Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Stuff it Stocking KAL with Ewe Ewe!

Tis the season!  Are stockings on your knit list this year?  Join me at Stash for a knit-along with Ewe Ewe Yarns to make the Stuff It Stocking.  These stockings will look great on your mantle and will make great gifts too!

Ewe Ewe yarns is hosting their first ever KAL for the Stuff it Stocking starting December 3rd.  It’s a simple pattern using US8 needles and Wooly Worsted yarn. You can make the stocking even if you’ve never knit a sock before.  And the pattern has a few extra techniques for the more experienced knitter.  You will be finished with your stocking well before Christmas.

Stash has great colors to choose from including traditional colors and non–traditional colors.  

This pattern takes one skein each of three colors.  Join us on Tuesdays (12/3, 12/10, & 12/17) from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, for the KAL where you can get help, offer tips, share your color choices, and knit in good company!  You can also follow the KAL on the Ewe Ewe Blog, their Facebook page, Twitter, or KAL Ravelry group.

Here are the dates and topics for each section for the KAL:

Tuesday 12/3: Casting on, knitting in the round, working the hem at the top
Thursday 12/5: knitting the body of the sock and carrying colors while striping
Tuesday 12/10: Making the heel flap, turning the heel, knitting the instep
Thursday 12/12: Decreasing for the toe and Kitchner Stich.
Tuesday 12/17: Hang loop i-cord, finishing and blocking.  Santa’s coming!

Call, email, or stop by Stash to sign up for the free KAL and purchase your supplies!

pictures courtesy of ewe ewe yarns blog

Monday, November 11, 2013

Trunk Show

Join us Saturday, November 16th 10 am - 5 pm for a Trunk Show featuring Dream in Color Yarn, Swan's Island, and The Fibre Company's Tundra

Goodies and drinks will be available for a fun day of fiber goodness. Oh! And, and of course, door prizes too!

Read about some of the products you will see at the Trunk show:

About Smooshy with Cashmere
70% superwash merino, 20% cashmere, 10% nylon; fingering weight yarn; 400 yards

"With its luscious blend of luxury fibers, Smooshy with Cashmere is opulence in a skein. The smooth, plied base, combined with our unique dyeing process, gives Smooshy with Cashmere its deep and lushly-shaded tones. And, 20% cashmere makes this yarn divinely next-to-skin soft, while 10% nylon lends a durability that means Smooshy with Cashmere is equally at home in socks and open, airy lacework."

About Swan's Island Washable Wool
100% washable merino wool; DK weight; 140 yards

"This 100% organic merino is gently treated with organic EcoWash®, which enhances the wool fibers to prevent felting.  The resulting yarns feature a softer hand than Superwash products,, are great to wear and can be machine-washed."

About Tundra
60% baby alpaca, 30% merino wool, 10% silk; bulky weight yarn; 120 yards

"Tundra is an absolutely beautiful 2-ply bulky weight blend of soft baby alpaca, bouncy merino and shiny drapey silk.  This is the perfect yarn for creating warm and lofty single skein accessories, or just a few skein will give you a delightfully warm soft garment."