I am constantly working on store samples so I know how the yarns I recommend and sell will work in a project. It is very important to us to have what I call "inventory integrity." In other words, what we carry to sell is what we would buy ourselves.
I decided that I needed to take a break from work knitting and make something for myself. Laura Nelkin's latest mystery knitalong project, the Circo Cowl, is launching September 15. I was very excited because the yarn she suggests is one McKnittey carries, KnitCircus Greatest of Ease. I love orange so was super excited to be able to use Ice Pop. It reminds me of Jolly Ranchers. I will also use size 8 Miyuki glass seed beads in silver-lined yellow AB.
I invite you to join me in this new adventure. You can purchase the pattern on Ravelry. There is a Nelkin's Designs forum on Ravelry where you can post pictures, get advice, and chat about techniques. The moderators are so nice and very knowledgeable.