Sunday, March 29, 2009

Weekend Knitting...

Koley (right), Connie's neice, is visiting from Minnesota.  She is here for Spring Break.  Welcome Back Koley.  Great to see you again.  You are missed when you are not here.

Kathryn, from the Squirrel Hill store, was helping out at Knit One North this past weekend.  Here she is helping Vilma with her beautiful Sampler Scarf.  Vilma was inspired to learn to knit when she saw her grandson's handknitted baby blanket.  She will be knitting the lace baby blanket in no time.

Jude finished her Noro Striped Scarf, but as you can tell she did not use Noro yarn. Instead she used Cascade Pastaza.  Whether knit with the varigated Noro or solid Pastaza yarn, the scarf comes out lovely.

Today's Quote

Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody is watching. - Mark Twain

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Knit One Groups

3rd Saturday Spinning Group
@ Squirrel Hill

Nora, the spinning instructor from Knit One North, is now hosting a Free Spinning group at Squirrel Hill on the 3rd Saturday of the month starting at noon.  She is also offering a spinning class from 1-3pm if you would like to learn to spin with a drop spindle.

Tuesday Afternoon Group @ Knit One North

We had a few new people join our group yesterday. 
 Karen, Heather and Isobel.

New Yarn @ Knit One North

James C. Brett
Marble Chunky Acrylic yarn
341 yards

Austermann Algarve Grande Cotton

Today's Quote

Change always comes bearing gifts.  It is our choice whether or not to accept the gifts.  - Price Pritchett

Friday, March 20, 2009

Spring Cleaning Sale @ Knit One North

25% off Sale on all 100% wool
at Knit One North

March 20th - March 22nd

Friday & Saturday: 10AM - 4PM

Sunday: Noon - 4PM

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

March is National Crochet Month

Connie crocheted a few items for the Free Crochet class at Knit One North Saturday, March 21st 1-3PM. This lovely kerchief is crocheted with Rowan Cotton Jean.

This necklace is crocheted with Corntastic (100% corn fiber).
The light green necklace is crocheted with Creative Focus Cotton.

Are you free Tuesday afternoons? 
Come knit or crochet with us. We always welcome all levels of knitter, crocheters and spinners. We start to gather around Noon and knit until Dawne closes the store at 4PM.

Sparkles (Linda), Sandy, Connie and Jude

Today's Quote
Anything in life worth having is worth working for. - Andrew Carnegie

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Free Crochet Class at Knit One North with 
the purchase of yarn and hook.

Join us at Knit One North in Mars 
Saturday, March 21, 2009 1-3PM
for a free crochet class 
and learn to crochet these easy wash cloths.

Six year old Kaitlyn, Rose's grandaughter, joined us at Knit One North to knit.  She is making grand progress on her first scarf.

Lisa, Kaitlyn's mother and Rose's daughter,  works on her crocheted Steeler Afghan.

Rose (not pictured) is always a delight and joy to be around.  If you are at Knit One when Rose is there you will be laughing the entire time.  

Come knit with us any time you like.  Form your own knitting group or join one that is already established.

Quick & Easy Alfredo

1/2 stick of butter
1 pint of cream
3 cloves of garlic
3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
salt & pepper to taste

Melt butter in sauce pan. Saute garlic in butter.  Stir in cream.  Heat on low heat stirring constantly.  Stir in cheese.  Continue to stir until slightly thickened. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Top cooked pasta with toppings of your choice. For a vegetarian selection, top with steamed broccoli  or top with grilled chicken for a meat selection. Pour alfredo sauce over the noodles and toppings.  



Today's Quote:
Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. - Albert Schweitzer

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Free Spinning Group at Knit One North

This afternoon was an exiting time with spinners and more spinners.

Mother and daughter Christine (left) and Carol(right) were spinning with their Majacraft Little Gem and Ashford Joy spinning wheels.

Connie (left) spun with her drop spindle spinning lace weight yarn. Nora (right), the host, was spinning with her Louet s75 spinning wheel.

Not pictured: Jude was spinning thick and thin yarn with a drop spindle. Barb was there with her interesting kick spindle.

New Spinning Group forming at Knit One Squirrel Hill

Nora is hosting a new spinning group at the Squirrel Hill store on the 3rd Saturday of the month. Come sit 'n spin with Nora and other spinners this coming Saturday, March 14th from 1 - 3pm.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

New Knit One North Knitting Instructor

Knit One North has a new knitting instructor, Heidi. Heidi's Fair Ssle sweater design was published in the Winter '01/'02 issue of Interweave Knits. She will be offering a variety of classes. With one sweater under my belt, I personally am very excited about her Design Your Own Sweater class that she will be offering soon. See the March and April calendars at Knit One North for her class schedule.

Dawne recently completed the Central Park Hoodie but she was not satisfied with the length of her sleeves--they were too long. Heidi gave Dawne a lesson in Steeking. To shorten the sleeves, together they cut off about 5 inches of the sleeve and picked up the stitches so the ribbing can be re-knit.

Yarn & Wine Tasting

Tonight was a fun night at Knit One North in Mars at the Yarn & Wine Tasting.  Brian from Volant Mill Winery talks about his wines.  My favorite was the Volant Red, which is a concord grape wine.  It was absolutely delicious.

Christine is 'tasting' the yarn. Glasses of yarn are on the table for sampling.

Peggy is enjoying 'tasting' the yarn.

Nora (right), the spinning instructor, is 'tasting' or more like fondling the roving, with Jude (left).