Cabled Christmas

Last week on my way to a photo shoot, I passed the Club Monaco window. Amazing! Tons of Aran knits – stockings, scarves and sweaters. What a knitter’s delight! Half my stash is made up of Aran, ecru, off white, cream shades of various yarns. I love all the off-white stockings. I’ve made a note that it will be an idea for next year’s Christmas patterns. The huge long scarves are so nice; they have terrific stitch definition. Making stitch patterns in light shades of yarn is an excellent way to showcase your textural knitting and crocheting skills. Continue reading “Cabled Christmas”

Yarn can be fun and entertaining too!

Have you all noticed how much knitting, crochet and yarn references keep appearing on TV? This just goes to show how popular knitting and crocheting are right now. My recent fave was on the live episode of 30 Rock where Jack was trying to give up drinking and decided to take up knitting to occupy him. The shot showed a basket of untouched yarn and needles. In the next scene, they show Jack wearing a finished red poncho that he knit in the time since we last saw him. It made me laugh! See the live episode  Continue reading “Yarn can be fun and entertaining too!”