Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
And here's something I've made with it...
Monday, January 29, 2007
My handsome 2nd son B. He is always up for a camera shoot. Don't you just love his green rubberbands?
Once everyone saw the hat, we had other models anxiously awaiting their photo shoot.
Just a great cross reference of who this hat would look great on. It would match nicely with Yorick. Teresa made Yorick for her daughter who's received lots of compliments.
Paula will be teaching a Fair Isle class in February where you could choose to make the scarey skull cap.
Friday, January 26, 2007
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
First up Tofutsies This new sock yarn is from South West Trading Company. There are 15 new colors, all better than the last. One of the most unusual features of the yarn is it contains Chitin (made from Crab and Shrimp Shells). This substance has natural antibacterial properties. So if you've got spouse with "Stinky" feet, Tofutsies may help.
Second up Boku by Plymouth Yarn. This loosely spun yarn is very similar to Noro Kureyon/Silk Garden. 95% wool 5% Silk
Hand wash, dry flat
Or felt it!
50 grams - 99 yards.
4 stitches per inch on size 7 needles.
8 delicious colors. I'm already eyeing one color which has green, blue and brown to do Klaraluund. Wonder Woman's & Lifelong Knitters versions can be seen if you click on the link. I'm concerned about the stripes further enhancing my girls, but am determined to start knitting more items for myself. Saundra finished one last year, and it looks fabulous on her.
Come on in, and fondle the new yarns. Late Night every Wednesday night 6-8pm. Open knitting or crochet anytime the shop is open.
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
One of the products I'm most excited about is Skacel Lace Addi Turbos. You read that right. The folks at Skacel have taken our advice serious and will be manufacturing an Addi Turbo with the most delicious points on them. Knit3tog will be a breeze. I believe they should be shipping in March of April. Whenever it is, we will definitely be bringing them to Knitique.
Fibers galore! All kinds of new fibers, pajama yarn from Knit One Crochet Two that is machine washable and dryable. Perfect for the new baby coming into your life, as well as for the oversized comfortable sweater. Crystal Palace has such luscious offerings as Panda Cotton & Bamboozle. Wool, cotton, bamboo, corn, camel, handdyed, space dyed, machine dyed, dye your own......
New patterns from our favorite lines
Perfect for that special someone in your life that loves to play with dollies. These patterns are gauged just right for an 18 inch doll.
Knitting Pure & Simple, Dovetail, Mari, Keep it Simple & many many more.
It's going to be quite a Spring!!!
Monday, January 15, 2007
Knitique's New Class schedule is at the shop and classes are filling up fast. Some are already filled. I wanted to highlight a couple of awesome classes, where you will learn lots of skills which will improve your all around knitting skills.
The Einstein Jacket has been a very popular class. This jacket is designed by Sally Melville . One of the things I love about this jacket is the style of the jacket looks good on EVERY BODY TYPE. The only skills you need are cast on and knit. One of the cool techniques you will learn is a provisional cast on. This Class in on Saturday afternoon's January 27, February 10 & 24, March 10 1-3pm. This jacket can be made in a Child's size thru Adult XXXL.
Triangular Building Blocks Shawl
This is a great class to learn building blocks of color. Any self striping yarn will work well in this. Merino Stripes , Noro and Nashua Wooly Stripes. The small size took 8 Noro Silk Gardens. Beth said when she does it again, she will do the large size which should use 11 Silk Gardens or about 1300 yds. Beth will be teaching this class Saturday, February 3 and February 17, 2007 10:30am - 12:30am.
Mitered Felted Bag
Mitered Square Felted Bag is another great Felted Bag Class, you can use nearly solid yarns like Malabrigo, Manos del Uruguay or to really show off the pattern you can use self striping yarns like Noro's Silk Garden, Crystal Palace's Taos. Beth will be teaching this 2 part class on Saturday, February 24 and March 3, 2007 10:30am-12:30pm.
Thursday, January 11, 2007
I'm planning on taking a class from Nicky Epstein, and Annie Modesitt , plus numerous other classes. Market opens Saturday morning. I'm sneaking in my camera, where I hope to take some great pictures to show you what's new in the yarn business. I've already received some tantalizing postcards from many of the suppliers. What I'm most excited about is finding small Indie companies where I can support women, and local people. Keep your eyes peeled for future news.
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
Thanks to all who graced our doorsteps, in the wee hours of the morning. We appreciate everyone's support, but most importantly we appreciate your friendships.