July 31, 2008

A Knitting Home Run!

Stitch 'n Pitch

The crack of the bat and the click of the needles mixed together on a July night for the TNNA Stitch N’ Pitch. The scoreboard did more than just keep track of the runs and innings. Sweaters, one more connection between knitting and sports! Who knew? The Giant’s mascot, Lou the Seal joined the knitters in the stands along with his mother. Look at those needles fly!

Lou the Seal and mother knitting

At the tables, these lovely ladies represent for ImagiKnit, from right to left, Allison, Beth and Charlotte. All in Giant’s colors along with some darling baseball inspired knits. Allison even coordinated the cover of her Learn to Knit DVD!

Charlotte, Beth and Allison

And Barbara, who we get to thank for masterminding these amazing events, spent some time with Mama Seal.

Barbara with Mama Seal


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July 27, 2008

Customer Creations

Manos Afghan

Claudia sent us these photos of the two stunning afghans she made. The first is knit using Manos del Uruguay wool, with a Tumbling Blocks pattern. The second is a crocheted using Fantasy Natural Cotton. Annie and Cleo are certainly very lucky cats with all the cozy places to curl up and take a nap.

Fantasy Natural Afghan


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July 18, 2008

Amigurumi Madness!

Introducing, Judy!

Judy taught her first Crochet Amigurumi class at the store. I had the pleasure of meeting her and out from a felted bag dotted with puppy heads, she pulled out the most amazing cast of knit and crochet characters.

The Amigurumi Gang

There was Sandman hanging out with the gang.

Maurice and Sara

Maurice and his dance partner, Sara.

Kayte Did

The very sweet Kayte Did.

Donut Bug

And the ravenous looking Donut Bug! Intrigued? Interest piqued? I know mine is! Look for Judy’s classes in the fall, I’ll save you a seat.


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July 17, 2008

Update!

Now you have more time! More opportunity!

The raffle dates extended – You have until August 21st to get your entries in!

Just $1! Mail them in or stop by the store!


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July 7, 2008

Summer of Customer Love

Knit Man for a Knitting Man

The weather might be warm for a San Francisco summer, but the knitting love is still in the air. To start off we have Kate, who made this amazing man, all kitted out in handknit goods as part of a birthday gift for a friend. It is based on this pattern. She blogged about the details here. That little ball of yarn just kills me!

Carlos in a Koolhaas

Carlos is modeling the wonderful hat that Mike knit out of Malabrigo worsted. The pattern is of course the Koolhass Hat by Jared Flood of Brooklyn Tweed, from the Interweave Knits Holiday 2007 issue. The issue has sadly sold out, but it is available for sale as a single pattern at Knitting Daily.

Knitting Art

This is our very own Chris with a stunning art neck piece made from a variety of yarns. This is an original design from one of the most intuitive knitters I have met. It is available for purchase at the Museum of Craft and Design.

Kathleen shows her USC Pride

Can you believe that Kathleen used a circular knitting loom to make this hat? Wow! She used Misti Alpaca Chunky in USC colors for the lucky recipient to get their collegiate pride on!

Knitting on the side

Kristina made this lovely side to side garter sweater using Terra from The Fibre Company. The colorway is called Henna, doesn’t it just glow?

Kathy's knitted frock

Kathy is modeling her incredible dress from issue 35 of Rebecca. She used Zara which really makes the cables and stitch pattern pop!

Beautiful Bianca

Carrie’s cardigan in Rowan Summer Tweed makes me want to knit up one for myself! The pattern is Bianca’s Jacket by Michele Rose Orne from the Fall 2006 issue of Interweave Knits.

Katie in her Hoodie

Katie sent us a photo of her completed sweater, based on the Santa Cruz Hoodie in the book Knit 2Together. She combined two lovely colors of Misti Alpaca Chunky. It looks like the perfect sweater to throw on when the fog does roll in!


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