Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
40% Merino, 28% Viscose, 10 Cashmere, 7% Angora, 15% Nylon
Handling: handwash cold, dry flat
Colorways 29: Check them out HERE
Gauge :5 sts/ inch on #7 needles
Put up :ball
Skein Weight :50 grams
Skein Yardage :150
Duchess is the bulkier version of our cashmere blend yarn. It can be used on its own or paired with its partner, Princess. Use for layering, combining, or by itself. The beautiful range of colors, not to mention the great hand in this cashmere blend makes it a yarn that you're going to love.
40% Merino, 28% Viscose, 10% Cashmere, 7% Angora, 15% Nylon
Handling :handwash cold, dry flat
Colorways: 29 Check the out HERE
Gauge :3½ sts/inch on #10½ needles
Put up :ball
Skein Weight :50 grams
Skein Yardage :75
We even found a few sweaters to do out of Duchess. Check out this one and that one. I'll be making the latter. Since it's a bulkier yarn, I don't want too much stitch pattern to detract from my curves.
So in honor of the movie "Pay it Forward" I'm doing just that. Order a full bag of Princess or Duchess and get either for $88.00/bag which is equivalent to $8.80/skein. I will be placing the order with Classic Elite on Friday so be sure to come in, or call in to order your bags today. Don't live in our local area? Don't worry, you can order the sale yarn too, and I'll ship it to you for only $5.00/bag. Order more and we'll combine shipping. Give us a call at 916 947 1463. Our store hours are Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday 1030-6, Wednesday 1030-8 and Sunday 12-4. Classic Elite says stock is limited to what's onhand, so I want to strike while the iron is hot, or the shelves are full of yarn.
Now for the small print: All orders must be paid in full at time of ordering, All special orders are Final Sale, and no additional discounts or signature on the Insatiable Knitter's Card will be given on these yarns.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Next on the line up, we've got some GORGEOUS finished objects. Jeannie has been very prolific making baby hats for her sister's new granddaughter, or great granddaughter, I'm not sure which it is.
All three of these hats were created mostly with a new yarn in our shop. To say it's a popular yarn is an understatement. What's lovely about Berroco Comfort, is it's made out of synthetic fibers (I can't believe I'm say it's lovely. You all know I'm a natural fiber girl) but it's a super soft acrylic -nylon blend, which gets even more soft when you wash it. It has No wool in it, which makes it perfect for those who have skin allergies, or for a gift for someone you aren't sure of. To top it all off, it's machine washable and dryable. I've got another shipment of it coming in Tuesday. Apparently, it's been so successful that Berroco is having a hard time keeping it in stock. They are expecting a major refill of colors mid December, but we are bringing in all that they have in the meantime.
The top hat is based on Ann Norling's Fruit and Veggie hat. I love the attention to detail that Jeannie has. The i-cord worm looks perfect with his glass bead. What boy wouldn't like a worm attached to his hat?
The second and third hats are adorable adjustable hats.
In our All Skills class, every Wednesday from 12-2 Jeannie has been learning to wrestle her crochet skills into shape and has started to create the beautiful flowers that adorn these hats. It's amazing how a little accessories can stretch a long way.
Did you know that Knitique is a full service shop. What does that mean for you? Don't want to knit, or don't have time, we've got a lovely group of women who knit for hire. Do you like knitting, but hate to sew everything together? We've got someone who would love to do that for you. Need your projects blocked? We've got two people on our team who can block like nobodies business. No matter what your needs are we are here to serve you, to make you happy and to have customers and friends for life.
Our resident, super-fast, super-talented knit4hire extraordinaire, Annette whipped this Christmas Stocking out for a customer, for her last grandchild, Chris. Again, this is made out of Berroco Comfort.
And remember Sue, from last week? She not only finished her Sideways Baby Cardigan for a beautiful baby (ok, she still has cute blue truck buttons to sew on) she finished those ginormous socks for her nephew, Big Foot. The Blue Baby Cardigan was out of a lovely self striping sock yarn we regularly carry at the shop. At the moment, the name escapes me but, I'll fill in the details when I get to the shop.
As a comparison, I've place the large socks, next to my not-so-delicate size 7 sock. Not much of a difference, eh. See what I mean when I said it was a labor of love? The large manly socks were made of of Opals Harry Potter, Half Blood Prince Collection, Hedwig Colorway. You've got to come in to see how BEAUTIFUL, this self-patterning yarn is.
and last but not least Knitting Daily has finally come to Sacramento. Check out Lisette's blog for all the details. Make sure to look around and explore her blog, she's got lots of good tidbits of information, and of course I love that she loves all things British, and French.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
First up, a beautiful, simple yet classic design that would be perfect for either a man or a woman. It's up to you to choose the yarn that will make this scarf either dressy or a nice comfortable scarf for those who live in the cool weather, or those of us in California who get to travel to the cool weather. Make it out of Rayon, or cotton and you'll have a scarf year round for the balmy weather folks.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Thursday, November 06, 2008
Both hats are done out of a thick bulky weight yarn on size 13 needles. The top is Twinkle Soft Chunky, a lovely bulky weight, super soft, great colored yarn. We will be using this yarn for one of our upcoming FREE thanksgiving classes. I'll post more about this project next week. The bottom one is a lovely hand painted. We've got about a half dozen colors of this soft hand-dyed yarn on the back wall.
Next up, Marilyn, or as we call her Marilyn Marilyn, you know because we have Triplet Marilyn, finished this beautiful Modular Square Vest out of Jarbo Garn Duo. It's a lovely striping 100% Acrylic, Machine Washable, Super soft yarn. Better yet there are 343 yards on one skein and 3.5 sts on a 10.5 needle. We've had quite a few people buy this yarn for all types of projects. Scarves, hats, baby sweaters, men and women's sweaters, jackets and even afghans. We've got more coming again, it's almost sold out twice, but we still have plenty in stock for many different projects.
Sue D, one of my funniest customers, has become a master at knitting 2 socks at the same time, after taking our 2 at a time Sock Class. She finished matching Knee high socks out of the lovely Tofutsies for her nieces, and is making a pair Harry Potter socks for their Dad. I believe the color she used was Hedwig. He has a size 14 shoe, so if that isn't love, I don't know what it is. She's a wiz at turning the heel 2 at a time, which is the hardest part of the whole process. We've got plenty of both yarns in the shop, use them for socks, for scarves or even for the side to side baby sweater that Sara finished last week. Beautiful.