Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Barndom (Shawl) Raised!

I just put up my sample of Steven West's Barndom.
Are you enjoying a staycation this summer? Are you looking for an engaging retreat? Then, knit this shawl. Join us starting this Friday, July 26 @ 6:00pm (and Aug. 9, 23, & Sept. 6). Two or three colors of fingering weight yarn and the company of other great knitters; sounds like a perfect series of evenings.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Traveling Knitter Works Out the Clues

I did miss posting last week as I was in the midst of a 15 hour drive to the Oregon coast when I would have normally been composing my paragraphs. (This story is a true cover for the fact that I still had 2 repeats of Clue 4's chart C when we departed.)
I was very happy, after the 48 rows included in clue 4, to enjoy the simplicity of the 12 rows in clue 5's chart D.
As for Clue 6, be sure that you have the most updated version of chart E (emailed on Monday morning). Are you having any trouble deciding if you should do E and F or just F? Later in the week I will update you on how to figure the percent of yarn that you have to the percentage of shawl completed or left to do. Basically, you add up the total stitches of the completed rows and the completed shawl and compare what percentage of the whole total of stitches in the shawl. I have 39g of yarn left before choosing an edging. If I wanted to do both charts, then I would have to have completed 61% of the total stitches and have 39% (or less) of that total ahead of me.
Here we are at the very cloudy shore line of Lincoln City, Oregon. The children squished Kevin's sand castles 

This beach is the sunny offering from the Coos Bay area. I still had 3 rows of the last repeat of chart C to do.

Finally, finished with all of the repeats of chart C and the easy work of chart D.

Above and below, I am still celebrating having caught up on all of the published clues to that point.

Happy Needling,

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Quick Projects for the Fourth of July!

Tomorrow is the Fourth of July, one of my favorite holidays! I thought it would be fun to share with you guys a few cute and FAST patterns that you can knit and crochet up before tomorrow! I search around on Ravelry and here's what I found!

For you crocheters:
The "Americana Summer Scarf" - how cute is this? I bet it crochets up SUPER quick, and it would look so cute over your patriotic flag tee!

Another crocheted one for you:
These "Folk Art Americana Appliques" are so cute and small, you could whip up a bunch, decorate the whole family!

If it gets chilly during your celebration:
The "4th of July Hat" is perfect! I love the way the decreases on the crown form a little star!

For your little super hero:
The "Captain America!" crocheted helmet is awesome! Who's more patriotic than Capt America?? If you want to get crazy, you could make the sheild, too!

I hope you all have a fun and safe 4th of July!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Yarnbombing for Charity

Hey everyone! We here at Anacapa Fine Yarns were recently contacted by an organization called "Knitting in Recovery", who are asking for help with a project for the upcoming Ventura ArtWalk, July 20th and 21st. Turning Point Foundation. Below is a quote from One Stitch at a Time - Knitting in Recovery's Facebook Page:
What they are doing is taking 12"x12" knit or crocheted squares, and decorating a fence with them in any and all bright colors. After the artwalk, the squares will be taken down, washed, and joined together into blankets that will be donated the the


Michele Chapin of Stoneworks Studio and Gallery has invited us to decorate and "YarnBomb" the outside of her venue for the upcoming Ventura ArtWalk July 20 and 21......for a Purpose!

We need 12x12 inch knitted and crocheted squares in bright colors. Deadline for finished squares is Friday July 12th. We will be doing the Art Installment Monday July15th.
After the ArtWalk is over we will take down the squares and crochet them together for blankets we donate to the homeless in our community through Turning Point Foundation.

Please continue to visit our Page "One Stitch at Time - Knitting in Recovery" for continuous information on this project and for different locations to drop off the squares."
If you are a knitter or crocheter and are interested in joining in on this great projects, please visit the "One Stitch at a Time" Facebook Page.You can drop of donation squares here at Anacapa Fine Yarns before Friday, July 12th.