Filed under: Articles | Tags: Christmas stocking, heirloom, Knit, Sara James, stocking
We love seeing our customer’s finished projects and wanted to share a special one with you today. The stockings on the right were made by one of our on-line customers, Manon from Dorval.
Manon purchased the Sarah James: Multi Motif #820 Christmas Stocking pattern, from All About Yarn, earlier this year to make for her daughter-in-law. As you can see, she very creatively modified the pattern to feature many of her daughter-in-law’s favorite sporting activities, including hockey sticks and a colorful golf scene. On the sole of the stocking Manon knit a bright yellow star to signify that to the family her daughter-in-law is a star–it’s that just wonderful!
Manon was so inspired after finishing the first stocking that she decided to make a second one for her son as a surprise. His stocking features his favorite hockey team (the Montreal Canadian team), him jogging and watching his local football team, as well as, his love of dogs.
These stockings are sure to become treasured family heirlooms–thank you Manon for sending us photos and the story behind your lovely project!
We hope that Manon’s creativity has inspired you as much as it has the flock here at All About Yarn. Thanks for reading!
Filed under: Product Spotlight | Tags: baby, hand dye, Knit, onesie, tie-dyed, twisted sisters, Yarn
We’ve got NEW COLORS and a FRESH SUPPLY!
Check out these adorable Hand Dyed Baby Onesie Kits from Twisted Sisters. Each kit costs $29.00 and contains the following items:
- one skein of Oracle yarn (60% Superwash Merino Wool / 40% Bamboo)
- a matching tie-dyed onesie
- a digital pack of 10 baby patterns that feature Oracle (we email you the patterns once you’ve purchased the kit)
The onesies range in size from 6 to 24 months.
These babies are going like hot cakes–so come in and snag one (or more) before they’re gone! We also have in stock additional skeins of each Oracle colorway, as well as, coordinating Oracle solids for your knitting pleasure!
Filed under: Events | Tags: Yarn, rose city yarn crawl, Prize Baskets, Chic Knits, Bonne Marie Burns
Wow—what a weekend! We had such a fabulous time meeting and chatting with all the wonderful fiber lovers that visited us during the crawl. Thank you all for making this such an enjoyable event–we hope to see you all again soon!
We also wanted to thank Bonne Marie Burns, of CHIC KNITS, for spending Friday afternoon with us here at the shop with her gorgeous collection of patterns. Bonne was such a joy to talk with and gave wonderful advice to our crawlers–we can’t wait to have her back again! For those of you unfamiliar with Bonne Marie’s work, she is a multi-talented knitwear designer with a background in fashion and graphic design. Bonne’s Super Cupcake pattern (on the right) is just scrumptious–isn’t it!? To check out more of her sassy modern hand knit designs click HERE.
Another big thank you goes out to Deborah Hopkinson, author of KNIT YOUR BIT, for spending part of her Saturday with us signing books and greeting young and old readers alike. Deborah is an award-winning author of more than 40 books for young readers. Her latest title, KNIT YOUR BIT, is based on a real-life Knitting Bee that took place in Central Park in 1918. This entertaining and informative historical fiction book provides a fascinating glimpse into America’s home front during WWI and highlights an important piece of knitting history. This book is perfect for young knitters just starting to learn the craft, as well as veteran knitters and history buffs alike.
We also wanted to congratulate our three Rose City Yarn Crawl raffle winners: Reid Worley (not pictured) was the recipient of All About Yarn’s $20 gift card, and Barbara Creviston and Brian Sell were the recipients of All About Yarn’s amazing 2013 Rose City Yarn Crawl first prize baskets! I love their HUGE smiles!
Let us not forget our daily in-store raffle winners who were each the lucky recipients of a $20 off coupon to use towards their next in-store or online purchase at All About Yarn! The 8 lucky winners were: Vivian W., Denise B., Eddy L., Tammy H., Beth M., Lerena, Judi F. and Julie R.–congratulations to you all!
We are so excited to be participating in the Rose City Yarn Crawl this March. If you’ve never attended, it is a four-day event where fiber lovers from all over will have the opportunity to sample 18 different yarn shops in the Portland area! This year there will be 18+ fabulous prize baskets, along with 18 Rose City Yarn Crawl patterns that you will be able to collect (with purchase) as you visit each shop!
The Crawl starts Thursday, February 28th and runs through Sunday, March 3rd.
Special Store Hours during the Crawl: Thur-Sun: 10am-6pm
This is one weekend you won’t want to miss–so mark your calendars and come visit us during this year’s Rose City Yarn Crawl!
Filed under: Yarn Spotlight | Tags: crochet, free, Knit, pattern, Rozetti, Scarf, universal, Yarn
Polaris is a delightful wool blend yarn adorned with soft sparkly sequins. It comes in a variety of colorways, ranging from classic black and white solids to colorful self-striping blends. The sequins have been knit right into the yarn, providing a beautiful combination of matte and shine. Polaris is a perfect yarn for lace, textured garments, sweaters, shawls, and even baby garments.
- 65% Acrylic / 31% Wool / 4% Payette
- approximately 192 yards (50 grams)
- Gauge: 5.25-6 sts per inch on US 5-7 needles, DK weight yarn
Love the yarn, but aren’t sure what to knit or crochet with Polaris? Check out these FREE downloadable patterns from Rozetti:
- Snowflower Knit Scarf: 3 balls of Polaris
- First Snow Knit Evening Wrap: 5 balls of Polaris
- Flowers Edge Crochet Shawl: 4 balls of Polaris
- Black Forest Knit Scarf: 3 balls of Polaris
- Double Shell Crochet Shawl in Polaris: 8 balls of Polaris
- Rose Quartz Knit Shawl: 6 balls of Polaris
Exciting news: All About Yarn is now going to be open on Sundays from 12 noon to 4pm starting November 18th, 2012. The new hours will be in effect throughout the holidays and into the new year–let us know what you think!
Filed under: Product Spotlight | Tags: children, gift, hat, holiday, kit, Knit, men, women
We’ve got a number of stylish hats for men, women and children to choose from at our Hat Kit Station. Each kit contains the following items: a pattern, yarn enough to make chosen hat, a gift bag and matching tissue paper (blue or pink).
These kits make gift giving super easy and fun. Just pick out a style of hat you love, or you think your friend or family member will like, and either give the kit as a gift to a knitter or make the hat yourself and simply wrap in the provided gift bag and tissue paper.
Prices per kit vary depending on the type of yarn used and range from $14.00 – $19.95.