Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Christmas in June !!

Up Coming Knit-along

Hello everyone!
  We all know that Christmas comes way faster than it should, but I thought, maybe, just maybe, we could all get a head start on things this year!
  So here is my idea...a knit-along for these adorable, sweet, darling and heirloom worthy
Advent  Calendar Mittens!! 
  There are 24 of them and you can choose to do as many as you wish....I have the complete set here, knit by one of our regulars, to inspire you and help you choose colours!  You will have a very unique Advent calendar or garland with your finished little mittens.
    A few balls of fingering weight yarn will get you quite the stack of these lovely little mittens!!  So let me know if you are interested in joining us for this adventure.
The patterns are free from Ravelry, you can download and print them from here.   You can also see lots of pics. of peoples finished mittens.
We will start knitting on Thursday June 23rd at 1pm to 3 pm and continue meeting for at least the next 4 weeks or maybe longer LOL!! Basic knitting skills required, experience knitting with  DPN's. and a basic knowledge of colour work would be helpful.
Please note this is a knit –along, not a class, so there is no charge but I would appreciate you purchasing  your yarn from me.
  Better yet come in and take a look at them!!
  Happy Knitting!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

R.U.G Hooking Magazine



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Hi Everyone
Just wanted to let you know that the June/July/August  R.U.G  Hooking magazine has arrived. It looks like a great issue!!  So make sure you get yours before they are all gone.

Happy Knitting or in this case Rug hooking LOL



Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Great yarn!! Great baby blanket!!

Hello everyone,
  No one can hear the word "Swaddle" and not think of babies!! And this great new yarn from Cascade is just perfect as it is super comfy for baby and super easy-care for the new Mom.
The plush feel of this yarn just begs to be squished, handled and cuddled..and for some reason polyester feels just that much nicer than acrylic..not sure why, but it does!
  This blanket is super easy , knit just like the dish cloths. Here is the link to the pattern  http://www.ravelry.com/projects/thepurplesock/dishcloth-baby-blanket

  More colours are on their way....
pop on in and grab a few balls to have one of these sweet blankets on hand....just in case
  Happy Knitting,


Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Great new summer yarn

Hello everyone,

  Everyone loves Cascade! There are so many yarn styles, wool that felts beautifully, acrylic and
wool blends and now a cotton and acrylic blend! Just perfect for summer tank tops,  kids sweaters and hats, and anything you want to be able to toss in the washer and dryer easily.

  The colour combinations are such fun and the solids are wonderful too...and the 100 gram/160 metre skein means an inexpensive project!

  So, believe it or not, summer is coming, lol! and this yarn fits the bill for some fun summer knitting...see you soon!

  Happy Knitting,