Is it really winter?! It's been so mild here, and we are missing quite a bit of snow! Maybe February and March will be interesting months. The days are getting longer too, which is always nice. All the better to see your knitting, sewing, and projects in natural light.
Are you making a little something-something for your sweetheart for Valentine's Day? If so, we have the supplies you need. There are kits to make a french knot decoration, in the shape of a heart. We have various red fabrics cut into fat quarters. There are red, pink and white buttons as well as embroidery floss. Even yarns! All sorts of sweet things can be made with a little white, pink and red.
Come see us for inspiration!
For an neat history on the knitting machine, check out Kathleen's blog on our website. It's very interesting!
Blair, Cho, Cindy, Donna, Kathleen, LA, Lynn, Mariah and Nancy
Staff Picks: LA Bourgeois - Simplinatural Yarn
In the fall, I ordered enough of the Simplinatural by HiKoo to make myself a sweater, and I've never regretted it! This soft, worsted weight yarn sweeps across my needles effortlessly. I love the blend of Baby Alpaca, Merino Wool, and Mulberry Silk as it slips pleasantly through my fingers. Look at the beautifully defined stitches and those gorgeously elevated cables! This is going to be one of those knitting experiences where I cry just because it's over.
What's On Our Needles: Lynn Wunder
Blue Sky Alpaca Extra - Making Bobbles
I just started making my daughter a funky "Hunger Games" type of hooded cowl out of the much-praised Blue Sky Alpaca Extra. I fell in love with the dark espresso bean brown, which will just about go with everything. After knitting the hood flat, using the front edge as a reinforced hem, I'm onto a new skill. Bobbles! There are a lot of them in this hood. If you've never done bobbles, they can be a little tricky. There are many videos on YouTube that explain the technique. It's not easy with alpaca yarn and slippery metal needles, but I'm getting the hang of it. I think this is going to be one of those put down/pick up type of projects. Wish me luck!