Thursday, September 16, 2010

Redirection

I was planning on releasing a new pattern to you this month. However, I've been redirected in my efforts.

At the suggestion of a friend, I submitted both of my most recent designs for consideration by KnitCircus. One will be coming out in their November issue as the first crochet pattern they have offered. The other is being held over to possibly be included in their February issue.

Please go check out my Monte Vista Collar made from scrumptious Classic Elite Inca Alpaca at the KnitCircus web site or my listings on Ravelry. I'll post photos and direct links on November 1st.

So I'm frantically crocheting away and trying to figure out how to get another pattern done and available to you here at Unyunga as soon as I can.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Visiting Loopy Knit Crochet in Missoula, Montana

On the way to a week of vacation in Glacier National Park I stopped in Missoula, Montana at an LYS called Loopy Knit/Crochet which is located down town at 115 W. Front Street.


My first impression from the outside was a nice, traditional, historic commercial building. Stepping inside, however, I found myself in a contemporary, nicely arranged, fiber wonderland.


I LOVE bright colors and so was delighted to see that they have a broad range of colors in all the types of yarn they carry. I was also happy to see that they carry a wide range of fibers other than sheep wool. Being allergic to wool, it's always nice to have a wide selection available in an LYS.

The back of the store is spacious and has a large table in the middle of it for stitchers to gather and work together for classes or just camaradarie. As you can see, there were a few ladies there that morning working on projects.


The staff were very friendly with just enough attention to let me browse but ready to answer questions or assist if I needed it.

I highly recommend a visit to Loopy Knit/Crochet if you happen to be in Missoula.