Monday, January 14, 2008

Two Sweaters Two Hats

I just got back from TNNA (The National Needlearts Association Conference) in Long Beach, CA! Aisles and aisles of new yarns! What a paradise for a yarn lover like me. And I got to see the two sweaters that I designed for Plymouth Yarn Company displayed in their booth. Here they are:

They are both worked in Fantasy Naturale.

If you got to the Plymouth Yarn web site:, you can check out all of their new spring fashions.

I have two more patterns there, for hats (made from Fantasy Naturale, of course!) The story behind those hats is interesting. Last winter, my husband and I, along with another couple, chartered a boat in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Our luggage was delayed by a couple of days, so we were left with only what we had in our carry-ons. I, of course, had yarn! I had taken one skein of a multicolor Fantasy Naturale, and three skeins of the denim Fantasy Naturale. I wasn't sure what I would do with them when I put them in my bag, but I knew what to do with them once I felt the heat from the sun, and no sun hat available. I needed a hat quickly, so I designed and made the mesh hat to wear right away. Then, the second day, when I was wearing the mesh hat, I designed and made the denim hat! So both hats are quick! And great last-minute projects.