Sunday, August 2, 2015

F.O. - Teddy Sweater

Pattern: Teddy Sweater by Terri Kruze

Knitted By: Allison

Yarn Used: Malabrigo Arroyo - a dk/sport weight washable wool in the glorious colors you've come to expect from Malabrigo.  We have a wide range of their colors available here in the shop to come grab.

Mods Used: None.  This sweater is just right!

Tell Us About This: I love this sweater so much.  It's an easy, simple design to knit and the fact that Terri thought to turn a little front pocket into a polar bear is just plain inspired and adorable.  The sweater is worked top-down, and in one piece.  The only sewing you'll need to do is to tack down the back of the pocket on the top.  I like that there are little stripes on the sleeves too adding a sporty feel.  If you'd rather not put buttons on this sweater, the pattern also has tips on how to embroider the eyes and nose.  Being a button hoarder extraordinaire, I went the button route.  The Arroyo was a dream to work with as usual, and I'm pleased to say that the color worked up to be so much prettier than I had even imagined it would.  This is one of my current favorites for sure.

Extra Info: I've rearranged the shop slightly so that every time I feature a project here on the blog, I will highlight the pattern and yarn (and project if it's one by Mary or myself) in the front of the store.  This will make it easier for everyone to find and enjoy.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

What's New!?

I frequently get asked the question "What's new?", and to be honest, I very rarely have a great reply to give.  For some odd reason, I tend to get major brain fart when it comes to recalling what is new since each person has been in the shop.  I think it probably ends up seeming like I never have anything new, even though I receive new stock at least once every month.  So, I'm going to try to update here regularly each time I put a new yarn or notion in the shop.  Hopefully, this will help everyone have a better idea what's coming into the shop, and keep you up with the latest "must haves".

In just the past week, we've received tons of Malabrigo Rios, a worsted weight superwash wool which is hand dyed in stunning colorways, and Malabrigo Arroyo, a thinner version of the Rios.  It knits up as a DK or sport weight yarn.  The colors have great depth and beauty, and the softness makes your knitting or crocheting even more enjoyable than usual.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Closing Early For Ice

Hi All!

We'll be closing up Thursday at 3 instead of the normal 7.  We'll open back up tomorrow at 10.  Just don't want to be on unsafe roads tonight.


Wednesday, March 4, 2015

F.O. - Ann Norling Infant Set

Pattern - Ann Norling #68 - Infant Set III

Knitted By - Robyn Lebovitz from PA

Yarn Used - Sirdar Snuggly Crofter Baby Fair Isle Effect - a lovely dk weight yarn which gives a patterned effect with no effort.  Robyn used it to it's fullest potential in this gorgeous baby set.

Mods Used - Not a single mod here.

Tell Us About This - Robyn made this set for a baby shower gift.  It's sure to be the hit of the day.  The sweater is knit in one piece starting at the back hem, up and over to the fronts.  It's quite simple and ingenious.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Donation Drive (with prizes!)

Alright everyone,
We’re holding a donation drive for the local domestic violence shelter. The People’s Place SAFE house can use our help, and we, all blessed and living safely, are in a great position to help. We’ve done this before, and gathered so much for them, I know this drive will be a roaring success! From February 20th, (our 6 year anniversary!) to May 22, come in to Kitschy Stitch and bring an item off of their wish list to enter our prize drawing. I emailed a few yarn companies to ask if they’d be willing to send a prize, and was so cheered by the generosity of everyone. Several of our favorite yarn companies have already mailed us some exciting goodies to raffle off to all who participate. I’ll be posting pictures and details here and on facebook over the next few days to entice everyone.
**Donation Wish List**
Gas Gift Cards 
Wal-Mart Gift Cards 
Twin size sheets 
Twin size blankets 
Bed pillows 
Diapers and Pull-ups 
Baby wipes 
Bath towels 
Pocket calendars 
Furniture donations are needed for transitional housing
We have so many awesome prizes, and this is such a great cause, I know you’ll all want to participate. So, luckily you can see that included in the list is Gas and Wal-Mart gift cards. If you don’t live near us, you can still mail us a $20 gift card for cheap, and be included in the running for goodies. Make sure to help spread the word so we can make this the biggest, greatest donation drive yet. :D

Friday, February 6, 2015

New in the Shop

We are now offering worsted weight sampler packs for a limited time.  Each pack contains 10 grams each of 10 different worsted weight yarns.  They range in fiber and price so that you really get a taste of everything.  We'll be hosting a worsted sweater along later this year, so this is a great tool you can use in choosing what yarn you'll use.  Included in the packs are Plymouth Encore, Tahki Tara Tweed, Classic Elite Majestic Tweed, Dream in Color Classy, Dream in Color Classy with Cashmere, Frogtree Pediboo Worsted, Stonehedge Fiber Mill Shepherd's Wool, The Fibre Company Terra, Ella Rae Classic Superwash, and Cascade 220.  Come pick one up today!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

F.O. - Chain Loop Circle Scarf, or 2/52

Pattern: Chain Loop Circle Scarf by Ashley McCann which is not only crochet that's knitter friendly, it's also free.

Crocheted By: Allison

Yarn Used: Magnum by Cascade Yarns - a super bulky, ginormous hank of wool.  Instant gratification in great winter colors.

Mods Used: The designer recommended making 12 chains, which is of course just a suggestion, and I found that I had just enough yarn to make 11, and wrap them, so that's what I did.  If I did this again, I'd probably chain 10 or so fewer.

Tell Us About This: This was a quick, fun project which resulted in a great impact piece.  I really enjoyed making it, and will probably make one again in the near future.  The Magnum yarn is softer than I expected, and has a heather quality to the color which adds to the beauty.  I'm glad I didn't make it in pink or purple, because Mary's had her eye on this one.  At least she doesn't wear a lot of mustard.