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Friday, May 28, 2010

2 At A Time...Toe with Mellisa Morgan-Oakes


JUST 2 ( maybe 3) SEATS LEFT

Toe Up 2-at-a-Time Socks - 6 hours
Taught by Melissa herself right here in Yorktown, VA.!

What could be better than socks knitted 2-at-a-Time?
Why 2-at-a-Time socks knitted from the
toes to the top, of course! Now there’s no “second sock syndrome”, and you can build your socks
from the toes up – no yarn shortage surprises, you can make a cuff shorter if need be! Under the
tuition of the creator of this novel knitting method, students will create their own miniature
sample socks using the technique outlines in the book
Toe Up 2-at-a-Time Socks.

Class Date June 19, 2010

Held at : Coordinated Colors Yarn Shoppe
4909 George Washington Memorial Hwy.
Yorktown, VA 23692


Thursday, May 27, 2010

Sedalia Fiber Festival

I was a vendlor at the Sedalia Fiber Festival. What follows are random thoughts:

Wonderful fibers, great colors, but what happened to worsted weight yarn? Patterns still call for them.

Great support for raffle items. Lots of chances to win great yarn, a spinning wheel, etc.

Traffic was less than desireable. With the yarn available, more should attend. Understandably, the venue is out of the way, but perhaps the VA community could help support this great event.

Charity Knitting at the Beach

Feeling rather smug, but thankful for my vacation at the Outer Banks, NC. Decided to charity knit this week in thankfulness for my good fortune. You know, knit on the beach....So far, 12 preemie caps & one chemo cap for a neighbor with ovarian cancer. I indulged at the LYS for patterns & yarn for a caplet & shrug (a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do!). I love supporting the LYS. Hope this blog inspires VA interchange of ideas.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

WWKIP - NoVa Edition

For those Northways - World Wide Knit in Public Day - Event NOT knitting exclusive!

12 * June * 2010

Join us as we knit with hundreds of other knitters around the world on the same day! Come share your enthusiasm, projects, food and laughter as we all come together and knit in public!

Where: Kitty Pozer Garden, 3999 University Dr., Fairfax VA 22030

When: June 12th 10am to 2pm

Bring: Chair, Picnic blanket, Hat, Sunscreen, Snacks to Share & Your Project!

A special thanks to our local area yarn shops for their support by donating goodie bags to be raffled:

Fibre Space (Alexandria, VA)
Uniquities Yarn Shop (Vienna, VA)
Old Town Needlecrafts (Manassas, VA)
Natures Yarns (Fairfax, VA)
With Yarn In Front (Centreville, VA)

Spread the word and help us all spread the love for our crafts!

Event hosted by: Angelica Sauceda creator and organizer of Knit Together Fairfax http://www.meetup.com/Knittogetherfairfax/

Monday, May 24, 2010

WWKIP - invitation from the Chesterfield Knit Night Group - Aloha!

Hi. The Chesterfield Knit Night group is hosting a WWKIP on June 12. Feel free to post the following info to your group if you’d like to join us!
United States, Virginia, Richmond
Hosted by: Chesterfield Knit Night
Location: Maymont Park
Time: 11:00 AM - Dusk
Date: June 12, 2010
How to get there:
Maymont Park is located at 1436 Hampton St, Richmond, VA. Directions can be found at www.maymont.org
Please bring:
Water, a bagged lunch or snacks, a chair or blanket, extra yarn/needles for people who would like to learn to knit! Feel free to bring children and make a day of it at the park. There will be no “official” meet-up spot - so wherever you feel inspired to knit/crochet/talk (and they have many gorgeous settings), enjoy!
If it rains, the event will be canceled
This KIP is not knitting exclusive
Be aware:  There are no bathrooms nearby.

Thursday, May 13, 2010


A reminder for those of you that may be unaware...June 6 is the third annual Rustic Tarts & Old Farts Hoot 'n Holler in Martinsburg, WV. If you'd like to attend, please email me at Diana (at) TLCPhotography (dot) com. I'll send you an invite to our group on Yahoo, where you may learn all the details!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

What's this?

I started working on this project Friday evening. I worked Saturday and Sunday too. Any idea what it's for? I'll give one hint: Sedalia Spring Fiber Fest. I needed it because I am going to Sedalia for Saturday's festival.

The photo above was taken Saturday.This photo is the almost finished project.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Like I needed another reason to knit...!

I got sucked into the Harry Potter Knit & Crochet House Cup on Ravelry... have any of the rest of you joined that particular bit of insanity?

Earrings and pretty things for Mother's Day

Look for my tent on Saturday, May 8 at the Strawberry Street Festival in the Fan, on Hanover Avenue. I will be in spot #38, TG Designs, LLC. This will be a great time to pick up gifts for Mothers Day.

The Sarah Collections - these square bright transparent studs were originally created for my best friend Sarah.

The earrings featured on the right side are called Fire in Ice. Once you put them on they throw out firey colors which are different with everything you wear. There are pendants to match. These are also a favorite of brides.

Yes, we make clips too!
We take Master Card and Visa.