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Announcements, Events

Annual Toy Drive

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The past four summers L & B has been knitting, crocheting, and collecting through amazing donations, hand-crafted stuffed toys to send to the incoming kindergarten class at Positive Tomorrows, an elementary school for homeless children in Oklahoma City.  The final day to turn in your crocheted and knitted toys for our drawing will be this Friday, August 28th.

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We have received over 35 hand-crafted toys already and they are all so adorable!!  Thanks to everyone for your donations, making this year another success!  If you want more information on this event just click here!  -B

 

Projects

Spirit Within Me Cowl

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The Spirit Within Me Cowl by Shay Hobbs gives you the opportunity to create amazing color combinations.  The pattern calls for three different colors but you could also get away with just two different colorways by repeating the first color at the end.  Lindsey also decided to alter the pattern a little at the end creating an i-cord bind off which I think works well.  The pattern was inspired by a beautiful photo of Colorado landscape and would be the perfect addition to your fall wardrobe.  Lindsey used two colors of Malabrigo Rios and a bit of Tosh DK for her bind off.

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We just received a new Malabrigo shipment so there is lots of Rios to choose from.  This would also be a fantastic stash buster if you have a fantastic multi-color and two complimenting solids.  The cowl is designed to be large with some extra drape, but it could also be worn pulled down over your shoulders.  Check out this pattern on Ravelry by clicking here.  -B

 

Projects

Phaedra

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I never get tired of knitting, I mean literally knitting miles of stockinette stitch and that’s part of the reason I love this cowl.  Using 600 yards of lace weight yarn and a size 5-24″ needle you will cast on and knit and knit and knit, changing colors as you go creating a dark to light cowl that can be wrapped double or worn long.

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I love how the striping reverses from thick black stripes to light stripes and depending on how you double wrap the cowl, you can get different looks while wearing it.  This is a great project to add to your fall wardrobe, its not super thick and heavy but will definitely keep you warm as the weather begins to cool down.  Michael used two balls of Findley by Juniper Moon.  This gorgeous lace weight is a blend of 50% merino and 50% silk, the silk adds a gentle shimmer and creates a very soft, luxurious, drapey project.

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We over 10 colors to mix and match in stock here at the store I know there are some great color combinations just waiting to be knit.  We also have the free pattern available, come by and check it out. -B

 

Classes, Projects

Rose City Rollers

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Fall is almost here and Leslie got the itch to knit up socks in just a couple of days.  This Rose City Rollers pattern by Mara Catherine Bryner is an easy, roll-top ankle sock project, just click here to take a look at the pattern.  These socks are knit from the top down, with a tradition heel flap and heel turn and the pattern has three size options available.  The pattern is perfect for beginner sock knitters or if  you are a more advanced knitter its a super fun knit.

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Use your favorite bright sock yarn to knit yourself some fun socks and get ready for the cooler weather.  We used one hank of Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock in a bright multi-color.  I’ve also seen this pattern knit in a more muted Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere and those were pretty fantastic as well.  If you haven’t knit top down socks before and would like to learn L & B is offering a 3 part class in August that will teach students all about how to make top down socks, just click here for more information about this class! -B

Announcements, Products

Freia Handpaint Yarns are Here

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L & B Yarn Co. has received our shipment of Freia!!  We have four weights to choose from including lace (645 yards), fingering (322 yards), worsted (127 yards), and super bulky (87 yards).  These gradient yarns are absolutely beautiful.  The extra long gradients create stunning finished projects for knitters and crocheters.  In the lace weight pictured above we have six colors available including Grapevine, Valentine, Hard Candy, Blue Velvet, Ice Queen, and Neapolitan.

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In the fingering weight pictured above we have seven colors available including Grapevine, Valentine, Hard Candy, Blue Velvet, Ice Queen, South Beach, and Melon.

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In the worsted weight pictured above we have seven colors available including Grapevine, Valentine, Hard Candy, Blue Velvet, Ice Queen, South Beach, and Fuchsia.

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In the super bulky pictured above we have six colors available including Valentine, Hard Candy, Ice Queen, South Beach, Melon, and Moab.  These unique yarns also make fantastic gifts for the yarn lover in your life, come by to take a look at all of the wonderful colors.  Don’t forget if you can’t come by to take a look but see something you can’t live without we can ship to you, just give us a call 405-310-3636. -B

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