Charity Donation - December 5, 2015

Thank you to everyone who purchased the October yarns of the month, Plymouth Super Merino Worsted and DK.  
Your purchases totaled $856.14.  
I have made a $100 donation to the 
Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation

Update - December 5, 2015

Knit faster!  This is the theme of the season.  The shelves are exploding with yarn, old basics and new textures.  I've never had this much yarn on the shelves and I, myself, can't decide what to knit with next!  There's new designer yarns from Lang and Lana Grosa, new basics from Berroco, Juniper Moon Farm, and Ella Rae, and fabulous lace from JaggerSpun.   There's a basket full of Jul Designs closures, http://juldesigns.com/attach/?sort=featured&page=1 and I can't find enough

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Update - October 13, 2015

Trending Projects

 
1. Quick Sands Cardihttp://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/quick-sand  Since it can be make in such a wide range of yarns for different looks, it's no wonder several people have made more than one.  9 People started it in September.
 
2. Cameohttp://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cameo-8 This beautiful small shawl has just the right balance of quick and easy, color blocking, and pretty lace.  Fino and MadelineTosh Light have just arrived making the color options endless.  6 people started it in September.
 
3. Long Sands Cardihttp://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/long-sands-cardigan  Following right behind the closly named Quick Sands, Long Sands is chunkier and so pretty.  Both Sasha and Joyce have made this cosy cardigan using different materials.  There are lots of delicious choices of yarn for this one. 5 people started it in September.

Yarn of the Month - October 2015

 Plymouth Select Merino Worsted or DK

10% OFF & 10% Donated to Miles of Hope

In support of those who are affected by breast cancer, Out of the Loop will give you 10% OFF your purchase of either of these superwash merino yarns and will donate 10% of the sales from this yarn to Miles of Hope. 

 The Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation funds support services and outreach for people affected by breast cancer within the eight counties of the Hudson Valley, NY.  You can learn more at
www.milesofhope.org

These basic worsted and DK superwash, 100% merino yarns are some of the best selling yarns here and come in gorgeous colors.  This is the wool that is being used for the Great American Aran Afghan class and what I used to make the cardigan for the Friday Morning Sweater Class.

Yarn of the Month - June 2015

15 % OFF throughout June


70% Extrafine Merino Wool, 25% Nylon, 5% Cashmere with approx 437 yards per 150g that knits to 5.5-6.5 sts per inch on a US 3-6 needle
http://knittingfever.com/kfi-luxury-collection/yarn/indulgence-cashmere/
 
This machine washable, self striping yarn is perfect for socks as well has baby sweaters, hats, or cowls, which are all very portable, small summer projects.  The colors are fabulous, very Missoni, so do a chevron pattern! Here's some great ideas for using it...

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/blueberry-waffle-socks striped socks
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/broadripple  ripple striped socks
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/baby-missoni-inspired-chevron-blanket chevron baby blanket
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/chevron-lace-infinity-scarf Crochet chevron double wrap cowl
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/young-einstein top down baby thru child cardigan
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/groovy-dk-and-aran-weight fabulous welted shawl (see our sample)

Update - October 1, 2015

It finally feels like a fall day and I feel fabulous because my boots are on and I'm wearing a sweater that I made last year out of luxurious silk and mohair blend.  It's lightweight and sheer and perfect for laying.  Courtney is here helping, wearing her boots, a super cozy cardigan made of Malabrigo Rios and a stunning lace shawl made from Tosh Light.  Joyce will be in shortly for her class and she's sure to have on some surprise sweater I haven't seen yet.  I can't wait to see the sweaters that walk in the next few days.  Please come and model something for me! 

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Update - June 11, 2015

Many knitters and crocheters put down their needles and hooks in the summer, feeling that having wool or any fiber in your hands is just too hot.  I have never felt this way.  I love the feel of wool in my fingers during any season.  While I may not bring a wool blanket to knit on the beach, I love to knit a sweater over the summer to have fresh and new for the fall.  I try to pick something made in pieces so that I don't have anything too heavy in my lap.  This summer there are too many reasons not to put aside your favorite hobby!

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