Katherine Heigl picks up some Pixie Dust
Yesterday was a seriously exciting day at Knit Collage HQ! One of my good friends in the knitting world, Heather Dixon, aka Army of Knitters designer extrodinaire, emailed me this article: http://bit.ly/AlNUvw. This week, Katherine Heigl was photographed picking up a massive amount of our Pixie Dust yarn while out shopping in NYC! From my expert opinion, I think she has Guava Splash, Pomegranate Blossom and potentially Dandelion Glow. The Grey's Anatomy star turned movie actress will produce and star in the upcoming HBO movie, The Knitting Circle. Yes, I am counting down the days till that movie makes it's way to my TV screen, but for now I think I'll just start reading the book!
Upcoming TNNA in Phoenix!
It's that time of year again- time for the TNNA tradeshow! I'm super excited to get out of this cold Boston weather for a few days and head down to Phoenix! If you plan on making it to the tradeshow please visit our booth, #745 & 747. The show is this coming Saturday, Sunday & Monday. We are launching a slew of new products and patterns. Sneak peeks below!
Our new Pixie Dust mini yarn! We'll also be showing 6 new Stargazer colorways and 6 new Sister yarn colors. In addition, we'll have more ideas and patterns available for knitting inspiration! The one we're most excited about is a pattern booklet by our awesome designer Danielle Shields that features 8 one skein patterns for our Rolling Stone yarns! Pics below.
Please stop by to see us or if your LYS owner will be there, tell her to come on by!
Leftover Yarn Idea- Pom Pom Necklace!
Happy 2012 everyone! I know I'm a little late on this, since it's already Jan 9! Things have been a little crazy around here because we are preparing for our next big tradeshow, the TNNA, out in Phoenix, Arizona in 2 weeks time. Despite the madness, I found time last week to come up with a pom pom necklace idea that I've been thinking about doing for a while. It's the perfect little project for all of your left over Knit Collage handspun yarns, and it takes about 30 minutes! I made mine in Rolling Stone, Poppy Patch.
Materials: leftover Knit Collage Yarn, either Gypsy Garden or Rolling Stone
First use your leftover yarn to make 2 braids. The first braid should be approximately 32” long and ½” to ¾” wide.
On one end tie a double knot to create your clasp. On the other end, tie a knot and then create a loop about 1” long and wind the extra strands around your original knot. I stitched the wound yarn down to my knot to make sure the ends were secure. See detailed photo below for reference.
Next create a shorter braid, 24” long and ½” to ¾” wide. Create the clasp in the same way as you did on the first braid.
Then, adorn with pom poms as you see fit! My mini pom poms are 1” in diameter and the larger pompom is 2” in diameter. I used the clover pom pom maker to make mine and definitely recommend this tool for anyone who makes them on a regular basis like me! If you've never made pom poms, check out this link for a super clear tutorial: http://www.helloknitty.com/pdfs/pompom.pdf
Feel free to customize, adding more braids, pom poms or tassels. I will definitely be wearing this at our upcoming tradeshow- all weekend long!