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Last minute gifts

Just in case you missed our post last month about a great last minute gift idea, we thought we’d share photos of a second Magnum cowl that Julie knit in one afternoon with one skein of Madeline Tosh ASAP and a tiny bit of another using Size US 15 needles.

 

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She cast on 62 stitches, and joined to work in the round.  Julie used a fun bright pop of contrast color yarn for her cast on and cast off rows.  She alternated between knit and purl rows creating a lush garter stitch fabric that is dense and soft.  She continued until she had just enough yarn to cast off.  After weaving in her ends and a quick block, her cowl is ready to go.

Stop on by and we can get you started on a cowl of your own.  If you join us for a few hours of knitting during our Community Knit Night this Tuesday, you may have a finished cowl to take home!

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Our friend Connie has already finished her Teikei scarf!  She was among the first to pick up her pre-ordered Habu kit when they arrived in the shop.  She stopped by the shop this Tuesday to show us how beautifully it knit up.

 

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This scarf is one of Kirsten Johnstone’s designs.  And it’s simple construction makes the most of the Habu yarns that beautifully blend unusual fibers and materials.  That wonderfully curly edge is thanks to the addition of stainless steel.  Strange. but true.

 

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We have a few remaining kits in the shop of various stunning patterns and color ways.  We hope that you can visit us soon and take your pick!

A new kit

We have come up with another new kit for those of you looking for a new project idea or a fun gift for a friend who loves to knit.

 

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We’ve paired the Flora’s Cap pattern from Churchnouse Yarns & Teas with Blue Sky Alpacas’ Metalico in three soft neutral colorways.

This yarn is a sport weight blend of 50% silk and 50% alpaca.  It is wonderfully soft with an unbeatable drape that will make this slouch hat a treat to knit and to wear.

 

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These limited edition kits include the pattern as well as a skein and a half of yarn, providing you with some savings.  We hope that you are able to pick one out for yourself or to knit up as a gift for a knitworthy friend this holiday season.

Give us a call at 970-407-1461 to ask about pricing or to have one set aside for you.

A one skein project for you

Theresa recently finished a great slouch hat this week that you may want to take a closer look at.

 

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This is Andrastea designed by Tori Gurbisz.  Theresa knit hers up with a single skein of Madelinetosh tosh merino DK.  She used size US 5 & 7 needles and has clasped the hat in the back with two of the little Jul Designs button clasps that can be removed and adjusted easily.

 

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This deliciously soft superwash yarn  is a great choice for knitting up gifts.  Ensuring that your gift doesn’t require hand-washing guarantees that it will look great for years to come, without special care.

And our selection of Madelinetosh’s DK weight skeins means that you will find the perfect hue for anyone who you think would enjoy a new hat; especially if you decide to make one for yourself!

We look forward to seeing you soon.

It looks like fall on West Mountain Ave.

Julie was enjoying a beautiful afternoon knitting in her garden yesterday and decided to share some photos so that you could see how beautiful the season is from our perspective.

 

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Julie created a giant granny square for the tree out front  in honor of October’s being Breast Cancer Awareness month.

 

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Don’t forget that we are a donation drop off spot for Hope Lives donations.  Give us a call at the shop at 970-407-1461 if you have any questions about what hand knits to bring by.