October Mystery Bag

Friday, September 30, 2016

October is here (well, in 90 minutes for me!!) and here is all the info about the October Mystery Bag!!


Do you like to knit on the wild side?

Want to try a new yarn that you haven't tried before?

Do you have a hard time figuring out what to knit next?

Want to have a surprise in your mailbox???

I had so much fun curating the September Mystery Box, that I decided this needs to be a monthly thing!!

In October you will receive a knit pattern for a beautiful linen stitch scarf, along with 2 balls of a gorgeous wool blend plied yarn in a mystery color, tapestry needle, bonus knitting related item AND a sweet treat from a local shop all wrapped up in a cute bag with FREE SHIPPING!!!!

Orders will ship every Friday in October...grab yours now because there is a limited supply!!!

YOU just supply a US#8 knitting needle and your knitting talent!!!

This is a specialty item and will not be available in the shop unless you place your order online and ask to pick up in shop (but since it is shipping for free I'm happy to send it right to your porch too!)

#ALKOct2016MysteryBag

Alright, enough with the talking....here is the link for you to order yours!!! http://alittleknittyjen.storenvy.com/products/18055169-october-mystery-bag-free-shipping


Jen

Free Pattern Friday - Football Hat

A few years ago someone mentioned a hat the looked like a football and the idea rattled around in my head for awhile...and the hat that came out of my head was this one...


It is a super fun knit and is a huge hit this time of year. AND right now the pattern is FREE!!!! It's only free for a limited time....so grab it while you can! 

Please let me know what you think and post a photo of your finished product!!!

Enjoy!



Jen

Tweens and Teens Love Knitwear

Monday, September 26, 2016

I really love working with Tweens and Teens. Theirs is a generation that needs to learn awesome hobbies like Knitting, Crochet, Sewing, Etc...or they will cease to exist!

I also think they are so fun because they are like little crafting sponges AND obsessed with fashion. A perfect storm in my mind!

I'm lucky enough to live in a neighborhood with the ultimate Tweens...

Meet B & L


They are WAY more up to date on fashion and trends than I am, they love fashion and both are adorable! I'm excited to design a few patterns designed for the trendy teens out there...and here is a little sneak peak.





My hope is to not only design the patterns for them in mind...but make them simple knits so that they can knit them themselves! 



Jen

Shop Happenings for the week of September 25th to October 1st

Sunday, September 25, 2016



Important Things to Know...

View and Sign up for the Workshops we will be holding IN our shop (Inside Liberty Jane).

This Week's Schedule...

Tuesday, September 27th - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday, September 29th - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, October 1st - 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at AUBURN LIBRARY!!!!!
We are closed for a very exciting professional video shoot! BUT if you are interested in knowing more about Knitted Knockers or dropping off your completed Knockers....join me at the Auburn King County Library in the small meeting room. Space is limited so rsvp soon!! http://www.alittleknitty.setmore.com/

We are so excited to have made it through our first summer and our "soft opening" and now be running at full force! Thank you for sticking with us and helping us grow. We will only continue to grow and carry more yarn lines with your support! Please shop small, shop local and spread the word!!!

If there is ever a time that is more convenient for you to shop, please let me know and we can always pop into the shop! Also, don't forget you can shop online 24/7 and pick up in the shop or have it show up on your porch!!!

Jen

Girls Night Out - Felted Coffee Cozy

Friday, September 23, 2016



So, what is ArtFelt? 

Felting has been practiced for centuries and is one of the oldest methods of creating fabric known to man.  In the past it has been quite a laborious task, but now there is a new way to felt that is truly revolutionizing the way we do it.  Let us introduce you to Artfelt®

Prior to Artfelt®, there were various methods of felting, the most popular being wet felting, needle felting, and fulling.   All three methods create a felted material of some sort, but all three also require a tremendous amount of either time or physical effort.  Artfelt® combines the best attributes of all three methods with a new patented paper developed to ease and speed up the felting process.  This specialpaper allows one to felt extremely simple to incredibly complex pieces with minimal space and little physical effort.  It allows one to create a felted material that can be thick or thin, precise or abstract, and the whole process can be accomplished with very little experience and in a minimal amount of time.

In our Workshops, we include everything you need to create your project...you just take it home and felt it in your dryer! 

