Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from Linda, Deb, Kate, Susan and myself. We are going to be closed all next week to reopen Jan 4. so we can all spend time with our families and I can start knitting for all of my new grandbabies. We found out last week the twins are a boy and a girl. We had a nice Christmas here and more to come as family arrive home.
Here is a cute picture of Pumpkin on her first Christmas. I put a bow on her this morning and she has proudly wore it all day. Isn't she sweet.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Huge Boxing Day Sale at Fun Knits before Christmas

Linda and I thought for a long time how we could best say Merry Christmas to all of our customers and what a better way than with Boxing Day sale before Christmas. So here are the details of our sale.
Our Boxing Day Sale Dec 21 - 24.

The entire store will be 10% off. All worsted weight and bulky yarn and fleece will be 30% off, including amazing yarns like Noro,  Malabrigo and Lopi. All novelty yarn 40% off. We have discontinued yarn and fleece on for 50 % off. Come early for the best selection.
For more information email or call 250-285-2751.
We aren't posting this sale to the internet store as our program can't deal with multi % , but will happily honour the sale to all phone customers, just call 250-285-2751. Don't forget orders over $50. have free shipping. So a phone call to the store is nearly the same as shopping in person.

Our holiday hours will be open Dec 21 – 24 10 am - 5 pm and then we are closing until Jan 4, 2011.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Fun with Cables

I am really into cables right now. I designed this scarf called Fun Reversible Cables. It turned out great. I knit it with Galway 100% wool, forest green.  It is really fun to knit and goes quite quickly because of the changing cable rows. I designed it so it would flair out at the bottom and lay flat and then around the neck it would be narrower with just rib rows. It is very comfortable around the neck and everyone who has tried it on loves how it feels.
It is warm and stays in place. Has all the properties of a good looking functional scarf.

This scarf goes well with the Variations on a Theme Fetching Hat that is another free pattern just below the scarf. To complete the set you could knit the Fetching fingerless mitts that are so popular.
I knit this scarf for a friend but after Christmas I am knitting this for myself in red Malabrigo.  It takes 1 1/2 skein so you would have enough with 2 skeins for the hat or mitts. You would probably need a 3rd for the entire set. The scarf only took a few days to knit so you have time to knit this for a Christmas present for someone or yourself.

Sunday, December 05, 2010

My Variations

I couldn't resist Shelley's new pattern, Variations on a Theme (pdf link). I didn't have a worsted that I wanted to use, so I pulled out a skein of Eco Wool. This is a DK 100% wool yarn. Because of the thinner yarn I cast on 10 stitches more. The resulting hat is a perfect fit (although it won't be for me).

Great pattern - I think the headband is up next!

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Hats hats hats

I have been having fun knitting hats the last few days. With our sale all week of worsted weight yarns I have been inspired to design some hats.
Roll Brim Diaginal Lace Hat in Galway Paint
The first Roll Brim Diagonal Lace Hat is on our free pattern page and is a hat I designed for with Noro yarn but it looks great in Galway Paint. Galway paint has the subtle colour change within one colour range and looks great in this hat.

The second hat pattern  called Variations on a Theme which is also available on the web site and  is designed to go with Fetching fingerless gloves. I have made several pair of these and have always wanted a matching hat. So here it is. I knit this with Galway. I am knitting the matching Headband with Green Galway and will post a picture once it is complete.

Variation on a Theme - Fetching Hat knit in Galway

Today's sale yarn is Hayfield Aran a great huge ball (400gr) would make great hats scarves and mitts for the entire family with just one ball.

Did you notice we added another special - Free shipping to all orders over $50. for the month od December. A great time to stock up.