Hiya everyone! Now that the weather is starting to get better, it’s time for another Big Sur Betty Camp!! May 4th - 6th Betty will be hosting another “creative retreat” on her breath-takingly beautiful property! What a inspiring place to be!! If you feel like you need to just get out of town for a weekend and do nothing but relax in the sunshine and knit, crochet, or spin this is exactly the place to do so! I have been to 2 of Betty’s retreats it is quite relaxing and very fun! While you are there you can just be lazy and relax in the sun or, go for a stroll in the woods and enjoy the beauty nature! There is also a large private pond where you can cool off form the heat, if you so choose. It even has a rope swing! In the eveings it’s so peaceful and serene, you can’t hear a sound! You can see every star in the sky!! I highly reccomend this retreat! Give us a call for more details. Here are a few pics from past retreats...
|Entrance to Betty's|
|Betty's backyard view! |
You deserve a relaxing weekend away from it all.....mark the date and come camp with us! Just think, one weekend of uninterrupted knitting or crocheting!! Yes please! :)
I wonder how everyone is doing with their Kinetik KAL?! Well all the clues have been revealed, and our mystery turned out to be a gorgeous beaded shawlette! I must admit, I am behind....too many projects! It’s not a knit where you can visit with a friend or watch TV. It takes most of your attention, but worth it in the end. Diane finished hers check out how stunning it is.....
Wow! That has inspired me to finish mine! Even with all those beads, it’s not that heavy either. I’m working really hard to finish this one up. I’ll post it once I’m done. Joan is very close to finishing hers as well. Can’t wait to see others come in finished!!
I really have grown to love beaded knits! It is not as difficult as you think. We have these great beaded jewelry kits that would be a perfect start to beaded knitting. I just finished a “Ribband Kit” which can be worn as a bracelet or a necklace.
This one is not difficult! It’s only 4 stitches wide! You can handle that....I know you can! Just look at those pretty czech crystals knitted in! Sparkley! These Ribband Kits come in 5 different colors and inculde the yarn, beads, clasp, and instructions. The instructions also include a web address link to videos on how to string on your beads!
This week we got in one new yarn. Its by a swedish yarn company beautiful yarns at great prices, plus we just love to support them. It’s called “Moa” by Jarbo Garn. Its a wool, mohair, and polyamid blend with a “loopy texture”. This yarn is perfect for edges of hats, gloves, sweaters, or carry it along with another yarn and make a fun textured scarf! This one might be fun to use in felting projects too. We had a yarn similar to it years ago that was very popular, and then discontinued :P Don’t you hate that! We are very happy to finally find this fun yarn again!
Knitter’s Pride has come out with some new needle sets! The Rose Cubics are finally available in an interchangable set! There is a deluxe set that comes with needle tips in sizes 6 - 11, 1 24” cord, 2 32” cords, 1 40” cord, a set of size markers, 8 end caps, 4 cord keys, and a case! All for only $84! Whatta great deal! There is also a special Cubic set that comes with shorter tips in sizes 6 - 10, 2 16” cords, 4 end caps, 2 cord keys, and a case for only $57.50. The special set with the shorter tips are great for those of you who love to make hats that require shorter length needles. The Dreams also have a special interchangable set available with the shorter tips. This set comes with the shorter tips sizes 4 - 10, 2 16” cords, 1 set size markers, 4 end caps, 2 cord keys, and case - $62.99! These are selling these super fast! In fact, too fast for me to take pictures for this blog! We will get more shortly. Give us a call or come on down and check them out! We will gladly order a set special for you!
That’s about all for this week. Just a quick update before I leave you....Amy Hendrix’s Color Theory Class is now SOLD OUT! I hope everyone who wanted a ticket has got their excited little hands on one :) It’s going to be a very fun class! We are all looking forward to it!