I’ve got so much yarn in totes! Totes!

Hi, Yarn Friends!
I’ve still got some totes of yarn from Loops and Links in my kids’ bonus room (and now they are all in college!).  These sweet yarns still are looking for their forever homes.  Sure!  So on Friday night (in Green Bay, lol) at about 5 p.m., September 22 and Saturday starting at or around 9 a.m., September 23, I’m having a yarn sale.  It’ll be kind of like old times.  Sort of!  You’re invited to peruse the totes, books, patterns, needles, accessories, and what not that I still have.  You can hang and knit, too, if you want.  If you can’t make it but are interested to know what’s left, drop me a note and let me know what you’re looking for.  I’m going to try and do a facebook live video of things that are available on both days, too.  If you see something you like, just comment or holler.  My yarn facebook blog is at:  https://www.facebook.com/heresmypotogold/
Also if you know of any yarn friends who might be interested in bumping up the stash for fall, please feel free to let them know.  If you can come, please message me and I’ll get you directions. Thanks as always!
-Here’s my Pot O’ Gold-this moment-
Hope to see you!
Yarn-in-totes-ily yours,
Shana
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Attention: Will work for YARN

 

Yes, it’s time.  It’s Vogue Knitting Live Weekend in New York City.

Sadly, I will not be there to enjoy all the fiber goodness.  Sigh.  Wah wah.  (Curses, Friday the 13th!)

Can I just tell you that I’m Wickedly Green with envy for all those lucky souls?  It’s a for sure that I don’t need any more things of any kind at all.  But, I do.  I really do.

I just want to go on notice to any vendors attending that hey, if they need help…get me there…I will work for YARN.  Promise!  I won’t get distracted at all.  I’m a great worker.  I won’t just shop all of your lovely items.  Pretty much anyway.

I can’t think of anything more fun than hanging with your knitty besties and perusing the vendor market.  This past summer I was able to go to Stitches Midwest.  The market was outstanding and my group even went to a Steven Be’s class.

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We came away very inspired and still say Steven Be-isms regularly.

So, RUN.  Don’t walk.  Get to a fiber party of some kind.  Wear comfy shoes.  Wear your knitted or crocheted creations.  Stop and hydrate now and again.

Hey, could you talk to some folks and see if they need any workers at the booths who work for yarn?

Thanks, Friend.

Enjoy, people.  Enjoy.

Vogue Knitting Live-ly yours (even absently),

-Here’s my Pot O’ Gold-this moment-

Shana

Creating Stories with Knitting and Crochet

Creating stories with knitting and crocheting is nothing new.  It’s been happening forever with beautiful pieces of art being made with colors, cables, and stitch patterns.

Lately a lot of people have been enjoying “Scoreboard” knitting or crocheting projects.  Personally I’ve joined in with the Scoreboard cowl:

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The idea is to keep score for your teams season by separating games with a round of a neutral color (white for me) and to knit a round for each point scored (green for the Packers of course and Gold for the other team).  Then at the end of the season you can see how everything played out.  It’s super fun to do.  (I’ve got to catch up a little to finish.  There’s a bit too much gold in mine unfortunately as well.)  You can pick up neat little tricks to add to your knitting arsenal such as provisional cast on, jogless color joining, eating chips and knitting at the same time…  heh heh.

(Oh and by the way, GO PACK GO)

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There are also Temperature projects going on using Bernat yarn or whichever you like.  You use the color of yarn (below) for what temperature it is outside and put into your project which might be a blanket or scarf or whatever you can dream up:

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http://blog.yarnspirations.com/crochet-temperature-afghans/

The finished projects are so beautiful and unique to where you live and you will have a lot of fun waiting to see what color you get to use next.

On ravelry there are a lot of ideas blossoming from this:

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/sky-scarf

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/my-year-in-temperatures–scarf-

One of my ultimate faves using mitered squares (just gorgeous!):

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/daily-temperature-blanket

There’s a mood scarf as well to show how you are feeling (I’m thinking mood rings here):

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/mood-scarf

There’s no end!!  Beautiful art telling your story.

I just love it.  Like a good rootbeer float.

What ideas do YOU have for story-telling?  I am easily influenced by others ideas and would so be up for a great new project.  haha

(Really.  Just ask my husband…he’s under all that yarn I collect.)

Good Knits to you!

-Here’s my pot o’ gold-this moment!

Shana

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