So here is what we did at Girl's Night Out....plus tons of laughs and yummy nibbles (there was a PUMPKIN theme tonight...and it was FANTASTIC!!!!)



We are ready to go...just need the girls to get here! :)


Hard at work...being very creative!




Giving the finished piece a little bath....isn't this beautiful?? I love this color pallet!



It was so much fun to see how creative these ladies were...I hope they had as much fun as I did!!!


Jen

Cool Find Friday: Laura Britt Shoes


Yesterday the Designer & Owner of Laura Britt Shoes was in our studio at Liberty Jane on Main and I completely fell in love with these Vintage Susan shoes! 


How awesome are these????? And the cool see through soles? 
Shut up and just take my money!!!


So ya, I ordered a pair and I'm contemplating another....


Ok....maybe three...



or 4....these Stadiums...um...I think I need them if I'm going to be a proper Washingtonian!!!

So ya, the shop was super quiet yesterday...so I went shopping.



Jen

Change of Venue - FREE Knitted Knockers Workshop & Dropoff

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

I made an error and the shop will be closed Saturday, October 1st for some exciting professional filming! SO...let's change venue but I'll still offer the Knitted Knockers FREE workshop or you can drop off completed knockers! :)

Saturday, October 1st 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
RSVP here http://www.alittleknitty.setmore.com/

Jen

Knitted Knockers Knit (and Crochet) Together

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Every Thursday from 10:30 to Noon we will host a get together for anyone creating knitted knockers. You can sit and stitch, share ideas, chat and turn in your finished Knitted Knockers!!

You can just stop in or register at http://alittleknitty.setmore.com

Jen

Shop Happenings Week of September 18th to 24th

Sunday, September 18, 2016



Important Things to Know...

View and Sign up for the Workshops we will be holding IN our shop (Inside Liberty Jane).

This Week's Schedule...

Tuesday, September 20th - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday, September 22nd - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, September 23rd - 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. AND Girls Night Out Felt Coffee Cozy from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Register for this fun night here: http://www.alittleknitty.setmore.com/
Saturday, September 24th - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. INCLUDING two workshops: Knitting 101 and Knitted Bows. You can register for these workshops here: http://www.alittleknitty.setmore.com/

We are so excited to have made it through our first summer and our "soft opening" and now be running at full force! Thank you for sticking with us and helping us grow. We will only continue to grow and carry more yarn lines with your support! Please shop small, shop local and spread the word!!!

If there is ever a time that is more convenient for you to shop, please let me know and we can always pop into the shop! Also, don't forget you can shop online 24/7 and pick up in the shop or have it show up on your porch!!!

Jen

Crochet Flower Mini Workshop


CROCHET FLOWER MINI WORKSHOP - $25



Must have a working knowledge of crochet, including making a chain and double crochet.



During this mini workshop we will create crochet flowers! These are fun to add to hats, headbands, earwarmers, the options are endless.



The workshop includes a kit that will make 5 crochet flowers and personal instruction by the designer.



You will need to bring a USG (4.5mm) crochet hook. If you would like to purchase one at the class, please mention it in a note at check out. They are $15 each, but must be ordered ahead of time to make sure we have stock available!

Saturday, October 1st                     2 p.m. to 5 p.m.               Crochet Flower Mini Workshop                
Saturday, October 15th                  10 a.m. to 1 p.m.              Crochet Flower Mini Workshop                

Saturday, November 5th                2 p.m. to 5 p.m.                Crochet Flower Mini Workshop                
Saturday, November 12th              2 p.m. to 5 p.m.                Crochet Flower Mini Workshop                

Saturday, December 10th              10 a.m. to 1 p.m.              Crochet Flower Mini Workshop                
Register Online (http://alittleknitty.setmore.com), In Store or Phone (360) 441-4624


Jen

Crochet 101


CROCHET 101 - $30



During this class we will learn to chain, single crochet and double crochet. We will make a coaster, or if you really cruise through the project it can turn into a mug hugger!



These are the foundation pieces you will need to do our crochet flower class.



