Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Tuesday Afternoon Knitting at Knit One North

The ladies from the Tuesday afternoon knitting group at Knit One North met today to "stitch-n-bitch." Sparkles (Linda) left and Connie right worked on projects from their stash. We all have one--some the size of a LYS, others are just beginning. Sparkles is working on the Palindrome Reversible cable scarf on practice yarn. She has her eye on the Cascade 220 in pink for the 'real thing.' Connie is working on an earflap hat of her own design. She learned to double knit on this project. She demonstrated it to me. It did not seem difficult and I liked the look of the finished product.

Connie (left) is helping Sandy (right) knit her first scarf. Sandy is a lifelong crocheter and only recently took up knitting. Last night she was ready to throw in the towel, but today she got into the groove and knit along easily.

Jude started knitting a round cloth designed by Connie using short rows. She learned to w & t (wrap & turn) with the short rows. Connie teaches a Short Rows class at Knit One North by request. This cloth was knit by Connie and is on display at Knit One North.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Wine and Yarn Tasting at Knit One North

We are thrilled to be sponsoring a yarn and wine tasting with the Volant winery.  It will be on Thursday evening, March 4 from 6:30-8:30 pm at Knit One North.  We will be sampling wines and various new spring and summer yarns like Rowan, Blue Sky Alpaca to name just a few. Bring your friends, spouse, or anybody you like to taste some delicious wine and yarn.  And, the best part is that it is FREE!!!
So, please come.  No RSVP necessary.

And, most importantly, thank you for supporting your local yarn stores.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Winner of the Survey

Hello All,

I am pleased to announce that the winner of our drawing from those who submitted responses to our suvey on our web site is:
Mary Carbone!!!
Mary won a book entitled - It Itches: A Stash of Knitting Cartoons by Franklin Habit
Congrats Mary!

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Superbowl, Socks and a Fish Hat

Wow, what a great Superbowl that was! So how many of you actually could knit during the game?

A week or so ago, some of you may remember that I started my first pair of socks two at a time. I finished them and can really say I loved it. I have been bitten by the sock bug that others have warned me about. Be careful - you could be next. Here is a picture of my Chevvy socks done in Colinette Jitterbug yarn that I found at Knit One in Mars.

I also just finished a hat I found in Ravelry. It is the fish hat and here is the link: http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter08/PATTfishy.php. It is a great stashbusting project because you can use any color combinations for your fish so you can use up some of your odds and ends. It was a lot of fun to make and the only thing missing are the eyes which I am planning to make out of felt. Here is mine:

Valentine's Day is coming soon so I wanted to give you some links to Valentine projects.

This one is sooo cute. It is crochet and is a love bug amigurumi. Here is the link: http://heliina.livejournal.com/50341.html.

This is a project that would be great for you and your significant other. They are mittens called Smitten. One for your hand, one for your sweety's hand and the other mitten is as one so you can hold hands. Check it out at http://cocoknits.com/knit/garments/accessories/smitten.html.

Here is a link to a great Valentine dish cloth. http://krisknits.blogspot.com/2008/01/valentine-surprise.html

Here is a recipe contributed by Dawne for her White Bean Chili:

1 pound dried navy beans
5 cups chicken stock
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter
1 tablespoon minced garlic
3/4 cup diced onion
1 1/2 cups chopped green chiles (fresh or canned)
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, finely chopped
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 to 2 teaspoons ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
Pinch red pepper flakes
1/2 bunch cilantro leaves, chopped

Rinse beans well, cover with cool water, and soak for 2 hours. Drain. Place beans in large pot with chicken stock and bring to a boil over high heat. In a saucepan, heat butter over medium heat. Add garlic, onion, and chiles and saute for 5 minutes. Add chile mixture to pot with beans. Add chicken, cumin, oregano, pepper, white pepper, red pepper flakes, and cilantro. Lower heat to medium and cook, stirring occasionally, for approximately 1 1/2 hours. Serve with cornbread, if desired.

Happy Knitting!