Saturday, October 3, 2009

October 2009 Newsletter ~ Rhinebeck Bound!

One of the largest and most exciting fiber arts festival happens every fall, the Rhinebeck Sheep & Wool Festival in Rhinebeck, NY! My first visit to this event was a few years ago, before I blogged. This time I'll have my darling husband with me, again, a knitting friend who is flying in from S. California, plus my camera and notebook so I can blog about the event in detail! If you're planning on attending make sure to email me or post about it in my Ravelry group, I would enjoy meeting you in person.

Speaking of Ravelry they'll be hosting a Rhinebeck party on Saturday, Oct 17th and I'm one of sponsors, so of course I'll be there. The party will be a lot of fun and there will be lots of Giveaways! I'm donating a Tangled Vine Socks Kit as one of the Door Prizes. I hope I get to see you there.

In honor of October, the cool weather, Fall Festivals & Halloween celebrations everywhere I bring you new inspiration for your knitting needles and crochet hooks!

In This Issue: Boise Lace Wrap / Sivia Harding / New Looks from Katya Frankel / Kidknits, Not Just for Kids Anymore / A New Take on Ulmus / Bottoms Up with Knotsewcute / Happy Halloween from Freshstitches /

Boise Lace Wrap
Back by popular demand, Karabella's beautiful
Boise Lace Wrap. This lovely wrap is knit with 6 balls of Karabella's 50/50 cashmere & merino wool yarn Boise and if you purchase 6 or more balls you'll receive this pattern for Free.

Sivia Harding
Talented Sivia Harding has been very busy this fall, she's introduced three new beaded sock designs!
Her gently beaded Fiddlehead Socks will remind you of Fiddlehead ferns and their tender spiraling shoots. Sivia's heavily embellished leg warmers, Continuum can be knit in three lengths and will sit prettily layered atop any boot, knee sock, or on its own. And her
darling, toe-up Blossom Dearies baby socks will delight you they're the perfect knitting diversion, and the perfect gift for a little angel.

New Looks from Katya Frankel
Round out your fall wardrobe with these three pieces from Katya Frankel. Her new Patty Sweater is an elegant and straightforward sweater that knits up quickly from the bottom up in an Aran or worsted weight yarn.

And Brielle is a beautiful pattern for a pair of cabled socks, it includes directions for both circular and double pointed needles as well as charted cables coupled with the written instruction. And introducing a new hat design, the cabled Cecile, a versatile hat that can be worn as a beanie or pushed back for a slouchy beret look.

Kidknits, Not Just for Kids Anymore!
Erika Florey of Kidknits is an expert when it comes to designs for babies & toddlers, now she's trying out her knitting needles on designs for women. Introducing her first creation, the lovely
Sunset Lace Stole. A lacey stitch pattern teamed up with a cotton yarn making for this perfect autumn stole.

A New Take on Ulmus
Luckily for us the innovative Kirsten Kapur has been on a shawl and scarf kick lately, her new Rectangular Ulmas is just that, a rectangular version of her triangular shawl Ulmus. The pattern is written for three sizes ranging from an 11" wide scarf to a generous 24" wide shawl.

Bottoms Up with Knotsewcute
Now that the cool weather is here we'll be trading in those cold drinks for hot ones. Be prepared by crocheting and felting Knotsewcutes' unique and re-usable Bottoms Up Felted Coffee Cuff. And their new crocheted All Seasons Scarf is just what you need winter, spring, summer
and fall! This scarf is easy to make and also doubles as a shawl so it will be sure to be a favorite addition to your wardrobe.

Happy Halloween from Freshstitches
Welcome Halloween with these whimsical crocheted Amigurumi projects from Freshstitches. It's not Halloween without a jack-o-lantern... and these Jack-O-Lanterns and Pumpkins can be crocheted in two sizes and you can make the face to suit your style! And you'll go batty for this next design, Lemuel the Bat! He's soft with big wings, and ready to celebrate Halloween! And Freshstitches' adorable crocheted Pumpkin Hat is great for chilly fall days and the pattern is written for child to adult sizes.

And be sure to check out these new Freshstitches patterns. Everyone loves a garden gnome! And cutie Marv the Gnome prefers to live indoors next to a potted plant, instead of out in the wilds of your backyard. Own your own alpaca with Sherwin the Alpaca! No hay or grooming required! Adorable Gerry the Felted Bear, stacks up at 11 inches tall and is a fantastic beginning project to learn to crochet and felt! And smile for the camera with this adorable crocheted Camera design, its perfect for young photographers-in-the-making.

Thank you for visiting with me and sharing my news. Remember I'm always happy to help with any of your fiber arts needs, special ordering a yarn or pattern that I carry or helping you locate an out of stock yarn to finish a WIP. I can be reached at, or toll free 877/519-1693 or on Ravelry, I look forward to hearing from you and hope to see you in Rhinebeck!

1 comment:

blackmustard said...

Lots of great Fall looks here! I love the socks and legwarmers. Your Tangled Vine socks are gorgeous as well. Have fun at Rhinebeck!