Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Really Really Last Minute Knitting...

Every year I say to myself, "Oh there's plenty of time". I'm coming to realize- there's no time!!! You can whip up as many projects on size 15 needles, but there's always someone you want to knit for last minute, or a cousin that's going to make this year to dinner this year and therefore you need something you can knit in an hour or so! Yikes, well I have some ideas for you.... One of the gals here, found a fabulous pattern which happens to be a freebie on Ravelry called Marian designed by Jane Richmond, who by the way has a ton of really great designs...

... It calls for 2 skeins of super bulky, we've been using 2 skeins of Blue Sky bulky of course, and size 19 needles. I knit 2 of them for Scarlett's teachers and they took me an hour each, now that's what I'm talking about!!

Knitty just issued their latest collection of patterns, and being that Spud and Chloe just sent us their new colors of outer, we're loving the Shroom hat which calls for 2 skeins. Super quick and this yarn is amazing!!

Speaking of new colors from Spud and Chloe, they're all here, for Outer, Sweater, and Fine, along with their new patterns which are all fantastic. The new Cotton Multi from Blue Sky is amazing!!! I can't wait to work with this yarn- hmmm, maybe I'll crochet with it....

One more quickie that I love is Lisa's Beret from Through the Loops. Last week Ko dropped by with a some of her patterns, all of which I love and can't wait to knit... The Lorna's Bulky that I showed you last week would be perfect for this beret, one skein.

I've been getting a lot of phone calls regarding my holiday store hours, Wednesday 10:30-6, Thursday (Christmas Eve) 10:30-4
Friday (Christmas) closed
Saturday 26th 11-5
Sunday 27th 12-4. The week following will stay the same except for
Thursday 31st 10:3
Friday 1st- closed...
Saturday we resume normal business hours. Happy Holidays everybody!!!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Around the corner...

With the holidays right around corner, we're all getting a little crazed with the last minute hustling and bustling. There are some really gorgeous yarns coming through the door, as well as some other goodies that I've been making...

What sock knitter wouldn't love a skein of delicious Madeline Tosh? We just received another shipment from her this week, and there's something really special about this yarn. The way it feels in your hands, instantly inspires you to get it wound and on your needles right away. I'm thinking maybe a pair of Through the Loop's Katinkas for each of my cousins...

Perhaps you want something quick to knit, the Lorna's Laces Shepherd Bulky and Worsted that we got in this week, is amazing!!! With their new colors and lots of fabulous solids, you know I have these 2 colors balled and ready for me knit (or crochet-shhh) tonight... My next pattern is in the works!!!

I've also been working really hard to produce as many yarn bowls and bells as I possibly can, keeping them around is another story. They make such great gifts for the knitter you know, there's another batch in the kiln as we speak, check them out! If you're interested in buying one, stop over or drop me an email, I've been shipping them around the country, and they're going really fast!!

Happy knitting, and make sure to stop in for some last minute knitted gift ideas!!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

6th Street Scarf...

The 6th Street Scarf is lightweight, yet warm, and looks fabulous with whatever you have on... The pattern can be found here...

Skill level: Easy
Finished Measurements:
Approximately 9” wide by 90” long
16sts = 4” in stockinette
Fibre Company Organik- 4 skeins
US 9/5.5mm, 24” circular needles to obtain gauge