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Weekend of Fun!

February 10, 2017

All trunk shows will be from 10am to 4pm

Thursday March 2: Designer Trunk Show with the talented Lesley Anne Robinson of Knit Graffiti hosted by Meaghan Schmaltz, the Unapologetic Knitter.  Lesley is known best for her amazing brioche designs.  We will have a large selection of her designs available for you to touch, feel and squish - there's nothing quite like the squishy fabric of brioche.  Meaghan and Rachel will be teaching classes on Lesley's classes in April so that you can create your own masterpiece.

Friday March 3: The ever-popular Grace's Cases.  If you've been to Grace's Trunk shows before, you know that she and Jamie make the best needle cases and bags ever!  If you've never been to one, get here at 10am for the best selection because her cases fly.

Saturday March 4: Candy Skeins yarn and Fat Man Candy (notice our candy theme for today!)  Tami from Candy skeins dyes the most beautiful tonal yarns.  She will be bringing Yummy fingering, which we carry, and Luscious Fingering which is a merino/cashmere blend that she designed to be soft and pill less than average cashmere. She's also going to bring some of her worsted weight yarn, Juicy Worsted.

Fat Man Candy is a Portland based candy company that hand makes chocolate bark to die for by hand in small batches!!  They have a handful of delicious flavors to choose from along with some seasonal ones.


February KAL

February 03, 2017

wildhearts shawl February KAL

 

It's that time again!  The KAL for February is Wildheart by Janina Kallio.  

Wildheart is a stunning shawl with a modern lace motif that is knit out of one skein of fingering weight.  It is knit diagonally with a mix of garter stitch and simple lace featuring dropped stitches, eyelets and fishnet. The result is airy, light and gorgeous!

This shawl looks beautiful in tonals and variegated alike.  We knit ours with Savvy Skeins Flair Sparkle, but Bumblebirch and Candy Skeins would be equally beautiful.

 


Barley Hat

January 19, 2017

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Project Inspiration
Sometimes you see a hat on somebody and you immediately know you need to make it! That's what happened when we saw the Barley Hat by tincanknits made out of Cascade Color Duo.  The way the subtle color stripe plays out in the hat and the drape of the alpaca for the slouchiness of the hat is wonderful.  The alpaca also makes it knit up super cozy and warm.  This is a great pattern for a variety of 
Color Duo is a very soft blend of baby alpaca and merino that is colored in shades to create a very subtly stripe, making it great for scarves and hat.


Hats for Veterans

January 14, 2017

 

 

Last week a customer brought to our attention a program that her nephew is doing for Veterans.  I can't put it in better words than she did!

"Troy, a medic with the military serving in Washington DC volunteers his time to veterans in Washington DC.  Because of his medical experience, he makes it possible for veterans with medical issues to have the opportunity to visit the museums and monuments that honor them and mean so much to them, by accompanying them on these adventures.  He also spends time with veterans at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

"The age of the veterans he volunteers with are young men and women in their 20s through our remaining WW2 veterans.

"A close neighbor and friend of Troy's suggested this project, wanting to surprise him with hats to give to these veterans.  These hats will be going to Walter Reed Hospital patients.

"Thank you to everyone who takes the time and energy to knit a hat.  You are helping a special person in his efforts to improve someone's day."

We are encouraging people to knit hats of any color, size, style - women's or men's.  Washable, easy care yarn is best.  We have yarn and pattern suggestions if needed.  This is an ongoing effort to help support our veterans.

***UPDATE:  Troy was so touched by all of the hats donated that it brought a huge smile to both his face and his wife's!  They couldn't wait to give them to the veterans to bring a smile to their faces too.

 Hat pictured is Classic World War II Watch Cap knit out of Malabrigo Rios Quequay