Friday, July 30, 2010

Cool Take-Along Projects for a Hot Day at the Beach or a Cool Day in the Air Conditioning!

Whether you are heading to the beach or to your favorite chair in the air conditioning, take along one of these cool projects!

Small projects that get bigger....
Both the Great North American Afghan 2 and the Great American Afghan books offer wonderful project squares that are worked individually and then join at the end. What a great take-along project! Each kit makes a perfect afghan to cuddle under and to beautify your home! Choose colors that are shown in the design or pick your own to match your flair. Perfect for the gift you can give to anyone! This kit works up easily block by block using unique designs so you never get bored! The hard part is picking which square to create first! Enjoy!

Small and simple projects......

Poppies Fingerless Mittens Kit

Poppies fingerless mitts are quick, fun and easy to knit, these super warm fingerless mittens come in two ribbed designs; a simple but elegant ribbed design, and a twisted rib version. One skein of Ivy Brambles Superwash Worsted yarn makes these mitts in a couple of hours.

Ivy Brambles Lacy Crochet Up or Down Cowl Pattern

The Lacy Up or Down Crochet Cowl works up quickly and is a simply and fast project! Made from using under a 250 yard skein of worsted weight yarn, this cowl makes gift giving easy as these cowls fit everyone and are adjustable for the wearer. Cowl is shown in Ivy Brambles Superwash yarn in colorway Pomegranate.

Enjoy your week and stay cool!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Bagsmith Knitting Needles and Tunisian Crochet Hooks are Here and in a BIG Way!

Big Stitch Knitting Vol 1 by Becca Smith

Now available all sizes in Bagsmith Big Stitch Knitting Needles and Tunisian Crochet Hooks as well as all the books to make it easy!

Big Stitch Crochet Vol 1 by Becca Smith

Big Stitch Knitting Needles are available in US 35 (19 mm) and US 50 (25 mm) - now thats BIG! Tunisian Crochet Hooks are available in a variety of sizes including N (10 mm) through U (25 mm) and come in lengths from 18 - 30 inches! Wow!

Bagsmith Big Stitch Size Tunisian N (10 mm) Crochet Hook - 16 inch

We are very intrigued with the Tunisian Crochet Hooks for a couple of reasons - first, they are very different and a new way to work with yarn. Second, the smaller hooks make quick and fabulous shawls in either a variety of yarns or just a couple of different colors. Feel free to mix and match fibers and colors and have lots of creative fun!

Big Stitch Tunisian Crochet Book by Becca Smith

Check out the cover of the Bagsmith Tunisian Crochet Book - the shawl on the cover is gorgeous and made with a multiple of yarns. Simple instructions are in the beginning of the book with pictures! You will be "Tunisian-ing" in no time! Need help picking some yarns - choose a few and give us a call and we are happy to work with you to choose perfect colors and texture combinations!

BagSmith Big Stitch YarnBagSmith Big Stitch Yarn - Grey

Also currently in stock all the colorways of Bagsmith Bumps! These giant 125 yard, 40 oz skeins of yarn are 70% Alpaca, 15% Nylon, 15% Merino Wool! They are BIG, soft and very warm! Recommended needle is a US 50 to achieve 1 st per inch gauge! Great for 1 bump stoles! The bumps also work up fast for throws and rugs! Fun, warm and wonderful!

Knitting With Friends    Small T-Shirt - Baa Baa Baa Design in Deep Purple

Have you ever been counting your stitches and someone is going on and on and on? We have a shirt for you! The Knitting with Friends Baa Baa Baa t-shirt comes with the cute little Alpaca and two sheep friends with the line "I know your talking, but all I hear is Baa, Baa, Baa" These are very cool t-shirts and available in the new Deep Purple, Sky Blue, Dark Gray and Light Green colors in sizes Small - 2x. Size 3x is available in the Deep Purple as a special order!

Enjoy your week and happy fibering!