Thursday, February 26, 2009

Why didn't I think of that?

Let Grandma Do It.

There is now a company in France, Golden Hook, that lets you choose a hat you want to have made for you, then you get to pick the Grandma that is going to knit it for you!

The concept is simple:
  1. Choose your shape of hat (simple, long, with a pompom or Peruvian). The have pre-designed models or a blank one that you can customize.

  2. Then you get to choose the granny who is going to knit your hat and ask her to write your name on the label.

  3. Order the hat and have it delivered to your home or have it mailed to a friend with his/her name written on the label.

Think it's something you'd like to try? They are looking for grannies to knit! Granny Application

Monday, February 23, 2009

Free People - a Yarn Lover's Paradise

As if I needed another reason to love Free People! Their clothes are amazing...funky, a bit quirky, and always speak to my artistic side. Now, they've opened their doors to show us their "yarn knitting room." Seeing it made me a bit envious. Imagine, having a job in that room! "Oh darn, it's monday...I have to go to work and knit."

Well, check it room. cool people. cool clothes.

Free People Yarn Knitting Room

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Walk & the same time!

Have you ever attended a Stitches show? My first one was about 12 years ago and there I discoved a new breed of knitters that changed me forever. Everywhere I looked people were actually walking around and the same time! Some of them had little baggies attached to their belt to hold their yarn and keep their hands free for needles, others had their yarn strategically placed in a side pocket. I wanted to knit and walk too, but the plastic bag or "side-pocket-stash" look just wasn't for me.

So, when my sister & I discovered these adorable little caddies at TNNA, we knew it was something we had to share with our knitting friends. Mimi Caddies are just the right size to tote anywhere. The bottom half is clear, so you can keep an eye on your yarn and avoid tangles. The tote includes a caribeener so you can easily clip it onto your belt or purse. They come in cute patterns, too - a mod dot in chocolate & green AND a large floral pattern in red and green.

Never again a moment without your knitting!

PS. Mimi has other coordinating knitting accessories, too. Knitting totes, needles cases, and a clear yarn clutch.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Plymouth Yarn-A-Palooza Sale!

Here's an event you won't want to miss!

Plymouth Kudo Yarn

Plymouth Yarn-A-Palooza Sale

  • 20% OFF all Plymouth Yarns (including the new arrivals for Spring)!

  • Hurry! This sale ends 11:59 pm, Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009

  • Need knitting inspiration? Shop Plymouth Patterns

  • Shop all Plymouth Yarns

Monday, February 16, 2009

Which comes first, the pattern or the yarn?

Which comes first, the pattern or the yarn?

In this case, the pattern! We spotted it while walking the TNNA show and ran up to the Knit One, Crochet Too booth when we saw this garment. We bought the yarn because it looked so great knitted up!

It's called, "Hey, Teach!" and it uses Knit One, Crochet Too's 2nd Time Cotton yarn. The best part, the pattern is FREE. It's a pattern on 2nd Time Cotton is REALLY soft. It gives the garment such a light and lacy feel, yet you are still knitting on an aran weight yarn!

I hope you love this little cardigan as much as we do! Here's all the details so you can knit it up for yourself:

Sizes: XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X)
Completed Chest Measurment: 32.25 (35.5, 39, 43, 46.75, 50.75, 55)"

You will need:

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Valentine Knitting

20% off my favorite Red & Pink yarns

Hurry! This deal ends Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009

Cough, Cough - I'm Allergic to Wool

Okay, no I'm not really allergic to wool, but I know many people who are (including my mom). So when our friends at Farmhouse Yarns created their new "I'm Allergic to Wool" chunky cotton yarn, we were all over it. You don't have to be allergic to wool to love this yarn, either. It's hand dyed in bright summery colors and comes spun in 1/2 pound hanks.

Farmhouse has some really cute patterns for this yarn, as well. The patterns only require 1-4 hanks of yarn. All of the projects are pretty easy, great for TV knitting or a weekend project.