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All You Knit Is Love is flying out of the shop! Cheryl made the lovely baby pants in the picture and is on her second pair (this time circular!) she knit them beautifully and said the pattern was easy to follow. She’s trying out knitting them on 8″ circulars to avoid seaming. I love them! The book is an Isager book and written to use Isager yarns. Cheryl used Isager “Alpaca 1” and Ecobutterfly Organics “Pakucho Lace”. *held together*
Last week I sold more copies of the book and saw a sweater a customer had knit from it. The simple and classic designs make it a no brainer. And the yarn is perfect for the parents who want their baby in warm, cozy, knits.
We have lots of baby yarn! Mom- Shelli- is trying to get it out and looking awesome. But she’s selling it before she can even stock it.
Oh My and Heaven, by Plymouth, just arrive! And Oh My is right!! The softest SINthetic ๐Ÿ˜‰ It’s ok – its machine washable and even you will want to snuggle up. I swear! (Well, shop girl, Heidi won’t ha!) But I adore it๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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(Couple more yarn/knit shots)
Happy Knitting!
xx
Ash

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New Madeline Tosh !! Lily is loving on a bundle of luscious Tosh Merino Light… This yarn is a shop favorite ๐Ÿ’œ Mmmm!
Happy Friday!

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My most favorite thing that the yarn shop provides is community. Some of my most regular customers are my very own junior high school teachers. One in particular I see weekly ๐Ÿ˜‰ is my Kenilworth art teach Ms. Nabong Erinn Van der Meer.
Erinn is such an awesome person – with one of the fullest plates I’ve ever seen. When she isn’t teaching the local youth about Degas and the color wheel or helping her Hubby, Eric, run their gym, Redwood Empire Gymnastics or raising her own two boys (seriously this is one woman!) … She knits. And teaches her students to as well. She’s a true asset to our community – keeping on eye on our teenagers… And they like her!
Last year the kids “Yarn Bombed” Copperfields books for the Extra Yarn book signing. So awesome!!

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This year they need more yarn!
And since spring fever has sprung and we are all clearing out and organizing… Who wants to help? I love helping and encouraging people to knit, especially kids. The only requirement for this next exhibition is the knit pieces have to stretch to 31 1/2 inches around and they need the yarn by May 4th. Needles are appreciated too. (I have a bag of both to give)
I will be at the shop this Saturday and would happily collect anything you have to offer. The kids will be excited to see the goods, your stash will be more organized, and you are helping a cool art exhibit go up in Petaluma.
Big thank you to Erinn for being a positive force for young people in our community!
Happy yarn sharing!
xx
Ash

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Mac Barnett (Author of Extra Yarn) and Erinn checking out her yarn bombed VW Beetle
*all photos belong to So Sylvie*
*Kenilworth Colts logo from Kenilworth website*

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Shelli came up with another awesome pattern! And then…. To make things better… She put them in kits. Which is probably what makes me want to knit them all. (Those darn adorable cellophane bags!)

Such a fast project. Whip out a cowl on your drive to Tahoe – cutest snow bunny out there.

The kits are $25 (the pattern sells separate for $4)

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My friend Nicole (who totally ROCKS!!) has a vintage, Etsy shop Looks like Dynamite. (FYI: There is a really great faux fur coat right now. Mmm! Very cool!)
She works full time, is Wife, Mamma Bear, plays piano and some how manages to find awesome vintage pieces for her shop too.
Anyway I traded a mirror from Looks like Dynamite for a knitted hoodie scarf (before Halloween!! ahhhh) I am proud to say I finished it. Yay!
If I am not the poster girl for procrastination, I don’t know who is!
Getting things done is my goal of 2013. I have so many exciting things to share. Yeee!
Like the foxes I posted WAYYYY back here… (Sheepish smile happening over here) Well they are almost finished and will be making their debut shortly.
We offer a class on this version of the hoodie scarf. My Mom, Shelli, also the shop owner, teaches this-fun. You’ll want to make them for all your girlies๐Ÿ˜‰ Its that good. There is also a version slightly different available in the book “Knit two together” (We have 2 or 3 copies currently) its a pretty cute book too.

Materials I used
4 skeins “flicker” by Berocco yarns.
Our Price: $11.00
Yardage: 189
Fibers: 87% baby alpaca/ 8% acrylic/ 5% glitter ๐Ÿ˜‰
Color: 3320

1 skein Exquisitely Angora
Our Price: $22 (Remember this friend ROCKS!! Only the best!)
Yardage: 50 (of pure angora magic๐Ÿ’•)
Fibers: 99% Angora/ 1% cotton
Color: Princess and the Pea (how much do you love that name?!)

Size #11 Dreamz (magical) interchangeable set

(p.s do NOT wash in any machine EVER! Ha I found out the hard way… Hand wash cold lay flat to dry, its still awesome… But very fuzzy!)

