Monthly Archives: July 2009

Want to give the most unusual gift this year?

Those of you who have shopped with us, taken classes, read our newsletters, etc for any length of time know that Carla is the Queen of finding free patterns. What she also has is a talent for is finding the … Continue reading

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Mittens!

In The Knitters’ Almanac, Elizabeth Zimmermann writes that mittens made in winter are often ill-considered and that it is “better not to make mittens in a hurry.” Let’s take her advice and make mittens now for holiday gift-giving. Here are … Continue reading

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Color Choice Basket

This month’s Color Choice basket is inspired by the ocean, in honor of all those going to the beach this summer. I used Dream in Color Classy in Beach Fog for my base color and built around it with other … Continue reading

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Crocheted Gift Ideas

By Charissa So, if you’re anything like me, you’ve been up late on Christmas Eve or the night before Hanukkah starts on more than one occasion because you did not manage your project timeline well.  Admit it.  You’ve done it … Continue reading

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Lace hat ideas

Okay, so maybe you read last Monday’s entry on shawlettes and thought “I’d like to do lace, but I can’t deal with a shawl right now.” How about a hat or two? Here are some ideas that count as lace … Continue reading

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More Pagewood…

Introducing Pagewood Farms new lace-weight, Willow Creek!

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Summer of the Shawlette

We are all about multi-tasking here, so in honor of both our Holidays in July and the Summer of Socks and Lace, I’ve been collecting ideas for lace projects that use fingering (also known as sock) weight yarn. Most of … Continue reading

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Halfway point in Summer of Socks and Lace

With the July 4 holiday weekend  coming up, we’re almost at the halfway point of our Summer of Socks and Lace contest. I thought I’d check in with the Natural Stitches staff to see where they are in the employee … Continue reading

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Surprise July Sale!

We’ve declared this month “Holidays in July” and are dedicating ourselves to working on gifts to give later in the year. Originally we’d planned to put all the holiday-themed patterns on sale, but we decided to put ALL, yes, ALL … Continue reading

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