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Trunk Shows in March

February 23, 2018

   

 

We have two trunk shows planned for the first Friday and Saturday of March.  Friday March 2nd is Grace's Cases from 10-6pm.  Grace is known for her fabulous needle storage cases for whatever style of needles you use.

Tami of Candy Skeins will be here Saturday March 3rd from 10-5pm.  Tami is the creative mind behind the special holiday colorways we have gotten this year.  She has a beautiful selection of hand-dyed tonals along with speckles and variegated.  Her yarn is even more special because she has worked with a mill to design her bases. 


October KAL

October 06, 2017

irish shawl kay hopkins

Irish Shawl by local designer Kay Hopkins was inspired by a visit to Ireland: the stitches are reminiscent of the rugged and rocky moors criss-crossed with rock walls, the Cliffs of Moher (aka the “Cliffs of Insanity” from the movie Princess Bride) with its fortress castle at the very top, and the most incredible Tree of Life jewelry designs at an outdoor market in Howth.  

This shawl is knit end-to-end in a completely seamless manner and will look great in fingering weights from local dyers Bumblebirch and Canon Hand Dyes. The pattern is easily adjusted to any size by simply adding or reducing repeat sections. The diagonal bias of the main shawl body really shows off hand-dyed yarns but is equally stunning in a solid color.

She even wrote a travel blog about it on Ravelry.

Join us on Fridays from 4-6pm or Sundays 3-5pm and choose any of the three designs from the Celtic Shawl Collection.


September KAL

September 01, 2017

Rose City Rollers September KAL

It's time for a new KAL!  With the weather forecasted for this weekend in the high 90's we thought we would pick a cool, small project that will travel with you if your holiday weekend includes travel.  Rose City Rollers by Mara Catherine Bryner (aka orangeknits) are the third most popular sock pattern on Ravelry, and for good reason.  It is a well-written pattern, and the sock has just enough cuff to stay in place.  This is a great project whether you've knit many socks and you're looking for a new pattern, or wanting to venture into sock knitting - you learn all the technical aspects of socks without having to knit all that leg!  

Since they are stockinette, they're the perfect background for a colorful skein of sock yarn like NanoStitch Lab or Three Irish Girls, or self-patterning like Cascade's Heritage Prints.


Click For Babies

July 17, 2017

Every year knitters and crocheters pick up their hooks, needles and yarn to make purple baby hats to help raise awareness for Shaken Baby Syndrome.  The campaign starts in early summer and the little baby hats are then picked up the end of September to be sorted and handed out to new parents in November and December.  Summer is the perfect time to knit baby hats!!  They are small, quick projects that travel well!  Visit the Click for Babies website for finished size specifications.

This year I tried a couple new patterns to keep things interesting.  
Tensfield     
Tensfield by Martina Behm is a fun and interesting pattern.  It has a very clever construction that is simple yet unique.  This one is knit out of Cascade 220 Aran Splatter


Berry Baby Hat
And the ever popular Berry Baby Hat by Michele Sabatier is one of the most adorable hats for babies!!  If you've been wanting to try some colorwork, this is a great introduction to get your toes wet, and you will have a great hat at the end!  

Ewe So Sporty has a purple and blue that make a really nice "boyish" purple hat.  I used colors Indigo and Sky Blue in the pattern Basic Baby Hat.

We have scheduled a community knitting time on Wednesdays from 3-5:30 where you can join other knitters who are knitting to donate.  It's a fun way to spend the afternoon and get to know some fellow knitters.

We've stocked up on purple yarn in many different shades, and when you're finished knitting, simply drop the hats off at Nitro Knitters and we will make sure they get into the right hands!  
Have a good summer and happy knitting :)