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
Sorry for not posting as often lately, I’ve been so busy working my day job and finishing up custom orders, which means I’ve let this poor blog fall to the wayside 😦 Hopefully the new year will give me a little down time!
I’ve got great news though, I am having a “33 Days ‘Til Christmas” sale in my shop right now and ends Monday, November 25th at 5 pm EST! Specially marked items have been marked down 33%; that’s major savings on gift ideas such as blankets, scarves, hats, gloves, and more!
Just click on the sale sign that’ll take you to the shop to start shopping and saving!
Have a great weekend everyone!
These tunes have recently become favorites of mine. The first two from OneRepublic and Avicii are total get up and dance songs, and definitely get me going when I have to get orders done. The last one from Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger (from Nickelback and also Avrii’s husband), is a love song that is just so beautiful that I had to include it.
Hope you enjoy them! 🙂
There have been plenty of times where we start knitting and crocheting with a certain yarn, only to see that the pattern just doesn’t mesh well with that particular yarn. Last night I was taking a look at one of those projects, and did not like what I saw. So, I just decided to unravel it. Easier said than done… Patons Lace with Sequins is not the kind of yarn you can rip out in 10 minutes, this was a job in itself. It took over two hours to get it all done, but I was happy that I stuck it out and saved all that beautiful yarn 🙂
This is how much I unraveled compared to the actual ball of yarn
A close up of the fuzz and sequins
A close-up of a strand of the yarn.
There are two important things you will definitely need before you start ripping it out: tons of patience and a yarn needle. As you start unraveling, the yarn will either get stuck together due to the fuzz and sequins, and this is where the yarn needle comes in to play. Use it to either gently pull the sequin or fuzz apart. Trust me, this will be extremely frustrating, but in the end you will have saved all of the yarn, and we all know that yarn is not cheap these days, especially these types!
Once you’ve unraveled it all and rolled it back into a ball, just stick it back into the opening, and it’s ready to use again 🙂