Once a day, starting December 12th and ending December 18th, we’ll post a photo along with a clue, on the blog at: http://www.knittingtoday.com/knews of a felted holiday project from the Marie Mayhew Trunk Show.
The projects include snowmen, santa, gingerbread men, ornaments, a nest, candy corn, and a penguin. The photo and the clue will give you a hint where these adorable projects will be hiding in our online store at http://www.knittingtoday.com
Once you find the page on the online store with the photo, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, tell us what page you found it, and be entered in a drawing to win 3 Marie Mayhew patterns or products (up to a value of $30)!
The blog picture will be posted at 9 AM Eastern Time daily which gives you 24 hours to find the projects! You will receive a return email confirming your entry (although it won’t be immediate since we don’t check email 24/7).
Only one entry per day, but you can enter every day for more chances to win! Winner will be announced on December 19. Happy Hunting!
Have you ever knit a sweater from a pattern and have it fit perfectly? If so, which pattern, which yarn (in order to knit directly from the pattern both your stitch and row gauge must match), and what size (no adjusting for sleeve length?). And, this perfect-fitting sweater…please send me a picture (on the perfect body preferably) so I can share with the masses OR better yet, post here and include a link to the picture if its somewhere else, like Ravelry.
On the other hand if all of your sweater knitting requires adjusting, I’d like to know about that too. What changes do you make for the perfect fit? Gauge, size, shoulder width, sleeve style? Again, comment below and include a link to the picture or send it to me and I’ll share the inspiration.
I have a pink curvy tumbler with your name on it. I’d share the link to the website so you can see what the new curvy tumbler looks like, but the website page is a mess . Trust me. You don’t? Here. This is why I am not getting anything else done.
Comments/Posts/pictures must be received by October 9 16 (just in case that perfect sweater is still on the needles). If you don’t have the image hosted somewhere else, my email is lea-ann at knittingtoday.com. You know to replace the “at” word with the sign”@” right?
Can’t wait to see everyone’s creations!
Want to know what we brought back from TNNA? Well….. we only brought some supplies of Soak and Heel!!! The rest of it you’ll have to wait for until Fall knitting season!
Soak is a modern care for fine fibers. This rinse-free formulation is perfect for washing your laciest lingerie, your softest sweaters, swimwear, workout gear, etc. The scent is a gentle scent but a nice added touch to your handwashes to make them feel delicate. My two favorite are the Celebration and Aquae. Do not fret; we still have Eucalan in the traditional Eucalyptus, Lavendar, Unscented, and Grapefruit.
Heel is a cream for your feet. We understand the dedication put into kniting our socks, the frustrations we overcame, and labor we intertwined into our creation. After all that, we need to pamper our feet. Heel comes in four scents: spearmint, peppermint, cucumber, and unscented. It has a light scent that isn’t too overpowering. We currently only have in stock the spearmint and the unscented, because we sold out of the other two! But you do have a good choice if you buy the spearmint; I have heard the spearmint on your heels at the end of a hot day makes the most relaxing scent.
So please, give our new products ao try. You may find a new love to treat your knitting and you. – Tara
http://ravel.me/icefisherman/fca32 (ravelry link)
What do you Think ? anyone else knitting clogs ? I have one more pair to knit for my daughter in-law for christmas.
Well, soccer season is oficially over- at least through the school. Still have a few more weeks to tie up the league but the real hustle bustle is done. Basketball started for Sarah on Monday but that only takes up one evening and Saturday mornings. I feel like I can finally take a deep breath and not feel so in a hurry all the time. (Does that ever really happen when one has children?)
We’ve got some new books on the shelf, as well as oodles of new yarns. Northern Knits by Lucinda Guy is just in and on the shelf, as are several others. I’m sure you’ve all heard about the Sock Yarn One Skein Wonders book. Rest assured, it is on order and we will have it as soon as it comes out. If you’d like to pre-order it, just give us a call or you can put it on the wait list on the website and we’ll let you know when it comes in. I must admit that I am looking forward to this book immensely, as I have a fetish with sock yarn. I am trying to convince myself that I will knit one thousand pair of socks some day, thus justifying the ever increasing mound of yarn, but who am I kidding? I have so far not proven to be an avid sock knitter. But I will not let that deter me from purchasing more sock yarn. And now this book will validate my obsession. I can’t wait!
Want to see all the new products for October? Click here.
Even though the boxes piled against the window give cause for concern, this is just part of the extra stock we’re taking to Stitches Midwest… And, we really hope that after loading the trailer today we can give the customers room to shop for the rest of the week. But, a lot of inventory will be in boxes because we’re taking the wonderful white cubes for the booth. If you like finding unexpected goodies in boxes, make your way to Knitting Today and enjoy the hunt!
Or, come to Stitches and visit us in booth 227-231. We’ll show you some great looking ty-dy projects, warm sweaters in Shepherd’s Wool, cozy Zealana Rimu and Kauri possum wear, Hiyahiya interchangeables, Noni felted bags in both crochet and knit, and the wonderful American-made purse hardware from Jul Silver…
is blocked by boxes. It makes it a little hard to do desk work. But look what is in that box…new colors of encore tweed!
