Friday, November 9, 2018, Issue 77: Only 6 weeks until Christmas!!

Friday, November 9, 2018, Issue 77: Only 6 weeks until Christmas!!

We all woke up to snow this morning!! It is only the 9th of November so I think Ed is happy that he started putting up our Christmas lights yesterday...He hasn't finished yet but he doesn't want to put them up after it snows!

It seems early, Christmas movies have started and Christmas music...But really, it is not too early to start your Christmas shopping for that special gift for your knitter / crocheter / crafter or of course, for yourself!

Log in and start a Wish List for yourself!

 

Saturday, November 10, 2018 is the last day to take advantage of the sale!! Use the discount code HAPPY3YEARS at checkout online or come in to the shop. We are open until 4pm but you have until 12:59pm online!

Saturday, November 10, 2018 is the last day to take advantage of the sale!! Use the discount code HAPPY3YEARS at checkout online or come in to the shop. We are open until 4pm but you have until 12:59pm online!]

 

Knit 2 - Hat using Purl Soho’s Classic Cuffed Hat pattern

 

It isn't too late to sign up for this beginner class! It is Knit 2 - our Hat Class where you learn to cast on with circular needles, to join in the round, to switch to double pointed needles, and to make decreases. Once you are comfortable with this, we will knit a basic ribbed hat. Classes start Tuesday evening, November 13 and 20 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm or again in February on Saturdays, February 2 & 9 – 10 am to 12 pm.

 

Sock Classes start November 17th

 

The Basic Sock Class is coming up soon too! Saturdays, November 17, 24 and December 1 – 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.

 

WIP's and FO's

 

I finished my Ranunculus and worn it already even though I haven't soaked and blocked it yet! I just could not resist!

 

Very happy with my Ranunculus!

 

I lengthened the body, making it 7" and the ribbing for 3" instead of the 4" before the ribbing but I still think I may frog it back and add at least another 3" before the ribbing. I made the sleeves 45 rows before doing the i-cord bind off for 3/4 length sleeves.

 

A few inches remain and I will have my Follow your Dreams fingerless mitts finished using Jamieson & Smith 2 Ply Jumper Weight.

 

A few inches remain and I will have my Follow your Dreams fingerless mitts finished using Jamieson & Smith 2 Ply Jumper Weight. I had kits that I made up for the Windsor-Essex Yarn Crawl but they are all gone unless I wind more mini skeins!

 

I’ve cast on Melissa Clulow’s Chevron Cloud using Hikoo Rylie and Drops Kid Silk

 

I’ve cast on Melissa Clulow’s Chevron Cloud using Hikoo Rylie and Drops Kid Silk. Melissa describes this a soft, modern rectangular wrap is an easy accessory choice for any occasion. I am only on the second repeat but it already looks and feels wonderful!

 

Chevron Cloud designed by Espace Tricot (Melissa Clulow) 

 

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!

 

Debbie’s crocheted baby blanket using Bergere de France Ideal

 

Debbie’s crocheted baby blanket using Bergere de France Ideal

 

Linda in her finished Willow Cowl

 

Linda in her finished Willow Cowl

 

Jean has two Willow cowls off her needles!

 

Jean has two Willow cowls off her needles!

 

Linda finished her pair of Follow your Dreams fingerless mitts from the kit she got during the Windsor-Essex Yarn Crawl

 

Linda finished her pair of Follow your Dreams fingerless mitts from the kit she got during the Windsor-Essex Yarn Crawl.

 

Linda knit a Boy Bunny for our class...

 

Linda knit a Boy Bunny for our class...

 

She also knit the Girl Fox. We love all of Julie William (Little Cotton Rabbits) patterns!

 

She also knit the Girl Fox. We love all of Julie William (Little Cotton Rabbits) patterns! Awesome to knit up as gifts for a special someone or just for yourself - just because!

 

Mirna in a little cardi knit with Manos Milo

 

Mirna in a little cardi knit with Manos Milo. She bought the yarn just after she saw my Hipster Shawl by Joji Locatelli which I knit with Milo!

 

I think her boys loved the hats Christina knit them!!

 

I think her boys loved the hats Christina knit them!!

 

A Few  Family Pics!

 

Sometimes I can't resist posting a few pics of my family!

 

All of the little cousins at our family get together last weekend!

 

All of the little cousins at our family get together last weekend!

Family get togethers! 

And finally...

 

Look at that smile! My grandson is all ready to learn to skate!

 

Happy Friday, Happy Knitting, Crocheting and Crafting!

 

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