Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Compendium: live inspired
So many things to be happily grateful for right now:
Love of family, near and far
Wellness and healing
Bountiful land, that provides our food
Shelter, however humble
Weather, so beautiful
Friendship, much needed...
Pure candles, to warm and light...
Warm drink, to share
Knitting knitting knitting, for our hands.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
The interchangeable addi knitting system
The addi Click system provides 10 different sizes of addi Turbo© tips (3.5mm, 3.75mm, 4.0mm, 4.5mm, 5.0mm, 5.5mm, 6.0mm, 8.0mm, 9.0mm, and 10.0mm), three different lengths of our new, extremely pliable blue cord (24”, 32” and 40”), and one connector piece which helps to either store stitches or combine your cords. The Click tips require no tools to change; simply insert the cord deep into the tip, twist and release. The tips will remain secure until you change them, thanks to the Click’s revolutionary locking mechanism!
From the Skacel knittting website:
From the Skacel knittting website:
Addi needles are the best-selling needles in the world! They were created by knitters, for knitters, and boast a vast array of sizes, lengths, and designs. Skacel is proud to be the sole North American distributor of the Addi line!
A fun video from Skacel. Please wait a few moments for video to load completely.
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Planning holiday knitting for the ones closest to us, can bring as much joy as the knitting. There are times when we rush our knitting, to finish an item for a gift. Imagine however, how lovely it would feel to really enjoy and savor our holiday knitting. With each stitch we knit, we may pour in all of our best intentions and our love for that special person.
Is this a possibility when it is already November? Yes! Is less really more? Yes! Less, really is more. Let's have a simple, stress free holiday season. Instead of planning something huge, let us enjoy our time by making something small and most importantly, meaningful.
Saturday, October 31, 2009
The season of hospitality is upon us, and with this come all the joys of "welcoming in", "giving", and "gathering". Much of this gathering happens around our tables, so why not let it bring as much joy as possible? Setting our tables beautifully to welcome in our friends and family, is a way to give a part of ourselves to the people whom we love the most.
We welcome you in to The Net Loft; so as to select, take home, and give to your table just a bit more of that beauty already gathered around you.
Monday, September 14, 2009
Just a quick note to let you know about some fall classes coming up.
Scrapbook Saturday with Sue Shellhorn
Saturday September 19 1-4 pm
Bring your own scrapbook supplies for an afternoon of demonstrations, specials, and samples, or make a small all inclusive kit under the supervision of Sue Shellhorn. Great fall class and a great intro to scrapbooking and small projects using all those wonderful embellishments, with a simple style. No experience necessary and cost is simply the cost of materials. Instruction provided compliments of The Net Loft.
Knitting 101 - Terri Stavig's great comprehensive knitting course. Dates to be announced. We are gathering names of those that are interested and a date will be set beginning in October.
Elsinore Scarf Beginning Crochet Workshop with Amy O'Neill Houck.
Wednesday Evening, September 23, 7-10pm. Complete a lovely crochet scarf in just one night while learning simple crochet using a beautiful handyed bulky wool yarn.
Class kit $20 includes yarn, pattern, hook and Net Loft vinyl zip bag.
Thursday Morning Needlework Stitch and Teatime
For those of you who cannot get out in the evening, gather round the table and polish up on your needlework skills. Great time to finish up unfinished projects. Focus is on needlework and cross stitch but all types of handwork welcome.
Bring along something to show and share, finished needlework projects are always inspiring for everyone to see. Group meets 9:30-11:30 am Thursday mornings.
Monday night knits continue through the fall... 7-9 pm.
Wednesday noon knits with Amy noon -2 pm
Have a great fall.
Great time to get started on Christmas stitching, stockings, ornaments, and homemade presents for gift giving. Let us know if there is anything we can do to help you make your ideas become a reality.
The mushroom festival was great, as well as fall natural dyeing, when I find my camera I will update with photos.
Friday, August 28, 2009
Ah! The joy of it.
I can't think of anything I love better than to see people upstairs in our Net Loft classroom, spinning and weaving and knitting and scrapbooking and simply being together making things. It is truly what I love and what we love to do here. It has been very wonderful these last few weeks watching all that has been going on, especially since it took so long this summer to kick things into gear. It's enough to put a smile on your face.
And the excitement continues...
The mushroom festival has begun and we had a film night featuring the film "Mushrooms for Color" by Miriam Rice.here to get it started. Dorothy Beebee is here to teach a class in mushroom papermaking and creating mycostix (drawing sticks made from mushroom pigment). We will be having dye pots out back of The Net Loft all next week if you are interested in trying out mushroom dyeing for yourself. If you are interested in the Mushroom Festival you can check the links below. Karen Casselman will be here next weekend to teach a class on lichen dyeing over Labor Day weekend. It should be fantastic.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
So many new and wonderful things here at The Net Loft. Sorry for the lack of posts, but it has been a strange summer with the commercial fishing industry just getting going as summer draws to a close.
It is exciting though, with autumn just around the bend, as we have lots of wonderful ideas and products available for fall projects. We have many new very special and delicious hand dyed yarns specially dyed for us by Fleece Artist/Hand Maiden, Three Irish Girls, and Zen Yarn Garden with names such as "Hawkin's Island" (pictured at left), "Sheridan Glacier", and even a beautiful purple and green collection called "Eyak River Iris", with others such as Child's glacier, Orca Inlet, and Boswell Bay Strawberry. Most of these new yarns work for a variety of one skein luxury projects. New also are a collection of small custom kits for quick projects we have put together for easy grab and go knitting.
In the gift department, there are many new gift ideas, including a great selection of 3 free "Butter" Nail Polish and bodycare products, new jewelry, and bright and beautiful tabletop items for end summer tablesetting and household decorating. There is so much it is hard to list it all, so you will just have to come in to see for yourself. There are still some fun classes happening, so come check out our end of August schedule while you are here.
Hope you had a great summer! Looking forward to seeing you soon.
PS. Lavender Wash Cloth errata/correction: where it says repeat rows 2-5, change the numbers from 2-5 to be 1-4. Sorry about that.