Tuesday night is usually busy here at the shop with after business hours classes, but this past Tuesday night was extra busy and extra exciting! Natalie Wilson and her cameraman from WGHP stopped by to interview several of our customers about knitting and stress relief. Click on the link below to see the video:
We are open today from 10 am- 6 pm. The 6 pm is subject to change if wintery precipitation starts sooner than the current forecasters are predicting.
I’ve got several things on my needles and by my sewing machine to work on, but starting a new project is always fun. Today I am bringing home corduroy to make one last cozy girl’s dress ( I love Oliver + S patterns) and maybe some yarn to start this new project. The pattern is available for us to download for you through our in-store program with Ravelry. Come see what yarn I’m choosing!
This month’s Dream Club selection is Jilly with Cashmere, in yummy, denimy shades of blue!
This is a fingering weight yarn, 70% superwash merino, 20% cashmere, and 10% nylon. The nylon gives this yarn the strength to make a fabulous pair of socks!
I love the sweet neckerchief/kerchief! My first knitting project in Girl Scouts was a triangle kerchief knit from RedHeart Yarn, in the rainbow variegated colorway–hey it was the 60’s and I was 8! I think I’ll wear this one as a neck scarf with the triangle in front and the ties in the back…
I have peeked at the pattern and love the stitch used for the vine on the mitts and kerchief. I’ll have a swatch started to show you how-to! See you in the morning!!
In November we’re offering these Starflower mittens as a class. This pattern is also in the Gifts 2015 magazine. I fell in love with the colors and I love knitting Fair Isle. Luckily we already had the exact Plymouth Gina and Galway called for in the pattern! You can read more about them here on Knitting Daily.
Both pairs of mittens are full of new techniques. Lots to learn in a small, quick-to-finish project!
This month’s selection harkens more to winter than autumn. Those icy blues and purples are winter pastels. The yarn is Everlasting, 100% Superwash Merino, DK weight. It has a tight twist that gives it a nice spring.
Each limited edition skein comes with a pattern for either knitted or crocheted mitts:
I also did a Ravelry search of other projects using 275 yards of DK weight yarn.
New on the shelf: Wonderland Mini skeins in Cheshire Cat (fingering weight) and Mad Hatter (sport weight). Love the colors!
After the initial, “ooh, pretty!” everyone wants to know, “what can we make?”
Here are some suggestions. I went to Ravelry, typed in “Mad Hatter Mini Skeins” and here is a tiny sample of what I found. Clicking on the picture will take you to the Ravelry page for its pattern. All patterns can be purchased at Knit One Smock Too, which helps us keep helping you!
There’s lots more! Hats, mittens, the possibilities are endless!!