Thursday, December 5, 2013
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Okay….next to snakes…I rank my dislike of going to the dentist right up there…..however, the visits are made a little sweeter when your dentist knits! Dr. Teresa Davis showed me her latest knitted project - a seed stitch slouchy beanie. Yeah, it's done in Crimson Red but I did notice she is wearing orange! lol
The pattern is out of the book, Celebrity Slouchy Beanies, and the yarn used is Cascade's Greenland. Now…if I can just figure out how to answer her knitting questions while my mouth is immobilized….
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Personally, I'm not fond of snakes. Shopsmanservant is, and can not understand my aversion to them. However, I may be able to make an exemption when they're so darn cute as this little fellow:
Phyllis knitted this snake out of Cascade's Eco Duo and used the pattern, Striped Stockinette Snake. Hhhmmm…..I don't know, even Phyllis stated in her e-mail, "Finished he is 68 inches long and looks kind of creepy real."
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Seems like lots of knitters have asked us about boot cuffs this gift-giving season. As a result, Margaret has come up with her own simple boot cuff pattern. This is a fairly quick knit, perfect for last-minute gifts. Cascade 128 comes in an array of colors, so you should be able to find a good match for that special person on your list.
Another fun gift idea is a wine stopper. Handcrafted by a local artisan, these wine-stoppers are the perfect gift for the wine-lovers on your gift-giving list! (You may even need to treat yourself to one!) The colors are mesmerizing, ranging from deep purple to metallic, with lots of designs, as well. Each wine stopper opens up to reveal a hidden corkscrew and retails for $29.95.
Still can't find what you're looking for? We have gift-certificates available for the knitters and crocheters in your life! Be sure to put one of our gift certificates on your holiday wish list, as well!
Happy knitting and crocheting!
Sunday, November 10, 2013
I can't believe last night was the November Knit-In. This past year has flown!
Dianne won first place for her Cheesy Potato Soup dish.
Jennifer made delicious Pull-Apart Rolls that received second place.
Denise won third place for her meatballs. She is also modeling her Basalt scarf that is knitted with 3 different colors of Arroyo. (picture below also)
Talk about a labor of love - knitting a black hat! Denise knitted this hat for her dad using Malabrigo Rios.
Denise knitted the pattern, Lacy Backtus, and used Pashmina Duchess.
Kristin knitted this little boy's sweater for her grandson using Cascade Cashvero yarn. We were hoping her grandson would model it last night (he was adorable) but he was a little camera shy.
Lynda crocheted this cowl out of Lang Denim Cotton Recycled and used a personal pattern.
Love this crocheted shawl using Madelinetosh Pashmina and the pattern, In to the Williamette.
Pictured above and below, Merrill models her shawlette that is knitted using Madeline Tosh Pashmina and the pattern, Quaker Ridge Shawlette. If you look closely, you can see the 400+ bead trim at the edge of the shawl. Beautiful!
Merrill also knitted my pattern, Triple-C Wristwarmers, using Cascade Greenland yarn.
Love Cindy's vest that has crochet and knitting combined. The pattern is Racy Vest, and the yarn is Cotton Supreme Batik.
I can't remember the names of the yarn shown in the above and below pictures (they have been discontinued), but I do love how they look! Good job!
Danielle took the Beginner Hat class and knitted this hat our of Cascade 220 Superwash. Great job!!
This is one cool blanket! It also feels super! The yarn is Cotton Supreme and the pattern is Mitered Squares Throw out of the book, Precious Knit Blankies for Baby.
Tina knitted this cowl out of Malabrigo Rasta. There are some lucky recipients on her Christmas list!
Tina also knitted these Triple C Wristwarmers using Cascade Greenland Yarn.
Tina looks so lovely in this Broke Rib Infinity Cowl. Knitted out of Vintage Chunky.
A lot of fun was had by all in attendance!!