recycling bins. Reminds me, to get a big wad of those ubiquitous plastic bags to drop off too!
Walmart takes them, which is good. None of the other groceries do, but my used book store, and thrift store are always glad for bags.
I bought some cloth grocery bags, but am slightly intimidated about using them. The checkers and customers GLARE at me, as i slow things down that way... but it's time to be pro-active for the environment and planet.
By the way, did you know that the Bamboo in Panda Silk is environmentally sound? It is a completely renewable resource - cut, and it regrows! I hope that more bamboo for consumers also means more bamboo for pandas!
blessings, :L, laura

Panda Silk is coming! Contest soon too!

Are you ready for some stash enhancement? This gorgeous Panda Silk sock,
in the persimmons colorway #4004, required only 3/4 ball to make (medium woman's size). That means you could knit yourself a pair and have enough to make a pair for baby too! (Or do a mother-and-child pair for a wonderful shower/new baby gift!)** The sock was knit by Debbie, whose blog is HERE
**The stars are hints to let you know we're working on a sweet baby sock pattern. Silk for your wee one would be soooo luscious and soft!
The small partial shipment of Panda Silk will be in shortly for us lucky testers and some contest winners!
That's right. Keep your eye on this blog for a Panda Silk contest, soon to be announced!!
blessings, :L, laura

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Star Search Sunday

These are knits by Bianca in Holland.

She just finished testing a new design for us at CPY with this gorgeous colorway of the new Merino 5 yarn.
I'm personally doubly pleased as it's my design, and seeing how it works up in the hands of a skilled knitter/tester really is the ultimate satisfaction - it works and she likes it!

Also wanted to share this picture which is a sweet pair of socks in
Panda Wool that Bianca knit for her daughter.
The design is Circus Chevrons by KyleAnn Williams.

This is one of the special things about the internet... making knitterly friends all over the globe!

blessings, :L, laura