Happy August to all of our crafty friends! This month’s desktop calendar shows off Comfy, our ever-versatile cotton yarn (with a touch of acrylic for elasticity) – perfect for warm weather garments and beach-ready accessories!
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I’ve been doing a lot of traveling this summer and have been looking forward to times when I can relax for a bit. So for my newest 52 Weeks of Dishcloth pattern, I decided I wanted to do a spa cloth to use when I have a little time to myself. So I came up with the Dreamy Spa Cloth.
You may have seen that we have some new free patterns that just hit the site. I have to say, the models have me smitten. I would say that, though, they’re my babies!
This is Lulu.
Thank you all for entering our Knit Collections Giveaway! Our randomly chosen 3 winners are:
Congratulations! All 3 have been contacted and their books are on their way to them now – we can’t wait to see what they make from them!
And stay tuned for further giveaways!
Knitting and baseball – my two favorite things! Last week I got to attend the annual Seattle Mariner’s Stitch n’ Pitch.
This event was first started by the Mariners 10 years ago and now many major & minor league teams around the country hold their own SnP nights! It’s a lot of fun, even if you are not a huge baseball fan – Safeco Field, home of the Mariners, opens up their top deck area for yarn booths and other goodies and it’s so much fun to see (and buy) so much pretty yarn.
Did you learn to knit at school? Many schools, like Waldorf, include knitting as part of the curriculum. When I worked in a yarn shoppe in England, almost all of the older ladies that would come in had learned to knit …
It’s so satisfying to be able to knit something up in an afternoon and be able to use it right away to get another chore done! A quick garter stitch edging is followed by a tall slip stitch pattern for extra scrubbing power, perfect for tackling difficult dishes or for deep exfoliation.
When our newest yarn, Lindy Chain, arrived at the office, it was love at first sight. The gorgeous colors! The cool crispness of the fiber! The way it seemed to shine and glow! I was so excited, I had to sit down for a bit. Once I recovered, I realized I had the perfect pattern for this yarn all queued up- the lovely and classic Strathcona, by Jane Richmond.
During the hottest months of the year, I tend to gravitate to projects that use lightweight yarns or projects that use plant fibers rather my beloved wool. Luckily, our three newest collections covers those type of projects!
I love combining unique stripes and textures with bold colors. And the Ebb + Flow Dishcloth allowed me to do both beautifully! This easy to memorize dishcloth crochet pattern is wonderful for a quick weekend project. It combines single crochet with intervals of crossed double crochet stitches to create a contracting and expanding effect.