Workshop includes:



1 ball of yarn

bamboo crochet hook

in person instruction

Saturday, November 5th                10 a.m. to 1 p.m.              Crochet 101                                                 
Saturday, November 12th              10 a.m. to 1 p.m.              Crochet 101                                      `             
Saturday, December 10th              2 p.m. to 5 p.m.                Crochet 101                                                    
Register Online (http://alittleknitty.setmore.com), In-Store or Phone (360) 441-4624


Jen

Magic Loop Workshop

Saturday, September 17, 2016


MAGIC LOOP WORKSHOP - $35



Have you been interested in knitting small hats, but dislike knitting with double pointed needles? Or hate buying so many different needles for one project?



Magic Loop is the thing for you! Join us for a fun workshop that will have you in love with Magic Loop!



Workshop includes yarn, knitting needle and pattern!



Saturday, October 8th                    10 a.m. to 1 p.m.              Magic Loop Workshop                                  $35


Register Online (http://alittleknitty.setmore.com), In-Store or Phone (360) 441-4624

Jen

Bow Making Mini Workshop

Friday, September 16, 2016


BOW MAKING MINI WORKSHOP - $25



In this mini workshop we will create knit bows!





You must have working knowledge of the knit and purl stitches.



During this mini workshop we will create knit bows! These are great to add to hats, headbands, hairclips, the options are endless!



The workshop includes a kit that will make 5 knit bows and personal instruction by the designer.



You will need to bring a US8 knitting needle. If you would like to purchase one at the class, please mention it in a note at check out. They are $15 each, but must be ordered ahead of time to make sure we have stock available!


Saturday, September 24th            2 p.m. to 5 p.m.                Bow Making Mini Workshop                    

Saturday, October 8th                    2 p.m. to 5 p.m.                Bow Making Mini Workshop                      

Saturday, October 29th                  10 a.m. to 1 p.m.              Bow Making Mini Workshop                      

Saturday, November 19th              2 p.m. to 5 p.m.               Bow Making Mini Workshop                      

Saturday, December 17th              10 a.m. to 1 p.m.              Bow Making Mini Workshop                      


Register online (http://alittleknitty.setmore.com) In Store or Call (360) 441-4624


Jen

New 'A Little Knitty' Ravelry Group

Thursday, September 15, 2016


I have been knitting forever...but I've never really followed other knitters or dove into the online knitting communities. I've been a member of Ravelry since 2011, it is my GO TO when I'm looking for a pattern and I currently have 21 published designs. But I haven't really ventured into the online community and forums...until now!!!!

I'm having a lot of fun discovering all that Ravelry has to offer! So come join me in my little online clubhouse!!! http://www.ravelry.com/groups/a-little-knitty

Jen

Chemo Caps - Part 2


The Gia Chemo Cap doesn't have the same sort of story behind it as the Karen Cap, but it was developed with Chemo patients in mind!

This hat knits up nicely using CoBaSi Plus, which is now available in store and online.

Please share this pattern with anyone who would like to knit a hat for someone in need! You can download your pattern here:

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/gia-chemo-cap

Jen

Knitting 101 Workshop



KNITTING 101 WORKSHOP – $30



We will learn the knit stitch during this workshop. You will receive knitting needles with the stitches already cast on and we will knit, knit, knit until you feel comfortable...then we will bind off! This is a very condensed version of my 4 week class.



During this workshop we will make a coaster....or if you are really flying it might turn into a mug hugger! If you are interested in going on to the bow making class, I can also instruct you on the purl stitch that you will need for that workshop!



Included in the class:



1 ball of yarn

Addilino Knitting Needles

In person tutorial


Saturday, September 24th            10 a.m. to 1 p.m.             Knitting 101                                                    
Saturday, October 29th                  2 p.m. to 5 p.m.                Knitting 101                       
Saturday, November 19th              10 a.m. to 1 p.m.              Knitting 101                                                 
Saturday, December 17th              2 p.m. to 5 p.m.                Knitting 101                                                    

Register online (http://alittleknitty.setmore.com), In Shop or by Phone (360) 441-4624



Jen

The low down on Uptown Worsted Yarn

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

When deciding what yarns I wanted to carry in the shop (and believe me, there are a TON) I really wanted to find a great acrylic workhorse that would work well for a beginner and be high quality enough for the more advanced knitter.

I know I sometimes snub an acrylic, because I'll be the first to admit I'm a yarn snob...but Uptown Worsted by Univeral Yarn is absolutely great in a lot of applications!

Recently I was gazing out at the yarn bomb I did outside the shop and I realized after months of being in the elements, it is still going strong (I don't think any of us expected this!) Not only is this a great yarn for children's hats or someone with wool allergies, it is AWESOME for yarn bombs!

