Sunday, April 29, 2012

New Cardi

 Knitting a new top down cardi, and using (not Noro) but Bernat Mosaic. Very nice acrylic yarn, but not as soft as the Noro...and no light colors, but very pretty!
 So, I'm kntting along on my Clover Bamboos, and decided I needed longer needles....

 I changed to Addi TURBO - from Alamitos Bay Yarn Company (I went there today to get them...60" long - NICE!, right????)
 I put them down for a moment to do something and coming back, I hear my dog chewing on something but she had skittered away...hmm...ok, Pick up the project and AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH!  Oh NO..she didn't!!!!  SHE DID!
 She chewed my BRAND NEW ADDI TURBOS!  I am really upset!  I have to get another set of them and I'm not very happy with that....
Doggie jail. 
Anyone what a sweet dog?  She's not looking guilty here but she was very guilty when I put her in the crate!  MORAL: don't leave your needles on the other dog would never do this and I forgot....  :(

Monday, April 23, 2012

Knit SchTick is moving!

Knit Schtick is MOVING!

Where Knitting Is The New Black

BIGGER and BETTER!!! YES!!! It's true! We are Moving!

Who: Knit SchTick
Where: 1000 Bristol Street  Suite 18
 Newport Beach, CA 92660
 To the Pascal shopping center, near the Vogue Salon, and PDM ( pain du monde)
 What: Our Grander Re-Opening Party
 When: Saturday, June, 2nd All Day.
 355 Bristol, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 (714) 557-4220

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Lacy Swirl

To see how to knit this yarn, go to the video link just above.  You will be amazed at how fast this is to knit and how effective it looks! 

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


As I was going through Pinterest, I came across a sewing project which lead me to this blog...and she had this posting that had several celebrities (glamours divas) ...KNITTING! 

 How can you pass up this...Audrey Hepburn...knitting!    To see more, click on her blog here!

Saidos da Concha   - her blog is mostly in spanish, but she does have it translated..check out her cute projects(sewn, not knitted)                  

Happy Knitting!

Craft Essentials

Absolutely would recommend shopping here! I think for a multipurpose crafting store, this has a great selection of FINE yarns, books and supplies for knitters!  If you're shopping in the area, be sure to stop here! Craft Essentials is a little hole in the wall place but it really was a nice shop to look at. If I had more $$ I would definitely be spending more $$ here!!!!

Craft Essentials (805) 681-3115
187 S Turnpike Rd, Santa Barbara, CA

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Loop & Leaf, Santa Barbara, CA

Again, our trip to Santa Barbara was one that wasn't just filled with beautiful scenery from Central California, but also we went to see the yarn shops....I am so in love with this shop! 
 My darling daughter...relaxing on the bench outside the shop!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Knit & Purl Boutique, Santa Barbara

Knit & Purl Boutique, Santa Barbara, CA

 I realized that I didn't post about the stores I went to, on my birthday vacation trip to Santa Barbara and Central California.....this was a cute store in the town of Santa Barbara...nice yarns, and sweet store! 
added a few balls of yarn to my stash!  :)
Malabriego! Of course!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

New Stitches!

I am working on a new project, and this one might be a little challenging!  I'm not sure if it is going to be a project I will actually finish, but I'm going to give it a good try.
I have to start it with a double moss stitch, and so I googled it and found a cool video tutorial from New Stitch a Day!

Hope you enjoy the tutorial!

Favorites on Etsy - not made by me, but you gotta check it out!!!