Friday, December 7, 2018, Issue 80: Only 2 weeks until Christmas or 18 days!!

Friday, December 7, 2018, Issue 80: Only 2 weeks until Christmas or 18 days!!

Are you ready for the holidays yet?? Holiday get togethers are wonderful, with family, friends, good food, good cheer!

The shop has three groups but I also belong to two other groups! I guess I can't get enough knitting time with friends!

At Tuesday evenings Knit Night, Carola brought along her Girl Bunny by Julie Williams of Little Cotton Rabbits and the little lace dress, ballerina wrap and tutu! Hers is so big compared to all of the others that we have made but my oh my, she is cute!

 

Carola’s Girl Bunny by Julie Williams is so much bigger than all of ours but oh so cute!! Love the lace dress!

 

I adore her ballerina outfit!! 

 

I adore her ballerina outfit!!

 

Carola’s bunny meets Carol’s bunnies!! I love how much personality they each have!

 

Carol also brought the two bunnies that she has made! Hers are bigger as well - almost as big as Carola's! Amazing how much personality they each have!

 

They are going to be the perfect gifts for someone!

 

Upsalla Slippers by Ram Wools

 

Last year, I included these slippers but since I think they are a great gift knit, I am going to include it again! Uppsala Slippers by Ram Wools Yarn Co-op is a pattern for a slipper with a contrasting cuff and a stranded top of foot and coordinating pattern on bottom of foot. There are four size options ranging from Length 7.5”, Width 8.5” to Length 10.25”, Width 10” included. One skein each of Main Color and Contrast Color are needed in an aran weight yarn. The gauge is 24 stitches = 4 inches in stranded stockinette stitch using 3.75 mm (US 5) needles. Knit them in red and white and wow...Christmas slippers!

 

WIP's and FO's

 

I am no further along on my Chevron Cloud shawl but I did finish...

 

Finished the hat to match the cowl I had on my needles! Design 7 and 8 from Lana Grossa’s Best of Olympia is satisfyingly quick!

 

Finished the hat to match the cowl I had on my needles! Design 7 and 8 from Lana Grossa’s Best of Olympia is satisfyingly quick! I used two balls of Olympia for both pieces like Deb while Nicole knit hers using three balls.

 

My Ninilchik Swoncho has progressed to the hem!! A few more rows of ribbing and then on to the sleeves which I plan to knit with a 1x1 rib!

 

My Ninilchik Swoncho has progressed to the hem!! A few more rows of ribbing and then on to the sleeves which I plan to knit with a 1x1 rib instead of the 2x2 rib they use in the pattern.

 

KNIT GROUP AND GALLERY

 

The current Knit-Alongs are the Knit Your Any Project KAL: An everlasting knit-along to encourage and support you to knit your own project (any project, and join in anytime!) from September 15 until December 31, 2018. Remember that you have to post to the Finished Objects thread to be included in the next draw. In January, we will start a Any Sweater KAL!

 

Connie’s Ninilchik Swoncho is blocking!!

 

Connie’s Ninilchik Swoncho is blocking!!

 

Natalie’s Striped Yoke Cardigan by Lisa Clarke knit in Cascade 220 Superwash

 

Natalie’s Striped Yoke Cardigan by Lisa Clarke knit in Cascade 220 Superwash

 

The back view!!

 

The back view!!

 

Omg! Knitnut246’s Tiny Sweaters are so cute!! - pattern is Minutia ‘14 from Berroco Design Team

 

Omg! Knitnut246’s Tiny Sweaters are so cute!! - pattern is Minutia ‘14 from Berroco Design Team. She used leftover stash yarn.

 

Carola’s sister first spun and then dyed the yarn she used to crochet Heidi Bears’ Nellie the Elephant African Flower! Truly a work of art!!

 

Carola’s sister first spun and then dyed the yarn she used to crochet Heidi Bears’ Nellie the Elephant African Flower! Truly a work of art!!

 

In addition to her Girl Bunny, Carols has fInished a Bobby’s Girl Cardigan by Alma with another one almost done!

 

In addition to her Girl Bunny, Carols has finished a Bobby’s Girl Cardigan by Alma with another one almost done!

 

In addition to her Girl Bunny, Carols has fInished a Bobby’s Girl Cardigan by Alma with another one almost done!

 

Sandi’s felted bag knit with LettLopi is super cool! Love the dogs!

 

Sandi’s felted bag knit with LettLopi is super cool! Love the dogs!

