Saturday, October 30, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
Buzzzzzzzzzzzz on by the BUZZ!
It's the last BUZZ for 2010! (we will buzz back January 2011)
6:30 - ??
Dutch Treat Pizza!
Bring your Appetite
Bring your Friends
Bring you Knitting
Bring your Cricket
...at KnitBuzz (behind hill country weavers)
Call 512-707-7396 to RSVP by 3:00pm Friday
to be included in the pizza order !
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Valerie just finished a very groovy scarf that she's calling Forever Zebra. I sent her a quick note to ask her for details and here's what she had to say.
Q: Did you come up with the pattern or use someone else's?
V: It's a pattern by Marggarete Dolff, a designer from Bocholt, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, called Zebra Scarf.
Q: Where can we get our hands on the pattern?
V: It can be found in the Yarn Forward Magazine No. 25, June 2010.
Q: Tell me about the yarn?
V: The magazine listed 3 yarn alternatives to what the designer used her scarf :
Save- Kauni Effekt
Spend - Noro Kureyon Sock Yarn
Spoil Yourself - Schoppel-Wolle Zauberball
Q: What did you wind up picking?
V: I decided to treat myself and went with the Schoppel-Wolle Crazy Zauberball in 2 contrasting colorways. Really happy I did, it was a joy to knit with and fun to see how the colorways worked against each other.
Q: What was the process like?
V: It is all done with short rows which I love to knit. Very easy once you get going and setting up a series of stitch markers helps you not have to ever count, but the first time you do a section. I always look for ways to make the process easy and fun to knit with any project I work on.
Q: At what temperature can you start wearing this?
V: I can start wearing it now. It's very lightweight. And it's always cold at work. I Plan on wearing the scarf tomorrow for the first time since the weather is really suppose to be changing....
Friday, October 22, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
a 2 day class Fee: 70.00 plus materials
Oct 27, Nov 3, 10, 17 (a 4 class series)
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Fee: $67 plus materials
Knit 101 is a comprehensive beginner level class designed to teach you the basics you need to get started!
- Cast on
- Knit stitch
- Purl stitch
- Knit 2 together
- Bind off
- Weave in ends
- Working flat
- Working in the round
- Garter Stitch
- Stockinette Stitch
- Basic pattern reading
- Fixing common problems
- “Right Side” & “Wrong Side”
Learn how to use:
- straight needles
- circular needles
- double pointed needles
- stitch markers
1. Either a headband or a washcloth
2. Your choice of 3 hat patterns
3. A scarf (to be finished after class)
Plus you’ll receive 7 knitting patterns to knit again & again!
PREREQUISITE: No previous experience required.
IMPORTANT: Come early to select yarn for the first class. Class size is limited! Call 512-707-7396 today to reserve your spot.
2:00 - 5:00
October 23/30 November 6
1:00 - 3:00 pm
3 class series
CLASS DESCRIPTION: Brenda has created a class for anyone who has always wanted to learn about crochet, but was "afraid to ask". Join her as you learn basic stitches, pattern reading, and crocheting in the round. Optional final project can be Queen Anne's Lace or Tunisian crochet (aka afghan stitch).
LEVEL OF CLASS – beginner, no experience required
MATERIALS and SUPPLIES: We will discuss yarn at time of class. Student will need Boye crochet hook size H and N.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
I headed down to HCW early Sunday morning to bid a bon voyage to the two Yarn Crawl buses that were heading out into the Hill Country full of fiber fanatics. And though I arrived not long after the ungodly hour of 8 am, I was hardly the first to show up. Oh no, things were in full swing. Inside the shop, Lindsay was holding down the fort, stamping passports, and entertaining the crowd gathered around her to get info on their free gifts-- a booklet of patterns designed by the HCW staff and yarn to go with it.
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Spud & Chloe
Addi Turbo Needles
15% off the above bags and accessories
Remember to sign up for the YARN CRAWL (October 8 - 11)