Friday, November 30, 2012

Everlasting DK by Dream in Color

Everlasting DK is an amazing DK weight superwash yarn from Dream in Color and is the perfect go-to yarn for heirloom quality garment, accessories, blankets, and more.  

Did you get a skein or two of Everlasting DK at the trunk show?  Wonder what to knit with it?  Here are a few patterns I have selected that are available FREE on Ravelry that I think would knit up beautifully in Everlsating DK:

Just sign onto your Ravlery account, (or sign up if you don't have one yet!), go to the pattern tab at the top, and type in the names of any of the following patterns, grab your needles and get knitting!

ambroso mittens
22 little clouds
riverton cowl
boneyarn shawl
diamond leaf cowl
emerald green handwarmer
honey cowl
pixie bonnet
spiral cowl

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Marie Mayhew Designs

Marie Mayhew Patterns will be at the Trunk Show this weekend!
Saturday, December 1st, 10 am - 5 pm
at Stash

These adorable felted creations knit up fast and would make great holiday gifts, tree ornaments, and gift toppers.  Felting is so much fun, grab a group of knitting friends and have a Mayhew felting/trading party!

Here are a few of her creations:

wooly matroyshka dolls
wooly nest eggs
wooly snow babies
wooly bird holiday ornaments

Monday, November 26, 2012

Dream in Color Yarns Trunk Show!

Mark your calendars!

Dream in Color Yarns are coming to Stash!

Saturday, December 1st, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us at Stash this Saturday for a Trunk Show featuring Dream in Color Yarns!  Knit samples will be on hand to see how this amazingly soft and vibrant yarn knits up.  You will get to see, touch, drool, and go home with your favorite yarns.  Everlasting DK and Calm will be the featured yarns.  Other yarns by Dream in Color including Classy, Smooshy, Wisp, and a few others will be available to order. There will be yarns on hand for purchase and we will be taking special orders!

As always, there will be other goodies for you to swoon over. 
And just in time for holiday shopping!

About Everlasting DK:
A 100% superwash merino wool, with 275 yds, knits 6 sts per inch on size US 6 needles

"12 finely-spun plies united with a gentle twist make for the perfect marriage of softness and durability. The fiber content, combined with our unique dyeing process — developed especially for the Everlasting bases — gives Everlasting DK its deep and lushly-shaded tones, while the multi-ply texture makes for exceptionally long-wearing, heirloom quality accessories, garments, blankets and more."

About Calm:
A 100% U.S. grown merino wool, with 240 yds, and 5.5 sts per inch on a US 7 needle
"Smooth, supple and oh-so-soft, Calm is an exceptionally well-balanced single-ply light worsted weight yarn. 100% US grown wool, combined with our unique dyeing process, gives Calm its deep and lushly-shaded tones, while the refined texture makes for extraordinarily cushy cables and wonderfully plush finished garments."

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Great Gift Ideas!

Crochet Slouchy Hat

Crochet Gumdrop Slouchy Hat!

A FREE pattern on Ravelry or on Gleeful Things blog:

Slouchy hats are all the rage this year for all ages!

Olivia's Butterfly Hat

Olivia's Butterfly Hat!

This is a FREE crochet pattern available on Ravelry or Valieskids blog:

This is a quick and CUTE gift to crochet and is perfect for girls and gals of all ages!

Drop Stitch Cowl

"A very simple and gratifying project using a conservative amount of your yarn and your time! Grab your size 15 circs, a ball of super bulky yarn and cast on! In no time at all you’ll have a stylish acces
sory that will quickly become one of your most treasured possessions."

Find this FREE pattern on Ravelry or on spiderwomanknits blog:

Happy Stitchin'

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Great Gift Ideas!

The Blue Leaf Headband, a FREE Ravelry pattern!

This is my favorite go-to, last-minute project. Everybody loves a headband! It can be made with either worsted weight or chunky yarn, so grab a skein of yarn for a pair of mittens and have some left over for this headband!

The Crochet Carry All, a FREE pattern from Heather on her Blog:

They are perfect for toting around all the things you need to grab fast.

Stephen West pattern, Herbivore!

You have plenty of time before the holidays to knit this shawl for someone special! The pattern is easy to remember, no lace charts to follow, and you can you that special skein of
 sock yarn that is just waiting for the perfect pattern to come along to show off it's amazing colors! Or you can stop by Stash and get some Dream in Color Smooshy, it's perfect for this pattern :)

This pattern is available at Stash.

Happy Stitchin'

Friday, November 16, 2012

Great Gift Ideas!

Super Bulky Mittens that knit up super quick!

Bulky Fingerless Mitts for that last minute gift.  These took me less than one hour make!  A two skein project that costs under $20!
Pattern available in the Berroco Lodge Pattern Book at Stash

Perfect hostess gift to "dress" up a bottle of spirits!

Happy Stitchin'

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

More Great Gift Ideas

This is a FREE crochet pattern by Hidden Daisyy, the Chain Loop Scarf,  a seriously fun, easy and FAST project.  I had fun making mine, all you need to know is how to crochet a chain!

The Hurricane Hat is another FREE pattern on Ravelry and from Love, Hestia

Who doesn't love a knit washcloth?  This would be a great gift with a special bar of soap or body wash.  Find this FREE pattern for the Gathered Washcloth on Ravelry

Happy Stitchin'

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Count Down to Christmas!

There are 43 days until Christmas day!  NO worries, I will post some great, quick, and awesome gift ideas here in the upcoming weeks and days!  Cowls are the perfect gift and every so popular right now.  I love cowls, and especially love this design, the Altounyan Cowl, by a very talented young lady named, Lily Kate France. "A crumply, rumply cowl, Altounyan is the perfect quick knit for a last minute gift."

altounyan cowl
You can find this FREE pattern on Ravelry!  right here!

Happy Knitting!