Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Yes, I am aware that it's Christmas Eve but since we are closed for Christmas I thought I would talk about the next holiday we will be celebrating with you guys, New Year's Day!!!!!!!!
We will be living it up at the yarn shop. There will be yummy treats, good company and lovely fiber. Come and surround yourself with fellow knitters and crocheters and bring in the New Year the right way. We will be open at 10am as usual and closing at 5pm.
We hope to see your lovely faces there to celebrate!
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Feeling a little stressed as we move into the last week before Christmas? Trying to get all of your knitting/crocheting done before you have to wrap it up and give it away? Wanting to run away and have a mini vacation? Well, I know we've all heard that knitting/crocheting relieves stress but what happens when your deadline for crafting is what's creating the stress? I suggest keeping personal crafting in the mix.
Yes, you have lots to make for others and you can't be thinking about pulling out your gorgeous shawl or top-down sweater to work on, but why not? We need to keep our sanity during this time of year and a few rows for yourself can't hurt. So go ahead, GYG gives you permission to pull out your personal project and give it a little love before you put it aside again to work on stuff for your loved ones.
Have fun relaxing and enjoying this lovely time of year amongst all the chaos.
Thursday, December 5, 2013
So when I buy nice yarn, if it doesn't already have a plan, I take forever trying to pick out the perfect pattern to use it to its fullest potential. I want it to last, to look it's best, and to be visible to everyone. With this in mind, it rules out certain categories for nice yarn.
I mean it would be a crime to use 100% cashmere for socks......or would it? Think about it, hand knitting anything is already taking that item to a new level of luxury, which to many seems a bit excessive and unnecessary but to us knitters seems special and timeless. So, why not kick it up a notch? Knit a washcloth out of pima cotton or a bookmark out of silk or make those socks out of the cashmere.
Maybe it's the holiday spirit or the fact that I have this lovely skein of luxury yarn that I happen to want to turn into something "ordinary," whatever it is, I don't think we should have limits for our yarn. It's not like it will be your last time working with alpaca or cashmere or silk, so live it up once and a while and turn mundane items into luxury items.