Off the Needles

Off the needles, blocked and waiting for buttons!

Off the needles, blocked and waiting for buttons!

I thought I had just the right buttons for this…….but no.  I need something with more personality.  So, this goes in my bag of items that need something that isn’t in the studio here at Stitchknit.  The bag that needs to go to the store.  This poses a difficulty, in that I truly do hate shopping.

And, this………….it too needs buttons.  Nothing in the box of hundreds and hundreds of new buttons……..or the huge box of vintage buttons will work.  Love vintage buttons, but when the design needs 4, of course……..I can only locate things I like that come with just 3!

crocheted button up cowl by stitchknitThis is truly a tough one to get a picture of.  The yarn is a blend of wool and rayon and has the prettiest shimmer to it.

Off the hook here, just waiting for ends, then the border.

Off the hook here, just waiting for ends, then the border.

This is like the blanket listed here in the shop.  I love this diagonal design.  Easy to remember, great for projects on the go!

 

Sneak Peek of Some New Finds

Some new finds for the supply section of my shop!  Just love a new stack of fabric!!!

Some new finds for the supply section of my shop! Just love a new stack of fabric!!!

A whole cone of vintage mohair yarn!  Fiber heaven!  Royal & Navy together, with a strand of black nylon throughout.  Very sharp looking.

A whole cone of vintage mohair yarn! Fiber heaven! Royal & Navy together, with a strand of black nylon throughout. Very sharp looking.

I've been searching for holiday fabrics to add to the shop in July.  These are 'finds' from the last sale I attended.

I’ve been searching for holiday fabrics to add to the shop in July. These are ‘finds’ from the last sale I attended.

Add these supplies to the huge box of un cut vintage patterns I just brought home, and the shop is going to be stuffed full by July!  Rescuing sewing & knitting supplies is almost as fun as sewing & knitting!

Toddler Scarves from Stitchknit

I’m adding to my listings for toddlers and little girls, with these pint sized colorful scarves.  Toddler scarves from StitchknitAll but the scarf on the needles available here:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/StitchKnit?section_id=8103090&ref=shopsection_leftnav_5

These make cute gifts for your tiny fashionistas, as well as fun props for photo shoots and dress up collections.

$17.00 each

 

 

Work in Progress

Little girls scarf.....great for dress up too....and a fun prop for a photo shoot!

Little girls scarf…..great for dress up too….and a fun prop for a photo shoot!

No new pics for other works in progress.  I’m one of those knitters/crocheters who has multiple projects in the works at the same time.

*  Have a pair of multi colored socks on the needles that just stay in the van, for those times when I’m waiting for someone.

*   Still crocheting away on the modern striped baby blanket in 2 shades of gray and a pop of bright red. Loving this one, but it is getting too big to haul around.  Now an at home sort of project

*  Mary Poppins pork pie style straw hat……..took out a row or two, as I’m making this up from the pictures from the movie.  Raffia was stretching out too much. Definitely an in the studio type project, as I’m writing the pattern as I go.

*  Knit baby hat in soft blue, a great take anywhere project. Aiming to make up several of these in different colors.

*  Black & white cotton knit scarf.  Done but the fringe.  So, technically not done at all.  Seem to have projects in this basket all the time.  Done:  But needing something!

Actually, that doesn’t seem like much at all.  Should go match up a few more patterns with some yarn!  :)

 

 

 

Long Summer Scarf

Long Summer Scarf by StitchknitLong Summer Scarf:  White with splashes of color!   For Sale in my Etsy Shop

$38.00      Ready to Ship

https://www.etsy.com/listing/188052296/long-summer-scarf-white-cotton-with?ref=shop_home_active_7

https://www.etsy.com/shop/StitchKnit?ref=si_shop

International Safety Pin Day; April 10th

International Safety Pin Day

 

 

Celebrate simplicity and practicality this Safety Pin Day. Legend has it that, in 1849, Walter Hunt, the inventor of the safety pin, owed a friend $15 and decided to invent something new in order to earn the money to repay him. He invented the safety pin.

Strong and sharp, yet safe enough to be used on clothing, safety pins are a simple yet ingenious invention, which practically everyone has used at some point.

I use safety pins here at Stitchknit.  All the time!  The handiest use is when I’m fitting a garment on a child, or anyone worried about getting stuck with a straight pin.  Using safety pins for a fitting is a perfect solution.  Thrilled that Mr Walter Hunt came up with this handy little invention!

I also use safety pins when knitting & crocheting.  If I can’t find a fancy-pants marker, a safety pin works just as well.  The larger one will usually slip over a needle too, so I can also use them as a quick stitch counter.  For students who find a ‘live’ dropped stitch in their work, a safety pin will keep the stitch in place until they can get here for some Knitting 911.

Do you have safety pins in your sewing or knitting tools?  What’s your typical way of using them?

Cotton Yarn: Just Listed

Deep Cayenne Red Cotton Yarn...The latest addition to my 'found' yarn

Deep Cayenne Red Cotton Yarn…The latest addition to my ‘found’ yarn

This is a lovely yarn, great for knitting or crocheting!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/185279567/cotton-classic-yarn-made-in-greece-for?

Stitchknit; Creations from fabric & fibers

https://www.etsy.com/shop/StitchKnit

 

Mystery Yarn Box

Collection of mystery yarn from Stitchknit

Collection of mystery yarn from Stitchknit

Available in my shop for $21.00.  Great gift idea for Mothers Day, if you have a grandma or mom who delights in making crafts, doll clothes or other small projects!  I ship these inside the US and will be happy to include a message from you!

https://www.etsy.com/listing/180146376/mystery-yarn-mixed-lot-spring-pastels?ref=shop_home_active_5

https://www.etsy.com/shop/StitchKnit?ref=si_shop

 

On The Needles….still

I’ve been working on this hat for what seems like years.  More likely, just months……….but with these tiny needles it is taking an age!

On the needles; slouch hat in pink with a glint of gold

On the needles; slouch hat in pink with a glint of gold

Just a couple more inches I think………then I’m going to just gather up the crown and sew up the side seam.  Should fit loosely, falling into soft folds in the back.

Could be done by Christmas!