8 September 2015 5 reasons to swatch I always encourage you to swatch before jumping into a project, and with the Custom Fit program, you have to sw

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8 September 2015

Charlie s Cardigan

A great classic - Charlie's Cardigan

5 reasons to swatch

I always encourage you to swatch before jumping into a project, and with the Custom Fit program, you have to swatch before you can get your pattern. I know it seems like they're making you finish your vegetables before you can have ice cream, but it's not meant to be mean. The truth is that it's impossible to generate a Custom Fit pattern without a swatch because the patterns are all generated specifically for your measurements and your swatch.

But it's still important to work a swatch even if you're not doing a Custom Fit sweater. In fact, I think it's important to swatch even if you're doing something besides. Here's why

1. Get to know your yarn. A swatch is your first date with your yarn. You have a chance to see how it continue reading

Gracie poncho

Gracie Square Fringed Poncho

September First Friday project

Gracie Poncho

It's not too late to get started on this beautiful and easy topper if lovely sparkly Adele. While it's a great way to dress up for the holidays, it's also a fun accessory with jeans! Just 5 skeins on a size 7 needle and you're ready to go!

Spanish Bay sweater

Custom Fit sweaters are perfect every time

Custom Fit Workshop September 20

This three hour session comprises a series of exercises in which you'll really think about and determine your personal style. You'll look at your clothing preferences, your personal style, and your body silhouette. You'll discover which sweater shapes flatter your silhouette, which styles make the most of your best assets, and which types of sweaters work best with the way you like to live.

Once you know what types of sweaters you like, what flatters your shape, and what suites your lifestyle, we'll move on to the nitty gritty -- making a flattering sweater that fits you perfectly. We'll take a complete set of your body measurements and store them in the Custom Fit database for you. continue reading and sign up


Thinking about a cozy fall sweater?

6 week Custom Fit Sweater Class

It's not too late to get in on this Custom Fit Sweater session. This class is a guided knit for your Custom Fit Sweater. If you are a newer knitter, there may be some sweater knitting techniques that are unfamiliar to you. This class will show you exactly what is meant in the pattern and how to accomplish it. It will keep you on track and help ensure your Custom Fit sweater not only fits perfectly, but looks professional.

If you're already an accomplished sweater knitter, you will find that the structure of a class helps keep you on track. Continue reading

5 classes $100
Any 3 classes $65

color sticks

Beautiful Shawl Pins and Sticks

When we were at TNNA, Ginni and Mary and I found this beautiful new line of shawl pins and stick pins. We brought a few back with us, and they were gone within a week. Fortunately, we had worked with the artist and scheduled a trunk show to coincide with our Curls Trunk Show, As I said above, it really is a match made in heaven.

These pins feature colorful inlays of polymer clay in white bronze and lead free pewter settings. Some of the polymer based pins encase metal armatures in their structures. Everything is crafted in the USA, of nickel silver made exclusively for Bonnie's designs.

Betcha can't pick just one!


Art Work Shop - Explore the Creative Arts

Saturday, September 12th

1 day - 15 Artists -- Endless possibilities

The St. Mary's Arts Council, in conjunction with the Leonardtown Arts and Entertainment District is hosting a fabulous day of art workshops. Painting, bead crochet, shadow knitting, poetry, needle felting, and much more! The very best artists from Southern Maryland and beyond are coming together to teach and share. Class for all skill levels - beginner and advanced. You can register here, but hurry because space is limited and you don't want to miss it!

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