Monday, August 25, 2008

August continues

Just in this this last week...6 colours of Arequipa. AnAlpaca/merino/nylon sock yarn. Beautiful colours. Gorgeous to work with!

The pattern for the next square of the Garden path Afghan will be ready to be picked up Thursday evening. It is called the Fuschia stitch.

Only 2 more after this! Then we are on to assembly and edging. Woo HOO!

The Beautiful and talented Miranda finished her Amerlia Earhart Cap using Mirasol Hacho. It would be the perfect hat for under a bike helmet when the days get cooler. Also good as a chemo hat for the cooler weather.

Sorry Miranda...I just had to share this with every one!!

The hat is on disply for your perusal and the pattern is available on line.

Fall yarns are starting to wend their way to the shop so keep an eye open for them!

See you in the shop!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Stock Update

A few of you have come in to look at the new Titanium Needle Gauges by Debra's Garden and mentioned that the photo I took before made the dainty shell like beauties were much bigger. Here is another picture with my well battered thumb in it to give you some perspective.

These are selling quickly! So come on in and pick out yours!

In today are the Eleggant Crochet Hooks. Interchangeable hooks and ergonomic handle. Great for crocheters with arthritis!

My hand to give it proportion.

Doesn't it look comfy!!?

A few days ago 3 colours of Noro Kureyon came in to grace the shelves.
A few have gone home with knitters to grace their shelves already!

Tomorrow is Thursday Sit N Knit. Hope to see you there!

Monday, August 18, 2008

August at Kniterary

You've seen them in Vogue and Interweave! Now they are at Kniterary! Debra's Garden Knitting needle sizers. They are beautiful! The holes go from 2mm to 10mm and will not wear down because they are made of titanium. The sizes are etched into the titanium so they will not wear off. So compact that you can wear them as a necklace or put them on your keychain. Each one comes in a colour coordinated organza bag like the one in the picture. They cost $15.99 each. What a perfect treat for yourself or gift for a fellow knitter!

There are also some new colours of Kureyon in and Mirasol Hacho. Come by and see the colours.

I have been knitting socks this summer along with other things. Problem is I am getting Single Sock Syndrome!


I have been experimenting with short rowing on socks. The results are the 2 on the left of the photo. I love the idea of using up odd colours by doing short rows. The socks are based on the Rainbow Socks Pattern by Suzanne Kitzman. (Pattern is free on Ravelry). The sock that is 2 colours has been changed up a bit in proportion and I promise I will write the pattern! The sock on the right is out of Austermann Stepp. I love how my fingers feel when I am knitting with it! They are my hubby's birthday socks. I gave him the yarn and the promise of socks on his birthday in July.....I must get them done before the end of August!

I must find a way to get over this single sock syndrome!!! I know!!! I will take Vickies Magic Loop toe up sock class on November 29th!! Check out all the fall classes at Kniterary here.

Last (in this post) but not least I have been working on a Wedding Log Cabin Afghan. I am using 2 colours of Noro Silk Garden. Since it is a log cabin I started in the middle square and I am working out from there. A quick but luxurious knit. I think it will take 6 to 8 balls once the project is finished. So for around $80 and time spent enjoying the feel of knitting with Silk Garden I will have a wonderful wedding gift for a couple who loves colour. I am thinking of doing a class in it. If you are interested let me know.

Saturday September 27th Fiona Ellis is coming to teach 2 classes!
9AM - 12:15PM - Celtic Cables
1:15PM 4:30 PM - Fair Isle
Cost: $40 per class or both for $75. Drop in and Register today! Payment due on registration!

Spaces are filling up for the 2 Fiona Ellis classes on September 27th. Make sure to sign up soon. If you do not have her books yet order one or all when you sign up for the class and you will get 20% the price of the book(s). You will also be able to have Fiona sign it for you! You will have seen Fiona's designs before in Vogue Knitting, Interweave knits and in the new online magazine Twist Collective. Fiona has agreed to sign any downloads of her pattern from the premier issue as well. You will surely be inspired to knit one of her designs after spending time with Fiona so make sure to order your yarn so you can cast on right away!

And now my Kniterarian friends...I must do some sock cabin...arg!

See you in the shop!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Take me out to the Ball Game

Kniterary made it to the Stitch N Pitch last night! Great game! (We won!) Great company .(being in the company of knitters is always great!) Great fun! Great knitting!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Defeating the UFOs and Sweater Knit-along

Cathy sent us a photo of her finished project from the Finishing Class held in July. You prepare the knit pieces using instructions provided, so that in the class you learn three needle bind off (shoulder finishing), attaching rows to stitches (box sleeves), the mattress stitch (sides and raglan sleeves), picking up stitches (button band, neck) are used to finish this tiny sweater (it fits a small teddy bear or a Barbie and are the exact same methods used to finish a baby, child or adult sweater.

Everyone leaves feeling they have learned something that will help them in knitting their future projects. It is a class that will remove any fear about leaping beyond scarves, or just give you more confidence in defeating UFOs!

There is so much enthusiasm that in September Kniterary will be having a Sweater Knit-along, every other Monday night. You will get help in choosing a pattern, selecting appropriate yarn, deciding how to knit the pieces so that finishing is easier, and then finishing. We should all be able to finish a cardigan from September to June.