Archive for June, 2009
Monday, June 29th, 2009
I am still catching my breath from our national convention last week. Plymouth displayed our newest yarns at the tnna. This show is for wholesalers/distributors to show our yarns to the yarn shops (not open to the public). It was an interesting weekend. The weather was typical for June in Columbus, OH; Hot and Humid with a chance of rain….and typical for Bristol, PA; this month too. Enough about the weather – let’s focus on the show. The fashion show took place Friday night:
This is the Galway Diamond Sweater that graced the runway…
From our Booklet 643
We also showed a Pirate Sweater from the “Bristol Yarn Gallery” made in the King George yarn
From Booklet G006
Saturday, Sunday and Monday were buying days for the yarn shops and selling days for me. It was GREAT to see the wonderful reaction to the newest yarns. I just love to sit with a shop owner to discuss colors, textures everything about yarn and the industry.
It was great to see the wonderful reaction to the new colors of one of my favorite yarns,
This is a one ball project – JUST ADD NEEDLES. This ball includes 2 patterns, 3 duckie button and 200 grams of yarn, enough to complete 1 of the included designs.
Overall it was a wonderful show with a great outcome – more yarn to knit with….
Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009
Use your summer knitting time to get ready for Christmas. Small items- just the kind that make great Christmas presents are the perfect type of portable projects for the summer. We all tend to be on the move more in the summertime, so a small -grab it fast!- project is just the kind of thing you want to be working on.
I would like to suggest this Sinsation scarf. It is small, very, very easy, and fast to whip up. You will want to make several.
The yarn- Sinsation- is one of the softest, most luxurious chenilles you will ever handle. You may not want to give the scarf away! Maybe the best idea is to make an extra one for yourself.
Sinsation is available in a wide range of colors. 2 balls makes the scarf.
Materials: 2 Balls Sinsation
Gauge: 10 sts = 4” on a US 15 needle.
Needles: US 15 or size necessary to obtain given gauge.
Make fringe first: Cut 26 strands of Sinsation, each 15” long. Set aside.
Loosely cast on 15 stitches.
Knit 1 row.
Next row: Slip first stitch, knit to end of row.
Repeat last row until just enough yarn left to bind off (about 2 feet). Bind off loosely.
Weave in all ends.
Attach 13 strands of fringe to each end of scarf by folding each strand in half and spacing evenly across short end of scarf, attaching with a crochet hook. Repeat for other end of scarf. Trim fringe.
Thursday, June 11th, 2009
CBS News reported recently that Knitting is Good for your Health. This is something that many knitters have known for years. I have heard personal stories from people who have quit smoking, writers who overcome “writers block” all by just picking up their needles and knitting. It is a truly amazing thing. I welcome your stories and look forward to posting your comments.
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