Definitely a leg warmer kind of day.
Swans Island yarn came out with an organic ecowash dk weight in rich colors such as cayenne, verdigris, cumin, aubergine and eucalyptus. This machine washable yarn is soft and squishy and is sure to become one of your favorite go to yarns, as it is quickly becoming one of ours!
Be sure to stop by and see what Stephanie is working on for a shop sample!
nido’s monthly craft meet up is tomorrow night from 6:00 – 8:00. Bring a project to work on and a snack to share.
See you at the shop!
The Date Night Dress + Simple Slip from April Rhodes has made its way to the shop.
Check out the adorable flutter sleeves!
If any of you have made the Staple Dress and are looking to expand your handmade wardrobe, this is definitely the way to go. The Date Night Dress is a simple garment with flutter sleeves and a shirttail hem, adding a bit more flair to a closet basic.
The Simple Slip is a versitile piece that can be worn alone, under summer dresses, layered or even worn to bed! I am really looking forward to making this dress!
Four years ago nido looked like this…
and then this…
At some point we switched thing up to look like this…
And another rearrange took us here…
Now we have a new birthday to celebrate, as well as a new look.
Please join us in celebration of our 4th year! Sunday October 13th from 2:00 – 5:00. There will be fun, treats, prizes and 20% off storewide.
Thank you all for another wonderful year!
Cowls are fantastic for the colder months and they knit up super quick which makes them the perfect gift knitting. YES! We are already thinking about our handmade holiday here at the shop! The Cirrus Cowl from Swans Island Yarns was a pattern that I was drawn to immediately. Paired with the String Theory Caper Sock Yarn, a great squishy fingering weight yarn that is 80% Merino, 10% Nylon, and 10% CASHMERE, the Cirrus Cowl makes for a luxurious accessory that is both functional and fashionable. String Theory yarn has quickly become one of my favorites and I loved the color Shale for this project. There is enough variegation to keep everything interesting, but it is subtle enough that it doesn’t over power the cable pattern of the cowl.
Study Hall Collective is a collaborative workspace for creative types. They occupy a stunning space above nido and also happen to be the go-to if we need anything from printer paper to satin red pigment ink. Yes! Great neighbors indeed.
This weekend they are hosting 6 artists in their Assembly Pop Up. Be sure to stop up on Saturday September 14th from 10:00 – 4:00.
There have been a ton of deliveries at the shop the past couple of weeks. Yarn, fabric, patterns, books, you name it! So many wonderful and exciting things to share. I have to slow down though and tell you about a new pattern that you NEED!
The Staple Dress, by April Rhodes has been THE go to for handmade dresses this summer and we can see why.
I myself have made two of them already, one in cotton and one in rayon. I would definietly size down as the pattern seems to run big. I haven’t snapped any photos of my finished Staple dresses yet but below are a few of my favrorite versions out there.
This is Rae from Made-By-Rae’s version.
Elizabeth from Hamilton Chicklets made hers in a neon doubble guaze print!
April herself made a monifited version with a collar. LOVE it!
Meredith from Olivia Jane Handcrafted made a couple out of chambray with contrast binding.
As you can see, the dress is very versitile and can be made with SO many fabrics to accomodate individual styles. A must have!
I just finished knitting up the Earl Grey mitts from Swans Island. I have been looking at this pattern for a few months off and on as I love the cable pattern on the front of the mittens and the gender-neutral style of them. The Earl Grey mitts are not as long as other patterns, but they are perfect for when you just need to keep your wrists and hands warm from chilly air-conditioned work places. I hadn’t worked with Swans Island Fingering weight before, but I have had my eye on the green-grey Reindeer Moss color that came in a few months ago. I may have a minor color obsession. The mittens are knit using US size 4 needles and pattern worked up surprisingly quickly. The cable pattern was easy to memorize and the ribbing along the back helps keep them snug against the hand. The String Theory Caper sock yarn would also be a great choice for these mitts and the cashmere in the yarn would give them a little bit of added luxury.