Tuesday, July 29, 2014

To Market, to Market with a Hand Knit Bag

Environmentally friendly Market Bags make thoughtful gifts.

Ashlee's Market Bags
by Ashlee McCaskill
Long, lazy summer days are meant for strolling through a farmer's market or relaxing on the beach.  Knit or crochet one of these handy totes and you'll have everything you need at your fingertips!      
And fill it with Ilga Leja's At the Market wrap or Jane Thornley's Knit A Beach Vest to ward off a cool breeze from an unexpected rainstorm and to keep you cool Andrea Rangel's Sun Hat.
Sunflower Beach Bag by Noni
Bobbi Belokur & Laurie Corbett's
Summer and Winter Bags
Noni's Clematis Shopping Bag in Crochet
also available in Knit
Farmer's Market Bag
by Gardiner Yarn Works

Noni's Not Just a Baby Bag
All of these patterns are instant PDF downloads after purchase, just follow the links after the sale.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Yarn Bombing in Yonkers, NY

Yarn Bombing began back in the 90s in Houston, TX, I wonder if these original bombers had any idea what a national and international phenomenon it would become?!  The other day on our drive home I noticed the new river front park, next to our library, had been yarn bombed.  Today we took a walk to investigate and I love the bomber's fish theme, very fitting for our water front area.  And I wonder if this was done by the local knitting group who meets week days at this public library?

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Perfect Pair: a Hand Knit Necklace and Bracelet

I love to mix & match my knits, who ever said, "Don't wear more than one hand knit at a time!" was just plain silly!  Of course in the Fall and Winter this is a breeze to do with loads of options.  But Spring and Summer hold lots of promise too!  And right now I know most of us are suffering through scorching heat, don't despair, a lovely hand knit necklace paired with a beaded bracelet is the perfect set!

Ambah O'Brien's Petarli is a lovely little knitted necklace featuring a leafy design within an intricate lace patternPerfect for any season, use a lightweight fingering or lace yarn for a delicate necklace, or use a heavier yarn for a chunky version. This quick knit is a great project to use up leftovers in your stash and makes a lovely gift too.

Add a little sparkle to your outfit and pair Petarli up with Nelkin Designs' Beaded Cuffs!  These cuffs are also a great way to use up your leftover lace weight yarns and make gorgeous jewelry at the same time!
The pattern includes two different designs, a wider lace diamond cuff and a beaded twist motif.  Worked over 17 and 12 sts respectively, this is not lace that will not hurt your brain!  You can, or course, skip the beads on this pattern and the cuffs will still be fabulous!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Introducing Riparian

Simple… Elegant… Or casual… 
You decide. 
Warm and drapey. 
Just gorgeous.

 Allow Lete's Knits to introduce Riparian

Follow the links after purchase 
to download this pattern.

Want to see more designs by Lete's Knits, visit her entire Collection!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Postcards for Italy!

Ciao Bella from Rome!

Interior of the Colosseum
What an amazing city.  Each layer is built upon a ruin from a previous century.  And the food, oh so good!  

DH and I touring the Colosseum
Our first day here and we've already got out and about and saw this beautiful treasure.  It sits across from the Palatine Hill where Romulus and Remus started this fair city so much history abounds. 

More ruins, Julius Caesar is either buried here or was murdered here!

Met up with friends of the family Jasmine and Sarah and they showed us around the Trastevere neighborhood where they went to the John Cabot University for 5 weeks!

Gellato is a dietary staple!

Basilica Di Santa Maria in Trastevere
An amazing gold mosaic of Christ and his mother decorate the apse in this ancient basilica.

Here I am in front of the Basilica Di Santa Maria

Sunday, June 29, 2014

NEW the Sun Tea Tee by Laura Aylor

Aylor's Sun Tea is a breezy, slightly cropped tee knit in fingering weight yarn. The sleeve caps and bodice are knit side to side in garter stitch then the body is picked up and knit in stockinette. Front decreases under the bust keep it from being too roomy and a longer curved back gives you a bit more coverage where you need it.  Both the perfect summer time knitting project and the perfect tee-shirt! 

Visit Laura Aylor to see her entire collection. 

And don't forget today is the last day of my store wide sale, save up to 50% on Yarn and Knitting Needles and Crochet Hooks!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Up to 50% Off Yarn & Knitting Needles +FREE Gift and FREE Shipping!

Up to 50% Off Yarn!
Dripestones Cowl
by Lete's Knits
Kick Off your Summer Knitting with up to 50% Off store wide!  Save 50% on Karabella's Boise, 30% on Lang pattern booklets Fatto a Mano and Malabrigo Merino Worsted and Sandrasingh 1 Ply Merino Worsted are only $7.99 a skein.  
Prices are marked, so you can easily shop for PDF patterns by your favorite designers, like Lete's Knits new Dripstones Cowl which is knit in only 2-3 skeins of Sandrasingh 1 Ply Merino Worsted or Malabrigo Merino Worsted
Spend $50 and you'll receive a FREE Skein of Yarn or Pattern!  Gift will be selected for you while supplies last.

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