Friday, August 12, 2016

Yarn Bombing

Finished my piece for the post in front of the yarn store.  Within an hour I had someone coming by to take pictures because they heard about it.  Great way to advertise.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Video of how space dyed yarn is made

Really cool video.  I noticed the knitting machine with a motor, looking like a Silver Reed (Studio) that I have.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Yarn Bombing The Yarn Store

I suggested to the store owner that I yarn bomb the store because the location is new and I was inspired by the Lisbon yarn store that I saw a couple of years ago (see earlier blog).  I just did the door handles since there isn't much spare time during work hours.  Will work on bigger pieces outside as time permits.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Backwards purling

 Someone came to the shop to knit with a friend and she's making this 10 stitch twist blanket.  It was getting pretty big and turning it around every 10 stitch row was cumbersome.  So I showed her how to purl backwards (your can also knit backwards and purl normally).  Either way you get garter stitch. This technique is really handy for entrelac.

Friday, July 1, 2016

My First Day Working at a Yarn Shop

I thought it would be fun to work at a yarn shop since I love hanging around knitters and yarn.  First day on the job: rang up sales, try to find patterns for yarns that knitters liked using Ravelry, showing client how to use Ravelry search filters,  help a customer who increased an extra stitch, gave advice on closures on a baby surprise jacket.  All in all a good day of using knitting knowledge to help others.

Looking forward to teaching class.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

New to Me MK-70 Knitting machine

This one is special and one of the few that I don't have  and always wanted.   It folds up to the size of a sewing machine and is the only mid-gauge punch card machine (except for its twin HK-160 that doesn't fold up.)   I bought one last year but it broke in shipping (sad, it was in beautiful condition and even with insurance I had to pay for the shipping that broke it).  But 3 members of my knitting guild emailed me on Sunday and told me there is one on ebay.   So I couldn't resist.  It works - for stockinette at least.  I haven't tried other functions yet.  Needs a real good cleaning too.