Monthly Archives: September 2013

What’s OFF the Needles: Passi Shawl

We’re headed this weekend to the Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival, and it was my job this week to get this shawl started and finished!  We have a dozen or so kits that will be for sale at the festival (and at … Continue reading

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Get into the Swing

I did the most fun thing this past Sunday. I took the Swing Knitting class at Lovelyarns. I love learning new techniques and this one is not only easy to pick up, but provided quick results. Regarding the Swing Knitting … Continue reading

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Knitting in Advertising

My post on the Chanel ad showing models knitting got me thinking. How are advertisers using knitting (and crocheting) to sell non-knitting related products? To keep it a bit interesting, I chose to limit my search for ads that ran … Continue reading

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What’s On the Needles: 500 Hats

I’m not making 500 hats, we are! Every year since 2009, Lovelyarns has collected 500+ hats for donation to a local elementary/middle school.  Last year we visited Armistead Gardens Elementary, and we’ll probably be going back there again this year (tentative!). … Continue reading

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Knitting Has Become En Vogue*

The other day I was looking through the September issue of Vogue. This issue is traditionally the magazine’s largest (2013’s carries 902 pages and weighs nearly 5 pounds!). It is also the one issue of the year much desired by … Continue reading

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Why I Knit Socks

On the face of it, it seems ridiculous to knit socks. It takes a long time (anywhere from 10-40 hours). The yarn for one pair of socks costs way more than a single package of 6 socks from Walmart. You … Continue reading

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The Frenzy Has Begun!

The party is on, noon to 5 today!

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Oh my gosh I’m so excited.  I forgot to tell you the most important part: See you Sunday TOMORROW!

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2 Days till PLY!

This year, our beautiful and clever spinners, Kathy of Milkweed & Cattails and Chris of Threeravens Fiber Studio, will be with us in their studio upstairs above the store, and you’ll get to chat with them about spinning, roving, sparkly … Continue reading

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