Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Hawaii Trip - Hilton Hawaiian Village

Sorry to take so long to get to the posts for our vacation.  My mind is still in Hawaii I guess.  

We stayed in 2 different places on Waikiki Beach.  This is always determined by the number of points I have in different hotel programs.  For the first 4 nights we were at the Hilton Hawaiian Village and the last 3 nights we were at the venerable Westin Moana Surfrider.  

This first group of pictures are from the Hilton.  We had a wonderful rooms facing Diamondhead at both hotels.  These pictures show the wonderful views from the room as well as images from around the hotel property at the Hilton.


This was so new to us.  You typed in your floor number and the panel would display which elevator you were assigned to.

The place we had our breakfasts from.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

New Artyarns Kit! - A Shawl For All Seasons

This is a wonderfully self indulgent kit.  Artyarns is known for their wonderful luxury yarns and the fantastic patterns created for them by Iris Schreier.  The kit includes 1/2 skein of Rhapsody Glitter Light and 4 mini skeins of Beaded Silk & Sequins Light.  All you need to supply are knitting needles or a crochet hook!

There is a knit or crochet version.

NOTE: IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU GET THE CORRECT GAUGE WITH THIS PATTERN 2-1/2 to 2-3/4 sts per inch, EVEN IF IT MEANS THAT YOU GO UP A FEW NEEDLE SIZES! NOTE ON GAUGE: Gauge has been modified to between 2-1/2 and 2-3/4 sts to the inch. Many will need to adjust the needle size to get the accurate gauge. Work in stockinette to measure gauge.

Kit Includes:

1 200-yard skein of Rhapsody glitter Light
4 small skeins of Beaded Silk & Sequins Light (approx. 20 yards per skein = 80 yds total)
Knitting Pattern for Shawl for All Seasons
Decorative Box

Gauge: 2 stitches and 3 rows = 1 inch
Sizes available: 50" wide and 21" deep
US Size 9 needles
Happy Stitching!

Leibster Award! | The Weekly Stitch

Leibster Award! | The Weekly Stitch

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Jade Sapphire Moonlight in Paper and Vermont

Yum!  Jade Sapphire Moonlight in Paper is back in stock.  I also added in one more color, Vermont.  It is a lovely blue green in color.  Mink and cashmere anyone?

Happy Knitting!

Saturday, February 25, 2012


I added in Anzula Luxury Fibers yarn to the shop because there are several areas of the world where wearing wool is impractical.  I found these lovely skeins at the TNNA show and had to share them with you.  All the Breeze yarns are hand dyed and come in a lovely array of colors.

Weight: Lace / 2 ply 

Yardage: 755 yards (690 meters)
Unit weight: 115 grams (4.06 ounces)

Fibers: 65% Silk/35% Linen

Hand wash and lay flat to dry.


Friday, February 24, 2012

Eucalan Wash Back In Stock

One of my favorite products is back in stock.  The small bottles of Eucalan wash.  Why do I love this?  Because I can soak my hand knits for 20 minutes, squeeze out the water, with out rinsing, and lay flat to dry!  The small size is perfect for travel.  I wish I had it with me when we went on vacation!  There is also a pump top now in stock for the larger size, how convenient!

Happy Washing!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

March 15th Blog Contest!

Since the last contest went so well, to win a skein of any Schaeffer yarn that was in stock, I decided to offer that as a prize again.  But what is the contest?  What do you need to do to win? Tell me what you would do with your prize!

The winner will be chosen by the random online number generator on March 15, 2012. Please be sure to leave me your contact information so I can let you know if you have won.  You can also email me the information.

Good Luck!