Friday, April 18, 2014

Eweniversity Class Spotlight - Plarn-o-Rama!

Hi everyone! Welcome to day 3 of my Eweniversity Class Spotlight series. Each day is a new post highlighting a class in our Eweniversity that isn't sold out yet, and I give examples of how you can use what you learn in that class in your knitting and crocheting life! For previous posts, click here or here.

Today I am going to be talking about PLARN! You may be wondering "what the heck is plarn?" Good question! Plarn stands for plastic yarn, or yarn made out of recycled plastic.


2-3pm Plarn-o-Rama: Knitting with Recycled Plastic with Brecia. Skill Level: Lamb
"Discover the tricks to working with "Plarn" ( plastic yarn) and recycle your plastic bags into fun carry-alls for the beach or  shopping. Learn how to cut a plastic bag into continuous knitting material and then save the planet one bag at a time!"

With all the hype these days with using recycled and reusable grocery bags, wouldn't it be fun to make some of your own? Put all those plastic bags you have under your sink to good use, and keep them out of landfills! Here are some projects you can make with your Plarn!

Crocheted Grocery Bag Purse by Michelle Molis:


Plarn Pot Cover

I hope this helped you think outside of the box (or bag!) and see all those plastic bags you have around in a new light! If you are interested in taking this class, please give us a call and register soon!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Eweniversity Class Spotlight - Color Blocks

Hi everyone! Welcome to the second day of our Eweniversity Class Spotlight series! In the next few days I am going to be highlighting some of the classes in our Eweniversity that have not yet sold out and showing you some examples of how you can use them in your knitting life. If you missed yesterday's post, go ahead and click here.

Today we are going to play with some color!

10am-11am Color Blocks

"Intarsia is a knitting technique used to create patterns with multiple colours. As with the woodworking technique of the same name, fields of different colours and materials appear to be inlaid in one another, but are in fact all separate pieces, fit together like a jigsaw puzzle."

If you have always wanted to add some color to your knitting, here's a chance to learn this great and fun technique! Intarsia can be used to knit "pictures"  or shapes into your knitting, incorporating more than one color. Here's some examples!

Emmanuelle Pullover by Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark:

Knitted Panda Hat by Qiwen Heng:

The Weasley Sweater by Alison Hansel:

I hope this helped inspire you to try some Intarsia if you have never used it before, and if you want to register for this class, give us a call and let us know!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Eweniversity Class Spotlight - Easy Circular Cast On

Hi everyone! Our Eweniversity is just around the corner, and some classes are selling out! If you haven't already had a look at what Eweniversity has to offer, click here to find all the info about it!

In the next few days I'm going to be highlighting some classes that have not yet sold out and giving you examples of how you can use what you use in them in your knitting life! Today we are going to be talking about knitting top-down!

9am-10am Easy Circular Cast On


"Here's an easy, neat circular cast-on for top down hats, center-out shawls, or blankets. Starting circular knitting in a small circumference can be tricky but this cast on will help you sort it all out."


Lots of cool hats start from the top by casting on just a few stitches, and often times those first couple of rounds can be a hassle when you are working on double-pointed needles, but Terry's method of starting from the top takes the hassle out of it and makes it easy! Here's a couple of cute hat patterns that you can use this Easy Circular Cast-on with:

Foliage by Emilee Mooney:

Rose Red by Ysolda Teague:

 Thorpe by Kristin Kapur:

Check back in tomorrow when I'll be talking about another great class!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Anacapa Fine Yarns Eweniversity 2014!

If you follow us on Facebook (which you should!) or if you are registered for our Newsletter (which you should be!) then you have probably already heard about how we opened up registration yesterday for this year's Eweniversity!

The Anacapa Fine Yarns Eweniversity is an all day event on Saturday, April 26th. Eweniversity is like our version of a Knitting and Crocheting University (EWE-niversity... get it?) Anyway... We will be offering 34 different hour long classes all day long, and will be teaching fun techniques in Knitting and Crochet, as well as mini project classes, and lots more!

This is our 3rd year doing this event, and each year it gets bigger and better! If you want to see pictures from last year's Eweniversity, Click Here.

Here is our Schedule for this year:


You can find descriptions, prices, and more info on our website. Click Here.

We hope you decide to join us this year, we will have lots of fun! Be sure to pick your classes and register soon, we are filling up fast!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Free Pattern!

Hi everyone! Remember a while back when I posted about the Knitted Wit Gumballs? Well I knit up a fun little baby hat with a few colors and wrote up a quick free pattern for you all!
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Click the link above to download the free pattern!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

New Springtime Yarns!

Hi everyone! If you've been in the shop lately you've probably seen all the new springtime yarns pouring in, the UPS guy just keeps bringing us more boxes! I wanted to highlight some of them for you here today.

Katia Lino - 100% Linen, 164 yards per 50 grams

Noro Taiyo Sport - 60% Cotton, 15% Silk, 15% Wool, 10% Polyamide, 350 yards per 100 grams

Juniper Moon Farm Zooey - 60% Cotton, 40% Linen, 284 yards per 100 grams

Classic Elite Yarns Bella Lino - 58% Linen, 26% Viscose, 16% Cotton, 164 yards per 50 grams

Juniper Moon Farm Sabine - 30% Royal Llama, 30% Merino Wool, 40% Cotton, 218 yards per 100 grams.

Swing by and check them out next time you are in the area, you won't be disappointed!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Gumballs!

Hi everyone! Today I want to share about these cute little bundles of fun; Gumballs!
Gumballs are 45 yards of superwash merino fingering weight yarn from Knitted Wit, perfect for all kinds of fun projects! They cost $4 a mini-skein. Here are some ideas I found while perusing Ravelry.

Check out this adorable baby sweater! This was knit by Oliosis on Ravelry using 8 different colors of Gumballs! The pattern is called the Sock Yarn Sweater - Child's Version.

Gumballs are made for these Teeny Tiny Mochimochi! I might need to take a few home and whip up some adorable minis... We have this book available in the shop right now!

The Beekeeper's Quilt! Gumballs would be perfect for it!

I think that any of Heidi Bears designs would be great with some fun Gumballs! Make a Hippo, a Horse, a Giraffe, a Turtle, maybe a Rhino, or a Dinosaur...

These cute crocheted pincushions would be awesome with some bright neon colors! The pattern is called Naalepuder and it's free!

Swing by and pick out some fun colors today before they are all gone!