Thursday, December 20, 2007
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Tuesday, November 27, 2007
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Sassy and fun to wear, Lulu takes you from relaxed to elegant with a quick change of accessories. A super project for the advanced beginner who wants to move beyond crocheted scarves. Done up with only 4 balls of Rowan Big Wool and fabricated in one piece. Come by and see Lulu in person.Don't know how to crochet but want to learn how? Sandy is teaching a beginner crochet class on Tuesday, November 20th from 6pm-7:30pm. The cost is $25. Please call the shop at 704.373.7442 to register.
Monday, October 22, 2007
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Monday, October 08, 2007
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
Sandy and I had a fun time traveling to the party. We only got lost once which was good.
Dawn and five of her friends were at the party. They all did a fantastic job.
For information about Entrelac, click here.
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Which reminds me that I need to get to my Holiday knitting started as well. Can you believe it, 3 more months until Christmas!!!!! Sorry for getting off the subject.
Friday, September 21, 2007
The pictures below show the detail of the hat and scarf pattern. The author of the book, Donna Druchunas, made the pattern to resembles native wooden fish traps.
So for all you lace knitters, check out the book. Druchunas provides eleven lace projects. To view some of the projects in the book, click here. To read a review of the book from Interweave press, click here.
Monday, September 17, 2007
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Thursday, September 06, 2007
The cables and cool design makes this a beautiful afghan. I am really glad that she brought it in to share with us. Thanks Holly!
She made the afghan with 11 balls of the Plymouth Encore worsted weight. The size of the afghan is approximately 4' x 5'. The pattern is free online. Click here for the pattern.
If you want to learn how to do cables, check out our cabled hat class in October. Click here for more information.
Loretta wanted to learn how to knit socks from the "toe up" on 2 circular needles. Since she has never knitted socks before, Cristi suggested that she first learn to make a regular pair of socks. Cristi and Loretta set-up 3 private lessons, 2 hours each.
Lesson 1: Introduction to the 2 circulars technique for knitting small circumferences. Cast on and toe
Lesson 2: The heel (short row heel techniques and a discussion on reverse heel flap/gussets - homework, knit the cuff)
Lesson 3: Binding off (there are several options for this)
It was fun seeing Loretta's sock in the various stages. See how fantastic Loretta's first sock turned out.
If you would like to learn to knit socks on 2 circular needles or want to view Charlotte Yarn's other sock classes, click here.
Tuesday, September 04, 2007
The pattern is from Domestic Sphere. Click here for the pattern. Scroll down to the "Bulky Baby Asymmetrical Cardigan for any Gauge Yarn".
Monday, September 03, 2007
Isn't it wonderful to see hard work pay off! Thanks for sharing Stacey!!!
The Lizard Ridge Afghan pattern is available on Knitty.com. Click here for the pattern.
Sunday, September 02, 2007
Friday, August 31, 2007
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
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