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Archive for July 2012

July 27, 2012

A Whirlwind of Color

Tornado Twist by Elizabeth Trantham

The new Tornado Twist is a must-make cowl for me! It’s part of the new Spud & Chloë Collection.

You already know how I love Spud & Chloë Fine and I adore playing with color.

So those bold, colorful stripes will be in full rotation when the cool weather returns.

The Details:

Tornado Twist
by Elizabeth Trantham
Size: One
Size G/6 (4 mm) hook
Spud & Chloë Fine
Pattern can be found in the Spud & Chloë Pattern Store
Or at your favorite LYS.

Find the sign-up for a hard-copy of our current catalog here.

Find the online catalog here.

July 20, 2012

QT Headband

Savannah is a cutie pie in her QT Headband

With an adorable face like that, it’s really no surprise that Savannah’s Auntie Colleen designed this QT Headband just for her.

This free crochet project in Spud & Chloë Fine, is a perfect design for the dog days of summer.

To download the QT Headband click here.

July 18, 2012

Bold, Beautiful, Bright!

Billiard (7527) Tiny Dancer (7526) Life Jacket (7528)

Have you seen the new Spud & Chloë Sweater colors?

The bold, rich, green, Billiard.

The beautiful, sweet, pink, Tiny Dancer.

The bright, punchy, orange, Life Jacket.

The hardest part for me? Deciding which one to knit with first!

Spud and Chloë’s Sweater in Tiny Dancer is kinda a big deal for me. It is the very first color name idea that I came up with and the whole gang voted for!

July 13, 2012

A Bear-y Fun Project

Information courtesy of Nina: a well-knit shop

Are you a charity crafter? Nina: a well-knit shop in Chicago is having a knit-along to benefit the Mother Bear Project!

The Mother Bear Project sends handmade bears all over the world to comfort children affected by HIV/AIDS.

The bear pattern is available in both a knit and crochet version, is easy to make, and is a great place to be creative and add playful details.

If you are in the Chicago area, Nina is having the knit-along Saturday 7/14, Sunday 7/15, Saturday 7/21, and Sunday 7/22.

However, even if you cannot make it to Nina’s, you can still be a part of the Mother Bear Project! Their website has all the info you need on how to sponsor a bear, make a donation, or purchase a pattern to create your very own bear.

What other causes do you enjoy crafting for?

July 10, 2012

When Don’t You Wish You Had…Extra Yarn

Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett, Illustrations by Jon Klassen

You know when a dear friend hands you a treat for no real reason?

They were out about in the world, saw something and thought of you.

It should be no surprise that friend’s of mine would see Extra Yarn and think of me.

Nonetheless, this book, no matter your age will not disappoint.

It would be a welcome treat for any occasion and certainly made this friend feel very special.

My favorite illustration.

Many reviews have been done for Extra Yarn especially in the knitting community.

So, to state it simply, it meets my list of what makes a children’s book great:

  • Characters that are relatable
  • Unique plot with value
  • Special illustrations
  • A timeless quality, 50 years from now this will make sense to great-grandchildren

Extra Yarn exceeds expectations; it receives a strong recommendation to check it out for yourself.

Or perhaps, check it out for a friend.

Take care Pals!