These amazing images my look like oil paintings by a master but they are actually portraits done in yarn by Cayce Zavaglia. Seriously, yarn never ceases to amaze.
We love small business and and not just because we’re one. Supporting small businesses gives you a wonderful opportunity to reinvest your money directly into the local economy. Most local business owners work to also support other local businesses and community activities, so by helping a local business you’re “paying it forward” so to speak. I find local businesses around Salem to be extremely knowledgeable about their product and offer an experience I don’t get in other environments.
American Express is working to help small businesses too this holiday season. Use your AMEX card on Saturday, November 26 at any small business/local shop and AMEX will give you a $25 statement credit (that’s FREE money!) Register your card and read details HERE: facebook.com/SmallBusinessSaturday and https://sync.americanexpress.com/sbs2011
So join our collective effort to support those small businesses that you love and maybe a few new ones that you’ve always wanted to check out.
With the holidays right around the corner (ok still two months away, but I am a serious celebrator) I always try to think of small projects that will bring joy to the receiver. Well who would be more grateful of a hand knit sweater than a penguin?
Which inspires me to knit this, for no one in particular…
I have to go. If you’re from the land down under or going to visit, hit up a place called Portman’s to see this amazing window display. Nikki Gabriel, a blogger, snapped this pic of their latest window display and it’s taken Pinterest by storm.
This has my creative juices going for a window display at the shop. Hmm whatcha think?
I’ve never met a yarn I didn’t like from Blue Sky Alpacas. Techno their latest creation debuting this Fall does not disappoint. It’s a marvel to work with and I’m sure to wear, but I haven’t whipped it up into a garment yet. I could however snuggle with our swatch for hours.
Techno is a “fish net stocking” of silk with beautiful baby alpaca and wool blown in. Why is this wonderful? Well it gives you a light weight, but warm finished piece at a bigger gauge. Ooh soft and snuggly and a quick knit or crochet. Awesome.
Each skein has 120 yard works up at 3-5 sts per inch on a size 10.5 needle.
We picked up all the colors and all the patterns this season.
Come by and swish it or check out the colors on the yarns posted on our site.