Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Lisa's Lovely Sursa Shawl

Lisa was very excited to finish the Sursa shawl she was making from the Cornelia Tuttle Hamilton - Book # 2. The shawl is gorgeous and looks lovely on her too! Lisa has been knitting less than a year and is doing wonderfully.

This shawl is a triangle with a very simple reverse stockinette ruffle. It is made with Noro's Silk Garden with a ruffled edge out of Cash Iroha.

The pattern specifies that double yarn is used throughout the entire piece. It moves along rather fast when you are knitting it because it is on Size 15 needles and the yarn double strand.

Friday, November 23, 2007

New Beginner Has Taken Off

WOW is all I can say!!! Dianna learned to knit 3 weeks ago and she has done an amazing job. She started on this scarf and it looks great. My first scarf never looked this good. As I think about, my second, third, or fourth scarf didn't either.

Dianna used several novelty yarns, such as eyelash and ribbons to make this fun a festive scarf. Why buy the perfect accessory when you can knit your own.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Karen has a ball with the Lucy bag

Karen came in last week and showed us the Lucy bag that she made. She made it out of Noro, which self-stripes. A friend saw her bag, so she is now making her one.

The pattern has instructions for a handbag or a shoulder bag when using medium weight yarn, and for an evening bag using sport weight yarn. All versions have clever straps of differing lengths to hold the bag closed.
Finished sizes: Depending on wool choice, gauge and amount of felting: Small bag: 8.5" tall; 17.5" circumfrence. Large bag: 11.5" tall; 24" circumfrence

Friday, November 02, 2007

Sandy Brings Out Her Inner French Girl

Sandy saw the French Girl pattern "Lulu" and knew she had to have it. The bulky yarn made it very quick to make. Since it was very easy and quick, she decided to also make it for family and friends.

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.