Sunday, November 27, 2011

Countdown to the Holidays - Part I

Thanksgiving is over, along with Black Friday. Did you save enough money to purchase your yarn for those last minute knitted (or crocheted) gifts for someone special on your holiday list?

The Espresso Scarf is a free pattern available from Berroco. Knitted with new to the shop Berroco Nanuk and Voyage, it is described as “The soft and warm shearling like texture of Nanuk nestles against your neck, while the tailored shaped ends of this scarf are knit in a co-ordinating color of Voyage.”

Here is another quick scarf/cowl project. Buttons added at the end let you make the choice to wear it as a scarf or a cowl. Recommended yarns for this project are DK weights such as Manos Silk Blend or Rowan Felted Tweed. Pattern available at YWAT.

Don’t forger that the Ellyn Cooper’s Yarn Sonnets Trunk Show continues at the shop. The Periwinkle Capelet (upper right) made out of one skein of Ellyn’s Perwinkle yarn or two skeins of Quicksilver. Quicksilver Vest (lower right), Texas in Sequins Necklace (upper left) or Steam Punk Bracelet (lower left) are only a few of the featured items in the show and perfect holiday gifts. 

Another new to the shop yarn is Kraemer Sterling. If you have never knitted with this yarn you are in for a treat. Stop by the shop and see what colors Sandee has ordered. (She said the devil made her do it). One skein will make a beautiful pair of socks. 

Mittens (Hats and Scarves) Workshop meets again on Tuesday, November 29th from 5pm to 8pm. Barbara may not be there, but Sandee will be stepping in to assist you with your current YWAT projects. Workshop attendees, make sure you ask Sandee about the upcoming January Skacel Knit-A-Long when Skacel will feature a Mitten/Fingerless Mitt. Last Workshop for this year will be held on Tuesday, December 13th. Start thinking about what projects we want to work on during the new year.
(Mittens in the photo were knitted by Lynda B. The pattern is called Toasty Mittens by Jean Moss. It was purchased on Ravelry and knitted with Manos Silk.)

Einstein Jacket or Not As Warm Jacket class will meet again on Saturday, December 3rd from 2 to 4. How is everyone doing? At this class we will be talking about inserting the sleeves. Last Class will meet on December 17th. Barbara has completed her jacket (photo below) and is just waiting to add the buttons.

1 comment:

  1. Those mittens are adorable. I'm in love with them. But they scare the pants off of me! :(