Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Fair Isle at Yarn For All Seasons

I wanted to show you how my Alice Starmore Oregon Cardigan is progressing. The good news is that in the new issue of Vogue Holiday Knitting magazine, Alice Starmore has included the pattern for this out of print design. She has done it in an Autumn colorway. Anyone who wishes to do this cardigan should pick up the new Vogue Knitting Magazine due in stores soon.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN. Have fun felting all your projects to decorate your house.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Fair Isle at Yarn For All Seasons

Everyone is having great fun creating their fair isle sweaters. Cindy is a wonderful teacher and all the sweater colors are spectacular. The students are doing either a different design or using slightly different colors. The results are stunning as you can see by the works in progress at the left.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

It's been awhile sinced I last posted. I have been busy with classes and I have just started a fair isle sweater. I am doing the Alice Starmore Oregon Cardigan. I will post a picture when I have more on my needles.

I just finished Elizabeth Zimmerman's February Baby Sweater from The Knitter's Almanac. It was fun to knit and came out nice. I still have buttons to put on it. I used RY Classic Cashsoft DK yarn in Kingfisher. I may do a class on this sweater because the directions are a bit sketchy.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

New Classes

Two new classes have been added for September. The first is fingerless gloves using the magic loop technique and the second is a beginning lace scarf. Stop by to see them in person and sign up. Both will be fun to do!

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Cable Class

This little bag is from my beginning cable class. It looks complicated, but it is really very easy.

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Fair Isle at Yarn For All Seasons

Falling Leaves Hat done in fair isle knitting.

I will be teaching this class in July, so check my website for days and time.

Friday, June 1, 2007

Fair Isle at Yarn For All Seasons

Come by my store to see this beautiful fair isle sweater done by Cindy Wasner. Cindy will be teaching a class in this technique later this summer/early fall. If you are interested, please stop by or call and let me know your preferences to time and day. It will be an ongoing class and you will learn how to knit with 2 yarns in a row and how to steek. It should be an inspiring class. Cindy does beautiful work!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Einstein Coat

Here is a picture of the Einstein lightweight coat that is in Sally Melville's The Knit Stitch. It was done in Poems by Wisdom Yarn-a self striping 100% wool yarn. It is very soft to the touch and nice to knit with. Come by the store to see it. If anyone is interested in doing an Einstein coat knit-a-long come by the store and talk to me. This jacket is very easy for the beginning knitter.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Baby Surprise

Here are two versions of the Baby Surprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmerman. The one in blue is done in Art Yarns Superwash Merino worsted weight and the Multi-color jacket is done in lightweight Socks that Rock. Very fun to do. It is knit with increases, decreases, make a couple of folds and voila, the origami of knitted baby jackets is done.

Thursday, April 5, 2007

Thursday April 5, 2007

Here is a picture of Knitting Pure and Simple's top down baby cardigan. I knit this using Universal Yarns Classic Tapestry which does its own patterning. I will be teaching this class starting this April. The yarn is great to work with and it is never boring.
Stop by to see the new store and look and feel the baby sweater.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

March 21, 2007

The move is progressing nicely and I plan to re-open on Tuesday March 27th. Here are a couple of pictures to give you a general idea of how the store will look.

Thursday, March 8, 2007

March 8, 2007

The move to my new space is slowly happening. I have most of the heavy stuff moved, but now I have to put all the yarn back in the bins. You can see from the pictures that most of the yarn is in bags waiting to be placed on the shelves. I haven't had much time to knit, so my Enchanted Forest sweater is waiting for me to pay it some attention.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

February 27,2007

The move to my new store space is slowly happening. I am waiting for the men to lay down the carpet. Hopefully that should happen tomorrow. I am in the process of taking down everything from the walls, and tagging it so I know where it is, but I can't start the move until the new carpet is down. I will keep you posted.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

February 21, 2007

Enchanted Forest Aran from Vogue Knitting

This pattern has been on my wish list to knit for a long time. I finally sat down to swatch and knit the pattern. The original pattern was very oversized and I did not want it that large. I decided to work with a DK weight yarn (Cleckheaton) single strand and the finished dimensions according to the Cleckheaton gauge swatch would put the finished garment around 48" instead of 58". I wanted the sweater to be longer than the original so instead of 1 1/2" of rib, I knit 2 1/2" then I continued to tweak the pattern and knit the chart repeating some of the rows of the tree charts until I had the length and the look I wanted. I started out knitting the left front, but decided it was not right, so I then started on the right front and I was pleased with the result. I am now knitting up the left front.