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Lace Yarn Sale



It's almost the end of the summer, and we need to clear out a little room in our warehouse for the heavier winter yarns, so we're having a one-week-only lace yarn sale! Lots and lots of colors are on sale in all of our lace yarn lines - Shimmer, Alpaca Cloud, Shadow, Shadow Kettle Dyed and Gloss Lace.



Do you knit lace in the fall and… Continue

Added by Tina on September 3, 2009 at 8:00am — 12 Comments

Wearing Lace Shawls

I've heard a lot of people say they don't know how they would wear lace shawls, and that keeps them from knitting them. We think lace shawls are infinitely wearable (you don't even have to look like an old lady when you do wear them!), and here is Nina to demonstrate:



The shawls shown, in order, are:

Chinook Shawl - from the Lace Yarn Sampler Kits, shown in the… Continue

Added by Tina on June 29, 2009 at 1:45pm — 12 Comments

KAL knitting woes - 1 step forward, 2 steps back!

Well I'm a week into my knitting for the Knitting Goes Large KAL - and feel like I haven't progressed as much as I would have liked...



I'm trying not to be too frustrated... I was having some problems with the tension on stitches after the cable. Kelley gave me an Elizabeth Zimmerman hint... the problem is when going from K to P on cable there's less tension, so the last two… Continue

Added by Kim on May 13, 2009 at 7:30am — 3 Comments

Road Trip Knitting

Over Thanksgiving, my parents and I drove down to visit my sister in San Jose. It's about 11 hours each way, so that meant lots of knitting time. I took along my mindless, feels-so-soft, comfortingly warm garter stitch afghan in the Bayou color of… Continue

Added by Tina on December 3, 2008 at 5:02pm — 4 Comments

Ta da!

Whew! Now that it looks better, I'll show it to you.... When I took the photos of my Apres Surf Hoodie on Monday, I placed the body strategically so you couldn't see the sides because I was embarrassed by how the sides looked. Early on, I had decided that I didn't want to deal with increasing and decreasing in pattern while I was knitting in the round, so I started at the hem with an extra 8 stitches in… Continue

Added by Tina on May 23, 2008 at 1:54pm — 8 Comments

Socks - Toe Up

I'm teaching a toe-up, two at a time magic loop sock class, so I've been playing with a new (to me, anyway) heel, which I am loving! When you knit socks toe-up, the traditional heel flap ends up underneath your heel - the part you walk on. But, I like having that slip stitch cushiony-ness on the back of my heel too, so this time I carried the slip stitches through the short rows and up the back of my heel a bit.…



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Added by Tina on February 13, 2008 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

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