Thursday, September 25, 2014

Colors and Patterns

Need a pop of color in your fall wardrobe? Check out the new colors of KnitCol! We've added these and restocked on your favorites, as well. This yarn has been wildly popular for hats and MGs Puddin' Sweater. What project will you come up with?

And if you need inspiration for a project, take a peek at our new selection of Knitting Pure & Simple patterns! We have everything from animal hats to cardigans. Stop by today to pick out your next project! 

MG's Beginner Fair Isle Headband

The latest of my updated patterns is my headband that I use in my Fair Isle class. Although true Fair Isle is done with smaller needles and yarn, the same knitting techniques/principles apply here. This pattern is also a great introduction to reading charts for Fair Isle.

My old headband was knitted out of Mission Falls yarn, so this time I used Cascade 220 Superwash Aran. The pattern calls for one hank of two different colors. Out of those two hanks, I was able to knit the two pink headbands shown here and Debbie knitted a grey headband.  Now that's a lot of mileage for your money!

The class for this project had a huge waiting list so I scheduled another class which promptly filled. That class is now taking a waiting list and as soon as there are enough on the list, I will schedule a class. If your name is on the waiting list, you will be called and given the option of registering before the class is announced to the public.

Many thanks to Jenny for modeling. She almost looks like a mannequin, her features are so perfect!

The pattern is available in the store or on Ravelry.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Susie's Magnificent Wraps

Susie made these gorgeous wraps from Malabrigo Nube (roving) and silk chiffon. If you would like to purchase one, she is on Facebook at Heartland Weaving. Look for Susie's GYC class on felting sometime this spring! 

Finished wrap. 
Wrap with roving color used. 
Chiffon contrasted with roving. 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

September Knit-In 2014

We had a huge crowd this past Saturday! It was great to see everyone and oh goodness, the food was fantastic!

Jane won first for her delicious Potato/Sausage/Spinach Casserole.

Laura won second place for her Corn Frito Salad.

Janet won third for her Cheese Peppers. 

Thanks to everyone who brought food to enjoy!!

It's always fun to see everyone's creation during Show 'n Tell:

Shirley created this beautiful Cap Sleeve Sweater out of Vintage Chunky.

Love these colors! Shirley knitted my Puddin' Sweater pattern out of Ultra Pima Cotton. She found the perfect little lady bug buttons to match!

This little dress just makes a person smile! The pattern is Simple Baby Dress, and knitted out of Ultra Pima Cotton. 

Doesn't Tina look so lovely in this picture? What a great job of modeling her L'envelope wrap. The pattern is by Sally Melville and is knitted with Plymouth Encore yarn. 

Another happy Puddin' Sweater! Karen did a fantastic job of knitting this one out of Universal Yarn's Uptown DK.  

Shirley (employee) received a pair of Mukluk slippers from Debbie. She loved them so well that she decided to knit a pair for each grandchild. The slippers are knitted out of Cascade 128 Superwash. Here she shows 3 pairs....3 down...9 to go.......

Judy has a lot of fun researching hat patterns and keeping her family well stocked with warm hats. Here are two that she made recently. The hat on the left is the Rikke Hat pattern and Judy used MadTosh DK yarn for it. The hat on the right is Flora's Cap and the yarn used was Blue Sky Alpaca Silk. 

Jane has been making the Knit-In for the last couple of months and shared this baby blanket she recently knitted. 

Kristin models the vest she knitted using the pattern, Indigo Cones, and Cotton Supreme Yarn. Beautiful work!

Denise has been very busy with her knitting and had several finished projects to share. Above she models the pattern by Beverly called, Positive Slope. Denise used two different colors of Malabrigo Lace yarn.

This cowl is so cute. The pattern is Bandana Cowl and yarn is Noro Furisode.

Unfortunately, all the beautiful details in this shawl are not showing in the picture. Denise did a wonderful job of knitting. She used the pattern, Squared Violets, and the yarn is Madeline Tosh Light.

Wow and wow.....that's a lot of work! Denise knitted this pattern based on the Ron Weasley Blanket pattern. She used various skeins of Malabrigo, Madelinetosh, Rios, Pashmina, and maybe a few others. 

Beverly knitted this sweater out of Heritage Silk. The pattern is Elfie.

What an adorable sweater that Bethany knitted out of Vintage DK! The pattern is Diggory Sweater.

Bethany also made a hat and mittens that will fit her son, Joseph, in the future. The pattern is Able Cable for the hat, and Kid's Mittens for the mittens. Both are knitted out of Jojoland Baritone.

Another beautiful shawl that the picture doesn't do justice. Lil did amazing work! The pattern is Bridgewater, and the yarn is Juniper Moon Farm Findley.

Love this sweater that Cathy knitted out of Vintage yarn. The pattern is from the book, Essentially Feminine Knits and is the Lily pattern.

Kathy K. designed this headband and attached her mother's brooch to it.

Kathy also knitted this lovely cowl out of Beaded Silk Jewel yarn.

Diann knitted a pair of socks out of Cascade Heritage Paints yarn and used the pattern, Rosebud Socks.

Diann knitted this precious boy's vest using the pattern, Zigvest, and Uptown DK yarn. 

Diann loved Martha's shawl that she has on display here so naturally she knitted one also! The pattern is Katy Jubilee. 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

September Knit-In

We are currently having a trunk show that is running now through the Knit-In, this Saturday, September 13, 2014. 

Three yarn companies are being represented - Feza, Universal, and Crystal Palace.

Among the many garments on display, I think this one is my favorite that is knitted out of Universal Yarn's Bamboo Pop. Just adorable.....

Shirley's favorite was the vest using Feza Yarn's Tokyo. We loved how it draped on her.  

Come see these and many more!

Remember the Knit-In is from 4-8pm this Saturday. Bring food to share and get ready for fun. Also, if you've made a garment using Gourmet Yarn, we'd love for you to show it during our Show 'n Tell!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Variable Reed Dent

Yes, we love our non-knitters, too! A new variable dent reed has arrived! Includes four each of 5-dent and 8-dent, three each of 10-dent and 12-dent. Retails for $75. Stop by and see what other weaving goodies we've restocked, as well! 

Zauberball DK

Zauberball Starke 6 is our latest yarn arrival! All the fun of Zauberball in a bigger ball! Currently, we have four colors available. Come by to see what you think!  

Composed of 75% wool, 25% nylon, 150g/437yds, retails for $33. 

Puddin' Sweater, anyone? Maybe heavy winter socks? Can't wait to see the projects you'll make with this fun yarn!