It's time for us to begin our yarn planning for 2009. We set aside a day or two to focus on all of Tina's numbers analysis, customer suggestions and any other new, exciting ideas we have for improving our yarn lines.
I am still absolutely thrilled with my little Flip Mino. After about half an hour, I realized that it might be fun to videotape a bit of our planning party. You can get an idea of how our collaborative efforts work. Bob just shakes his head but there is a method to…Continue
Added by Kelley Petkun on July 25, 2008 at 12:58pm — No Comments
....my Affirmation Marker is larger than the beginning of my Jolly Green Socks for Socks for Soldiers. This time I am going to use Tina's pattern for Two At A Time Toe Up Socks. I love her garter stitch heel that extends under the heel. I'm going to add a special touch - double strand the garter stitch section for extra… Continue
Added by Kelley Petkun on July 22, 2008 at 8:00am — No Comments
When all else fails, I fall back on Elizabeth Zimmermann. Particularly the Knitting Workshop. This is the book I would have with me on a desert island.
The Stonington Shawl has a garter stitch body with a lace border. Just what I want for a travel project.… Continue
Added by Kelley Petkun on July 21, 2008 at 8:00am — No Comments
Oh, I am so close to finishing my Aran Sweater from The Knitter's Almanac. I made a lot of progress this week thanks to Craft Night and a staff meeting. After the weekend I needed to change to just one sleeve at a time. You can see that one sleeve is longer than the other! One more repeat of the cable pattern and then I will move to the second… Continue
Grandson #2! I would have had photos up earlier this week but we have been getting the catalog ready to go to the printer so things have been crazy!
Parker's Baby Blanket is finished! And, I used my Flip Mino to record a little lesson on applied I-cord borders.
Here is the blanket without the border.
And, here are my little videos! The first one covers getting the applied I-Cord started.
Now I show you how to turn a corner!…