Thursday, September 30, 2010

Is it a Felted Pumpkin Hat?


You have no idea how many people see this pumpkin in the store, and ask "Is it a Hat?"  I usually tell them it’s just a decorative felted pumpkin.  But then I ask … "If it was a hat, would you wear it?".  I have found only one person who said she would ... to a Halloween party.  Must be some party! 

Anyway, the felted Connecticut Pumpkin is an inexpensive knitting kit, just in time for Halloween.  If you have never done felting, this is a perfect project to give it a try … easy to knit, and if you slip a stitch, or miss gauge, the felting will hide the mistakes and it's JUST A PUNKIN!


 
The finished pumpkin is about 8" tall (including the stem), and 12" in diameter.  Knit on US 10.5 circulars and double point needles, it is an intermediate skill level pattern.  The kit has just the right amount of orange (pumpkin) colored yarn, and green yarn for the stem.

For those of you who must have a pumpkin hat, or think it would be a hoot at your Halloween party, the pattern can be easily modified to fit your 'noggin.  Maybe your significant other would wear it?!!  Take a look and make one for the party!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Going out, wearing jeans, and 'wanna dress it up a little? How about a lacy scarf?


Okay, I'm going out with my significant other for dinner, it's a nice cool fall evening, and I want to dress up a casual pair of jeans and a blouse … bling is not the answer.  I have made tons of scarves, but most are the wintery, keep warm variety.

So I poked around, grabbed about 400 yards of dressy lace weight yarn and a pair of US 5s and put together the Ella Lace Scarf.  This is not your first or second scarf ladies … the pattern combines garter stitch with a beautiful lace pattern … probably for the experienced knitter.  It's a perfect project for early fall when the weather may still be warm, and you are looking forward to cool fall evenings.

The pattern and the 50% wool/ 50% silk yarn is in my newest kit … in 4 lacy fall colors! … Take a look at the Ella Lace Scarf Kit and let me know what you think!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Silky Wool XL … great new yarn and huge discount … 25% Off!!! Sale Extended through September 30th!

Need a knitting project for fall?  Here’s your solution … a new book of elegant sweater designs by legendary knitter, Elsebeth Lavold, featuring her new yarn, Silky Wool XL.  "Silky Wool XL" is a worsted weight blend of 20% silk and 80% wool in 12 tweedy colors!

Check out our Project Ideas page for a couple of the sweaters featured in the new book … maybe your favorite guy would like the Melbourne sweater for Christmas? 

We have extended our sale, and slashed the yarn price from $9.00 a ball to $6.75, a 25% discount!

Check out the post below to see a few of the awesome colors!

Let us know what you think about the sweater designs, the new yarn, or even the hunk in the picture!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Featured Yarn of the Week: Silky Wool XL - 15% Off!

Elsebeth Lavold's "Silky Wool XL" yarn is a wonderful blend of silk and wool. The worsted weight version of the fabulous yarn, Silky Wool, this yarn also features 12 beautiful tweedy colors and is soft and smooth to work with. Perfect for any cold weather garment or accessory!

  Check out Silky Wool XL!





15% Off this week only! Get your yarn now, while quantities last! 15% Off!

Be sure to check out Elsebeth Lavold's Pattern Book 21: The City(e)scapes Collection featuring gorgeous patterns using Silky Wool XL!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

FiberWild! Colorwork Hat and Mitten Collection


 Nenya Hat Kit

With a wide color band, a few garter ridges and some bobbles, the Nenya Hat has something for everyone. The look is a little more city than country … it's warm and very comfy to wear!

Nenya Mitten Kit

Knit with detail and colorwork on the cuffs, these mittens are a perfect project for the new or experienced colorwork knitter. Knit them on 2 circular or on 4 double point needles … they will become your favorite mittens! Pair with the matching hat and you're ready for anything!

 


Both kits contain the pattern and all materials needed to make each project.

Included in each kit is 1 skein of Lorna's Laces' Honor (70% Baby Alpaca / 30% Silk: 275yds/100g) sport weight yarn and 1 skein of Lorna's Laces' Angel (70% Angora / 30% Lambswool: 50yds/14g) worsted weight yarn.

 




Two great projects for intermediate to experienced knitters. Available in 6 awesome colors sets!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Featured Yarn of the Week: Dove!

This weeks featured yarn is Tahki Yarn's Dove!


Tahki Yarn's "Dove" is a wonderful blend of wool, alpaca and nylon. Super soft, light and airy this yarn is also warm and features a slightly felted appearance. Its good stitch definition makes it a great yarn for knitting or crocheting!

Check out Dove!