11.10.02 Progress needs Inspiration...

Here in my part of the world, it has been raining almost non-stop the whole month of September.  We have set all time records for rainfall and we should be set up for moisture for a very long time.  All this gloomy lighting makes for bad progress photos and inspiration wanes.

Thanks goodness Saturday one of my favorite online shops released new patterns and updated some classics.   Churchmouse Yarns and Teas in Bainbridge Island, WA (Seattle area - accessible by ferry) has a beautiful array of knitting and crochet patterns and yarns.  Simple, timeless designs that have been paired with exquisite yarn and color choices that transform ordinary to extraordinary.  The photography and styling are so well done it makes you want to live the life it implies.

To learn more about this lovely shop visit America's Knitting article here.  It's my dream to one day visit this store in person. Until then...won't you join me for an online look at their offerings?

Two pattern collections were updated with new designs and some favorites were revisited with new yarn and color suggestions.  Churchmouse AT HOME is a 8 piece collection of comforting items that invite you curl up with a good book on a rainy day...

Easy Folded Poncho

Churchmouse CLASSIC PATTERNS is a 21 piece collection of stylish and elegant garments, accessories and wraps For men and women, patterns are downloadable separately but in a stroke of pure genius - you can purchase  the entire box set for a mere $79 which includes a lovely binder.  This is on my Christmas list...just hope I can wait that long. (UPDATE - Pam informed me this has been discontinued because the collection is too large - bummer.  She removed the link yesterday)

I am really want to have the Easy Folder Poncho in my wardrobe...with cowl option, of course.  This would be a perfect knitting machine project!

Shoulder Cozy

This Shoulder Cozy in a neutral color looks perfect to take on business trips or have for that chilly office.  I often get caught with not enough to keep me warm (I seem to always under pack)  One of these should stay in my travel bag for emergencies....

Pressed Rib Cap and Muffler

Bias 'Before and After' scarf

The items for men are also wonderful.  My husband immediately place an order with me for this set.  Done in Berroco Ultra Alpaca - there are unlimited color options.
Wee Ones Set

Baby Wrap Sweater
Not to leave out the little ones in your life, they have a collection of baby items.  Too precious for words....each would be a charming and welcome item to any mom.  Churchmouse Wee Ones Patterns

Churchmouse has a elegant line of yarns available for online ordering so you can purchase pattern and the perfect materials alone or in kits all in one place.   Churchmouse Kits  

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Try an free pattern here.

Being a coffee girl myself, I have not tried the teas but would bet they are of the finest quality-   beautifully packaged and seasonal. Churchmouse Teas

The list goes on and on.  There is nothing on their site I would not love to have in my home, closet or give.  Go see for yourself, you won't need a month of rain to fall in love and be inspired....

1 comment:

  1. I just visited Churchmouse for the first time last week when my husband and I were on vacation in Seattle. I loved it! It's a beautiful, open, well-lit space, the employees were helpful and knowledgeable but not pushy, and there were samples everywhere. Pretty much my dream shop.