Saturday, February 27, 2010

Rowan Summer Tweed Collection...

It's snowing's supposed to snow for the next 2 days.  Do you have enough projects to keep you going through the snow?! We are featuring different yarns and only some of the available projects that can be made from these yarns.  This week is The Rowan Summer Tweed Collection.  We have some gorgeous pattern books featuring some of  Rowan's very beautiful designs.  Come by and browse through our books and patterns...get inspired to make your next project for spring or summer.  We love it when you come in and browse through our pattern books...take a day when you have some extra time and just set as a goal to come and sit with us and browse for a long while with a cup of tea.  The Rowan books are beautiful in particular with their vibrant colors and romantic style settings.

Featured Yarn
The Rowan Summer Tweed Collection
Summer Tweed 70% silk, 30% cotton
Sage... Rowan Summer Tweed
Elizabeth...Rowan Summer Tweed

Filly... Rowan Summer Tweed 
This sweater vest would be beautiful for either a man or woman.
Summer Rowan Tweed
Rowan Summer Tweed
Rowan Summer Tweed
The above patterns are available in our Rowan Collection books
Stripes Hanging by Kaffe Fassett
Hunter Rowan Summer Tweed Collection
Ginger...Summer Rowan Tweed Collection
Fusion...Rowan Summer Tweed Collection
Sea Breeze...Rowan Summer Tweed Collection
Zig Zag Cushion...Rowan Summer Tweed

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Tuesday Tranquility...

Shop Sample from Berroco made out of Vintage yarn...Diorama
 Cascade Venezia worsted wool & silk
 Cascade 220...February Love!
Ellyn Cooper's Yarn Sonnets...ribbon yarn.
New Shipment of Encore is in!
Pretty, pretty buttons...
 Folks Shawls is in...lovely shawls to knit..
Crystal Palace, Clover, Bryson & Fidddlesticks on sale...

 Berroco Sock Yarn

 Kureyon Sock Yarn

Noro Sekku  Cotton, wool, nylon & silk laceweight
Noro Sekku laceweight

Easter Peeps

Easter Peeps is a free pattern available on Ravelry.  Laurie found these little creatures to knit for her little one for Easter.  These would be sweet in any worsted weight yarn.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Leaf through Knitting...

Leaf Bookmarks is a pretty, quick project to make out of any colorful yarn.  Here is a leaf pattern to adapt.  Mini Mochi or Noro would be good choices for this project....recently replenished at the shop.
Bunny Nuggets for Easter.  Story knit this bunch up.  Joanne at the shop is knitting some of these up for her grandchildren.  Most of the above bunnies were knit from katmandhu or brown sheep available at the shop.  The green grass is a handspun that was purchased at The Coventry Farmers Market fiber day.  The little carrot is story's own invention.  These are also a fun way to use up all of your scraps.  A warren of bunnies can be knit up in no time for your Easter gift giving.

There are many beautiful tools used in knitting & crochet 


Friday, February 19, 2010

Finished Objects Friday...

Margaret W. knit these orange and purple mittens that were designed by Kellie Nuss as "Two Pair" which also includes a pair of socks.  The patterns were in Knitter's Magazine #96, Fall 2009.  The yarn is Schoppel-Wolle Crazy Zauberball.  Such a beautiful job Margaret!

Basil Hat designed by Christiane Burkhard was knit by Elizabeth B. 
The yarn used was Mission Falls.
We've had so many folks knit this hat up in many great color combinations.
Basil Hat 
Carol H. knit this sweet tiny baby Basil Hat up for a new grandchild on the way.  She used Plymouth Baby Boutique.  This is a  microfiber and nylon yarn that is very soft...just right for a wee one's head.
Kathy P. knit this Japanese Mystery Scarf. We have this pattern available at the shop.  She used Mini Mochi yarn for this project.
Deb K. crocheted this "debbie's version" of Mini Mochi Flower Garden Shawl (granny style motif crochet).   She used Mochi Plus instead of Mini Mochi.  She also crocheted the squares together with Ellyn Cooper's Yarn Sonnets.

Beth knit and felted this great little lunch bag from a pattern on Knitty.  We love Knitty and find alot of great patterns and inspiration at this online site.  She used a nice piece of costume jewelry to adorn the bag.  

Ellyn Cooper is creating this afghan out of mitered squares.  You can find Ellyn at our shop on Thursday nights at our sit-and-knit nights. 
Isabel knit another multi-directional scarf from Feza cotton.  She is churning out these scarves at the rate of  one or two a week!
Sandee has her sock machine out again!  When you're in the swing of can knit up three pairs of socks in an hour on one of these little beauties.  Come by and see what this little marvel can do.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

New in the shop...

Bandit just back from the groomer's...
Lovely...handcrafted of fine wood, shawl pins from Harvey Brook Farm.
Noro Iro Yarn
Opal Sock Yarn
Shop Sample of a new design by Elsebeth Levold #QC11.  The yarn used for this project is Queensland Rustic Tweed.  We have a variety of colors in this yarn.
Sally Melville's Knitting Book.  We are planning on an upcoming class for The Einstein Jacket.
Crochet squares Sandee is making for the Crochet Shawl.
Shop Sample child's sock.
New shipment of Berrocco Comfort yarn...many new colors.

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