After a week of camping at the fair, livestock shows, working various stands, and a very long, hot auction day, I am still feeling a bit hungover. We had a fun week but it is exhausting. The kids all did well on their projects and their shows, and had a great time hanging out with their 4-H friends. I’m still catching up on laundry and cleaning the camper out for relatives that are coming in on Saturday (I’m sure they would appreciate clean linens and such), but it’s nice to be home and getting back into the regular routine.
I have checked in so many new things since my last post…. let’s see… there is Classy (new colors), Mauch Chunky (new colors), Kaleidoscope, and Cotton 2010, both from Opal (that took a little longer than planned, but it’s finally available for purchase), and we now have some striping Soxx Appeal. I think the Freedom Hat Kit from Heritage Fiber Publications is very cool. Available in three color combinations, the pattern offers three sizes and the kit comes with enough Shepherd’s Wool to make one hat of any size. Click here to see all the new items for July.
Just in case you were afraid that I would leave you with no pretty pictures check out the box of loveliness that was waiting for me when I got back to work. These are the Diva Bundles that Lea-Ann unveiled when Lorna was here. A few lucky gals even won a bundle as a door prize. I keep taking little breaks to paw through the box. No two bundles are exactly alike; there are similar color combinations but the there is something different in each bundle. Some have sparklies, some have frillies, some have sparkly frillies. Others have a touch of ribbon yarn. If I had to use one word to describe these little beauties it would be “FUN”. Okay, I just thought of another one. “UNIQUE”. Oh! How about “YUMMY”? I’m going to sign off now because I could go on like this for hours. Those of you who know me know that I am not joking about this.
Have a great day of knitting!
Opal Kaleidoskop and Cotton 2010
I DO have a few things under my desk, thanks for asking. They have been pillaged and plundered but there is still plenty left. Waiting patiently to be checked in are Opal Kaleidoscope and Cotton 2010. I am really digging the Cotton 2010. The colors are somewhat muted and have a very soft look. Soft to the touch, too. See those two skeins with the yellow labels? Whatever could that be? Some special dye lot, perhaps? Maybe a one of a kind colorway? Hmmm. I wonder?
oh, wait! I know what it is! It’s me being greedy. :0 Take a closer look- do you see what it says? It says “Susan”. That would be me. Isn’t that positively shameful? It’s just that sometimes we have yarn mysteriously disappear from the boxes, so if I really want something I have to put my name on it. I have this (completely unreasonable) fear that if I don’t grab a yarn the minute it comes in then it will be gone and there will never again be a yarn that I like as much and I will have missed my chance. I do realize how ridiculous this is, but I also know that I am not the only one who thinks this way so I admit it freely. It’s why we all have a stash.
Just in case you think that is the only thing sitting around waiting on me, check out the Mauch Chunky.
Mauch Chunky – New Colors!
Some of these colors are new and will be on the website soon, a few are re-orders and will available again right away (as soon as I receive them). We will have even more colors as winter approaches. I know, who even wants to think of cold weather when it’s the peak of summer, but it is inevitable so you may as well have something to look forward to, right. I really do have a love affair going on with this yarn. The colors are so cool- never only one color, but subtle shades provide this wonderful depth. Sometimes you don’t notice it right away, but as you get to really looking at it you notice the less prominent colors in each colorway. Worth taking a look at.
AND. The UPS man was just here with a box from Knit One Crochet Too full of re-stocks of Ty-Dy Dots, as well as Ty-Dy Socks (I think some new colors), and some new colors of Soxx Appeal.
Given all that is waiting on me- I am going to get to work. I’ll update soon on my Tee for Two. Planning on picking up to knit the sides tonight. Maybe I’ll even takes some pics and get this project on Ravelry. One can always hope.
UPDATE: The Mauch Chunky and Ty-Dy Socks (including the new colors!) and Dots are checked in! I’m so fast I can’t even see myself…
Its here! The Ty-Dy cotton restock. And, the new Ty-Dy Dots (shhhhh). Also restocked a couple of Ty-Dy Socks colors and am waiting on the backorders and new colors (and, shhhh, the new Sock Dots) to arrive . . . lots of fun stuff to work on. Did I ever show you a picture of my Slant on Nature? I put the pattern on top of the box so you could see it the original. The mods I made were to make it a v-neck instead of a lapel and set-in sleeve instead of drop shoulder. If you want to make those same mods, I can help you through them. . .
This Spring 2010 issue of Knitter’s has a new colorway (in the shhh box) on the front, entrelac neckline — really a neat knit!
Oh, and for the sneak peak: Ty-Dy Dots!
And, now for the new patterns that use those new yarns. Notice the socks in the bottom picture done in Fair Isle? It uses a solid strand of Sox Appeal (which is in another shhh box under Susan’s desk).
Okay, so that’s the end of the Ty-Dy sneak peak . . . . for those of you patiently waiting for the prize drawings, that’s up next . . . . just trying to figure out a snazzy way to count without doing it manually, but may break down and do it manually anyways. Sometimes the back-end of software is not soo pretty to work with. Lea-Ann