Saturday, November 22, 2014

Jana's Baby Sweater

Jana made this adorable baby sweater for her grandson using Cascade Ultra Pima Cotton. The pattern is a single sheet pattern we have in the store, Dreambaby DK 1654 Baby Sweaters. Super cute, Jana!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Fantastic Frolicking Feet

Frolicking Feet arrived this week! The colorways are spectacular! We have the regular sock weight version as well as DK weight. We've also added Frolicking Feet Transitions, which does exactly that...transitions from one color to another throughout the ball. (The packaging is also terrific: a plastic tub with a hole for the end of the yarn to go through! Super cute AND practical!) Something that is good to know about Frolicking Feet: it is dyed in palindrome, which means the colorway ends with the same color it started with. This makes a more predictable "pooling" pattern, which is especially great for weavers and can be a blast for knitters and crocheters, as well. 

Frolicking Feet: 100% Domestic Superwash Merino, approx 480 yds, retails for $22.50
Frolicking Feet DK: 100% Superwash Merino, approx 350 yds, retails for $22.50
Frolicking Feet Transitions: 100% Domestic Superwash Merino, approx 480 yds, retails for $30

A note on blocking: The manufacturer suggests using vinegar and cold water before blocking and using an iron with no steam. 

Dreambaby, Dream

Patricia made this adorable baby blanket using Dreambaby DK. Lots of time and love went into this project. Great work, Patricia!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Snow Day!

The shop will be closed this afternoon. Stay warm and safe and enjoy your afternoon of stitching!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

A Heritage of Warm Feet!

I'm loving this colorway of Cascade Heritage Paints sock yarn! Usually, I make something small and simple for teacher gifts, but this year, I wanted to make something special for a wonderful Kindergarten teacher who has been a gift to both of my children. I love this color because it is bright and cheerful, much like the sweet woman who will receive these socks. Who on your holiday shopping list deserves a bit more than "the usual"? There a several great colorways of Heritage Paints to choose from. Each hank has 437 yards of 75% Superwash merino wool/ 25% nylon sock yarn and retails for $19. Stop by today to choose the best color for yourself...or for a sweet someone who deserves a little extra pampering! 


Little Turkeys

Noah and Elijah stopped by today. They showed the morning Project Help class
the turkey hats their mother designed and made for them. Super cute, Kathy!


Sunday, November 9, 2014

November 2014

What's better on a cold night than 3 crockpots full of soup, hot casseroles, dips, desserts, and warm friendships? Not much and especially when you throw yarn in the mix.......  A great night was had by all and the time just flew.

It's always a hard decision but the top 3 winners were:
Bonnie won first place for her delicious Spice Cake. Bonnie is becoming well known around here for her culinary skills. She treats us often with food on Wednesdays and you can be sure that we aren't complaining.

Nikki received second place for her  S'Mores Cookies, that were eaten in a flash. 

Beverly's White Chicken Chili garnered third place. The chili was perfect a "chilly" night. 

Paula's daughter is going to be well-dressed in this cardigan! Pattern is Tiny Leaves Cardigan and the yarn is Berroco Vintage DK. 

Dianne loves working with Cascade's Sunseeker yarn and made these adorable hats. The one on the left is pattern, Scrappy Ski Hat, and the one on the right is, Corkscrew Hat.

April designed this beautiful crocheted wrap. The wrap is on display at the store and patterns are available for purchase. Also, April will be teaching this class in January so be looking for more info......

If you recall, Denise has knitted a couple of hats like this and family members keep claiming them. So...what's a girl to do, but knit another one. Pattern is, Cranberry Sauce, and the yarn is Malabrigo Mecha in English Rose.

Love this beautiful sweater that Tracie knitted out of Malabrigo Arroyo using the pattern, Pikoe. Didn't she do a great job on the fit? Love it, Tracie!

Judy's family loves her knitted hats so she has been diligently working to make sure they'll be well-supplied this winter. The pink hat on the left is the Rikke Hat pattern and MadTosh DK yarn. The hat on the right is pattern, Flora's Cap, knitted out of Blue Sky Alpaca Silk yarn. 

Carol's market bag is so pretty and colorful! The pattern is my Beginner Market Bag, and the yarn is Plymouth's Kudo. 

Carol has also been knitting golf club covers for gifts. The pattern is one of Debbie's (available in the store) and the yarn is Fantasy Naturale. 

Shirley knitted Plymouth's 8-hour Baby Blanket, Seed Stitch Squares, and used the yarn, Vintage. She did mention that it actually took less than 8 hours to knit. 

Shirley knitted this cute little boy's sweater for her grandson. Pattern is from Knitting Pure and Simple, pattern #982.

Denice knitted the kimono sweater out of Filatura di Crosa (a now discontinued yarn). Looks great, Denice! this mitered scarf that Pat created using Koigu yarn. 

Pat has been extremely busy knitting charity scarves to be donated to a charity for the homeless. Pat is donating all scarves in honor of her late stepson, Jeff, who had a passion for working with and supporting this charity.