Time really does fly!
It is such a cliche, but so true! We have actually started the ordering process for fall/winter and we are loving what we have seen so far! Would you believe that Hannukah starts November 27th and we all know when Santa Claus pays a visit! That being said, get your gift knitting and crocheting started NOW!! You could be sitting on a beach working on a stocking! You could finish a number of hats for gifts between now and Thanksgiving and make a lot of people very happy! You could do it all now without the pressure of all of the other holiday "stuff" we have to do! Do it now and make your life a little less stressful come November! You'll thank us for this suggestion....trust us!
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Delores calls this finished project her "Happy Blanket" because it just makes her smile....we totally understand. It is so soft and vibrant! She used Pluscious
and Simpli Worsted
and we kind of made up the pattern. We very well have to write it up so that we can make more people happy! Great job Delores!
Nancy did this fabulous welted Jacket from Knit Swirl
and we think that it looks amazing! We are thrilled that she used our Tibatink from Lorna's Laces! Awesome Nancy!
Book of the Week
Just because the warm weather is here, doesn't mean you need to put your needles away! This week's featured book, Warm Weather Knits by Deborah Newton is filled with 23 breezy knit fashions to keep you looking good all spring and summer. Deborah Newton is one of the top knitwear designers in the United States. She sold her first sweater to McCall's magazine in 1982 and has since designed and produced hundreds of knitted garments for magazines and books.
The designs use a variety of cool fibers and blends, from classic cottons/linens/blends and lightweight "cool-wool" to new "green" organic and recycled yarns, as well as specialty yarns/blends such as bamboo and soy. Of course, yarn substitutions are not a problem as long as you take time to check your gauge. The patterns are geared toward a stylish audience of any age, with sporty designs as well as dressy. There are summer cardigans and pullovers; two twin sets (one whisper-weight for hottest days); coordinated family sweaters for man, woman, and child; variations on the indispensable tank top; a tunic worked two ways; a dress; two shawls, and a market bag.
Each pattern includes at least two lovely colored photographs as well as easy to follow instructions and schematics as well. There is a very helpful introduction for each pattern and a glossary of terms and hints at the end as well.
Stop in this week, pick up your copy of Warm Weather Knitsat 25% off the cover price, and check out our selection of summer yarns perfect to complete one of these wonderful patterns. Happy Knitting!