Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Show & Tell

The YBD staff would like to thank all of our guests who attended our Show & Tell event this past Sunday, October 23rd at the boutique.

We had a blast seeing each of you and your finished projects this past weekend. Not only were we excited to see all of our fibers knitted/crocheted into something beautiful, but you all inspired us.

To name a few...Michelle's knitted garments for her grand baby that is on the way, Carol's moebius, Pat's knitted hats and socks, Virginia's Flow tunic, Jackie's rugs, Cathy's Loop-D-Loop skirt, Rebecca's lace work, Natalie's rug knitted out of sheets, Debbie's cardigan and favors, Robi's first cardigan, Cathy's linen projects, and many more.

A few of our guests get excited by all of the lovely projects.
Tamara showing off her crocheted wine bottle gift carriers.

Mother and daughter, Diane and Devon, spinning outside in the gorgeous weather.

Amanda's weaved scarves, shawls and wall hangings. By the way, did I mention, Amanda, I really want your brown and teal wall hanging!!

Thanks to everyone whom made this a very exciting, encouraging and fun-filled event!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Customer Appreciation Day: October 20th, 2011

Roses for Rosa Scarf by Judith Durant
Knitted with Noro Kureyon Sock
Fingering / 4 ply
70% Wool, 30% Nylon
462 yards
Gauge: 30.0 sts = 4 inches
Needle size: US 1½ - 3

Sandy knitted this fun and colorful scarf using Noro Kureyon Sock from the Roses for Rosa scarf pattern out of Sock Yarn One-Skein Wonders book. On Thursday, October 20th from 10-7pm, receive 20% off Noro Kureyon Sock for Customer Appreciation Day. Note: All sales are final. Cannot be combined with any other offer.

Sock Yarn One-Skein Wonders: 101 Patterns That Go Way Beyond Socks!
Every knitter understands the allure of sock yarn. It slips easily into a handbag, comes in endless variations, and represents a dazzling array of possibilities. Best of all, it "s relatively inexpensive, making it an affordable splurge. As a result, many knitters find themselves with veritable collections of sock yarn in their stash. Fortunately, sock yarn can be used for more than simply keeping toes toasty. In Sock Yarn One-Skein Wonders: 101 Patterns That Go Way Beyond Socks! veteran knitter Judith Durant has chosen not simply inventive sock patterns but also more than 5 dozen inspired patterns for other items that can be created from a single skein of sock yarn. Sock Yarn One-Skein Wonders offers one-of-a-kind patterns for baby clothes, mittens, scarves, hats, jewelry, cozies, bags . . . even a dog sweater and a lamp shade! Knitters of every skill level will find tantalizing challenges; some knit up in fewer than three hours, others make creative use of sock yarn leftovers, and several make heirloom-worthy gifts. Collectively, these patterns bring out the best of sock yarn . . . whether variegated or solid-colored, self-patterning or hand-painted. With this book in their knitting bags, needlecrafters will take their stash of sock yarn well beyond stockinged feet to a delightful world of possibility.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Designer's Workshops at YBD

Join YBD on November 12th and 13th
We have invited two very exciting and talented guest designer's to YBD. The workshops held will be by Julie Weisenberger of Cocoknits and Takako of Habu Textiles. The exciting line-up of workshops offered are too good to miss out on. Do register today!

Click here for details to the Designer's Workshops schedule and registration.

Here are a few samples of their talented designs:

Weekend Wrap by Cocoknits

Katarina by Cocoknits

Yvonne by Cocoknits

Sea Tangles by Knitty
using Habu Textiles Fiber

Infinite Loop by Habu Textiles

Click here for details to the Designer's Workshops schedule and registration.
Click here for details to our Annual Fall Fashion Show held on Friday, November 11th.

Note: Pre-Registration required / Cash or check only / Space is limited / No Refunds

Register for the Fall Fashion Show and two or more Designer’s Workshops to receive 10% off total.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Quick Projects: Scarves

Dolce Vita by SMC Select
Available in a 100 gram (3.5 ounce) ball.
Contains approximately 5.5 metres (6 yards.)

Dolce Vita by SMC is a bulky, loopy yarn, which can be finger knit or crocheted into a 5 foot long (1.5 metres) scarf. The instructions are on the ball band, and it is very easy to do. We made a scarf in 5 minutes! The yarn is 95% wool and 5% polyamide.

Link by Berroco
50% Wool, 50% Acrylic, 32 yds, 50(US) needle

Huge and colorful, Link is full of character. Instantly gratifying when worked on size 35 or 50 needles, this yarn creates eye-catching accessories.

Flamenco by Trendsetter
100% Acrylic, 40 yards, 13(US) needle

A flouncy styled ribbon that when spread open, looks like a fisherman's net, Flamenco is a truly unique yarn. By knitting the top edge, it opens up to about 3 inches and creates beautiful openwork ruffles. A scarf takes about 1 or 2 evenings to make on size US 8, 9 or 10 needles. Stop by the boutique today to pick out your new 'quick knit' project!