Month: October 2012

Embrace Knitting at Knit in Charleston.

If you happen to be in Charleston, South Carolina, be sure to stop by and see the gang at Knit.    Gay and her daughter Mollie opened the store just about 7 years ago to share their love of knitting with the community.  There is an open knit night on Wednesdays for you to come, relax, chat, sip and knit. Visit the Knit website for shop hours and classes. Your needles an hooks will be so happy when you bring home some of the goodies from one of their many well stocked walls of yarn! Besides all of the...

Read More

The Yarn Club in Virginia Beach, VA…Anyone Can Join!

This is the first episode of my travelling search for the most interesting and beautiful yarn shops in the Southeast. Feel free to comment or make suggestions for a future story on your favorite shop! ********************************************************************************************************************** Andrea Riddle,  illustrator, wife and mother of two amazing girls, opened her shop, “The Yarn Club” in Virginia Beach, in March of 2011. It is jammed to the rafters with beautiful yarns from all over.  Andrea is rightfully proud of her status as “the largest selection of hand dyed yarns” in the area. I would venture to say it is one of the...

Read More

Encore Worsted Women’s Draped Cardigan

One of my favorite things to do as a designer is to revamp Plymouth’s vast collection of classic yarns. Take Encore Worsted, for example. This yarn has been around since I was a little girl running around my mom’s yarn shop. Knitters were mostly picking out Encore for afghans, kids sweaters, and toys. Now, don’t get me wrong; Encore is terrific for all of these knits. But I think many people overlook this yarns vibrant colors (thanks acrylic!), it’s fluffy softness (thank you wool!), and durability. Let me show you my newest creation using Encore Worsted. My draped cardigan...

Read More

Holiday Gift Alert, Volume 2. Passion Ice with Free Pattern

Passion Ice is the yarn of the day! If you have any kind of Holiday party to attend this yarn is a must have.  The metallic sparkle that runs throughout is perfect for your dressy occasions and everyday wear.  Available in 5 shimmery colors.  It’s an easy knit with a 7 stitch cast on and you are done in no time. Thanks to The Gourmet Yarn Co. for sharing this great photo! Click here for the Passion Ice free scarf pattern on Ravelry.   Call your yarn shop today and get your hands on Passion...

Read More

Holiday Gift Alert, Volume 1. Joy Ruffle

With only 75 days until Christmas and 58 days until the start of Hanukkah, it’s time to start that knitting and crocheting.  Follow our blog over the next several days for quick and easy projects for everyone! Today we will cover Joy Ruffle.  With this great ruffle yarn, available in 4 solid colors and 6 multicolored shades,  you can have a scarf made in a night.  It will make the perfect teacher, coworker, hairdresser, or babysitter gift.  I made tons of ruffle scarves for the last Holiday season and tied them around the gifts for the gals in my...

Read More

Categories

Recent Comments