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June 2020 Knit A Long

Yes! It was just so much fun we are doing it again!! I love knit-a-longs because it's great to be able to learn from each other, have accountability and a group of cheerleaders to help when you hit a road bump!!



This time around we are knitting the LOVENOTE SWEATER by Tin Can Knits! This sweater knits up FAST because it is on size 10 needles. I barely remembered casting it on...I think it's magical and might have knit itself!!!

The original pattern suggests a strand of fingering weight and a strand of mohair. When I found Lagom, a newer yarn in the shop, I KNEW it had to be a Lovenote Sweater. The chainette ply coupled with the light and airy cotton/wool blend just seemed like it would be the perfect fit. The yarn has a ton of yardage (218 yards for 50grams) which meant I would get a lot of bang for my buck! Never in my life would I have thought I could make a plus size sweater for this body with only 200g of yarn!! I did do a 3/4 sleeve and a bit of a cropped sweater.

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Return to the blog

I cannot believe it has been SO long since I blogged!!! When the shop was shut down because the state feels we are "Non-Essential" (I disagree, yarn is life), I had these high hopes of restarting my blog, restarting my YouTube, sending out weekly newsletters, staying in touch via Zoom and getting all my inventory into my online store.

Well, 2.5 out of 5 isn't SO bad!!!

I honestly think the YouTube thing is just never going to happen....because my lack of wearing anything other than a t-shirt and yoga pants and my refusal of doing hair and make-up. I have given thought to a podcast...but then you lose all the awesome-ness of SEEING the yarn. *sigh* It's just not going to happen right now! ;)

But what IS happening....

NEWSLETTERS My newsletters have been going out EVERY Monday since March 16th. Sometimes they are a little late in the day...but they have been EVERY Monday and the person that is most shocked by this is ME!!!! Maybe I've created a little habit here! :…

Helping Animals in Need

Before we start....MANY of the patterns you will find here and online are not US patterns. PLEASE check the mm size of the knitting needle or crochet hook before starting your project. 8-ply for the most part means worsted weight! Ok...now read on...
You can go to this facebook group and they have some great files you can download for patterns: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CraftGuildAmerica/files/

We will collect anything you would like to donate and send to our local hub!!

After discussing this topic with a local animal rescue, one of the BEST things we can do is donate funds to a reputable charity that helps animals in Australia. She recommended the Australia Zoo (home of the Crocodile Hunter) because of their ongoing work with protecting animals there. Although they don't specify on their site that donations will be used for animals injured in the fire, I have no doubt that a lot of their resources will be going that way for the coming years...as they work to protect the sp…

My Scrunchie Recipe

This isn't a full pattern, but the recipe I used to make this scrunchie for my daughter (who has an OBSESSION with all things scrunchie!!!)


Materials: - 25g DK Weight Yarn - I used Bamboo Pop from Universal Yarn - F/3.75 Crochet Hook - Elastic Hair Band (I got 15 from Dollar Tree for a $1)
Round 1: Single Crochet around the elastic band until you can no longer see the band (for mine it was 45 sc the first time, the second time I smushed more in there) Round 2: 2sc into every sc from the previous round (you will now have double your starting stitch count), sl st into the first sc from this round and ch2 (this will count as 1 of your hdc for the next round. Round 3: 2hdc into every sc from the previous round (you will now have double your st count from Round 2), sl st into the first hdc from this round and ch3 (this will count as 1 of your dc for the next round. Round 4: 3dc into every hdc from the previous round (you will now have triple the st count from Round 3)
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Uplifting Words

Our newest Private Label yarn arrived during the Fall Yarn Crawl. The colorway names are one word each and they were taken from quotes I found inspiring and uplifting. Here are the colorways and their names...
Accomplish
You can have anything you want if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.  - Abraham Lincoln
Ambition Ambition is enthusiasm with a purpose.  - Frank Tyger
Believe Be brave to stand for what you believe in even if you stand alone.  -Roy T. Bennett
Confidence Without self-confidence, we are as babes in the cradle -Virginia Woolf

Courage Forgot to get a pic before it sold out!
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear - not absence of fear - Mark Twain

Goals
If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you places that will amaze you. -Les Brown

Gratitude
Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. G…

Door Mat Class Options

If you have registered for our very fun Door Mat Class with Madison, here are the options of mats!


Home Sweet Home
Welcome to our home
Cover Charge Tacos or Wine
Come in & Cozy Up
Home Puppy Prints
Bless this nest
Shut the front door
You better like kids
Hello
Hello Goodbye
The house was clean yesterday
wipe your paws
Please hide packages
When you check out, please put the mat/mats that you would like to make in the ATTENDEE NAME box then put your information in the Customer Information area of the check out process. If you would like 2 mats, just put both names and you will be charged the extra $15 at the class!
If you have any questions, please email Jen at info@alittleknitty.com

Jen

Free Pattern Friday!

We reworked the Love Me Tender Hat (just a few little tweaks here and there!) and to celebrate, we are giving the pattern FREE through the Holiday weekend!! This pattern is written for Infant, Small Adult & Large Adult (and the Small Adult works for youth too!)



https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/love-me-tender-hat

Just click "Buy it Now" and it will load into your cart for FREE!!! Enjoy!



Jen