Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Events for Saturday, July 28th

On Saturday, July 28th from 10:00-4:00pm, YBD will have a full day of events! Come join us for our 6th Year Celebration; the annual Oakmont Sidewalk Sale; FREE knitting, crochet, needle felting and spinning classes; New fibers from the Spirit of Sunday Alpacas; and a Welcoming Party for the Knit Happy Club. This is one event you are not going to want to miss!


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Summer Scarf

This summer scarf by Janet Avila is a wonderful, quick knit that you can take to the lake, beach, park, or just about any where.
I knit this with Shibui Knits Linen. I was so very excited to knit this because I really, really need a summer scarf. And also, I could not wait to try out the linen by Shibui Knits.
This project took me less than a week to finish. And, I love the finished project! This scarf will be a welcomed addition to my wardrobe.
My only complaint I have, thus far, is that the linen is a bit scratchy. I have knitted with other linens and came to the same conclusion, thus this seems to be a flaw with linen. However, over time the linen does soften to be one of the most wearable fibers I enjoy. I will keep my fingers crossed this will be the case with this Shibui Linen.
The Shibui Knits Linen comes is a beautiful array of colors. At YBD, we have every color Shibui Knits offers. The color combinations are endless. Stop by today and we will have a fun time picking out the right color combo for you!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Merino Lace and Aventica...

Here are two new fibers and patterns at YBD.

Austermann Merino Lace:
Austermann Merino Lace knitting yarn, top quality pure merino laceweight yarn from Italy at a great price. It's a classic soft and smooth laceweight yarn, easy to work with and giving good stitch definition. Austermann Merino Lace knits to a lace tension of 30st/ 42 rows to 10cm on 3 - 3.5mm needles and can be handwashed at 30'. 25g per ball, 350m.
This adorable one-skein project is free with a purchase of the Merino Lace. This pattern is also available in women's sizes.

SMC Aventica:
"Aventica" by SMC is a Heavy Worsted weight woven blend of 65% Acrylic, 25% New Wool and 10% Polyester. This yarn is available in a variety of self-striping variegated colorways ranging from neutrals to muted tones to brights. Machine washable and very soft, "Aventica" would be a good choice for cold weather garments and accessories such as sweaters, hats, and scarves for the entire family.
The pattern support has beautiful designs throughout ranging from children sizes to adult.