Friday, January 28, 2011

Name that Yarn (and win a skein)!

We're looking for fun, interesting, creative names for our new yarn from sKnitches. This self-striping yarn was hand-dyed in Knit Picky's logo colors! 

Contest starts today, Jan 28, and goes through midnight on Jan 31. Winner will be announced on February 1!! Whoo...hooo....get those creative juices flowing.

Zauberball Cowl...just in time to watch the game!

I finished my easy, game-watching, knitting project using the Zauberball. In fact, I wore it to work yesterday and Steve snapped a picture way too early in the morning! The drape is nice and I love the color changes. I haven't blocked it yet nor have I woven the ends (bad girl!)
I'm writing up the pattern now. So how about a FREE pattern? A SuperBowl special...starting tomorrow (Saturday) until the SuperBowl....the FREE pattern is yours with a Zauberball purchase! You'll have fun knitting this relaxing project as you watch the big event. I'm calling it the Aaron Cowl. Do you have a favorite for the SuperBowl?'s a Knit Picky your pick for the game here, and from the winning entries, we'll spin the wheel for a FREE Zauberball....ready, set....Kickoff!!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Save the date....Carolina Fiber Festival~ May 20-22, 2011!!

We're going back for more fun at the Carolina Fiber Festival! Last year was our first year as a vendor and many of you came out to see us. This is a new fiber fair which is growing fast and offers a great atmosphere during the lovely month of May. "Got to Be NC" shows off some of our states great foods and wines, and they have rides, fair food, homemade ice cream, music, car shows, and the best part....a fabulous yarn and fiber festival!

Here's a picture of our booth from last year and one of my new furry friends!

See Carolina Fiber Festival website here!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

New Knitty is up....and the word is Zauberball

I am intrigued with the Zauberball.  Many customers have purchased these colorful balls to use  decoratively in a coffee table bowl.  I agree....they are lovely.  And today, the new Knitty popped up in my email....whoo hoo....that's always fun, right? And what do you know.....a Zauberball pattern!

The retro design reminds me of the cozy afghans crocheted by my grandmothers. The classic neutral shade caught my eye but I imagine it would be equally impressive in a bold colorway, too, or maybe a soft spring palette.  I am currently creating my own infinity scarf pattern with a Zauberball and having fun watching the color changes.  My pattern is a much less intricate pattern, intended for easy knitting while watching the playoffs with my hubby.  So far, so good!

Either pattern in mind, you've got to admit this yarn is a keeper and it's a fun word to say.  Go ahead, say it....Zauberball!