Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Knit a Shopping Bag for Earth Day!

Today is Earth Day! If you are feeling Earth conscious this week why not knit yourself a shopping bag & reduce your plastic bag consumption.

We used the Stow Away Shopping Bag pattern from Oat Couture. It expands as you fill it - very useful for farmers markets & street fairs in the coming months.

Happy Earth Day.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

baby hats

Kate finished two hats during our most recent baby gifts class. Knitting things for children is a great way to embark on a new project without the commitment of an adult sized item.

These adorable hats are knit with Blue Sky Alpacas Bulky Hand Dyes using their pattern Bulky Baby Hat. It can be knit in the round or in rows with a seam, great options for knitters of all levels! This soft & warm yarn is kettle dyed for incredible depth and dimension.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Bridgets First Scarf

Bridget learned how to knit this February & as he first project she knit a scarf for a friend. She used Manos del Uruguay & Kidsilk Night together, both in black and made a 1x1 rib scarf. It is gorgeous & soft and the photo below does not do it justice.
Combining different yarns together is a great way to experiment with yarn & make something unique to suit your personal style.