As we begin to see more of our knitting friends, and hear about all the projects they are working on for friends and family this holiday season, I’d like to remind them all not to forget a few Christmas wishes for themselves! We get many well meaning husbands, brothers and boyfriends, and they act as if they are about to have an unpleasant procedure done at the doctors’ when they come in this time of year, because they have no idea what to get all of you! They are glad when we say gift certificates are available, but they often wish they could get a little something to go with it. So this year, we are offering a solution. We invite you to come into the shop and look around. then write down all the goodies you would like or need, and we will keep it filed away for when your friends come in looking for that perfect something, and they can get exactly what you want. You can make your wish list at any time you are in the shop, but we’d like to kick off this Holiday season on Saturday, October 31, with a few refreshments for you to enjoy while you browse the shop!
This morning at the shop it was like early Christmas or my birthday, or I don’t know what! We received Knitted Wit Fingering in colors that are so gorgeous they took my breath away. They are generous hanks 4OZ/380YRDs in the Fingering, 4OZ/475YRDs in the Single Fingering. These will be great to mix in projects, or alone, and wonderful for any lace or stitch pattern you could think of!
We also have back in the shop Knit Picks Chart Keepers, which are a great thing for keeping your place in your pattern, with strong Magnate bars that hold your pattens, and underline the row you are on.
Now, for a question. Do your friends find you difficult to buy presents for? Do you get tired of gift certificates? We get many husbands and friends in this time of year, and they want to buy presents for their knitting obsessed family and friends, but they don’t know where to start. Well, we are beginning a gift wish list at Ranch Dog this year. The way this works is you come in, look around the shop, and make a list of the things you would love to receive for a gift. Then, let your nearest and dearest know, and if they come in, we will give them your list and they will find just what you want for the holidays! (We still sell gift certificates as well!)
Many thanks, and Happy Knitting!
I posted about the Kauni yarn from Denmark the other day. I just wanted to follow up with some project ideas. These self striping yarns are perfect for different types of colorwork.
Abby, our intrepid leader, is making this felted Fair Isle purse – can’t wait to see it finished!! It is the “Kauni Damask Understated Bag” designed by Karen Stelzer and it’s available for free on Ravelry.
I thought this asymmetrical shawl looked fun. It’s the “Dovetail Shawl” by Judy Marples. She used an easy slip stitch (or mosaic) pattern and two different self striping colors. It is also available on Ravelry for $6.00.
This is a fun new yarn! It’s Kauni Effektgarn, from Denmark. It’s 100% wool and perfect for felting. The self striping colors are gorgeous and the skeins are huge (572 – 748 yards)!!
This lovely cowl was knit with Sweet Georgia Superwash Worsted. It comes in two sizes, regular cowl and one big enough to be a hood or a cowl! Check out Sweet Georgia in our online store at ranchdogknitting.com!
This is Jeannee! It’s 51% cotton/49% nylon – perfect for baby items and dishcloths! Check these and all of our other fine yarns in our online store here at ranchdogknitting.com.