7/18/13

Playing with cotton yarn; trying to beat heat wave

It is 89 F (32C) right now with 69% humidity. Just the idea of knitting with wool makes me hot, so I have been playing with cotton yarn instead.
I usually don't buy thick cotton yarn. However, about a month ago when I was cleaning my yarn closet, I found a sweater made out of "Cookies and Cream" yarn. The sweater was given to me "to do something with", so I took it apart and recycled yarn into

a) Set of coasters. I crocheted 4 smaller (glass size) coasters and one a little bigger (pitcher size). Love the result! The coasters are thick and flat. They are also cotton and very easily absorb any condensation off the cold glass.


b) Scrubbies. I use these circular things to wash dishes. Confession: I do not like sponges. No matter what I do they start to stink after 2 days and I can't get the stink out of them. Scrubbies are made out of cotton,  machine washable, I change them every couple days thus they don't have a chance to stink up. Additional plus - save money on sponges (!!) and recycle or use up leftover some yarn (!!!).


 Hope the heat wave will be over soon... Stay cool and Happy Knitting (even in this weather!).

Natalia

7/8/13

Happy July Sale!

Happy July!
I hope you are having a nice weather, because we here in New England are not having such luck!! It has being raining practically every other day since April. Last week we had such a downpour that the pavement on our street was washed out. The street is passable, but new sinkholes seemed to appear every day...

Anyway - enough complaining. Rain is very conducive to knitting, right? So, to encourage you to knit too as I have been doing for last months, I am having a 20% off sale on all my individual All Knitted Lace patterns.

Use the code THANKYOU20 when checking out through Ravelry.  (if the link does not work cut and paste this one into your browser http://www.ravelry.com/redeem/all-knitted-lace?code=THANKYOU20 ).



This promotion is open until July 31. Get those needle out and enjoy!
Happy Knitting!
Natalia