Sunday, December 2, 2007

Photo lagniappe.

It's happened again. My desktop file entitled "Blog photos to use" has gotten backed up. Usually, I try to group related photos into a nice, cohesive, themed blog entry. But if I want to clean my file out, I've gotta throw caution to the wind and do what Jason Ashley Wright, the Scene writer at the Tulsa World, calls "lagniappe." This is a Louisiana cajun term and since my mom's from New Orleans, I feel that justifies my haphazard approach.

On the upside, you get lots of eye candy in one blog entry.

1. Ms. McFadden's Stashball scarf - my new design uses just over 1 skein of Twinkle Soft Chunky, plus whatever yarn is in your stash for the "balls." This is a Christmas gift for my daughter's fun-loving teacher. email me if you want the free pattern.

2. New, back-ordered colors of Baby Twist Alpaca (huge yardage!):

3. New bags by Sweet Life, distributed by Rowan. Big and beautiful!

One guy, who Gina refers to as "Dream Husband," bought a bag for his wife and asked us to fill it to the brim with stuff she would like:

4. Harriet just finished a pair of socks in Buffalo sport weight. Luxurious!

5. Felted iphone case made from Tilli Tomas Flurries beaded merino. I got two cases from just one skein! Helloooo gifts for my twin nieces :) Yes, I have the rhinestone buckles and yes, you can email me for the free pattern.

6. Peggy just finished these cute wristers using Colinette Cadenza (only $10-ish a skein for hand-painted!). These are a free pattern courtesy of Ingrid:

7. New GUMBI sock kit by Gina Yates, with help from four others...available in our online store as a kit with Tempted Sock yarns. FYI this was our November Sock Club pattern. We're having lots of fun with the club! I am adding a few more spaces for December. Email me if you want to join.

8. By customer request, we've added 4 new, semi-solid colors of Tempted Yarn:

9. Alchemy Scarf from the cover of the Vogue Knitting Anniversary issue. We have a few kits left which include 3 skeins of hand-painted 100% silk and a bag of Swarovski crystals. They retail around $100. A great gift for yourself!

10. Six new self-striping colors of Regia sock yarn arrived:

11. Debbie Bliss Silver Belle cardigan, also from the VK Anniversary issue, and a free pattern. Calls for Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran, which we have online plus more in-store (the silver is not online but it is in-store). This is still on my short list to make!

12. Last but never least, sleeping Lily wearing a hat KNIT (not crocheted!) by former Crochet Queen turned knitting fiend, Billie Anne. I think she used Zarina by Filatura di Crosa, and the pattern is from Itty Bitty Hats:

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Blogger Ruth said...

all are awesome!

December 2, 2007 at 4:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you have any idea how much fun people are having knitting in the store on Sundays?? The store was packed, people were showing and telling, asking and helping... It was a fantastic afternoon.

December 3, 2007 at 4:33 AM  
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