Wednesday, November 22, 2017

22 November 2017

We're going to have a colorful Black Friday that is without stress. Stop by the shop to see the new yarns that have arrived and have a sip of warm cider.

Bring your knitting sit and relax. There's enough room for everyone, even Betty White if she stops by.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

18 October 2017

For the next few weeks we have a large amount of

on display. Don't know what Wonderland Yarns are? Stop by and see. The Cheshire Cat will greet you with a smile.

Friday, October 6, 2017

6 October 2017

The ZickZack Scarf that I have been knitting in the shop only has a bit more to go. The color 'rotation' is not uniform (what I was hoping for). This makes for a non-repeating color pattern across the scarf.

As I observe how this is working using three colors of fingering weight yarn, as long as you like the colors of yarns you choose and there is a contrast in colors, it will work.

This is a scarf that will also work with scraps of fingering weight. Never have to worry about color repeats with scraps!

It really does have the Italian designer M****ni look.

Friday, September 22, 2017

22 September 2017

We're ready for the

Fall Porch Party!

 Iced Tea 
and other goodies for the party.

 The yarn color kits arrived for the KAL. If you haven't reviewed the pattern for the KAL it's on Ravelry and is called:

Time Trades by Caitlin Hunter
This will be a knockout with the colors of 
Queen of Hearts
yarn from
Wonderland Yarns

Friday, September 1, 2017

1 September 2017

Does the prospect of Harvey ruining your weekend have you down?

We're doing a  
Sit and Knit 
Saturday and Sunday 
Sept 2 & 3
during normal shop hours.

Come join us!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

30 Aug 2017

This scarf is much more fun than I imagined. It's call ZickZack by Christy Kamm and uses fingering weight yarn. The original used two balls of yarn used every two rows. The yarn was somewhat of a long period striping yarn.

Being me, and never doing anything simply, I chose three yarns. It's an interesting technique to knit with three yarns and alternate every row.

The colors at first were disappointing. As knitting progressed I started to get the effect that I wanted. The varying colors with the intermittent light and dark are "in the style of a great Italian designer".

Saturday, July 29, 2017

29 July 2017

I'm presently also knitting a yarn bundle from Wonderland Yarns called Opposites Attract. The pattern is included on the label. This is a simple to knit garter and eyelet shawl.

One of the yarns is a "slinky sport merino" called Mad Hatter and a "shimmering halo of silk and kit mohair" called Unicorn. This pattern was designed especially by Stephanie Shiman for the Frabjous Fibers and Wonderland Yarns Opposites Attract Kit, this pattern uses one skein each of our Mad Hatter sport merino and Unicorn sparkling silk/mohair blend.

It is a very easy and quick knit.

Here's my work so far:

And here's what you can see on Ravelry.

When finished, the finished size is 74" x 15".