Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Yarn Winder...

We have beautiful new Yarn Winders in. They are handmade from NH.  They come in a variety of woods from dark to light.  They make knitting or crocheting so much more organized and relaxed because your yarn ball stays put.
We are still gearing up in the shop with our classes.  Christiane has been away in Germany for a few weeks so we've been awaiting her return to get everything ironed our as far as our schedule goes.  We have some new yarns in as well as some beautiful new needles that we'll get posted for you shortly.  In the meantime here are some photos of project ideas out of Linda's stash of books.  Are you thinking about gift giving?


Linda is working on a Bob Blankie.  This simple blanket is knit from Mission Falls cotton.  It comes in many vibrant colors and is also washable.  The only trouble with this blanket is deciding if you want to follow a color sequence.  Linda is just knitting colors randomly.  If all goes well this blanket will be in the shop in a bit for you to check out.  This is a great Thursday knit-in project to work on...you get to chat as well as knit!
Here are a few other ideas of gift giving that I came across looking through some books we've either had in the shop in the past or currently have.

This sweet teddy bear is from...




Handknit Holidays has a wide variety of projects to create....from gift bags,a  sweater, hats, tree skirt to toys. Here are a couple of projects...

Two Cats...the color possibilities are endless.


Beautiful woolen stockings...

A pretty gift bag or tote...
Lastly, we know that many of you do charity knitting of one sort or another....
Knitting into the Mystery is for those of you that like to do Prayer Shawls.  Knitting for Peace has all sorts of projects.  Lastly, Knitting for Good is another great resource for charity knitting.  

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