Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Accessory Club
Needle Felting
Friday March 23’s Accessory Club is a needle felted cell phone or accessory purse. This is a felted project that we will then needle felt on. The sample is using Ozark Handspun for the needle felting. The free pattern follows and is a very quick knit, taking about 2 hours. It is a fun, free form project.

We hope to see you there!
Karen, Bonnie, Charlene, Tierney & Natalie

Happiness is the…….
ABCs of Creative Pursuits
Needle Arts

Felted Cell Phone Holder
1 Galway (or other felting wool)
#11- 16” circular and dbl pt needles

Body (started at bottom):
With dbl pt needles, cast on 18 sts. Knit across. With second dbl pt needle, p/u 1 st at end of cast on, turn and p/u 18 sts across bottom of cast on and 1 st at second end- you will have 38 sts total all around the cast on. Knit even in rounds, switching to circulars when work allows, until 12” from bottom.
Top Edge & strap:
Knit 3 sts, which will be left on needle for strap, cable c/o 3 sts and work I cord bind off until there are 3 sts left unworked (plus the first 3 that were worked at the beginning of the row). Bind off the 3 I cord sts, knit across the remaining 3 sts and the first 3 sts- 6 sts remaining for the strap. Work these 6 sts in stockinette st with slip st edges for 12”. Dec row: Slip 1 pw, k2tog twice, knit last st. Next row: Slip 1 pw, purl to last st, knit 1. Dec row: Slip 1 pw, K2tog, knit 1. Bind off. Weave in ends. Felt to size desired.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Kidlet Klub

Greetings happy yarnaholics!

We are starting a new club called "Kidlet Klub". This is in response to everyone who is knitting for any of the children in their lives and wants inspiration, ideas, help and free patterns. The first meeting will be Monday 3/19 from 2-4PM and Bonnie will be teaching.

The cost to join the club is $25 yearly. You will receive free instruction whenever you are working on Kidlet projects, a free Kidlet pattern once a month and 10% off any yarns or books for Kidlet projects once a month. We plan to meet once a month on a Monday but can meet more often if desired. You don't have to join the club, you can just come in and knit, but you will be charged for the pattern and instruction if you choose not to join. Our first project will be a top down cotton eyelet cardigan that is a quick knit and will be perfect for Easter. Check out the sample that Bonnie is working on out of CTH Cotton Boucle. It is super cute and very cheerful.
We look forward to seeing you!
Karen, Bonnie, Tierney & Natalie