I’ve just updated the website with an “About Us” page. Hard to believe its been ten years at the store.
Tara’s been busy working on the Noni yarn packs page. Its not quite working yet, but she’ll figure it out. She had the Nomad, the Cinch, and a few others to do. She did say “Bettie Boop” is working though. And, I noticed we are restocked in the Rhythm Superwash for the
Lilly blanket if that is something you’ve been waiting on.
A new yarn in the store is Stiletto. I’ve started a shawl with it. Chelsea, which is one of the Ravelry LYS download service patterns we now support. Doesn’t it match my blouse perfectly? I feel so springy working on it, even though we’re supposed to get six inches off snow tonight! This yarn would make a sock with a little glitz too. I’m not feeling the lurex on my hands but then, I am knitting on size 6 needles. I think if I don’t start a pair of socks, I might do a baby sweater in it. Wouldn’t that look great with a little Easter dress?
Frosty the snowman was a jolly ???? soul,
With a corncob pipe and a button nose
And two eyes made out of coal.
Here’s the scoop: the picture above is copied into one of the products on the page related to the ???? word missing from the clue. If you search for that word, you’ll find a number of products you can click into to find the featured picture. It seems like it should be easy, but we try and make you click around just a little bit so you get to know our offerings and how the website works. Once you find the featured picture on the product page, you need to email that page URL to firstname.lastname@example.org. You’ll receive a reply back that you’ve been entered or a try-again if you aren’t quite there. While these clues seem fairly easy to us because we’re in the store day-in and day-out, I realize those who don’t know the products we carry might be having a little trouble. Feel free to email us (email@example.com) for clarification.
Come back again tomorrow after 9am est to get the next clue. Every time you email the answer, you are entered into a drawing for three Marie Mayhew Woolly patterns or projects (up to a $30 value).
Here’s a glimpse at some of our favorite patterns, including the cute little snowbaby in the photo above: Woolly Snowbabies, Woolly Snowman, the Snowman Materials Kit, Woolly Accessories, and Woolly Hats. Note, the Woolly Accessories and Materials Kits are new this season to accent your Woolly Snowman. We found that Galway and Rejuvenation make good Natural Snowy colors for felting.
P.S. While you’re busy clicking around, I (Lea-Ann) am working on installing a coupon module in the store and working on some of the design functionality, so don’t be surprised if things move around a little bit.
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!
This project is the king of easy projects. It’s a brand-new yarn that we can’t keep in the store. We’re almost sold out again of Moda by Tahki Stacy Charles, INC. So far, we only have available two colors of purple. We should be receiving more colors this coming week or two, but they can’t guarantee what colors. There is also the yarn Moda Lame that includes metallic which we may get.
This is a perfect, quick Christmas gift for any lady in the family. It’s *ONLY* four stitches. Moda is a net like yarn that doesn’t require wrapping a strand around the needle. You put the loop onto it and knit it. Simple!
The pattern is free and Moda is only $9.00 USD. It takes one ball to make a scarf.
Another great scarf is made out of the Diva bundles. Diva is a fun bundle of yarn in an array of hand-dyed of colors. Each bundle is comprised of several colors of a wool/mohair blend and one strand of a little something special for extra “pop”. It is only 70 yards per bundle.
Pattern: You cast on length wise about 200 stitches and knit until you leave a strand. Leave it hanging there and cast on with the other yard of color. When you’re all done, place beads on the ends and tie them in knots. It takes two to make a long one, skinny scarf, as seen in the photo. It’s knit on a size 9 US needle.
Some nice scarf projects for you to do!
Those are some ideas for Christmas! Also, if you made one of these scarves, don’t be afraid to share it! Look us up on facebook and tag us in the photo! We love to share what our customers are knitting!
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The whole point of Christmas is giving, not because you have to give but because you want to give. You give your heart out with projects especially with knitting.
A great gift to give for the holidays because you want to give is baby booties. Lea-ann (A.K.A. Mom) made Jacob (my nephew) baby booties. These are great one skein projects for Christmas. A lot of our customers come in looking for projects for their family that are expecting, and what a great idea to make that won’t burn a hole through your pocket.
The pattern is a free download off of Ravelry.com. It’s free to join and share your projects and stash and everything about knitting.
Personally, I would love to make these baby booties and give them away. When I have enough money, I would like to buy toys and take them to a hospital where kids are staying over Christmas. These booties would be great gifts for new babies that are born around Christmas or any time. I would love to see a hospital give these away with a special little note for the parents. Also, it’ll include washing instructions. That image just warms my heart. I should get over my fear of knitting on small needles to make these for that purpose soon.
A great yarn to make them out of is Baby Ull. The colors are so pretty in the store! So many cute colors for babies. You can also use sock yarn. We have a new color of Happy Feet that would be so cute to makes these booties in. I really love the color way of Heart & Sole. I just can’t wait for someone to come in and buy out the whole bin because of the colors.
Another great pattern is Saartje’s Bootees. It can also be done out of the yarns talked about above. These booties are more for little premature babies. They would be adorable with Baby Ull as the main color and Heart & Sole as the contrast color. The ones we have as a sample at the store are just one color with cute buttons. We have a cute collection in the store, Knitting Today.
With the extra yarn, you could also make a little hat to go with. Make an Easy Peasy Newborn Sock Hat! Such a cute pair for the new member of the family.Since the patterns are free, all you would be spending money on is the yarn. Great savings for this project! Make sure you buy your yarn at Knitting Today and buttons
Picture from rgorsegner’s ravelry account. Check out her projects on flickr! http://www.flickr.com/photos/62391131@N00
Be prepared, for what? CHRISTMAS. It’s less than two months away. What are you going to get your family, friends, co-workers, grandkids,etc.? SO MANY PEOPLE!!!! I understand completely. I’ve been on Christmas since October.
So, I decided to ask you on facebook and ravelry what do you want to hear about: Easy One Skein projects or Top Ten Ways to Hide You’ve Been at the Knitting Store? Most of you want to know projects. But I’ll do both at some point
Right now, be ready because I’m going to be posting projects for Christmas, done out of the yarns at Knitting Today. There will be one skein projects or more than one to get you Christmas ready and not always hurt your budget. I know because I’m a college student, and my list for people has escalated: my family, my brother’s family, my boyfriend, his family, and my friends! So many people, but I had to cut it down and found some cheap ideas. So I’m saving with as many people I have to get presents for and searching always for ideas to do with my stash or use my employee discount . Well, we’re going to be prepared.
Here’s the link to the latest enews.
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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!
Wait list – check … give it try!
Next up; yarn details and attributes.
There is a list 4 legal pads pages long of tweaks for the website.
Today, I’ll tackle installing the waitlist option.
Be back with news when I get it working.