Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Two for Two

I am pleased to report that I finished my February sweater over the weekend! I honestly cannot believe that I didn't procrastinate until Leap Day (since, you know, it's an extra February day) only to finish it at 11:59p.m.

Yarn: Patons Classic (Cascade 220 would be a great substitution)
Needle: US 7
Buttons: Vintage MOP buttons purchased from Moondance Designs at Warm Hearts Yarn

My Favorite Cardigan (ravelry link) from Custom Knits by Wendy Bernard has been on my needles for over two years now. So, not only did I complete a sweater, I completed a WIP!

I am enjoying the mid-length sleeves, cables, and vertical ribbing around the waist. Although it is not very exciting, the color is typically a staple in my wardrobe, so I'm hoping to get much use out of this three-season sweater. I do love the buttons--all one-of-a-kind, vintage mother-of-pearl.

My reward for finishing this project (besides having a new garment, of course): getting to cast on using some beautiful NEW YARN for my March project! :)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Some Shameless Publicity!

As a growing small business, any publicity is much-appreciated, especially when it is flattering. :) I know that the shop has great products, many of which are hand-made by a diverse artistic community, fun classes to attend, and provides a place for community interactions, but... it's always heart-warming when someone else notices that too!

Here are the most recent publications featuring Warm Hearts Yarn:

from The Los Alamos Daily Post: Get Warm and Fuzzy at Warm Hearts Yarn

The Essence of Los Alamos and White Rock (we're on page 12)

Art on the Hill (by Mandy Marksteiner)

Many thanks to the writers and editors of the above articles/publications. We truly appreciate your support and investment in small businesses in our community!