Product release : Begin to Knit Kit, Stepping Stitches

There is a new addition to my Etsy shop!

It’s a ‘Begin to Knit Kit’

[try and say that five times over really fast…!]

Remember this pattern? Well you can now get everything you need, in one place.

So, in the Begin to Knit Kit is…

– ‘Begin to Knit’ instructions [Since teaching beginner’s knitting I have slowly put together ‘Begin to Knit’ instructions, using them to accompany my demonstrations, so students have something to take away with them and refer back to. I will soon post them online, and hope to build some more tutorial material.]
– 100% wool yarn
– Stepping Stitches Pattern
– Bamboo knitting needles

The Yarn : 100% wool, available in Red, Gray, Sea Green and Dark Gray.

The Needles : Bamboo! My favourite. Light and warm to use, these type of needles are the best for beginners.

The Pattern : This is a beginners pattern I designed for a class I taught earlier on in the spring. The simple pattern repeat is encouragingly memorable and comfortably exercises the change between knit and purl. Unisex in style and of lofty texture this scarf pattern is easy to memorize yet challenging enough that you’ll finish with confidence to explore more patterns. The sophisticated style of this stitch will have everyone wondering if this is really your first knit or not!!

The Kit : The pattern is neatly presented in an enveloped tied with the yarn and needles with cotton twill – it’s the perfect present, or, indulge yourself and satisfy your learn-to-knit dreams.

Buy it here, now!

Space Craft Center Sunday 12th

It’s time! Make sure you’ve signed up!

Join us as

SPACE CRAFT CENTER

SPLASHES DOWN in Half Moon Bay
at the Ocean Shore Train Depot
110 Higgins Canyon Road, HMB
(link to google maps)

Save the dates:

June 12th and 26th
from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm

Two ways to create your day.
Sign up for reserved space and spend the day with a great group of creative people and finish a few more pages of your scrapbook, that scarf you have been knitting, or choose one of our vintage sewing machines and sew yourself a new posh frock.

$40.00 reserves a space for either day
$70.00 for both days if registered by June 1st
OR
Take a class
Pricing varies for each class and
you are welcome to stay for the day

Classes offered: Knitting (all levels) Beginning Weaving,
Intro to Felting, Digital Scrapbooking.
More classes being added so be sure to check back.

No Charge to come view the vintage sewing machines
There will be some for sale

Self directed projects:
Sewing and Craft projects for the 4th of July

Snacks and beverages will be provided. Bring your lunch or
order from one of our local restaurants.

 

Yarn Release : Cobbled in Bulky and Worsted

Introducing the first of my yarns – Cobbled. It is a handspun yarn available in worsted and bulky weight. From a concoction of wool, alpaca, llama and mohair left in their natural tones, once knitted, this yarn creates a very real, rustic fabric. Striving to make available Californian grown, spun and packaged yarn I sourced this fiber from a small flock farm in Woodland, CA.

I recently knit my latest pattern with this yarn, bulky weight, and cannot believe how soft this knitted fabric is – light and extremely warm. In comparison to some of the commercial yarns out there, you look at this yarn and you can see the flock in the pasture, you touch this yarn and you can feel the fleece, you smell the yarn….. ok, so I washed it pretty good, no fear, you won’t smell like farm animals.

Here is the breakdown of the two:

Yarn : Cobbled Bulky 2ply

Fiber : a blend of wool, alpaca, llama and mohair
approx 4oz / 110 yds / 3.5-4 sts per inch

Yarn : Cobbled Worsted 2ply

Fiber : a blend of wool, alpaca, llama and mohair
approx 4oz / 210 yds / 4-5 sts per inch

My goal is to have it directly available from my site, but in the meantime you can find me and my yarns at etsy.com

I just found my next project…. Veera Välimäki’s Modern Garden Cardigan

Perfect for Cobbled Bulky… can’t wait!