Archive for the ‘Knitting’ Category

 

knittedyarns Stitches East 2009 in Hartford, CT

Stitches East is a mega knitters’ convention that combines a wide variety of classes across disciplines from the who’s who of knitting, yarn and knitting supply shopping and fashion show.  This year’s show was in Hartford, CT, a relatively short jaunt by public transportation from New York City. My friend Amanda persuaded me to meet […]

knittedyarns 5 Reasons NY Sheep & Wool (Rhinebeck) Is MUST Attend Event for Yarn Junkies

Rhinebeck, home of the New York State Sheep and Wool Festival, is an annual pilgrimage for knitters, crocheters and spinners. It attracts a diverse group of yarn lovers, wool merchants, sheep farmers and their families. But most importantly– yarn abounds! The weather for this year’s show was uncooperative. Rain, snow and cold weather were in […]

knittedyarns NYC Yarn Crawl – Columbus Day Weekend Full of Yarn Activities

From a knitting and marketing perspective, the NYC Yarn Crawl was great. It made Columbus Day weekend into a knitting event across New York City. Participating stores used the Yarn Crawl as a reason to host an event and/or a sale. Also, there was a scavenger hunt giving knitters a reason to visit every store […]

knittedyarns Montauk Bound With Knitting

We love the beach in Montauk which can be relatively empty (at least by New Yorkers’ standards) on holiday weekends. It’s a wonderful expanse of beach with rolling waves that make for peaceful rejuvenation. Of course, it’s not every Manhattanite’s idea of a “local” beach but my husband and I make it an adventure and […]

knittedyarns Shiri Mor's Botanica Medallion Sweater from Vogue Knitting

When I started knitting lace doilies, one of my friends suggested that I check out the pattern on the cover of Vogue Knitting Summer 2009. It’s an unusual pattern by Shiri Mor. It’s more of a vest than a sweater. It consists of a center circle knit in the round like a doily and a […]

knittedyarns Creative Knitting Supplies-Stitch Marker Alternatives

In preparation for our vacation, I had stocked up on knitting supplies but I underestimated the number of stitch markers that I would need. With 4 lace projects going at the same time, additional stitch markers are a necessity! Unfortunately, I underestimated how many I would need. When you’re away from your LYS, knitting supplies […]

knittedyarns WWKIP-Brooklyn Bound

For those of you who rarely leave Manhattan, the main branch of the library is easily accessible from the Eastern Parkway subway stop (on the number 2 or 3 train) which is one of the most beautiful stops. It’s got wonderful sculpture from the Brooklyn Museum which upstairs and the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens are next […]

knittedyarns Vogue Knitting Summer 2009 – Cover Inspiration

The cover pattern on the Summer 2009  issue of Vogue Knitting has me intrigued. After my first foray into lace knitting in the round, Amanda suggested that I try the Medallion piece since it uses circular lace. After reading through the related instructions, I discovered that it’s an amazing piece that uses a variety of […]

knittedyarns Webs Tent Sale Means Yarn Adventure

Webs is every knitters’ idea of heaven with a wide variety of yarns and brands including a great selection of related tools like knitting needles and looms. In addition to the quantity discount, they have a warehouse filled with discounted items and cones of fiber. For me, it’s a treasure hunt. Being fortunate to have […]

knittedyarns Knitted Gifts-Spreading the Love

Many of my knitting friends are always making items that are presents for their friends, family and charity. It seems to be a way to offer their love and support. Therefore when my friend Amanda invited me to join her for her annual Webs Tent Sale pilgrimage, I wanted to make her something special to show […]