It's Friday, so it's time for Summer Lurch Bunch! .... or Summer Lunch Bunch from 12-1:00. Grab your lunch, bring it in for some Friday afternoon knitting comaraderie and learning new stuff too. I will be playing an episode of Knitting Daily at 12:15 p.m. Free!
It looks like knitting but is really Tunisian Crochet - and therefore a quick project. It is made from Punta Yarn Meritwist hand dyed Merino....and is the perfect size for a sock project. Notice the Knitter's Pride Needles there - we have more of those now in straights, circulars and double points.
So I know if I got a present of a ball of sock yarn and some needles in a neat little bag like this - I want to make that person a nice little gift too.
Little bags are a great quick project that you can use later for all sorts of things.....
Here's my new freeform crochet scarf! This was a super quick project. Crocheted with the slow striping, 2-ply, fingering weight Sausalito from Crystal Palace Yarns. Soft, slightly tweedy, with diverging colors.
is, of course, today. Come in at noon with your lunch and we'll be playing Knitting Daily until about 1:30. They are fun and full of great knitting tips and project ideas. Is it supposed to rain all weekend? Cause that would be the perfect time to get started on gift projects for this winter...We have lots of ideas for that.
Fancy knitted washclothes paired with a bar of hand made soap,
Knitted or crocheted dishclothes and a coupon for a weeek worth of dishwashing,
A set of knitted headbands/earwarmers for your favorite teenager
Scarves & Mittens
Hats (Crocheted no pattern hat class is next month, the knitted version is in October)
A wine cozy over a nice bottle of your favorite wine.
A tea selection, a nice pot with the felted tea cozy too.
Your favorite book (some books should still be bought in hard copy)and a knitted bookmark
A set of felted coasters
Baby gifts: knitted toys, crocheted amigurumi, a baby cocoon for a newborn, fun knitted hats.
Gift certificates for knitting lessons
I don't know what got me started on this, except I have been working on samples for the booklet of scarves I am putting together and so I guess that got me started thinking of Christmas presents....because even though I don't think you can have too many scarves & cowls, I think I am really close to changing my mind about that. I could wear a different one every day for months at t his point.....
Oh I almost forgot....This yummy new sock yarn came in .... aptly named Indulgence...self striping, merino, and in a slightly heavier weight.