Thursday, December 15, 2011
Jacks and Crunch the warehouse cats continue to sleep in awkward places like the top of my keyboard and in the boxes I'm trying to pack. With the cooler weather coming in, they've been extra cuddly, but I'm not complaining.
We have started hosting a knit-night (crochet-ers are welcome to, knit-night just has a nice ring to it) at the warehouse at 6 pm on the first Wednesday of every month. If you're in the Indianapolis area and would like to stop by, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Next meeting is on January 4th, and all crafts and skill levels are welcome. This isn't an AWAT-specific group, any yarn you bring is just fine. The warehouse cats come and hang out with us, but they're all thumbs when it comes to knitting.
That's about all for us- Happy Holidays and have a great day!
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Friday, October 28, 2011
Enjoy and have a wonderful Halloween weekend! This is quite possibly my new favorite blue ever. It's been whispering sweet nothings to me since we met on Tuesday. I'm not normally a pink person, but this pink and purple blend is so dreamy, it makes me want to fill up a swimming pool with it and dive off the deep end.
Friday, October 7, 2011
I also took a few quick pictures (I said quick, not good) of the new colors with some of the old colors in the same family so you can see how the new ones compare to your favorites. You might even have a new favorite- I know I do (I'm talking to you, Aster baby).
From left to right: Evergreen, Wintergreen (new) and Sea Glass.
From top to bottom: Coral Gables, Paprika (new) and Ruby Slippers.
Monday, September 26, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Color: Hawthorne Pink
"I'm just your typical outdoorsy lass looking for that special fiber crafter to bring out the best in me!"
"I'm a very easy to please yarn that works in all sorts of projects. I'm looking for someone who is fearless and loves working with ruggedly adorable yarns like me! :p I work up best on 7's to 10's for you knitters out there and am a snuggly blend that makes everything from sweet sweaters to awesome accesories!"
"While I come in some girly colors, I'm no girly-girl! Take me hiking, camping or rock climbing. I also love a good road trip and any adventure is good enough for me!"
"Braveheart is the best movie ever. Hands down. End of story. I love pretty much everything on the Discovery Channel and am totally hooked on "The Deadliest Catch". I love reading anything by Sir Walter Scott and I love Scottish and Irish pop and punk music like Snow Patrol, Flogging Molly, Dropkick Murphies, and the Coors. And I might have an Enya CD or you. You know- for chill time."
"I can do a great Sean Connery impression and make a mean Shepherd's pie!"
Friday, August 5, 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Thank you so much for your interest- stay tuned for project pictures!
Thursday, April 28, 2011
We supply the yarn. We supply the pattern. We provide a pre-paid envelope to return your squares. Please e-mail me at email@example.com if you're interested in making a little money for some knitting!
***If you're on Ravelry, please include your username. If you aren't, it would be really nice to see pictures of something you've made so an appropriate pattern can be assigned!
Monday, April 4, 2011
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
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Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
But sometimes to embrace the new, you have to let go of the old. Due to a dramatic increase in the cost of silk and added painting fees from our mill, we are saying farewell to our line of handpainted Fino. It will always hold a special place in my yarn-heart (especially you, Starry Night) but it's time to say goodbye. We only have these three colors remaining, but not a whole lot of them, so if you'd like to help us say our farewells by grabbing some for yourself then give us a call.But sometimes goodbye is a good thing. Sometimes goodbye is merely opening up shelf space to bring in new colors. So today I introduce to you the new members of the Fino family (from left to right) Aster, Camel, Foxglove, Wintergreen, and Paprika. They're not here yet, but they're coming. And they're pretty.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Can't make it on Wednesday? That's fine- there's 2 other Super-events happening around town so you can jump in on the fun!
Wednesday, February 16:
Super Scarf knitting at the Creation Cafe from 6-9 pm.
337 West 11th Street, Indianapolis
Thursday, February 17:
Free class at Mass Ave Knit Shop! Bring in (or buy there) some white and blue yarn and your needles for a free class on how to make argyle scarves! (I might have to sneak in on this one- Argyle scares me!) 5-8 pm. 862 Virginia Avenue, Indianapolis (Fountain Square area for those not familiar)
Saturday, February 26:
Craft-along at Mass Ave Knit Shop! No classes this time, just fiber-fun and snacks for people who would like to get their scarf on with other fiber crafters. Noon-3pm.
Hope to see you there!
Monday, February 14, 2011
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Move forward to Thursday after two days at home and a brief visit to the warehouse on Wednesday. Which I find out in no way shape or form could I ask anyone to come to work there as the stairs, dock, and parking lot were nothing short of an ice rink. On Thursday with the help of some guys my sister grabbed from the gas station the warehouse was less of a hazard or so I thought. My goal on Thursday was to start getting caught up. Not only have we had ice but Paige has been sick and she keeps everything at the warehouse moving so we are really behind. I start to get work done and run upstairs where the restroom is to hear water coming in. Not too big of a deal as leaks have been chased all fall and winter with a new roof. An hour later I run back upstairs to find not 1 but 20 or more leaks and it is time to call the land lord. Only the land lord is my sister and in my family when 1 sister has a problem both sisters have a problem. I spend the next hour placing containers under the drips (what is it called when the drips all run together?).
So the next time an ice storm comes and people are worried about losing electricity (which never happened) I'm going to be worried about all of the flat roofs that are covered with ice and leak when the ice starts to thaw and all of that water has to have someplace to go. What a mess. I did see the roof of the warehouse and it would have been the most wonderful skating rink. It was beautifully smooth and a nice big open space. I also have to say my sister texted me to tell her she had a roof leak at home at the exact same time I was calling her to tell her about the multiple roof leaks at the warehouse.
Spring where are you?
Thursday, January 20, 2011
Monday, January 17, 2011
There will be a group knitting Superbowl Scarves on Wednesday, January 19th at the Creation Cafe (337 West 11th Street, Indianapolis 46202) from 6-9 pm.
Kits with yarn and needles will be available for $15, and knitters/crocheters of all ages and skill levels are most welcome! I'm told there will also be food and drink specials for Super Scarf crafters.
*It looks like we will be doing this the third Wednesday of every month until November of this year. I'll try to keep posting these reminders a few days before the meet-up. Hope to see you there and happy crafting!
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
We made the cover of Vogue Knitting!
*Vogue Knitting Winter 2010/2011, photo by Rose Callahan
Designer: Deborah Newton
Alpaca With A Twist Highlander, 3 skeins, Color used: Birch
While the hat does look really awesome in Birch (color 96), why not try making it really your own? We've got some really fun light colors in Highlander that would be sure to showcase the pattern really well while making it your own. I'll be making mine in Wild Pansy, a really pale purple...
(left to right- Lichen, Hawthorne Pink, Wild Pansy (my favorite!) Sandy Beach, Primrose Yellow and Skye Blue)
And if you're making one of the hats from Vogue, we'd love to see it! Send us your pictures at firstname.lastname@example.org or post them to our Ravelry group to qualify for some awesome prizes. Happy Knitting and have a great day!