Thursday, October 24, 2013

Kenzie KAL Progress - Week 4!

Hi everyone! I hope you are all enjoying this nice cool weather, it's finally starting to feel like Autumn! Today the fourth and final clue was posted of the Colormatic Knit-a-Long by Knit Purl Hunter, using the amazing yarn Kenzie from Skacel collection! Here's what my cowl looks like so far:

Sorry for the weird picture, it was cloudy this morning and it was hard to get true colors!
The third section of the cowl repeated the same stitch pattern as the second section, but swapping out colors changed up the look. I love the colors I chose for this project, and I think I'm really going to enjoy wearing the finished cowl, hopefully it stays chilly!

Like I mentioned, the fourth clue was posted this morning, you can see it here. I'll check back with you all when I get this thing finished up!

Happy Knitting!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Amazing Knitted Shawls

This past weekend, one of our awesome customers brought in these two absolutely AMAZING knitted shawls she has recently made. These are both Herbert Niebling designs. Just take a moment to check them out, I'm in awe! Click on any picture to enlarge.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Kenzie KAL Progress - Week 3!

So, the first half of the Kenzie Knit-a-long is finished, and here's what my cowl looks like so far:

The second section involved a mosaic slip-stitch pattern which was a little hard for me to get into the rhythm of, but once I did a few repeats, the knitting was easy and quick. I must confess, I'm not completely finished with the second clue (oops!), I still have about an inch of knitting left to do before I start the third clue, which was posted this morning.

The third clue can be found here, along with all the other Knit-a-Long clues. Remember- this is a free Knit-a-Long, no need to pay for a pattern! Just grab 4 colors of Kenzie that you like and get to knitting! I'll check in with you all again next week to show you what the third clue looked like, and to get to work on the fourth and final clue!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013


Looking for some fun crochet gifts or accessories for the holidays? There are still a few openings in these classes. Call the shop at 805-654-9500 to register.

Wild Flower Sweater -
PictureA surprisingly easy-to-make sweater, with a variety of options to make it just right for you. We'll start with the beautiful back medallion, then you decide - cropped or long back; long, short or no sleeves; rounded or straight front; buttons, shawl pin or leave it open? This sweater uses basic crochet stitches and has step-by-step directions. A perfect choice for your first crocheted garment.

Four Sessions-Wednesdays, October 16 (6-9pm), October 30, November 13 and December 4, 6-8 pm; $80, supplies not included.

Beaded Wrist-itts - 
Elegant or funky, depending on your yarn/bead choices, these wrist-itts are fashionable, functional and fun. Make them into wrist-warmers or fingerless mitts; long or short, beaded or not; the choices are all yours. This is a great project to learn, or practice, beading techniques; simple ribbing; and working in the round. You'll be surprised by how easy these are to make - and how little yarn they use! 

One Session-Saturday, October 19, 12:30 to 3:30 pm; $30, supplies not included. 

Cotton Market Bag
PicturePractical doesn't have to be boring. This market bag will stretch to hold your shopping treasures and look great doing it. And it's easily customized - change the width, length, color(s), handle size and more. Oh, did we mention it makes a great gift? So practical.  

One Session-Tuesday, October 29, 6 to 9 pm; $30, supplies not included. 

Star Bag -

Thick yarn, large hook, interesting stitch = quick-to-finish bag that will look great carrying your latest yarn project, toting your everyday essentials, or giving as a gift. Worked in the round, using a vintage "star" stitch, this bag is easily customized for size, handles, color and more. 
One Session-Saturday, November 9, 12:30 to 3:30 pm; $30, supplies not included.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Great Accessories

I have 2 lovely accessory classes to share with you.

Tomorrow, Monday, October 14 @ 6 pm, begins the I-cord Glove class. We begin with the fingers and work downwards. Making fingers 10 at a time has a charm that can only be truly understood by doing it. This set will be the best fitting gloves that you have ever met.

The second accessory is the Urban Turban; this class begins on Wednesday, October 16 @ 6 pm. This clever hat by Xandy Peters is a cute alternative to the usual beanie. A few ladies have mused about how glamorous they would look wearing this hat during an early morning walk on the beach.

If either of these classes sounds good to you, please call or stop into the store as soon as possible so that we don't cancel them.

Happy Needling,

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Kenzie KAL Progress - Week 2!

Hi everyone! I hope you are enjoying following along with me while I knit through the Colormatic Kenzie Mystery Knit-a-Long! The second clue was posted this morning, and I can't wait to get to knitting! I thought I'd share what my progress looks like, so here's a picture of the first clue finished:

Click here to see the second clue, and check back next week to see that the first half of the cowl looks like, I'm excited to find out!


Friday, October 4, 2013

Two Great Classes

I have 2 neat things to share with you. One starts tonight, Friday, October 3. And, the second begins tomorrow afternoon.
The first one is the shawl, Dinner in the Eiffel Tower by Jessie Dodington. That class begins tonight at 6pm. The Shawl Along series is a fun set of classes that usually results in many lovely finished shawls.
I made 2 samples, one in fingering(Anzula Nebula in Kelp) and one in DK (Madelinetosh in Iceburg).

The second class is the men's sweater, Ranger by Jared Flood. This class begins on Saturday afternoon at 4pm. In addition to its role as a class sample, it will also be a birthday gift for my oldest son. He turns 13 next week. As evidenced by my son's modeling job, it makes for a very handsome look.
Happy Needling,

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Colormatic KAL - Week 1

Hi everyone! Today is the first day of the Colormatic KAL from Knit Purl Hunter! I am so excited to get started on my cowl! The first clue of the mystery pattern was released this morning! Click here to get the first clue.

As you can see, I've printed out my first clue, gathered my needles, and decided on my color placement. This part was a little hard to figure out, but Michelle (the designer) gives you some good advise on how to place your colors. I'm going to cast on tonight and get to knitting!

Check back here next Thursday to see my progress, and also for the link to the second clue! All info on this Knit-a-Long can be found here.

Thanks for reading, and if you are participating in this Knit-a-Long, I'd love to hear from you!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Colormatic - A Mystery Knit-a-Long!

Hi everyone! Kaity here, and I am very excited to tell you about a new Mystery Knit-a-Long that I am going to be participating in using one of my favorite new yarns "Kenzie". If you remember a while back, Anne kept you posted here on a Mystery Knit-a-Long using a new yarn from the Fiber Company. If you want to check out her posts on that project, click here.

The way this Knit-a-Long using Kenzie works is that you pick out 4 colors of Kenzie (and trust me, it comes in GREAT colors!), and once a week on THURSDAYS, a new clue will be released. This will be a 4 week Knit-a-Long, so that by the end of October, you have finished your project!

The finished project will be some sort of cowl, but what it looks like is a Mystery! The first clue will be posted tomorrow, Thursday October 3rd at 9am EDT, 6am here in Ventura! You can find all the info at Knit Purl Hunter, where the clues will be posted. Bonus: this is a FREE Knit-a-Long, yay!

Stay tuned to this blog to see my progress as a work through the clues, I'm very excited about it! I hope you'll join me! :)