Monday, November 29, 2010

My Local Yarn Shops: Green Valley Weavers and Knitters

The yarn shop that I probably visit the most is Green Valley Weavers and Knitters. It the most convenient to where I live and hosts the spinning group I'm part o. It's also got an excellent selection of all sorts of fiberliscious stuff.

Coming in the front door you are immediately met with a bounty of yarniness.

There is a large selection of all styles of yarn and fiber combinations and it doesn't stop at the yarns for knitting or crocheting. As their name implies they have a room with shelves full of cones for weaving.

There are also spinning wheels, dyes, and fibers for spinning along with the usual knit and crochet tools, books, and magazines.

So stop on in and pay them a visit the next time you're in Colorado Springs.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

My Local Yarn Shops: Starting with Table Rock Llamas

Since I've talked about yarn shops I've visited on recent trips, I thought it might be good to tell you about the great yarn shops in my neighborhood. There are several, although I primarily frequent two.

I'll start with Table Rock Llamas in Black Forest, Colorado.

This shop has a variety to offer just about anyone. The main building houses most of their yarns and when visiting you have to take your time and poke into every nook and cranny. It's full of a wide array of yarny awesomeness.

Then you have to go out the back door, across the deck to the back building.

This is where they have all their classes and house the fibers for spinning, dyes, books, looms, swifts....

One of the things I appreciate about all the local yarn shops is that they are very definitely crochet friendly.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

LoDo Scarf

I'm offering a new pattern for FREE on Ravelry called LoDo Scarf.
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 The ruffled edges and soft fluffy yarn of this scarf give it a sophisticated and feminine look ideal for gallery hopping and a dinner date in Denver’s historic LoDo district.

Crochet Symbols Chart Included

    Yarn: Any sport-weight yarn, approximately 560 yards. 
Model shown in Kraemer Yarns Fountain Hill Brushed Mohair, 
80% Acrylic, 20% Mohair (3.5 oz/560 yds per skein), color: Quiet.
    Supplies: Size G-6 (4 mm) crochet hook and yarn needle
Finished Dimensions: Approximately 6” (15.25 cm) wide
and 62” (157.5 cm) long.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Monte Vista Collar In Knit Circus Magazine

I'm so excited to announce that my Monte Vista Collar is going to be published in the Winter issue of Knit Circus Magazine due out this Wednesday.

It's a button up cowl made from Classic Elite's Inca Alpaca yarn. The pattern comes with crochet symbol diagrams.

I'm honored to be part of the first issue of Knit Circus to include crochet patterns.