Hi There, this is Maria with just a quick post to show off and brag on some of the fellow fiber artisans I work with here at Alpaca Direct.
First is Kjirsten from our Customer Service Department in a beautiful sweater she knit with her own hand spun yarn! The photo doesn't do it justice. This woman has some serious talent.
The next three photos are projects knitted by our very own Kelley Hobart, owner of Alpaca Direct. Kelley is an avid knitter, completing projects big and small faster than I can cast on. I am serious. Not only is she fast, her work is lovely. It rivals, even surpasses the skill of many seasoned knitters I've known.
I am blessed to work with talented, funny, and smart people who enjoy needle crafts as much as I do. Stay tuned for more peeks at what our team is making!
Sometimes you just need an easy project to work on, and Kelley's new free pattern, the Simple Ribbed Hat, is the perfect cast-on for times like these.
We debuted this pattern on a recent Technique Tuesday on Facebook Live, and Kelley used it to demonstrated how to fix a few common mistakes knitters make all the time (even a pro-level knitter like Kelley!).
You'll learn how to fix dropped stitches, turn purls into knits, and fix incorrectly oriented stitches.
Have you heard of Izzy Dolls? They're darling little toys that are included in aid packages, and are sometimes a child's first toy. Designer Esther Braithwaite has developed many patterns for Izzy Dolls, sometimes called Comfort Dolls, and they're available free in her Ravelry store.
Kelley fell in love with them and decided to feature Izzy Dolls on her weekly Facebook Live broadcast, Technique Tuesday.