Archive for October, 2013

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Calling all KAL-ers!

October 27, 2013

Hear ye, hear ye! The end is nigh!

The end of our knit-a-long, that is! This is the last week to work on your Railroad Rib socks. Friday, November 1st is voting day, and Saturday, November 2, our lucky winners (and prizes!) will be announced.

Details on voting and submission guidelines can be found over at our Ravelry group. If you are interested in joining in the fun, it is not to late! Just check out the post!

We are really looking forward to seeing all your projects!

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November Class Preview

October 26, 2013

Autumn is definitely here! Do you have enough knitted and crocheted items to keep you and your family warm this winter? Or are you looking for a new project to keep you busy? Check out the November classes below!

Knitting

Knitting 101

Learn the basics of knitting and make a cute hat by the end of this three-session class.

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Wednesday, Nov. 6, 13, and 20. 6 – 8 p.m. $30

Kids’ Knitting Workshop

Kids 8 years old to middle school can learn to knit or advance their skills in this workshop setting.

Saturday, Nov. 9, 16, and 23. 10 – 11 a.m. $20.

Basic Mittens

Make your first pair of mittens and then learn to make many more!

Monday, Nov. 4, 11, and 18. 6 – 8 p.m. $30.

Turkish Bed Socks

Ready for a variation on your typical socks? Try these! The unique construction makes them fun to knit and they don’t take much yarn.

Tuesday, Nov. 5, 12, and 19. 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. $30.

Falling Leaves Felted Tote

Learn the basics of intarsia with this contemporary felted tote.

Wednesday, Nov. 6, 13, and 20. 6 – 8 p.m. $30.

Ishbel

The shawl is a great way to work on your lace knitting and show off a beautiful colorway of your favorite sock yarn.

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Friday, Nov. 8, 15, and 22. 6 – 8 p.m. $30.

Crochet

Crochet 101: Dishcloths

Learn five basic crochet stitches in this practical project.

Friday, Nov. 8, 15, and 22. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. $30.

Crochet 102: Simple Hat

This simple hat is perfect for learning how to crochet in the round. Once you learn this hat, you can make as many variations as you want!

Monday, Nov. 4 and 11. 2 – 4 p.m. $20.

Berry Baby Hat and Booties

This adorable hat and booties set are a great gift and a good set for the the first-time footwear maker.

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Monday, Oct. 28 and Nov. 4 and 11. 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. $30.

For the complete class listings, visit our website.

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What’s in Your Queue, Katie G?

October 15, 2013

“Hopeful” is the word that pops to mind when I look at my Ravelry queue. Because, honestly, how on earth do I expect to knit all of the 348 patterns in my queue? My list is varied and I’ve tried to match stash yarn to a pattern whenever possible. But, such hope I have!

Here’s a peek into what I’m desperate to cast on after holiday knitting is done:

Two Stripe Study Shawls, a Different Lines, and a Color Affection later, I’m still a Veera Välimäki worshipper fan. Happy Street is a stripey, garter stitch shawl, but the colors are meant to be bright and springy! I usually stick to the neutrals, but I fell for this shawl hard. Her patterns are simple to knit, but look more complicated than they are. Plus, the garter stitch is smooshy (like a hug) and not too warm to wear. If you haven’t knit one of her patterns, go for it! I have the yarn (white, bright green, and teal), but just need to click for the pattern.

Patterns that are based on nature or architecture always interest me, so All the Shades of Truth by Laura Aylor went straight into the queue. It’s inspired by a Frank Lloyd Wright stained glass window! The pattern is also sold with a cowl, which is great for practicality (who can always wear a shawl?). I adore this all-gray version (because the hunt for the perfect gray is year-round), but the some knitters punched up the color with orange, teal, or bright green. It looks stunning no matter what colors are used.

 

Who loves Tetris? I do! Pentominoes and Pentacubes by Woolly Thoughts captures this perfectly in a knit educational toy. Though this is going to a friend’s baby, I might have to make a set for me too! Simplicity by Hikoo is a great contender for this.

 

 

I begin each day with coffee and usually have plenty throughout the day. Why not further show off my love of java with a great pair of socks? Cool Beans by Heatherly Walker adds a whimsical jolt to this pair.

 

 

How is your queue? Want to share? Contact Katie G. at the shop.

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Shoes for your Gnome Home

October 6, 2013

The October Felt-It project is in full swing!

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A little bit Fraggle Rock, and a little bit Lord of the Rings, these comfy cozy slippers from Tiny Owl Knits are a quick knit with maximum snuggly potential. Available in four boot lengths – up to knee-high length – these slippers will keep you toasty warm in your (probably) freezing home. Or is it just my apartment that is always ten degrees colder than outside…..

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Sweet as can be!

If you completed last month’s Felt-It project, bring it in to show it off and receive 10% off supplies for these slippers.

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