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A Visit to the UKJune 29, 2016

It will not surprise you to know that I took several knitting projects with me on my trip to the UK, and in the grand tradition of internet knitters I took photos of the socks I carried around throughout the trip in various locations. Please join me on a little tour of my vacation!

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Yowza Gauge ChallengeJune 08, 2016

We've had a few patterns published using our yarn where the yardage required is close enough to the yardage in our skeins that gauge really can make the difference between whether or not the project can be completed as written. We all know gauge varies from knitter to knitter, but how much can it really vary? Quite a lot, as it turns out! Inspired by the test described in this blog post, the knitters at the Miss Babs studio decided to conduct our own test. Babs, Jen, Veronica, Carmen, Helen, and Ivy each knit a swatch using the same skein...

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This Week in the Studio - 5.23.2016May 22, 2016

It's been two weeks since Maryland Sheep & Wool, and we have all started getting caught up on our rest. Now we are in that magical last month before vacation. 

Flowers

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New Samples for MDSW 2016April 25, 2016

We have a few new samples to share for Maryland Sheep & Wool 2016, coming up in just one week. We've created some big colorful shawls to showcase gradients and other exciting color combinations. And in no particular order, here are the new samples! Buccaneer in Gemstones Gradient Set and Slate Yummy 2-Ply Torquata in Torquata Gradient Set and Oyster Yummy 2-Ply The Doodler in Ginkgo, Topaz, and Violaceous Keira The Peephole Stole in Carmen Gradient Set Vacillate in Andromeda Gradient Set and Obsidian Yummy 2-Ply 3 Color Cashmere Shawl in Slate, Obsidian, and Saffron Caroline

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This Week in the Studio - 4.25.16April 25, 2016

Maryland Sheep & Wool is right around the corner! We are down to the making sure we have those colors we haven't gotten to yet, some new colors, and the 2016 Maryland Colorway that hasn't quite made it out of my brain and onto yarn. 

Read on to see what else is happening in the studio this week.

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This Week in the Studio - 4.14.2016April 13, 2016

This morning I woke early. I often don't get right up in the morning and let ideas and thoughts and colors meander through my mind. I thought it might be good to let you know what we are up to in the studio right now. We are in preparation mode for Maryland Sheep and Wool.  We have been preparing for a while. We have yarn dyed and skeined and labeled and boxed, waiting to go to the show, but we have much to do yet. After filling many orders in the last couple of weeks for the beautiful projects that Melanie Berg and...

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On our Needles March 2016February 02, 2016

Spring is here! The light is coming back and we are finding new projects to work on. Many of us are knitting along with our Ravelry group with projects in Caroline (and yes, there's still time to join the KAL!). Here's what we're up to: Babs is making Joji Locatelli's 3 Color Cashmere Shawl in Caroline - Slate, Obsidian, and Saffron. It's almost time to add in the third color. She's also working on Southern Spirit in Katahdin, adding spectacular bright colors to the zigzags of this simple wrap. The variegated is Fixation, a Wild Iris, and the orange is...

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What's New - Babette vs. Wild IrisJanuary 13, 2016

We don't talk a lot about exactly how the dye magic happens here at Miss Babs (hey, we have to have some secrets!) but today we're going to go into a little bit of a deeper explanation to introduce a new category you'll see on the website and on skeins of yarn: Wild Irises.

Yarn with label stickers

Read on to see what our new label stickers signify...

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Meet CarolineJanuary 12, 2016

Fresh for spring is our newest yarn, a merino-cashmere-nylon blend that's perfect for sweet and soft accessories! We're delighted to introduce Caroline!

Caroline circle

Read on for more about our newest yarn and pattern inspiration...

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New Samples for Stitches West 2016January 27, 2016

It's a new year and we have new project ideas to share! Our amazing team of sample knitters has helped us create beautiful new garments that we'll be delighted to show off for the first time at Stitches West (February 18-21 in Santa Clara, CA). Jujuy One of two new Joji Locatelli shawls that we are bringing to our first show of 2016. Jujuy is that wonderful crescent shape created with subtle textures that offers a canvas for you to play with colors. We've chosen three unique neutrals, but you could go for brights, jewels, pastels, gradient, tonal, you name...

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