Posts Tagged ‘yarn shop minneapolis’

July 18th 2011

Monday, July 18th, 2011

I realize I have not been documenting my July sweater very well.  I guess like most of you, knitting isn’t my priority in the summer.
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We’ve got ice cream trucks…

ICE CREAM!!!!

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Water fun at Grandma and Grandpa’s Wisconsin cabin…

Water fun

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Wisconsin fish to fry…
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WI fish to fry

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Bridges to wait for…
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Bridges to wait for

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Birds to watch…
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Birds to watch

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But ok…I have done some knitting.  Here are some updates.
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I started knitting and got 6 hours in and only had 3″ of knitting done.  This ain’t no stockinette stitch:)
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6 hours of knitting= 3"????

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I got all messed up, it may or may not have involved my favorite cold summer drink.  I’m not saying…
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see the extra twist on the left at the bottom??

Anyway, I was going to rip back a few rows and then re-knit and then my very special facebook fan Cori (gotta love her) gave me the nerve to just drop down and twist it the other way.  Yeah, sure Cori, I’ll just do that.
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Well..I started ripping back and kind of freaked.  I thought maybe Cori wasn’t crazy.  So, I just went for it and sure enough, did it.  Yeah Cori!!
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see the nice new twist on the right now? Yipee!!

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One skein down…
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All with one skein!

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Here come the armholes
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Arm and neck decreases

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Closer...

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By the way…let’s take a closer look at all of these photos.  The color green doesn’t look the same in any of them.  Might I say that is a great reason to buy yarn at your local yarn shop and not online:)  Just a little plug for the little guys!
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So, almost done with the front.  The back is pretty much a mirror image.  Wonder how stockinette would look instead:) Hummmmm.

TNNA Conference Day 1

Saturday, June 11th, 2011

The National Needlearts Association puts on quite a show every year in Columbus, Ohio.  TNNA is the professional association that yarn shop owners, designers and yarn companies join to stay on top of things in our industry.  Every industry has their own association right?  Anyway, imagine the interesting group of people that might be in this group?  Yep…awesome!
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This is my first TNNA Conference and am slightly overwhelmed. I got some great tips from Amy Singer of Knitty.com.  That included the important things like where to get great ice cream shop and coffee.    That was super cool.  I was thrilled to meet her.   I ran into Steven Be too and expressed my anxiety about the event.   He said…not an exact quote…”put your big girl panties on and get in there”.  That’s why we love him right?
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The first night of the conference is a red carpet reception
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TNNA Red Carpet

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TNNA Red Carpet

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A sampling of new yarns from different companies.  This is pretty cool, the yarns are hanging on some racks with samples of each available for you to take with you.  People were taping the pieces of yarn to a booklet so you could remember what the heck they were.  Great idea.  Again…all this is new to me!

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Yarn Sampling Event

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Zen Yarn and O Wool

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Knit Collage

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Here is what my little book looks like.  This is the O Wool page!
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O Wool Samples

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Zen Samples

A great market where you can buy new things to bring home…I did.  You can come by the shop and see all this fun stuff next week!
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Jade Sapphire and Namaste

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Alisha Goes Around

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Lornas Laces

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Oh, I just read in the conference program (of course I didn’t read anything in advance)  that you can’t take photos on the conference floor.  Oops, wonder if I was supposed to take these pictures of last night?  Strange.  Wonder why?  It’s not like we have government secrets or anything?  So, unless I see other people doing it, I probably won’t have any pictures of the conference.  Bummer. itself.  Bummer cause I am not at all sure how I am supposed to remember all of this stuff!!!
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Lastly…everywhere you look here people are knitting.  Sitting on the floor at the red carpet reception, at the bar, in the restaurants, on a bench outside on High Street.
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High Street

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I don’t feel much like knitting…weird.
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Crazy New Fun Yarn

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

If you are looking for an easy summer knit we just might have 2 options for you.  We just received a shipment of yarns from Feza.  Alp Premier and Dazzle and the crazy cool balls of fun called Alp Oriental.  Check em out!

Alp Premier and Dazzle
210 yards of nylon, acrylic, cotton, metallic and wool!

Alp Premier Skein

3 different Alp Premier colorways!

Perfect for a holiday scarf!

Green One Skein Scarf

So, this green one skein scarf…all we did was cast on 150 stitches on a 32″ or longer circular, size 13 needle and knit each row until you run out of yarn.  The yarn does all the heavy lifting!

Alp Oriental
165 yards of acrylic, polyamid, mohair, wool and metallic yarns.  Get this…the tassels come PRE-MADE!!  Great right?

Blue Colorway

Green Colorway

Cool tassels

Red Colorway knit up

This red colored shawl pattern is available at our shop.  FREE, come on in and make one yourself!