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Lucky No. 7

Really can’t get enough of chevron right now, so when Shanna came in wearing this cowl I was hoping she would let me photograph her.  I absolutely love this, and when I finish up my cowls for L & B’s upcoming Cowl of the Month Club, I plan to make one for myself.  She used 3 hanks of Cascade Heritage, a super soft merino superwash/nylon blend that is sturdy and can be washed on gentle, you can also throw it in the dryer on low (it doesn’t get better than that).  The pattern is called Lucky No. 7 by Jenny Faifel and it is a seamless reversible infinity scarf featuring a bold and stylish black and white zigzag pattern. The scarf offers endless options for modification, although I do like the more simple minimalist approach by just picking two colors you do have the option to make it with multiple colors, which could be really fun, bright, and happy!  A little about the knitter as well, Shanna is a fantastic knitter but she is also an accomplished potter and we typically carry her yarn bowls in the shop.  We are out of stock at this time, but I do recommend checking out her Etsy shop just click here.  I think every knitter and crocheter should have a yarn bowl to call there own. -B

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Etsy Shop Favorite: Hearts of Gratitude

Knitting

The Hearts of Gratitude Etsy Shop specializes in handmade stone stitch markers.  People through the ages have believed stones to have healing properties and they try to keep that in mind with every set of stitch markers they make.  The metal doesn’t bend and they slide smoothly on your needles.  You never have to worry about your knitting being snagged or the markers falling apart because they are made using excellent materials and craftsmanship.  Hearts of Gratitude will custom build a set for you or there are lots of beautiful sets on hand at their Etsy Shop now.  L & B hopes you enjoy this shop as much as we do! -B

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Featured Etsy Shop: RoseKnits

RoseKnits is an Etsy shop operating out of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and specializing in handmade knitting project bags.  The shop is run by Annie, a self-described sewista who loves using beautiful fabrics to create functional bags.  While these bags aren’t strictly for knitters only, they do make fabulous presents for the knitters in your life.  When Leslie found Rose Knits on Etsy, she chose the “Cube” style knitting bag, which at 6″ x 6″ is the perfect size for a small project (like socks), and extra ball of yarn, and a few notions.  And Annie has a great eye for prints–how cute is this one?

Rose Knits makes a smaller “Fortune Cookie” bag–which really looks like a fortune cookie!–as well as larger “Box Totes,” which would be optimal for carrying bigger projects.  The craftsmanship is impeccable, as Annie has been sewing since middle school.  Her skill and eye for color really come together into some seriously cute knitting bags!

Priced between $15 and $30, these bags ship out of Tulsa.  We’d like to thank RoseKnits for the opportunity to feature them on our blog: as knitters, we love to promote other talented artisans, and especially when they’re from Oklahoma!  Find Rose Knits on Etsy at http://www.etsy.com/shop/RoseKnits.

-Elizabeth

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Etsy Shop Favorite: Hot Butter

Hot Butter

I am excited to feature this unique and fun L & B Etsy Shop Favorite!  This cute little shop was brought to our attention by Ms. Brita, a friend and teacher at the shop.  All the products at the Hot Butter shop are handmade by Ashley Ann a stay at home Mom to a sweet little boy.  She is a clever crafts woman who loves to create things with both new and repurposed materials.  Her little wallets and purses are adorable and her prices are extremely reasonable for the time she is putting into her quality handmade products.

Hot Butter

The zipper pouches would be the perfect size for any small items you need to keep together like make-up or change.  I am thinking that I need one asap for all my knitting nick nacks or knit nacks.  I love the clothes line design on the zipper bag and the bird design with the buttons is really unique and super cute.  Ashley also offers free shipping to first time customers.  Thanks for checking out the Hot Butter shop! -B

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Etsy Shop Favorite

L & B Yarn Co.

Once a month L & B will be highlighting one of our favorite Etsy shops.  This month we are posting about Sammi84 a homemade jewelry shop for bridal and every day.  Similar to Leslie and I, the shop is owned and managed by two sisters Sammi and Kelly.  At Sammi84 and their sister shop Made by Sam you will find jewelry inspired by nature, made out of fine gem stones, semi-precious materials, sterling silver, and gold filled (rolled gold).  Leslie actually bought me one of the pieces for my birthday a few weeks ago and I haven’t taken it off since I opened the package.  You will find most of the jewelry featured on the site is very affordable and simplistic.

L & B Yarn Co.

The packaging and presentation is really cute and great for anyone who is looking for unique handmade gifts.  I have received several compliments asking where I found by maple leaf necklace and I am excited to be promoting this shop.  You all know that when Leslie went shopping for my birthday present she couldn’t hold herself back from buying a little silver heart for herself and a gold star for our Mom.  This actually worked out perfect for us when we decided to post about the products we had three samples to photograph!  Thanks to Sammi and Kelly for giving us the opportunity to highlight their Etsy shop on our blog. -B

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