So, the next time you pick up a worsted weight yarn project, give Uptown Worsted a shot!!! You can get it in the shop and online!

Go ahead....check it out...


Untitled from Jen on Vimeo.



Jen

In Shop Workshops

Here is a list of all the Workshops we are hosting in the shop this fall!


A Little Knitty Workshops

Saturdays September to December 2016

September 24th          
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.                        2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Knitting 101                                Bow Making Mini Workshop   
$30                                               $25

October 1st                    
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.                       2 p.m. to 5 p.m.      
Knitted Knockers Workshop    Crochet Flower Mini                   
FREE                                             $25

October 8th                  
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.                       2 p.m. to 5 p.m.    
Magic Loop Workshop              Bow Making Mini Workshop                   
$35                                                $25

October 15th                
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.                             2 p.m. to 5p.m.   
Crochet Flower Mini Workshop    Knitted Knockers Workshop            
$25                                                      FREE

October 29th                 
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.                              2 p.m. to 5 p.m.       
Bow Making Mini Workshop          Knitting 101 Workshop
$25                                                      $30

November 5th               
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.                              2 p.m. to 5 p.m. 
Crochet 101                                       Crochet Flower Mini Workshop
$30                                                      $25

November 12th             
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.                             2 p.m. to 5 p.m.   
Crochet 101                                      Crochet Flower Mini Workshop
$30                                                     $25

November 19th             
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.                             2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Knitting 101                                      Bow Making Mini Workshop
$30                                                     $25

December 10th             
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.                             2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Crochet Flower Mini Workshop    Crochet 101
$25                                                      $30

December 17th             
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.                             2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Bow Making Mini Workshop         Knitting 101
$25                                                     $30


You can register for any Workshop by going to http://alittleknitty.setmore.com



Jen

Shop Happenings Week of September 11th to 17th

Sunday, September 11, 2016



Important Things to Know...

View and Sign up for the Workshops we will be holding IN our shop (Inside Liberty Jane).

This Week's Schedule...

Tuesday, September 13th - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sit -n-Stitch 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Thursday, September 15th - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

COMING SOON!!!!!! Our Fall/Winter Schedule will be
Tuesday 10-5
Thursday 10-5
Friday 1-5
Saturday 10-5
and by soon I mean NEXT WEEK!!!!

If there is ever a time that is more convenient for you to shop, please let me know and we can always pop into the shop! Also, don't forget you can shop online 24/7 and pick up in the shop or have it show up on your porch!!!

Jen

Chemo Caps - Part 1

Thursday, September 8, 2016


Today I'm introducing two (ok, just one...the other needed more tweaks) free knitting patterns to my collection on Ravelry and I would love for them to be used to make hats for chemo patients.

The Karen Cap was created last year for my mom, as she started her battle with rain Cancer. One year nd 7 days ago doctors found a tumor in my mom's brain and it started a short lived battle that ended in her passing away 5 months later.

During her battle I knit her 3 hats, but her favorite by far was this one, so I named it after her. In fact the last day I saw her we took a photo together and she was wearing this hat.

All this to say, this hat is very special to me and I hope that it is shared with people who can use it!

This hat was knit with CoBaSi Plus which I highly recommend for a beautiful breathable but soft hat! You can pick up the yarn in store or online.



Jen

Shop Happenings - Week of September 4th to 10th

Tuesday, September 6, 2016


Important Things to Know...

You can now register for our Fall 2016 classes that take place at Auburn Parks & Rec. Just go here.

View and Sign up for the Workshops we will be holding IN our shop (Inside Liberty Jane).

This Week's Schedule...

Tuesday, September 6th - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday, September 8th - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, September 9th - 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. come shop in the evening...we will be open during the Auburn Art & Wine Walk!! For more info go here: http://auburnartwalk.com/

COMING SOON!!!!!! Our Fall/Winter Schedule will be Tuesday 10-5 Thursday 10-5 Friday 1-5 and Saturday 10-5 and by soon I mean the week of September 20th!!!!!

If there is ever a time that is more convenient for you to shop, please let me know and we can always pop into the shop! Also, don't forget you can shop online 24/7 and pick up in the shop or have it show up on your porch!!!


Jen