Sunday, July 15, 2012

Beaded Knitting Show and Tell!

Joanna hosted a beaded knitting class awhile back and here are some of the finished projects!  

Lori used a buttery yellow Frog Tree Pediboo for her bag.  Her bead choice perfectly compliments the design and bag color.  

 Kate chose a lovely white to go with her multi-colored beads.  I think both bags turned out beautifully and I bet they will enjoy using them for a special occasion or even everyday.  Good job, ladies!
Joanna had the class use the Exploring Spirals pattern from Ravelry.  The bag takes fingering weight yarn.  You do not have to chose a solid color as the pattern would be beautiful in a hand-dyed fingering weight such as, Madelintosh Light, Three Irish Girls Adorn Sock, or Malabrigo Sock.  It would also look amazing in Cascade Heritage Silk.  That is what Joanna chose to use for her project. 

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We are crazy about beading in our knitting lately.  Lori is holding a Beaded Cuff class in August.  This is a great introduction to beading in your knitting!  
Are they accessories or jewelry?  Hard to say but either way they knit up quickly, make great gifts, and fun additions to your winter wardrobe.  Wear them for warmth or wear a sparkly pair with a plain black top and you will be dressed for a night on the town.  If you missed Susanna Hansson's beaded wrister class in April, then take this class with Lori to create the same pair of beaded cuffs!  Don't miss it again!
It is a single session class for $22 on Monday, August 6th from 10:30AM - 12:30PM.  

Lori is going to follow-up with a beaded, fingerless mitt class.  Steven, of course, wants his made with skull motifs.  It is either that or a zebra pattern.  Lori is still working on that one!  You will be required to know magic loop to attend this
 intermediate class.  
Watch for more information!

Friday, July 13, 2012

KnitSimple Fall 2012 Preview featuring StevenBe Ponchini!!

We are so proud to announce that Steven's Ponchini design has been featured in Fall 2012 Knit Simple magazine.  Stop into Yarn Garage or StevenBe to get your copy today!  Maybe you can even get Steven to sign your copy!  

Many of you have made the Ponchini, but for those of you who have not yet experienced the fabulousness that is the Ponchini, pay attention!  First of all, this is NOTHING like those ponchos you bought on Spring Break in Cancun.  It is not even close the fringed, acrylic ponchos from the 70's.  A fiber fusion of Be Sweet Bamboo and Extra Fine Mohair create a look that is chic and versatile.  


 Now, I know you have heard me sing the praises of the Ponchini before, but I just can't get enough of it!  We have kits and classes available.  Two of our Wild Women of Wednesday were seaming theirs together last night!  We shall see how many ways they can come up with to wear their fabulous creations!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Stephen West Mystery Shawl Knit-A-Long

Get ready for a summer shawl KAL, Westknits style! Join the group at the Yarn Garage as we discover a new clue each week. Our expert staff will be knitting along with you every Friday a clue is released. Visit us for an exclusive color consultation and we will get you set up with everything you need to join the fun. 

SCHEDULE at the Yarn Garage:  
Join Michelle for the following KAL dates! 
Consultation and Yarn Selection July 9 - 15   
Clue 1 - July 15 (KAL circle 1 to 3PM)
Clue 2 - July 22 (Skype date at StevenBe 1 to 4PM)
Clue 3 - July 29 (KAL circle 1 to 3PM)
Clue 4 - August 5 (KAL circle 1 to 3PM)

Learn MORE about WestKnits and this year's Mystery Shawl by joining the group on Ravelry HERE.       

SPECIAL EVENT! - Skype Date with Stephen West at StevenBe...Sunday July 22nd
1 to 4PM at StevenBe 

Reserve your spot for this special addition to our Knit-A-Long month. We will do a live Skype chat with the designer himself. Show off your progress on the Mystery Shawl and participate in a Q & A about upcoming designs, patterns, and books! This is your V.I.P. access to hip!Present your offer, ensure it is specific, and includes a call to action and time frame.