Sunday, June 22, 2008

Knitty projects and the yarns that love them

Trying to figure out what to make from the current Knitty?

Here are some of the projects and yarns that we carry (or used to carry) that could be used as substitutes. If we no longer carry it stock we would be happy to do a special order for you:
Rio de la Plata Sock yarn

If you would like to order the yarn called for, cathay, we can special order it for you. Otherwise, these would make good substitutes:
Encore worsted
Royal llama silk
Suri Merino

Rio de la Plata Sock yarn

Rio de la Plata Sock yarn

We used to stock kidsilk haze, we can order more if you would like.

Jeanee (a little too thick, but it's a baby sweater, the kid will grow into it, but first make a swatch and see how it drapes)
Dreambaby dk (a little too thin, but I think it will suit fine, especially if you make the next size up, but first make a swatch and see how it drapes)

Rio de la Plata Sock yarn

Baby alpaca grande

New Project!

It's raining over here, perfect sweater weather. So I've put down my ipod cozies and started using the yarn from the train wreck otherwise known as my sister's sweater. Unravelling it and getting the kinks out was a project in itself which I had actually started last week.

For reasons I'm not completely sure of I've decided to base the sweater on TomatoIn any case since I had three colors of Encore I've decided to do an argyle pattern but keep everything else the same.

I lost track of how long I spent on Saturday evening trying to work out the math so that the diamonds would start in the correct place. Once I had figured it out (using the most geometry I've used since high school) I decided that I would like smaller diamonds, then I realized it would be better using this number as the basis than this, etc etc.

But, I was able to cast on and do two rows on Saturday, and got to bed before midnight too!

Jessamy has the camera but I'm moving over to London on Thursday so there will be pictures soon.

It's going well, I'm several inches into it and it seems like it will be pretty quick to knit. Except for the math on Saturday I think I've done better than normal in the making life, ie knitting, harder for myself area.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

World Wide Knit in Public pictures

Suzanne sent me these two pictures from WWKIP day via her cellphone, yay technology! :

Beverly & Karen with their projects and a pitcher of beer. Claudia thinks she's hiding from the camera, just I can tell that's her over on the left.

Susan looking amused ...

I hear several pitchers of beer were consumed, so I think it's safe to assume that fun was had by all!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

How cute!

I don't know where my sister found this, but I love it!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

June 14th - World Wide Knit in Public Day!

June 14th is World Wide Knit in Public Day!
WWKIPD is an international event where knitters gather together and ... knit in public!

The only official Northeast LA WWKIPD outing is in
Eagle Rock, organized by That Yarn Store.

12:30. Knitters, crocheters, and family will meet at That Yarn Store
1:00 to 3:00 We will have a knit-n-sip at Swork. 2160 Colorado Blvd
3:00 to 5:00 We meet at Oinksters for some amazing food. 2005 Colorado Blvd

Bring your projects. Non-knitting Significant others and family are welcome to tag along!

That Yarn Store
5028 Eagle Rock Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90041
(323) 256-9276

Sunday, June 08, 2008

It's all true

What you read in the last newsletter was true, we’re very close to giving up. I've heard that some wonderful people have been coming in to support us over the last week, and Tom’s working on an auction that will hopefully pay for part of next month’s rent. I have some ideas, so hopefully the yarn store will still be in business in August when i come home to visit…

Any class suggestions? Anything that will help you help us?