Thursday, October 23, 2014

Halloween Costume Ideas!

It's my favorite time of year! Halloween is just around the corner, which means the other Holidays aren't too far behind! If you just looked at your calender and realized that Halloween is a week from tomorrow and need a costume, here are some ideas that I found floating around Ravelry and Pinterest lately that you could knit or crochet for a quick last minute costume for yourself or the kids in your life.

Cat Headband and Wristwarmers:

Duck Dynasty Crocheted Hat and Beard:

Knife Headband:

Child's Lamb Costume:

Minion Hats:

Princess Leia Wig:

And my personal favorite, this awesome Unicorn Hat:
Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

New Fall Yarns

It's that time of year again - the weather is changing (slowly) and new yarns have started pouring in here at Anacapa Fine Yarns. Today I want to highlight some of them for you, and hopefully inspire you to try some of them for yourself!

Schachenmayr "Boston Mix":
Yarn Weight: Bulky
Fiber Content: 84% Acrylic, 16% Wool
Recommended Needle Size: US 10.5-11
Yardage/Weight: 120yds / 100gms
Price per Ball: $13.00

James C. Brett "Rustic Mega Chunky":
Yarn Weight: Super Bulky
Fiber Content: 82% Acrylic, 10% Wool, 8% Rayon
Recommended Needle Size: US 15-17
Yardage/Weight: 62yds / 100gms
Price per Ball: $8.00

Ella Rae "Lace Merino Chunky":
Yarn Weight: Bulky
Fiber Content: 100% Superwash Merino
Recommended Needle Size: US 9
Yardage/Weight: 121yds / 100gms
Price per Ball: $22.00

Lantern Moon "Indochine":
Yarn Weight: DK
Fiber Content: 100% Silk
Recommended Needle Size: US 5
Yardage/Weight: 134yds / 50gms
Price per Ball: $18.00

Katia "Junior":
Yarn Weight: Super Bulky
Fiber Content: 75% Acrylic, 25% Wool
Recommended Needle Size: US 15-17
Yardage/Weight: 87yds / 100gms
Price per Ball: $15.00

Knitting Fever "Painted Sky":
Yarn Weight: Worsted
Fiber Content: 100% Superwash Wool
Recommended Needle Size: US 7-8
Yardage/Weight: 218yds / 100gms
Price per Ball: $13.00

Knitting Fever "Painted Desert":
Yarn Weight: Fingering Weight
Fiber Content: 100% Superwash Wool
Recommended Needle Size: US 1-3
Yardage/Weight: 437yds / 100gms
Price per Ball: $13.00

Schachenmayr "Lumio Fine"
Yarn Weight: Super Bulky
Fiber Content: 91% Acrylic, 9% Other
Recommended Needle Size: US 10.5-11
Yardage/Weight: 198yds / 100gms
Price per Ball: $12.00

Noro "Janome":
Yarn Weight: DK
Fiber Content: 60% Silk, 40% Wool
Recommended Needle Size: US 7
Yardage/Weight: 164yds / 100gms
Price per Ball: $12.00

Regia "Stripemania":
Yarn Weight: DK
Fiber Content: 75% Wool, 25% Nylon
Recommended Needle Size: US 2.5-6
Yardage/Weight: 410yds / 150gms
Price per Ball: $19.95

Berroco "Ultra Alpaca Chunky":
Yarn Weight: Bulky
Fiber Content: 50% Alpaca, 50% Wool
Recommended Needle Size: US 10
Yardage/Weight: 131yds / 100gms
Price per Ball: $11.00