Thursday, December 20, 2007

Linda's Lovely Skirt

Thanh Nguyen is a locale Charlotte pattern designer. We carry several of her patterns at the shop. One of her patterns is called the "Katherine." The skirt pattern is so cute!!! One of our customers, Linda P, finished knitting the skirt 2 weeks ago. She brought it in so we could see it. The skirt looked great on her. It fit her perfect!!! She is making another one in a cream color.

The pattern calls for 2 skeins of the Peruvian Tweed from Joesph Galler. If you have never touched this yarn, you have to. It is so soft and luxurious. The skirt is made with two strands of yarn held together. If you would like to see Thanh's other patterns, please click here.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Anne Makes a Grand Enterance

Anne S. made this cute shrug. She came in today wearing it. Anne and the shrug made a grand enterance. The shrug looked great on her!!!

The patttern (N026) is from Plymouth Yarn. The yarn is Plymouth's Baby Alpaca Grande. Talk about soft. If you never used or felt this yarn before, you are missing out. The yarn is so soft and nice to work with. The yarn is 100% Baby Alpaca and knits up 3 sts = 1"/US10.5 needle. Many customers are also using this yarn for scarves.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Crafty Girlz's Funky Circle Vest

Janet R. emailed me today to show me the Circle Vest that she made out of the Silk Knits book. The vest is so cool looking. She used the Scotia Silk by Fleece Artist. She used two skeins that had complimentary colorways and decided to knit two rows in each color. In the book, the yarn it called for was Noro Silk Garden. It is great that Janet was able to think outside the box and use another yarn than what the pattern called for. It was also nice to see that she took a chance using the two different colorways. The risk paid off. The vest looks fantastic!!!!!

To view additional pictures of Janet's vest, click here to access her blog.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Another Great Knitting Party!!!

One of great customers, Lynda M., hosted a beginner knitting party at her house last Sunday. It was so much fun!!! Sandy and I taught the class, while Jane P. came along for the fun. Jane was unable to teach due to her recent hand surgery. Jane taught a "Fix Your Issues" knitting party at Lynda's a couple of months ago and had such a good time, she was not about to miss a Lynda party. The food and drinks were GREAT!!! We all had a nice time talking, laughing, and teaching new knitters.

We had 3 new beginners at the party. Two were a mother and daughter. The daughter was 12 years old and was quickly knitting away.

If you would like information on how to host a knitting party, please click here.