Friday, November 21, 2008

Just fun or a knitting addiction?

Do you ever have a knitting pattern that you just love to make again and again?

Apparently, I do.

I recently picked up a skein of Plymouth Baby Alpaca Grande Paint and thought how nice it would look knitted up into the Ann Norling Spiral Rib Hat pattern. I've been happily knitting away, keeping this project stashed in my purse to knit whenever I have a spare moment.

It wasn't until yesterday when I was cleaning up & organizing my yarn stash and projects that I realized my fun little project may have become an addiction...

My assortment of Ann Norling Spiral Rib Caps!

Things I love about the Spiral Rib Cap pattern:
  • One thing I love about this pattern is that it easy and repetitious.
  • It can be knit out of just about any yarn you have lying around (shown above DKweight, worsted weight, chunky weight and even bulky yarns)!
  • May be knit for all ages and head sizes - baby to adult.
  • It's a handy, no-think pattern that gives you something to knit without too much brain effort.
  • Great for using up a spare yarn ball or two.
  • It's a really fun pattern!

Check out the Ann Norling Spiral Rib Hat Pattern

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

What can be better than FREE?

If you haven't discovered Berroco's self-striping, chunky weight tweed yarn - now may be the time. It's a very soft wool blend called: Keltic. With color names like Glen Fiddich, Tartan, Peat, and Dublin, you know it's color range is full of rich tones suitable for knitting men's garments.

That's not all, there are so many FREE PATTERNS available for Keltic! I've listed a few of my favorites below - so be sure to check them out!

2 ball project! Knit Ken - free gloves pattern from Berroco.

5 - 8 ball project. Knit Karina - free women's vest pattern.

4 ball project. Crochet this funky blanket shawl/shrug free pattern. This is my favorite project!

2 ball hat, 2 ball mittens, 3 ball scarf project. Crocheted this free pattern from Berroco

Shop Berroco Ketic yarn

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Knitting Geometry

Knitting Geometry - New from Fairmount Fibers. This pattern booklet is a collection of colorful, portable, and fun to knit throws featuring Manos Wool Clasica Yarn.

Click here to view Geometry

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

The Results are In!

Thanks to all of you who participated in our KNIT ALONG poll yesterday!

The winner is the Shadow Knit Peace Scarf!

We'll keep you posted when this new project will begin and what materials you'll need.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Election Day Fun!

After you vote at the polls, be sure to vote for our next knit along (make your choice in the upper right side of this page)! It's up to you to decide whether our next knit along will be: basic 3-needle socks, shadow knitting - peace scarf, or a baby's top down cardigan. The winning KAL will be announced on Wednesday, Nov. 5th.

A list of my favorite RED, WHITE, and BLUE yarns - 20% OFF Election Day Only!