Thursday, August 19, 2010

preparing for Fall and Winter ( I know it sounds ludicris when it is over 90 degrees)

Today, I saw this post from LION BRAND notebook about extra large stitches in knits and crocheted items and I shall have to incorporate this idea in my fall accessories for my etsy shop! Last year I found my extra extra large knitting needles and made several scarves with chunky yarns, but this article suggested using multiple yarns together even when they are already chunky sized! Sounds like fun to me and the look is very graphic and not your everyday scarf. (of course, some of them are too massive for my liking, but toned down will be great!)
It has been challenging for me to be motivated to knit or crochet this summer since as many of you have also experienced, it has been near or at 100 degrees for over a month. This is the time I should be working on my inventory since I want to be ready for Fall and Christmas sales, AND I have signed up for the Botteltree Craft Bazaar at the beginning of December. Last year, most of my sales were at this venue and I nearly sold out of everything.
The last few days, it has only been in the low to mid 90s and I swear , it feels like a cold spell, so I got out some knitting needles and started weaving!
Click HERE to go to the LION BRAND site with patterns for the scarves in the pictures


  1. Hi, Darlene! I'm so happy that you're inspired by Zontee's blog post. We offer a lot of these over-the-top pieces as inspiration, so it's fantastic to hear your thoughts on the patterns. Happy crafting!

    With warm regards,
    Jess H.
    Lion Brand Yarn

  2. beautiful, but hot looking! in a few short weeks i will be wishing for those items!

  3. I know! I actually said: "It feels so good out here." I guess we will take anything less than 100 huh?

    I think you should drive your little self to the store tomorrow- stock up on some pretty yarn and totally make some of that big chunky stuff because it is SO fabulous! ...and really Fall will be here before we know it!

  4. I just had an idea! I was thinking how cute it would be to make some chunky pillow covers!!

    Speaking of that, what about the granny square stuff?

  5. yes, Angela, I dooo need to stock up on some chunky yarns and I definitely need to make some granny square pillows and throws and chunky ones at that!
    Thanks for the inspiration!
    Life is good: it sounds so comforting to hear "in a few short weeks". From your mouth to God's ears!
    thanks for your comment Jess, I love Lion Brand Yarn!