First off, I cannot believe it’s been this long since I’ve posted on here! I sincerely apologize for this, and I will be making more of an effort to at least post once a week or maybe more if time permits.
Lately, I’ve been knitting more than crocheting and I find I love both of these crafts for what they can accomplish. My new favorite is lace knitting, I am absolutely amazed at how a few yarn overs can create such a beautiful fabric! I’ve started out small, creating a mug cozy and it was a perfect way to also incorporate a little crochet stitches when the button loop had to be added.
This is the cozy from Valley Yarn’s website, just click on the photo to download the pattern :)
Here is how my cozy turned out. I’m very happy with it, even though the yarn I used is probably a little bit thicker than what was called for in the pattern (I used Caron Simply Soft in Ocean):
I’m going to experiment with using finer yarns, perhaps Paton’s Grace yarn would make for a lacier look and they do have such beautiful colors available!
Have a great weekend everyone and happy crafting!
Visions of Spring: Flowers…Pastel colors…Easter…Amusement parks… This is a just an inspirational post about all the favorite things I love about that beautiful season! Enjoy!
Lots of things are in the works; I’ve updated my Zibbet shop, ordered new business cards and other goodies, and of course, working on new items for you! What I’m really excited about is attending VogueKnitting Live! in New York City on Saturday, January 18th at the Marriott Marquis! If you are interested in attending, click on the link for more info and to register for classes or to shop in the marketplace: http://www.vogueknittinglive.com/ehome/66410. This is one event I’ve been really looking forward to attending. Since I’ve just started to learn to knit, I feel like a brand new world has opened up for me, and all that means more goodies to list in the shop :)
I’m also hoping to experiment with different yarns. I have fallen in love with Noro, which can be purchased through Little Knits’ website at http://littleknits.com/yarn/noro.html. The colors are absolutely stunning, and I can just imagine all the wonderful scarves, hats, and gloves that can be made with them. Noro also has a magazine available, which I purchased and I call it my “eye candy” magazine for obvious reasons :) Click on the magazine to purchase a copy through WEBS’ website:
Some other yarns I’m hoping to work with include Crystal Palace, Debbie Bliss, and Poems. All of these brands have such beautiful colors available and can also be purchased on Little Knits’ website. Poems yarn is available through Universal Yarn’s website at http://www.universalyarn.com/yarn.php
Have a great weekend everybody and happy stitching!
I believe everyone in the knitting world has seen the photo of these cabled socks somewhere, Google, Pinterest, and of course crafty blogs (including mine), but the question that has come up a few times is, “where’s the pattern”? Well, after an exhaustive search to satisfy my own curiosity, I finally found it on Etsy! (Click on the photo for the link) Funny that the seller lives only 20 minutes away from me :)
The photo seen around the web
You might want to check out this page on Pinterest also, they have such beautiful posts of other knit socks and slippers that you may be interested in making! http://www.pinterest.com/starrgrams/knitting-stuff-socks-slippers/
For once, Monday isn’t such a bad day! I am having a Cyber Monday Sale going on all week long! 30% off selected items and if you place an order for $50.00 or more, you will receive a free $20.00 SueStitches gift certificate by email! Makes a great stocking stuffer! (Sale ends Friday, December 6 at 5 pm EST)
Click here to start shopping and saving and have a wonderful Monday! :)
Today is Handmade Monday! Place an order today in my shop for $50.00 or more and you will receive a free $20 gift certificate via email! Get your order in by 5 pm EST to take advantage of the sale going on also! www.zibbet.com/suestitches