Friday, June 24, 2016

Chunky projects and a Knit Along

For the past two yarn shop stops I have showed our super chunky Alpaca Yarn.  Look at this amazing pattern we have in the shop that would be beyond fabulous in the hand dyed alpaca.
The pattern free when you buy the yarn!!  Yay free and fantastic!!

Starting in July...July 7th to be exact...Skacel is hosting a Knit Along through their Ravelry group.  It will be for fingerless mitts.  They suggest using simplicity yarn, which we have tons of colors of.  The theory of these mitts is they are personalized and tell your life journey through color work.  I am joining in on the KAL.  But I have a confession.  I am a BABY knitter and this will be my first endeavor into color work.  This means I am going to be on a VERY PUBLIC learning curve since I will post my progress on here and also on Instagram and facebook.  So here we go

Step 1 to the July KAL --- picking my colors.  I'm not a quiet or shy girl. Color, color and more  color is how I discribe my life.  Here is the colors I have choosen for my mitts.
I have also picked Addi rocket circular needles to get my project done.  PLEASE JOIN ME in the KAL.  If interested go to raverly and look for the Skacel KAL Totem Life Mitts.  Let the story telling and knitting begin!!!!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

still talking super bulky

On our shop tour we are still in the super chunky corner.  Today I show you a cousin to the Alpaca Grande.  I present the Baby Aplaca Grand Hues and Hand Dyed.  These are also distributed by plymouth yarn
These are 100% baby alpaca but dyed in variegated color ways or hand dyed hanks.  Just as Soft, just as lovely but with slight color changes and differences.
We have several color way options and the cost is $22.99 a hank.  

Monday, June 20, 2016

Yarn mess!!

I recently finished a project using some shepherd's wool, my absolute favorite, and it didn't use up the entire ball just enough to make the ball collapse and messy. I didn't want my favorite yarn to end up in a knotted mess so I came up with a solution and thought I would share it with you.

So when the yarn ball is soft and collapse-y wind it around a long dowel.  I used a chopstick.  Then wrap your yarn label around it so you know what it is.  Then you can use the stick and yarn like a spool of thread!!  No knots, no tangles.  just happy yarn around and around.
I took it a step farther and put my yarn spools in a pottery dish to sit on my shelf and look soft and fantastic.
Yay for yarn storage and added cuteness at the same time!!!

Monday, June 13, 2016

summer classes and meet ups

Kids aren't the only ones who need summer camp!  YOU DO TOO!!!!  So this Summer we are throwing a CLASS CRAZE.  We have tons of fun and cute class projects and from June to August when you sign up for a class you get a $15 gift certificate toward your supply purchase.
you can go online to and click on classes to see our full schedule and prices.
This shawl, the perfect poncho, is just one of the class offerings.

Also we have WEEKLY sit and knit on Tuesday nights from 6-8.  Bring your own project and snack and sit around and have a good time with lots of amazing people.  Both crocheters and knitters are more than welcome.  It's fun to see everyone's personal style and projects plus you can pick up some fabulous tips and tricks from other yarn lovers.

And Finally... this Saturday is World Knit in Public day so we are having our own outdoor gathering.  It will be Saturday June 18 from 11 -5 and is $15 to join us for lunch, freebies, hourly sales, and more.  Bring a camp chair or blanket so you can be comfy while joining us.

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