Friday, August 7, 2015

Bite Me!

Pattern Recommendations
Socks of Angst by Kim Driggs
Bugatti by Taiga Hilliard Designs
Rosabel Cardigan by Anne Dresdow
Happy Out Mitts by Suzanne McEndoo
Sunset Shawl by Ing-credible Thread Designs
Tahiti Top Pattern by Aimarro Patterns
Rethink by Drachie Craft

Monday, April 27, 2015

Diabolical, my dear Watson

"My first instinct was to kill you.  Quietly...discreetly.  But then, the more I learned about you, the more...curious I became.  Here, at last, seemed to be a mind that rivaled my own, something too complicated and too beautiful to destroy.  At least, without further analysis."
~Jamie Moriarty

What a wonderfully diabolical spin from the writers of "Elementary".  Not only does Sherlock Holmes reside and solve crimes in New York, but both Watson and Moriarty are women.  And they don't stop there, nope.  For those who have been following this brilliant series you know the twist to which I am referring.  And for those of you who don't, I'm not going to spoil this amazing twist for you.  In true Mean Girl fashion, I'm going to dangle the proverbial carrot, and make you find it yourself.  Suffice it to say she's a girl worthy of her mean.  Natalie Dormer as Moriarty is brilliant, beautiful, ruthless and completely warped.

The inspiration for the colorway was taken from episode 12 of Season 2: "The Diabolical Kind",  During the episode Moriarty reveals a portrait she's painted of Watson, which is a little disturbing.  

Rich purples shifting from eggplant to amethyst to periwinkle grace these 560 yards of 100% superwash merino fingering weight yarn.  A black and amethyst snag-free stitch marker and a British toffee lollipop were included in the shipment.  But the finishing touch was an exclusive pattern design by Aimee Abernathy.  Come on Irene

Come on Irene is a super slouchy beret, perfect for the artist in you...even the con artist!

Additional Pattern Recommendations
Design 10Lonco Cardigan by Jenny Watson
PurpleSpangled Royal by Lijuan Jing
ThermalGrenade by Jessica Bixby
Cabelle by Meilindis
Garland by Jelena Trutneva

3 AM Cowl by Kelora Lee & Company
Trippletimerby Fatima
CricciethMitts by Nadine Dransfield

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Spy v. Spy


Cuban-born, Russian raised, Anna Espinosa was a cold-hearted assassin, the ruthless and persistent (and more intelligent) nemesis of Sydney Bristow, Alias' heroine.  She has it all: beauty, brains, keen fashion sense, and a twisted sense of humor. Is it any wonder why we love her?  Here's one more reason:  She's portrayed by Gina Torres.  Yup, that's right.   Zoe of our beloved Firefly/Serenity universe.  So what better way to kick off Episode 6, an episode dedicated to those awesome Mean Girls of TV adventure series?

The yarn is 280 yards/4 ounces of Dizzy Blonde Studios Dirty Blonde DK dyed up in tones of sunny gold, deep terra cotta and luscious chocolate.  

It's 100% superwash merino and oh-so squishy soft, unlike it's inspiration.

Also included in this shipment is a clippy magnifier and a card folder with highlighting strips and a 6-inch ruled edge...all things handy when it comes to pattern & chart reading.  The nom is a butter rum lollipop, celebrating Anna's Caribbean roots.

Pattern Recommendations

Copperline Mitts by Elizabeth Doherty
Cocoberry Cowl by Meilindis
Pumpkin Pie by Cello Knits
Baby Hoodie by Jen Farthing
Ginger Root by Sarah Gresbach
High Tide Shawlette by Amy Gundersen
Lucie Shawlette by Gabriella Henry
Button Up Cowl by Mon Petit Four
Seventeen Beauty Queen by Lisa Gentry