*For classes check out schedule or call the shop 707 762 YARN (9276)*

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Happy Knitting!
xx
Ash

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Our Daughter loves clothes. She loves bracelets, purses, shoes (especially mismatched shoes;) ), vests, jackets, and all at once.
It’s fun picking helping pick out her clothes for the day;) And who wouldn’t love an excuse to get dolled up?! Easter is really right around the corner…. And perfect reason to knit our mini fashionista a classic knit
Love me some spring! Change, new life, the hills hugging the town turn so green. (I am convinced Ireland looks like Petaluma in May)
Easter we get together with family and eat and talk and watch the kids find eggs. I used to love getting dressed for Easter Sunday. I always had a new dress, cardigan, and even once a cute heart shaped purse with white bunnies on it.
I figure our little girl will have fun with fancy new duds too;) She is a girly girl after all.
So i started to dig through our books and found an old Erika Knight book….. And thought I’d knit the shrug on the cover. (I will come back to that book soon! ), a few Knitting pure and Simple options that never fail, some Debbie Bliss, the adorable Color Gang books But I kept picking up the Bird collection by Helga Isager. The book is beautifully put together and one does not need to knit to enjoy the photography. (Have I mentioned how great the book is before๐Ÿ˜‰)
Tell me this isn’t a timeless, classic, pretty, and perfect for Easter sweater?!

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Now I am for sure on my pattern and need to choose -hard part- the yarn. Have you knit on these yarns?

Happy knitting!
xx
Ash
Happy knitting!
xx
Ash

When our friends feel sick or are having a difficult time and there is literally nothing we can do to change the situation (and you know because you’ve exhausted your brain trying to figure something out) it feels good (selfishly) to make something for them๐Ÿ˜ƒ Often when someone passes, friends and family bake or cook and who doesn’t love trashy mags (people, OK, star) and ice-cream after a break up?!
I recently had a friend who had a bad week and I felt helpless – which was annoying- so I made her a fun gift. (dream catcher) I think it’s more the thought and not as much the gift it self, every time she sees it she’ll be reminded I love and care for her๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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Knitting is so rewarding that way. I love to craft and bake and it makes others feel pretty awesome receiving.
Our Son has a wheat allergy and is pretty bummed on it so Sam, our Sunday gal, baked him the most delicious cake pops EVER!!

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This made the kid, his parents, sister, and Grandfather pretty happy. ๐Ÿ˜‰Yum!
I think knitting with purpose is the best reason to knit. Chemo caps, blankets, shawls, scarves, the adorable animal hat/ glove sets from Debbie Bliss (fall 2012) magazine… So many fun things to knit to make someone else happy and feel good yourself. I’m smiling just thinking about it ๐Ÿ’•
I am also the girl encouraging our customers to “knit for yourself!!” Those are the ladies who often give up knits they love because someone else loved it too. Ha see giving just feels good!
Happy knitting!
xx
Ash

*for the dream catcher I used:
an embroidery hoop
White Be Sweet cotton
24 Karat
Hot glue
Turkey feathers from my Dad
I hot glued a dot every few inches. I cut about 10 inch pieces of the cotton and wrapped it around letting the ends stick out when adding another piece of yarn. Then I “tangled” up the 24 Karat to look like a dream catcher, wrapped the feather ends together and tied to the hoop.

My Flint guys have a thing for the “Fantastic Mr Fox” movie. (I think it was originally a Roald Dahl book) George Clooney and Meryl Streep do the voices for the two main characters along with Bill Murray and Jason Schwartzman. Needless to say its pretty funny and really ridiculous. A friend of mine gave me a the pattern for a fox back here and I slowly got to it ๐Ÿ˜‰.
Our friend really likes the movie. In fact he has had a “Mr Fox” party side lined for a few years now๐Ÿ˜‰
So after I started knitting the Fox’s for the kids I thought it would be pretty awesome to make a Fantastuc Mr Fox version so I did ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
Here are all three foxes -so far.
I’m happy with them all. Hoping to stuff and sew this week. Then I will share my final touches๐Ÿ˜‰
Happy Monday!
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Happy knitting!
xx
Ash

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So cute right?! This is not strictly for knitters. I had to have this once my Madre mentioned that it would be great for make-up brushes (which I cleaned after taking that photo๐Ÿ˜‰)
It’s a very pretty addition to my ‘vanity’ as well.
They are sewn with gorgeous velvet in vibrant colors and the bottom is filled with sand (or something similar) so it won’t topple over. They feel very sturdy. I tried putting quite a few things in them. Bobby pins, writing pins, mascara, there is even a hole in the middle for scissors.
Plus they have a cupcake-ish look to them and I love a good cupcake๐Ÿ˜˜

They are going fast and we only have a few. These elegant flowers are hand made and by a great company. Read about Lantern Moon and their philosophy here Lantern Moon is also involved with “Stitch Red
So basically I adore this little accessory and I am so happy to see it on my vanity everyday. Check them out!
*we also ship*

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