4 January 2013 - 14:42
5. This illustration from Amz Kelso on Flickr.
I need to investigate getting a print of this to put up at my apartment!
4. The acoustic version of “Breathing Under Water” by Metric.
I usually cringe when I hear an acoustic version in a different key than the original, but this rendition is so sweet and light that I can’t not like it.
3. These Cheep Date Heels from Modcloth.
I need more pairs of heels like I need a punch in the face, but seriously, I love these. Between the peacock feather heels, kitty heels, and these I seem to have an animal-on-heels problem. It can clearly only be solved by buying these.
2. This adorable knit dress from Asian Candy.
I don’t have the figure to wear something like this, but I still think it’s absolutely adorable. I am a sucker for color blocking.
1. This really clever yarn decoration/storage idea by Knitche in Downers Grove, IL.
I’m pretty sure these are scarf hangers from IKEA. I have a blank spot on my living room wall just begging for me to do this…
4 December 2012 - 15:00
The Soakbox is a magical thing. I mentioned Soak in a previous gift guide post; they make amazing no-rinse wool washes and luxurious foot creams! But the thing they have that really impresses me is their Soakbox.
The Soak Box comes is the perfect combination of beautiful things: a bottle of Soak (their no-rinse wool wash), a bottle of their wonderful handmade luxury creme, a skein of hand-painted Lorna’s Laces Shephard Sport paired with bottle of premium nail polish (one of my personal favorites, Essie!), and a pattern to use up the skein of yarn.
There are four color stories, all perfectly paired and beautifully packaged.
This even makes a great gift for a non-knitter. Make up the pattern using the yarn provided and gift the box with finished projects inside!
Talk about an easy and awesome gift… I hope someone gets me one of these for the holidays!
24 April 2012 - 10:11
warm and fuzzy yarn
makes me happy in my soul
smiling when I knit
29 March 2012 - 12:11
Earlier this month, some of the Hill Country Weavers staff headed out to Boston for the Yarn Market News Conference, where they learned all about small business management, marketing, social media, and general good-willed yarniness. And when they returned, they brought with them goodies and handouts from many of the vendors present at the con. We’re in the process of divvying up the goodies amongst the ladies of the shop, and today I got to come home with this lovely little goodie bag from Classic Elite Yarns.
Included were two skeins of their Firefly yarn, a pair of 24″ US6 ChiaoGoo circular knitting needles, and felted keyfob (with info cards for yarn weights, how to do a kitchener stitch, and other useful stuff), a pattern for their Firefly yarn (though not enough to make it, go figure), a pen (I love office supplies!), and a great pin:
I love my yarn shop so much I work at it.
I can’t wait to play with their Firefly yarn: 155 yards, 25% Viscose/75% Linen, dk weight yarn with a lovely shine and a tad of fuzz from the viscose. Another thing to add to my “knit soon” pile. Once I get through the million other things I need to finish.
6 March 2012 - 11:45
A few weeks ago I was approached by Mary Beth Klatt, the mastermind behind Yarn U, to review the app she developed. As someone that works at a yarn shop, I was very interested to see what the app had to offer, and if it could be of use to us at the shop. read more