Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Knitted By - Charlene Curry
Yarn Used - Theodora's Foliage by Theodora's Pearls, a gorgeous 100% bamboo fingering weight yarn, held doubled.
Mods Used - Charlene cleverly added beads. I think you'll agree it was the right choice
Tell Us About This - Here's a copy of Charlene's email, so you can get it in her own words -
Back in August, I was in your shop looking for just the perfect yarn to make a cowl for my Secret Knitting Santa and Mary was so helpful in pointing me to Theodora's Foliage (100% bamboo) in Electric Purple by DizzyLettuce. The recipient LOVES purple! Mary suggested I double the yarn to make gauge and it turned out beautifully!
I added beads and I am so pleased with the finished product and wanted you to see it, so here are a couple of photos.
Thank you so much, Mary, for steering me toward just the right yarn for this project!
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Saturday, January 3, 2015
I'm not huge on making resolutions to vastly alter my life, but I do enjoy setting realistic goals, and thinking up themes for the coming year and my knitting. This year's theme for my knitting is small gifts. I decided upon the rather ludicrous idea of making a hat, cowl, or other 'small' thing each week. That would mean at the end of this year, I'll have made 52 lovely little projects. I know. It's absurd to think that someone with my attention span will stick to something for a whole year. The genius of this idea though, is that hats take no attention span whatsoever. As soon as I begin to bore, I'm ready to cast off, and it doesn't matter! The other great thing is that by the time the holidays roll around again, I'll be a gifting champion! I'm hoping that I'll be updating the blog regularly with posts of my completed objects this year. We'll see...! Did anyone else make a knitting related new year's resolution? If not, and you're looking for a knitting 'theme' for the year, feel free to take my weekly project idea, or one of the more realistic ones listed below -
1. Try knitting or crocheting with a new color every month.
2. Finish one UFO that's been laying around each month, and then reward yourself by buying a pretty hank for a hat, or other small thing.
3. Experiment with new techniques to expand your knitting or crocheting portfolio. For example, try your first cable in January, then in February tackle intarsia. Entrelac March away! Don't forget we're here 6 days a week, and can offer guidance in these areas.
4. Knit from only your current pattern library. I'm trying to be better about this. I've definitely sunk tons of dollars into my gargantuan pattern supply, so I might as well use them, right!?
I look forward to seeing what stitches the coming year brings for everyone.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Friday, October 31, 2014
Pattern and Chart Reading Class is now booking. It will be held on Saturday, November 15th from 2 to 4:30 pm in our new classroom area. Call or come by to register. Class space is limited so make sure to sign up sooner rather than later!