Something to Sparkle about

| Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Just in time for your Holiday knitting!  I am so excited to have had the opportunity to work with this new fingering weight sock yarn from Red Barn Yarns!

Feast your wondering eyes on this!

This was the first time I had really enjoyed knitting a fiber that contained any kind of "Sparkle".  Lets be honest, we have all picked up something at our local knitting shop or fiber festival that promised to knit up effortlessly all while giving off that glimmering shimmer of a jeweled stone.  Come to find out when you cast on your project you find all your sparkles have fallen all over the floor or better yet, all over you.  This luxurious yarn does not fall into this category in any shape or form.  I was so pleased to knit this into what I think was a very rich looking shawl.  It is so easy to spot the crystal like fibers  flowing through out the garment when it is wrapped around your shoulders! I love the look this gives off.

~by; Mindy Wilkes~

"Catherine", Owner of Red Barn Yarn, has richly named this color way Pigeon's Blood, this is in her 'Jewel Collection'.  The name derives from the highest quality of rubies, you can see why this is so rightly given!
She has also given us a taste of her other fiber types in various colors.  With so many bases to choose from and so many colors imaginable, the ideas are endless!
I Loved the Ribbon idea!

Take the time to look over the website at Red Barn Yarn.  You will find no shortage of rich colors and fiber bases of any kind to choose from.  Her sight is easy to maneuver through and really gives you a clear understanding of the types of fiber she works with and an array of beautiful colors!

receives a 5 Needle Review Rating!

Just remember;
“Anything can happen when you put on a pair of Hot Pink Socks”


Thank you to Catherine Petitti for donating to the Blog!

Lets Talk Needles

| Thursday, November 10, 2011
I'm not sure about any of you, but I don't go any ware without my Knit Picks Interchangeable needles,
 Until today.  I would like to introduce you to a new Interchangeable needle made by

I am thrilled with these needles!  They are a wooden needle tip with a polished finish, flawlessly pointed tips that are perfect for any kind of project.  I was really impressed with each needle tip being individually colored to help you indicate sizes.  The lower metal part of the needle also has the actual US Size imprinted on the end.  If any of you are anything like me, I am constantly running to find my needle sizer to see if the two tips I have on my cable are even close in size.  Having each size reflective of a different color will make every one's lives better.  (Fantastic Idea!)

I was really excited about the cables that were included in the kit.  Unlike other interchangeable needle kits, you only get 2 cable lengths.  The Knitters Pride kit comes with;

  • 4 Cords (24", 40", 2 of 32")

  • 1 Set of size marker

  • 8 End caps

  • 4 Cord keys

  • 1 Cord case

  • I have used theses needles on a worsted weight natural fiber and a light fingering blend to get the true feel of how they knit.  I am beyond pleased.  The Joins between the cable and needle tip are seemless.  Face it, no one wants snagged yarn in the middle of a project.  If you have never tried wooden knitting needles or looking for the right set for you, then look no further!
    If any of you are unsure as to what you are asking Santa for, may I suggest putting these needles at the top.  You will be spectacularly pleased with your choice for all your knitting projects. 

    Please note: Knitters pride has much more to offer in the way of needles.  Make sure you take a moment and look at what you can enhance your "Stash" with!!

    Special thank you to Phyllis Howe for donating to the Blog

    Knitters Pride receives a 5 Needle Review Rating!

    Just remember;
    “Anything can happen when you put on a pair of Hot Pink Socks”



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