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

Monday, October 13, 2014

Proximity Alert!

Sign-ups for Episode 6:  And So It Begins, of the Mean Girls Yarn Club will close October 14, 2014 at 12 noon.  There are still a couple of spots available, but there's only 24 hours in which to nab yours!  

Get them while you still can!  

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Pumped Up

 Killer Fashion Sense

Hedra Carlson was just looking for a place to call home.  Luckily she found Allie, a Single White Female, seeking to share her Manhattan apartment with same. Once "Hedy" moves in the fun really starts.  To get on Allie's good side, she brings home a puppy which she later "allows" to die when she and Allie have a falling out cuz Hedy's got some major identity issues.  Hedy goes on a rampage, raging and killing willy nilly, the most memorable of these is when she kills Allie's boyfriend with the heel of her stiletto.  Classy!

August's installment included a 4 oz./280 yd. skein of DBS Dirty Blonde Superwash DK in the "Killer Fashion Sense" colorway, a homemade cafe-mocha nom, an adorable smoky topaz stitch marker from Toluca Knit Jewelry. 

The colorway was inspired by Allie's 90s era New York City business-savvy wardrobe of neutral tones, which Hedra so desperately tried to emulate.  However, when the brown, grays and tan mixed together in the skein, it looks more like metals than tweed and linen, which makes this particular Mean Girl very happy.  I love me some bronze, pewter & gold.  
Also included in the installment is an exclusive original pattern from Ars Velleris Designs.

Stiletto is an easy slipped stitch sock pattern which beautifully shows off this glorious heavier-weight yarn.  Elizabeth "Zardra" Borchardt is a new and promising designer, and a fellow Mean Girl, and has outdone herself with this gorgeous design!

Additional Pattern Recommendations

Lattice Boot Topper/Leg Warmers by Tonya Rowe
Arrowhead Lace Cowl II by Gretchen Tracy
Frilled Sweater Dress by Janette Jeffares
Milk and Honey Shawl by Pam Jemelian
Staggered by Wooly Wormhead
Edina by Claire Devine
Neried by Nicole Feller-Johnson
Crocodile Clutch by Nichole Dalton