 

Christmas Gift Ideas

 

More Christmas Gift ideas! For us knitters, there is no shortage of ideas!

 

Koigu’s Cookie Jar Yarn Kit includes a pattern fir the Cookie Cowl

 

Koigu’s Cookie Jar Yarn Kit includes a pattern fir the Cookie Cowl. This calorie free, scrumptious Cookie Jar was chosen just for you. The KOIGU team has assorted hand selected KPPPM Mini Skeinettes 30 colours for you to enjoy a wonderful painting experience by making the Cookie Cowl.

Finished Measurements: 14” wide by 30” circumference

Materials: Koigu Cookie Jar (30 skeinettes assorted) 330yds/ 300m, 4mm straight needles, stitch markers, tapestry needles.

Gauge: 22 sts = 4” over pattern

 

More Koigu Pencil Boxes are in!

 

More Koigu Pencil Boxes are in!

 

Koigu’s Painter's Shade pack is an ideal curated 9 skein combo of KPPPM for most FADE design projects Colours have been specially pick by the creators of Koigu.

Koigu’s Painter's Shade pack is an ideal curated 9 skein combo of KPPPM for most FADE design projects. Colours have been specially picked by the creators of Koigu.

 

Kollage Limited Edition Holiday Square Circular Needle Sets are in featuring 10 needles sizes US 3-11 with 40” firm cords in a festive anodized red!

Kollage Limited Edition Holiday Square Circular Needle Sets are in featuring 10 needles sizes US 3-11 with 40” firm cords in a festive anodized red!

 

More Katrinkles Hand Made with Love and Hand Knit with Love buttons have arrived! Check out all her hand made buttons and other knitter’s gadgets!

 

More Katrinkles Hand Made with Love and Hand Knit with Love buttons have arrived! Check out all her hand made buttons and other knitter’s gadgets!

 

More Madelinetosh in the shop! Some more Tosh Light, DK and ASAP

 

More Madelinetosh in the shop! Some more Tosh Light, DK and ASAP

Soak Holiday Twosomes

Soak Holiday Twosomes and Eucalan are both available!

 

Of course, we have yarn, yarn and more yarn with Estelle's Sudz at $2.80 per 50g ball, Garnstudio Drops Flora at $4.95 per 50g ball up to the highest for kits!

 

Upcoming Events!

 

Participating stores: Sue2Knits - 10:00 to 4:00pm, Little Sheep Yarn Boutique - 10:00 to 4:00pm, The Hook Pusher - 12:00 to 6:00pm - Draw for an awesome gift basket!! 

Participating stores:
@sue2knits - 10:00 am until 4:00 pm
Sue2Knits and Yarn
12045 Ducharme Lane, McGregor, ON;
@littlesheepyarn - 10:00 am until 4:00 pm
Little Sheep Yarn Boutique
1505 Ottawa St, Windsor, ON;
and @thehookpusher - 12:00 pm until 6:00 pm
The Hook Pusher
628 Monmouth Rd # 1, Windsor, ON

Drop in at each location for knitting, crocheting, crafting! We will have some yummy goodies at each location. Stay awhile, snack and craft a bit before going on to the next shop! Sign in at each and you will be entered into a Draw for an awesome Gift Basket!

 

 

We will be hosting Project Peace 2018 on Friday, December 21 from 4 until 10pm! This is the day the Healthy Knitter holds World-wide-knit-in-for-peace, the day of solstice.

December 21st there will be people all over the world knitting for peace. Let's fill this day with hope and have fun doing it. This is the day the Healthy Knitter (http://www.thehealthyknitter.com/) decided to call "World-wide knit-in for peace." She chose this day, solstice, to represent the balance between light and dark in the two hemispheres.

Knitters around the world knitting with the intention of peace. On Ravelry, the Project Peace 2018 pattern by Christina Campbell is available. The pattern can be purchased on Ravelry at https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/project-peace-2018.

This year’s proceeds from the Project Peace pattern will be donated to Seeds of Peace, teaching youth from around the world to be leaders that will transform their communities and resolve conflict. The other organization that will be supported is Gardens for Health, working to end chronic malnutrition, a known predictor of violence.

Bring your knitting, crocheting or crafting project and join in!! Being a Friday night, right before Christmas, we will have a Christmas party. I will have some refreshments but please bring a little something to share!

 

Project Peace 2018 Knit-along cowl by Christina Campbell

 

Project Peace 2018 Knit-along cowl by Christina Campbell.

 

Happy Friday, Happy Knitting, Crocheting and Crafting!

 

 

 

 

 

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