Tuesday, December 15, 2009
I’ve got a great mini sock project to get you started. To knit it, you will need a skein of worsted weight yarn (light color works best so you can see everything) and a set of size 6 double-pointed needles. You can also use two size 6 circular needles if you prefer.
Please call the shop (305-665-6222) or come by and join me Saturday (12/19) at 11:30. I hope to see you there!
Monday, December 14, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
In the last month we have started up our Sundays KAL again, please join us in the fun! Most are working on the Lady Eleanor entrelac shawl or a throw version, and some are working on the Lizard Ridge. But you are welcome to bring any project you are working on.
The KAL usually gets started around 1:30….
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
I know it has been a while since we’ve gotten together, but the time has flown by for me! I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving and are feeling good about the upcoming holidays… I know they can be overwhelming. Getting together to knit is a nice break from the madness! 8-)
I love this next pattern. Maybe because it reminds me of a pattern I knit many years ago for someone I love dearly, maybe because it will take what you’ve picked up from our other squares. This pattern should match the size of our other squares, but here is a link to the pattern on Ravelry if you want to see it.
I look forward to seeing everyone in a few days.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
We’ve got a special square to knit. I call the pattern “Off-Kilter”. It can be done in one or multiple colors - and would be a great way to use up those leftover bits.
The square is knit in the round, so we will start the square using double-pointed needles and then switch over to a circular needle. Please bring both types of needles with you on Saturday (or call the shop to let them know what size you need).
I’m looking forward to seeing you on Saturday at 11:30!
Friday, November 6, 2009
Hi All! Megan (of Befri) has designed a great, great "green" bag, check it out!
We have the new pattern in the store. It’s a Green Bag or market bag, which ever name you prefer. It crochets very quickly, uses 2 balls of Cotton Classic and would make a great holiday gift for your environmentally conscious family members and friends.
It is also a free Ravelry download.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
We were honored to have Andi and some of our customers bring in some of their works in progress, and some of their finished pieces. Very inspiring! Here are photos of Diane's progress, she is almost finished.... on her Bobbi's Garden Hexagon Blanket. And of Hara's finished Geometry blanket, knitted in the Araucania Itata. I want to make both of them!!
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Join Andi on Saturday from 11:30 to 2:00 for a class on the beautiful Ishbel Shawl designed by Ysolda Teague. If you are a member of Ravelry, purchase and print out your pattern and bring it along to the class. We have lots of wonderful yarns in stock that would be just perfect for this project! The Gatsby which we knitted our sample in, the Araucania Itata or Ranco, the Blue Heron Yarns, Great Adirondack Yarns, Helen's Lace from Lorna's Laces.... the possibilities are endless....
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Diane stopped in today and shared her "Hexagon Blanket" progress with us! It is really stunning, thanks for sharing Diane! And what a coincidence, when she came in we happened to be visiting with the Noro sales rep, boy was he impressed with this stunning piece! And happy to see that it was being knit up in the Noro Silk Garden, LOL.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
Saturday, August 8, 2009
Monday, August 3, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
I was feeling a bit guilty last week for a few days in a row when Wany was working hard upstairs, getting our back stock room back in order and back on track. While we were downstairs where it is cooler... Thank you so much Wany, you did a wonderful job and the upstairs looks great again after being neglected for more than a year now... Today I went up several times to find some back stock, and guess what I found it instantly!!
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
What a nice 4th of July party we had indeed! It was a very special day. Everyone really outdid themselves with the great dishes they prepared and we had a lovely feast. We had so much food, that we actually had a two day party, had a great Bar-B-Q the next day! As you can see, the bowl that Marilyn is holding here, is practically empty! That one contained Diane's awesome Endive and Walnut Salad, what a huge hit it was. She is kind enough to share the recipe with us.... Other big hits at the party were Lori's Confetti Grain Salad and she is also sharing her recipe with us, Andi's Egg Salad, Ann's Potato Salad and Christine's Minted Zucchini Salad. And of course, Emily's desserts.
This salad tastes even better the next day!
Rinse grains and check for stones. Place grains in rice cooker. Add water or broth, pinch salt and spot of olive oil. Turn rice cooker on. (This can be made in advance) In a large serving bowl, place rinsed beans, chopped bell pepper, scallions, parsley, (corn, jicama, radishes, carrots, celery if using). Stir gently to combine ingredients. In a small bowl, whisk together oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and dill. Add grains after they've cooled a bit to the serving bowl. Mix well. Add tomatoes and mix gently. Whisk dressing while pouring over salad. Serve over lettuce leaves if you wish. If you have time, allow salad to chill.
Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Author: Lori Moldovan
Substitute any protein for the beans. Feel free to use any beans or combination of proteins.
Substitute any citrus juice for lemon juice. I prefer lemon or a lemon/lime combination.
This is a flexible recipe, make it your own!
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Hero Dog Tries To Help Wounded Dog - Watch the best video clips here
Friday, July 3, 2009
Join Andi and the rest of the "square people" on Saturday July 4th at 11:30 for the next afghan square class. In case you were not aware of this wonderful series of classes, here is a little description and photo of an afghan that could be completed from this class, thanks for sharing the picture Barbara and Andi!! This weekend's square will feature cables, simple ones and not so simple ones.....
Monday, June 22, 2009
We had a lovely vacation, an awesome time. It is hard to admit, but it sure is nice to get out of Miami for a while, a break from the heat and other things. And we certainly needed the break, we as a family had not taken a two week vacation in over 5 years....