Thursday, October 16, 2014

Michelle's Crochet Sweater

Michelle has been crocheting several projects for her very lucky daughters. Here is her latest. The pattern is from Amazing Crochet by Doris Chan. She altered it a bit by using Mecha with Felicity (railroad novelty yarn). She credits Shirley with giving her the idea. Her note reads, "I fell in love with the ribbon yarn but didn't know how to incorporate it into my project. Shirley suggested the secondary yarn, which truly made a simple pattern spectacular. My daughter loved it! Thanks so much!" Great teamwork, ladies! It turned into a wonderful finished project! --Cambra


Catori Bags

Because they were so popular, we decided to restock on Catori bags! We have four styles in three colors. Prices range from $30 to $43. Stop in soon for the best selection!


Malabrigo Book 6

Book 6 is here! If you love Malabrigo, you will love this book. It has everything from solids to color work, mittens to sweaters. My personal favorite is Majuga, a sweater that does an amazing job of showing off the variegation of Arcos Iris. Stop by today to pick up your inspiration...er, copy of Malabrigo Book 6! Retails for $19.90. 
Cambra



Schacht Loom and Supplies

If bigger is better, then we're headed the right direction with this 30" Schacht Flip Loom! We have accessories, books, DVDs, yarn...everything you need to start weaving right away! Stop by today to start your new adventure in weaving! 


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

October 2014 Knit-In

We had a lot of delicious food at the Knit-In and as usual, even though I have a little bite of several dishes, I eat way too much. Also, every month I say that I will not eat so much at the next Knit-In.......

Denise won first place for her Salted Caramel Apple Cake. 

Laura won second for her Cucumber Salad.

Karen won third for her Macadamia Nut Dip. 

Show 'N Tell is always entertaining:
Carol has been super busy knitting scarves and shawls. The far left shawl on her arm is knitted out of Mille Colori yarn on size 17 needles. She casted on 3 stitches and increased at the beginning and end of each row. For the other scarves, she used the Spiral Staircase Wrap pattern and added her own variations. On some of the scarves, she did yarn overs on the decrease rows. It gave a nice eyelet design to it!

Okay.....Nikki must REALLY like her friend, Kristina. She knitted this Game of Thrones pillow (that she designed!) for Kristina's baby. Above is one side and below is the opposite side. Now that's a lot of knitting! Luckily, Kristina is also a knitter so she'll really appreciate the time and effort that went into this gift. The pillow is knitted out of Berroco Vintage yarn. 



Diann knitted this Guys Guernsey Afghan out of Encore for a friend battling cancer. What a lovely gift.

Wow...this shawl is gorgeous! I wish the the crystal beads showed more in the pic. It's absolutely stunning. The pattern is Garden Gate Shawl and is knitted out of Madelinetosh Merino Light yarn. 

Beth knitted the hat on the left out of Cascade 128 Superwash and the pattern, Cool Wool.  The hat on the right is knitted out of Baby Alpaca Grande Tweed and the pattern, Augustyn Hat.

Carol is one of my Tuesday evening regulars and such a delight to be around. She's been busy making ear warmers for Christmas gifts. I couldn't find the slip with the information on this project, so I'm not sure of the pattern or yarn that was used.
This sweater is just so adorable! She knitted it out of Bamboo Pop yarn and she had the buttons in her collection. I love how the yellow buttons pop on it! This was Carol's very first sweater and I'm so proud of her!
Judy knitted this pair of socks from the book, Crenellation Pattern from the book, 2-at-a-time, Toe-Up Socks books.

What a cute pattern. If you cinch up the tassels, it gathers the top for a hat. Undo the gathers, you have a cowl! Karen combined Fiesta Boomerang and Kid Silk Eclipse yarns. Looks beautiful!

Denise knitted one of these hats and her mother claimed it. So what's a girl to do? Knit another one! Pattern is Cranberry Sauce and yarn is Malabrigo Mecha. 

Dianne knitted these two hats using the pattern, Zig-Zag Hat and Sunseeker yarn. 

Dianne knitted another hat that also used the Sunseeker yarn and the pattern, Diamond Cap.

Dianne's daughter, April, spun this yarn and Dianne knitted these mittens using the pattern, Cafe Au Lait Mitts. 

It was wonderful having our special guest, Inghild, visiting from Norway. It's always a pleasure visiting with her and watching her fantastic knitting skills!

Thanks to everyone who attended! Only two more Knit-Ins for this year.......

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Alana

Meet Alana, a sweet, soft, tape yarn that would make a lovely accessory. Each hank has 100g/159yds of a 58% viscose, 42% polyester blend and retails for $13. Come in today to meet sweet Alana! 


Note: Color on far right is more grape than blue when viewed in person. 


Venezia Colors Added

Looking for a luxurious gift idea? We have the book, 60 Quick Luxury Knits, which pairs nicely with our new color selection of Venezia Worsted by Cascade. Pamper your friends and family with this delicious blend of 70% merino wool and 30% silk. Each hank is 100g/219 yds, and retails for $17. (Book retails for $17.95...a great deal for sixty fantastic patterns!) Stop by today to pick out your favorite color of Venezia to go with your favorite luxury pattern!