Monday, February 10, 2014

Arm Knitting

I have been hearing so much buzz about arm knitting that on the first day of the snow storm, with not one customer to be had, my dear friend and I got out the ol’ Ipad and logged on to YouTube!

arm knitting

After a little trouble with the cast on….I think we are on to something

looking like something 2

Definite Success!  I used two skeins of Cascade Yarns, Pacific Chunky and absolutely love the result.  It is  so soft, loosely woven and very comfy

red scarf

Day 2 of the snow storm….Arm knitting is a little addicting!  The wheels are turning thinking of all things I could cast on to my arm and call it knitting. I wondered how multiple strands and different textures would look.

Behold, leftover yarn from a Mountain Colors afghan kit!  Perfect!

yarn mess 2 

Completely different from the 1st one, but loved this result too!

afghan scarf

Things are getting deep around here

piling up

Day 3 of the snow storm….I must travel and share my new addiction! I convinced my youngest that he needed to ride along with his yarn CrAzEd mother and bundle up, we did.  We traveled over the hills and through the woods to the grandparents house.

through the woods

Lucky for my parents…..WE  MADE  IT!!! Winking smile

made it

I convinced my mother she would love it as well and we went on a hunt through her stash. JACKPOT! Yarn from 30+ years ago that was half knitted into a sweater, never to see the light of day again!

yarn mess 3

5 strands of worsted weight all in earth tones was sure to be the perfect infinity scarf.  Really mom, trust me Winking smile As I was helping her to get herself all tied up with yarn, I’m sure she had her doubts BUT this too, worked up beautifullyarm scarf 3

SO  MUCH  FUN!

Phewww, Talk about making a short story long.  I suppose when I’m house bound for days, I have a lot to talk about??  My point to this whole post is to share some info for this week.

Celebrate some good old Washington rain and get out of the house! Pick a date below and head to LaFavorites fo some fun, fun, fun!

ARM KNITTING WORKSHOP

2 Instruction dates to choose from: 

Thursday the 13th 5:30pm-7:30pm    Dinner provided

Saturday the 15th 10:00 – Noon   Lunch provided

$10.00 if using yarns purchased at LaFavorites (includes past purchases)

$25.00 if using yarns purchased elsewhere

Once everyone is all practiced up, we are going to have a fun event on Saturday after the morning class.

ARM  KNITTING  OLYMPICS!

Saturday @ 1:00 pm

There will be prizes for the gold, silver & bronze winners

You will need a partner for this competition.  Bring your own or choose from one of the many we are sure to have on hand at the shop.

I guarantee a fun time Smile

Since we are providing meals for class time we would ask that you call or email us to register (you may pay at the time of class)

amy@lafavorites.com

(360) 575-9305 

 

 

Friday, December 20, 2013

Holiday Hours

Monday, Dec 23rd 9:30-5:00

Tuesday, Dec 24th Closed

Christmas Day Closed

Tuesday, Dec 31st, 9:30-3:00

New Years Day  Closed

Unless otherwise indicated above, we will operate our regular business hours

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas

and a very Happy New Year!

 

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Beginning Knit Class

Do you know someone who keeps saying they have always wanted to learn to knit?  Well now is the time to send them our way!  If you refer someone to our beginning knit class on October 15th, you will receive a one time discount of 30% off your ENTIRE purchase, on the day of your choice!  They must mention your name when signing up.

Beginning Knit Class

Instructor: Connie Woodward-Haas

October 15th and 22nd (2 sessions)

5:30pm-7:00pm

Please call, email, or stop in the shop to pre-register

(360) 575-9305

amy@lafavorites.com

 

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Door Prize Winners!

Congratulations to the winners of the door prizes for

our Cascade Yarn Trunk Show…..

Kristin Hurse, Edie Lewis, Linda Aitchison, Beth McCartney, Emilia Ramey,

Christine Katon, Jo Peterson, Ruth Linquist, Lois Sturdivant, Patty Boldenow,

Bev Malone, Candi Engebo, Donna Mitchell

Come to the shop to claim your prize

And the Grand Prize of the Brioche Collar Cardigan Kit goes toooooo (insert drum roll here)

Lynn Fry!

Thank you to all who joined us for another fun and successful event for our Anniversary celebration.  I’m having so much fun in this business, I can hardly believe it’s been 9 years!

Amy

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Tomorrow is the Day!

9 YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

JOIN US FOR TWO DAYS OF FUN, FUN, FUN!

 

When:  October 4th & 5th (Fri & Sat)

Time:  Fri 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sat 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

CASCADE YARNS TRUNK SHOW

AND

YARN TASTING

We are excited to have Cascade Yarns doing a trunk show this year!  There will be all the old favorite yarns and many new ones at LaFavorites.  You will be able to feel, squish, knit on, drool over, see garments, view new books, meet the rep (11-3 on Friday) enter drawings, eat Karen’s fabulous cupcakes, sip on a latte, sample Rill’s Specialty Soups and much more.  We will have a huge selection of books and yarns to plan a project AND take home with you that day.

  Join us for our biggest event of the year!

(please note, To allow for travel and set up time, we will not be opening until 11 on Friday.  Be aware if you show up before then, you will probably get put to work Winking smile)

Amy

Saturday, September 28, 2013

9 Year Anniversary Celebration!

JOIN US FOR TWO DAYS OF FUN, FUN, FUN!

 

When:  October 4th & 5th (Fri & Sat)

Time:  Fri 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sat 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

CASCADE YARNS TRUNK SHOW

AND

YARN TASTING

We are excited to have Cascade Yarns doing a trunk show this year!  There will be all the old favorite yarns and many new ones at LaFavorites.  You will be able to feel, squish, knit on, drool over, see garments, view new books, meet the rep (11-3 on Friday) enter drawings, eat Karen’s fabulous cupcakes, sip on a latte, sample Rill’s Specialty Soups and much more.  We will have a huge selection of books and yarns to plan a project AND take home with you that day.

  Join us for our biggest event of the year!

(please note, To allow for travel and set up time, we will not be opening until 11 on Friday.  Be aware if you show up before then, you will probably get put to work Winking smile)

Amy

Monday, September 9, 2013

Baah Yarns

Many of you have been patiently waiting for new yarns during my overwhelming transition in moving the shop.  I am happy to say that fall is near and the yarns are, slowly but surely, coming our way!

One new line I found while in Columbus earlier this summer, is a beautiful hand dye from Baah Yarns.  It is an incredibly soft, 100% merino wool superwash in a fingering weight and it just arrived today!

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They had a sweater knitted up at the show that I have been working like crazy on to finish before the yarn arrived.  I am happy to say, it is complete.

Beginning stages

baah sweater 2

Almost done

baah sweater 1

Completed!

baah sweater 3

And a shot from the only (not so professional) photographer I could find

Thank you Ryan Winking smile

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You can find this pattern, along with thousands of other patterns using fingering weight yarns, on Ravelry.  It most definitely is not a weight of yarn strictly used for socks.  The name of the pattern is Raiun by Kirsten Johnstone and of course, you can find the yarn to knit it on at LaFavorites!

We will be having our 9 year anniversary and trunk show on October 4th.  This years trunk show will be with Cascade Yarns and I can tell you, they offer many give-aways throughout the day, so mark your calendars and plan on joining us for a very fun day.

Amy