Wednesday, November 30, 2011

It's that time of year again.  Thanksgiving is the beginning of the holiday season. I know it's a cliche, but there is so much to be thankful for -- especially all of my wonderful customers who have been so supportive of me during the past few years.  I'd like to thank each and everyone of you.

I'm really excited to be getting in this absolutely wonderful book -- Coastal Knits with patterns by Hannah Fettig and Alana Dakos.  Can't wait until February when we have the trunk show so you can see all those beautiful patterns in person.  The only problem I have is, which item do I knit first?

Here are a few books that you may want to put on your Christmas list.

Another wishlist item -- New needles for Woolbearers -- we are now carrying Knitters Pride needles in Dreamz, Cubics and Novas.  Here's a look at the Dreamz interchangeables.

or how about a ceramic yarn bowl -- these make great gifts

We had a wonderful time needlefelting turkeys a few weeks ago.   Susan has agreed to teach another needlefelting class in the wintertime.

Remember we had a KAL for Sunday Holms' Green Sweater?   Well, Jane finally finished her Green Sweater -- she did a fabulous job.  First time doing steeks and she survived!

Nelida came to my Project Time class to work on  this sweater.  It's a free pattern on the Cascade website called Basket and Garter Cardigan. She used Cascade 220.  Love the buttons, which are made out of the same yarn.

Nancy has been coming to my Learn to Knit an Afghan class, but decided to branch out -- she made an Einstein Jacket -- her very first sweater and despite what Nancy thinks, it looks great.  This one is made out of Cascade Eco Wool.

 Madelyn's been knitting a lot longer, but wanted to make an Einstein Jacket too.  Her's is out of Lopi and she whipped this up in no time.  I must have one!

Skirts are the lastest knitting/crocheting craze.   I made mine from a Churchmouse pattern "Simple Straight Skirt".  There's quite a few gals knitting this up too! Can't wait to see their results. The yarn I used is Knit One, Crochet Too's Meadow Silk.  It's a 30% silk, 70% highland wool yarn that resists pilling, so  I thought it would be a good choice for a skirt.

 Janet made her skirt out of Debbie Bliss Amalfi and did this all in Tunisian Crochet.  It's really lovely.

Sue knit up here first sweater -- the Wonderful Wallaby out of Cascade 220. It's really wonderful to see folks who just started knitting a while ago complete a big project like this.  Great job, Sue!
 In case you are looking for some hats to knit up -- here are a few that I've recently made.  The first one is a pattern from the Sublime book for their Luxurious Extrafine Merino DK yarn (yes, that's the name).  And the yarn really does live up to it's name
This one is made out of Stonehedge Fiber Mill's Shepherd yarn (worsted weight) and Hikoo's WoolieBullie.  Love that name! One, two, three, quatro. It's a fun yarn and great for all sorts of trimmings.

 I couldn't resist this Pom Pom hat made with Tahki's Melody -- a bulky yarn with a chainette construction and great color combos.
Last, but not least is Donna's Catkin -- she used "something I got in a swap" and Malabrigo sock yarn.  It's just gorgeous.