Loving the final product on this Cowl of the Month! Leslie is on a roll getting these things whipped out, and now I’m starting to feel some pressure to get mine finished up. I plan to get one finished up this weekend, hurry knit! She has been giving me a hard time all day about how long its taking me. I know, I know its not a shock to most of you who know that most of the time I don’t finish projects. I have been better lately and I do think this weekend is the weekend for completion. So if you haven’t heard about L & B’s Scarf of the Month Club that is starting in April click here to find out more.
This is the second design in the set of six designs so we hope you like it. It’s three hanks of Cascade Heritage held in a way that makes the project go from white to a dark green. Super fun and cute! -B
This is the Cocoon Me in shawlette version, Yay F.E.A.T! I’m excited that this idea is inspiring projects and even better inspiring completed projects After coming in to the store to find out what F.E.A.T. was all about Sue was able to complete this awesome project in just a couple weeks. She used 2 skeins of the Manos del Uruguay in the Maxima, she loved the hand of the yarn and the gradation of color that it presented. If you saw our post a few weeks back about Cocoon Me the pattern contains two sets of instructions: one for a cowl and one for a shawlette, if you are interested in checking out the pattern just click here.
This pattern is a really fun textured accessory that uses a cocoon stitch and looks great on both sides especially if you do use a single-ply merino yarn like the Maxima. The cowl is worked in the round inside out, while the crescent shawlette is worked top-down.
When Sue brought her finished project into the shop and we “interviewed” her, we found out that she found the shawlette version would be more versatile for her and I think it turned out lovely, not to mention that the yarn color is awesome!! -B
This week we are hosting the Simply Graceful Laceful Shawl project in our F.E.A.T. series. Remember F.E.A.T. is an acronym standing for Fiber, Explanation, and Tea. We are offering the same gathering on two different days and times so that hopefully everyone will have a chance to come in and participate. The first gathering will be Wednesday, March 5th from 1:00pm-2:00pm and the second gathering will be Monday March 10th from 6:00pm-7:00pm.
Each gathering will focus on the current project and we will discuss the why we chose it, offer an abundance of information on the yarn and fiber, conversation, and of course, tea. Oh, and I almost forgot to mention that it’s entirely free! And not only is it free, but you will also enjoy the benefit of receiving a discount on the featured yarn if you choose to purchase it after the meeting. -B & Michael
Several of our wonderful customers have been knitting and crocheting scarves for The Marathon Scarf Project. As the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings approaches, they are gathering in Remembrance and Hope to honor the memories of those whose lives were taken, recall all brave responders, encourage those still struggling to recover, and give wings to all who will run in 2014. The project has been organized by members of the Old South Knitters, the church’s group of about 30 knitters, crocheters and weavers. The group is collecting handmade scarves in the colors of royal blue and yellow, the official colors of the Boston Marathon, measuring approximately 4-6 inches wide and 60 inches long. (Organizers suggest using the official Boston Athletic Association colors Pantone 109C and Pantone 294C as a guide.)
Scarves will be accepted until Saturday, April 5 and can be sent either to Old South Church just click here to learn more or L & B will be collecting and sending scarves. If you would like to send your scarf with our package just bring your scarf by the shop before March 31st 2013. Each scarf will be presented to a runner at Old South Church’s annual Blessing of the Athletes during two services on Sunday, April 20, the day before the marathon, which also falls on Easter Sunday.
If you would like to send your scarf with our package just bring your scarf by the shop before March 31st 2013. Each scarf will be presented to a runner at Old South Church’s annual Blessing of the Athletes. Thank you to Susan for her donating her time and yarn to The Marathon Scarf Project. -B
I’ve been having a good time over the last couple of months with my felting creations. This one is so much fun! It only took one skein of Cascade 220, scrap worsted weight yarn, and a little bit of fiber fill. If you already know how to felt all you need to do is split 1 hank of Cascade 220 in half. Using the yarn double stranded from one ball cast on 40 stitches and knit in stockinette stitch until you have completed one ball then bind off (front). Do it again for the back of the pillow. Felt the two pieces, we ran ours through a full washing cycle twice. Then comes the fun part, deciding how to place your french knots. I just did a simple grid pattern but the possibilities are endless. You could apply needle felted flowers, embroider leaves or initials, even an abstract design could be cute.
After you complete your pattern on the right side take both sides with wrong sides facing and sew them together with the same color that you used as your main color using a running stitch. I went with the bright fun pink for spring as my accent, but now I’m thinking that I might make one for my sofa in my decor colors. If you aren’t sure about felting or french knots we are offering the Spring Pillow as a 2-part class in March. The class will be $20 and will be held Saturday, March 8th from 12:00-12:30 and on Saturday March 15th from 12:00-1:30. -B