Thursday, November 20, 2008

This is the second installment of the takeover of the blog by the ladies at the Knit One store in Mars.
Welcome back.

First off, I began making my Christmas stocking a few weeks back with one skein each of red and white Cascade 220 yarn. I got a few inches into my project and decided I would absolutely love a stocking from the Cascade Pastaza. I was ready to tear the stocking out when my brilliant co-manager Dawne suggested turning it into a baby hat. It worked out great. Here is the picture of the baby hat.

I had so much of both skeins left that
when I saw Isobel I asked her if there was something she could do with all of the yarn that was left over. In only a few days she turned out all of these baby hats. She only added a little black Cascade and a little orange Cascade to the original two skeins. Two of these hats are an original Isobel pattern. Can you guess which ones?

Here is my finished Christmas stocking done in Cascade Pastaza.

I found this pattern through Ravelry.
Jennifer Hoel designed the free pattern and here is the link:

New Yarns

This week we received a delivery of some new yarn. We now have Kathmandu Aran yarn in 9 great colors. Along with the yarn came the Queensland Collection and the Queensland Collection Book 5.

Market Squares Bag Knit-Along
We had the kick off last week for the market squares bag. There are a few of us that work at the store that are participating in the knit-along and we know how our progress is going but we want to know how you are doing. Please feel free to stop in the store anytime and update us on how you are doing with your bag. You and your bag might even make the next blog. We also have set aside time every week on Fridays at 1:oo pm and Saturdays at 11:00 am to get together and work on our bags.

Jayme's Swallowtail Shawl Knit-Along
The kickoff for Jayme's swallowtail shawl is today, Thursday, November 20th from 5:00-8:00pm. We will meet weekly every Thursday evening and work on our shawls together. We have had a lot of interest in this shawl and hope that the weather and the Steeler game won't affect our turnout. If you can't make this weeks knit-along group please don't be discouraged. You can start on your own and join us next Thursday!

Charity Knitting Chemo Caps at Knit One North
We will be knitting chemo caps every Sunday from 12:30 to 3:30 pm. We supply the yarn and the pattern, you supply the needles and the willingness. We are collecting caps for the Race for the Cure next year but we will be making donations to cancer centers throughout the area all year long. If you would like to help us in our efforts, join us on Sundays or feel free to knit one at home and bring it in. If you need yarn, let us know and we will be happy to supply some for you.

This weeks recipe is a favorite of Karen's and the ladies in the Wednesday knitting group. It is Extra Spicy Gingersnaps. The link is The Wednesday group always has plenty of baked goods for visitors so please join us!

See you next week when all of the ladies of Knit One North update you on their current projects! Let us know any classes you would like to see offered or any yarns you would like us to carry! Hope to see you soon and remember that if you can't make it into the store, please check out our online store.


1 comment:

stacey said...

Love the look of the blog and especially what is in it.