Thursday, April 17, 2014

April Knit-In

I didn't get to attend Knit-In this month, but from the pictures, it looks like everyone has been busy, busy, busy!

Diann started with the 128-11 Top with pattern on round yoke in Schaefer's "Laurel". (I hope I read that correctly, Diann.) Beautiful!


Her next item was the Jake & Lois Baby Blanket in Rowan wool cotton. 


Her last project was the Entrelac Shrug in Universal's Poems. 


Kristin made quite a few projects, as well. 

She made two Honey Cowls in Universal Classic Shades. (Green version not shown.) This is a great picture of you, Kristin! 



She also made two Puddin' Sweaters from Adriafil KnitCol. 




This last one by Kristin is the Aranami Shawl in Indulgence Sock Yarn. (This would look beautiful in Opal Sock Yarn, as well!) Fantastic job on all your projects, Kristin!


I LOVE this picture of Suzanne's Begonia Swirl in MadelineTosh Lace! Great work, Suzanne!


The Jeweled Cowl has been very popular this spring. This project uses Malabrigo Lace. Denise made hers in Majestic Purple, and Laura made hers in Indigo. Beautiful, ladies!


Denise also made this lovely Daybreak shawl in Malabrigo Sock Yarn. 


This sweet project is Anna's Baby Blanket in Encore. Great job, Shirley!


Jen used the Be Loving Pattern in Universal Uptown Worsted for her baby hats. 


Speaking of baby hats, you all were amazing with your donations! Karen J collected 144 hats for the Stillwater Medical Center to donate in memory of her great nephew, Case Walter Hughes. 


Here are the potluck dish winners:

First Place, with Peach Cake...


Second Place, with Guacamole...


Third Place, with Peach Cobbler...


Thank you all for coming to the April Knit-In!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Crocheted Baby Blanket

Want to know one reason why I love crochet? Speed! I started this blanket on Monday and finished late on Wednesday. Of course, it was a repetitive pattern that was easily memorized in a couple of rows, but still.....

I used Universal Yarn's Cotton Supreme Yarn and the pattern out of the book, Circular Baby Blankets. I love how it turned out!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Vintage Chunky Throw

Mary Jane completed this lovely sampler throw from Berroco Vintage Chunky this week. She's already planning to make a second exactly like it! 


Gourmet Yarn Caddies

Does your pet get as much enjoyment out of your knitting time as you do? Might be time to try a yarn caddy! We have one, two, and three hole caddies available. Each has a zipper opening and a sturdy handle. Retail for $18 (1-hole), $19 (2-hole), and $20 (3-hole).


Thursday, April 3, 2014

New from Rowan

Rowan sent ua a few great yarns this week, as well. 

We've added some colors to our Kidsilk Haze and Kidsilk Haze Eclipse collection. We have great colors for spring, for prom accessories, and anything else you can imagine. 
Kidsilk Haze: 70% mohair, 30% silk, 230 yds, retails for $14.95
Kidsilk Haze Eclipse: 66% mohair, 27% silk, 4% polyester, 3% nylon, 219 yds, retails for $15.95


Pure Linen is our next Rowan yarn. Made of 100% linen, 142yds, for size 7 needles. Retails for $12.95. 


Last, we have Silkystones. Silkystones comes in three colorways of a textured toussah silk and linen blend. 109 yds, $12.95. 




Opal

Opal is a delightful new sock yarn with self-patterning colorways. Intended for socks, it would also make fantastic scarves, hats, and more! The Serpentine Scarf Pattern is a good example of what Opal can do outside of the sock world. Composed of 75% wool, 25% polyamide, approx 470 yds, retails for $19.95.


Shocking Schachenmayr

We are loving the new styles and colors of Schachenmayr yarns that came in this week! 

Let's start with Filaria. Eight vibrant colors that are as soft as your favorite tee. This fun-to-touch, bulky yarn knits or crochets up quickly and is lightweight. Made of 65% viscose, 35% polyamid, 48yds. Retails for $9.95. 



Next, we have Regia Fluormania sock yarn. The name says it all! Three fun, fluorescent colorways, perfect for your favorite pre-teen. Consists of 75% wool, 25% polyamid. Approx 460 yds, retails for $16.95. 


(Purple/pink not shown here.)


Another addition to our sock yarn is Regia 4-fadig Color. It comes in three colors, each striped with black. Consists of 75% wool, 25% polyamid, 230 yds, retails for $8.95. 


Missing winter? Lumio is a super bulky acrylic yarn that is REFLECTIVE! A reflective thread is woven into each of the ten colors...perfect for dark winter nights. Machine washable, 82 yds, Retails for $14.99. 



To add a touch of class to your summer knitting, consider Couture. Couture is a fantastic lightweight blend of cotton and polyester with pearl beads woven into the yarn. Size 3-5 needles, 47 yds, retails for $6.95


Last, but not least is Catania Fine. In this lightweight mercerized cotton, we have added a few lighter colors for spring. Perfect for a light, cool summer garment! Approx 181 yds, Size 1-3 needles, retails for $5.49. (Stop by to see our full color selection.)