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Beat The Heat – Yarn Sale Sunday, 9-12 July 14, 2017

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Why is Mother Nature mad at us, putting on the HEAT for our summer weekends? I have the tent and cooling areas so husbands can look at their emails in the shade.  So come out to my sale on all types of yarn on Sunday, 16 July. I made a crate full of new shades of Designer Yarn Cakes for you with lots of yardage in each – these are made with several strands of skinny yarns to make up into worsted weight (see photo below). I am going to be open only from 9am to 12 as I have an event to go to in the afternoon.   Follow the signs to the corner of 122nd and Isis. As always, I have yarn for $3/lb, Designer Yarn Cakes for $5 each and special skein yarns (novelty boa, chenille, eyelash, sparkly) for $2/skein.  Fabric is still only $2/yd.

I took some of my Designer Cakes and a cone of yarn that everyone had overlooked for a couple of months and started on a coat design (see photo).  I got to it first, so there you go. I wish I could knit 24/7, but there is a thing called grocery shopping and eating that I need to do occasionally.

When: Sunday, July 16
Where: Del Aire, corner of Isis and 122nd

The Mermaid Tail Cardigan and Shawl – Pattern Ready Now and On Etsy July 9, 2017

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This one is done now.  So many options with it had me dreaming of knitting and waking up with easier ways to do this and that.  Now it is done and I am so happy!!  I made a couple for myself that I will be bringing to “Show and Tell” at the El Segundo Slipt Stitchers meeting and to my Machine Knitting Guild, the Cone Connection in Anaheim.

Ah, now to sit back and enjoy working on more knitting ideas…..

Hot Fun in the Summer Yarn Sale – 9 July July 8, 2017

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It might be HOT, but come to a great sale on all types of yarn on Sunday, 9 July. I have also some nice Designer Yarn Cakes for you with lots of yardage in each – these are made with several strands of skinny yarns to make up into worsted weight. I am going to be open 9-3, follow the signs to the corner of 122nd and Isis. As always, I have yarn for $3/lb, Designer Yarn Cakes for $5 each and special skein yarns (novelty boa, chenille, eyelash, sparkly) for $2/skein.  Fabric is still only $2/yd.

When: Sunday, July 9
Where: Del Aire, corner of Isis and 122nd

 

Mermaid Tail Cardigan and Shawl – New Pattern Coming Soon July 4, 2017

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I am getting these down on paper and working out all the details.  This is done on a Bulky machine because I am using worsted weight (#4) yarns.   Here is the Mermaid Tail Shawl done with JoAnn’s Buttercream Rainbow Boucle (1 Skein)

Mermaid Tale Shawl

 

For the cardigan, I have 4 sizes: Baby, Child, Adult Sm-Med and Adult Lg-XLg.  Also 2 versions: Long Sleeves or Ruffled Sleeves. I have played around enough on them , so I will go into the Post-Production phase and publish the pattern.  It should be available on Etsy in a week.

I am using readily available light worsted weight yarns from Red Heart,  Loops and Threads and Lion Brand which you can get at Michael’s or JoAnn’s or online.  The variegated yarns have an interesting effect.

Yarn Sales Continue, July 2, Del Aire, CA June 30, 2017

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I continue to downsize my storage space and am pulling out some beautiful items to add to my sale on Sunday. I have also made some nice Designer Yarn Cakes for you. I am going to be open 9-3, follow the signs to the corner of 122nd and Isis. As always, I have yarn for $3/lb, Designer Yarn Cakes for $5 each and special skein yarns (novelty boa, chenille, eyelash, sparkly) for $2/skein. Gorgeous new pillows in lots of designs will be only $10 for large and $5 for small embroidered ones. Several are sets, only $15 each.

When: Sunday, July 2
Where: Del Aire, corner of Isis and 122nd
What: Downsizing Storage Space

Arachne’s Web Finished and Now On Etsy June 16, 2017

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Yeah!  This is finally completed.  Every day I would wake up and get another new idea for different versions of it.  I had to call a halt to the creative process and drive onward the the publishing process which means, sizes, proofing, photos, page design, etc. etc. etc.

I must say the creative process is where I mostly hang out and my dear husband does the major part of photographing and page design – that is, all the “post-production” that has to occur to get things properly ready for publishing.

Here’s the link:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/lindascrafts

arachnes web pattern cover

Piecemaker’s Event, Saturday, 17 June June 16, 2017

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I will be at Piecemaker’s “Junk In The Trunk” sale with Pillows and Yarn.  Click link below.

Piecemakers, Jun17

I have NEW and unused Decorated Pillows which I made and have carefully stored. They are $10 for the 20″ Large ones, and only $5 for Medium, Small and Travel size. All kinds of prints: traditional, mid-century modern, parrots, sea shells, nostalgic chenilles. Some are sets: one Large 20″ + one Small 12″ going for only $15!! See pictures below. They all have a pillow form in the middle to stay in shape for years, not just stuffed with fiberfill that collapses. Great for your home decor, car, a special gift for someone. Many of the Small size have been embroidered with butterflies, some with Mary Englebreit’s “Princess Of Quite A Lot”, etc. Of course I am also stuffing my car with my beautiful yarns!! Regular yarn on cones goes for $3/lb, Designer Cakes for $5 and Special Skein yarns for $2.

Embroidered PillowsPillow SetEyelashMetallicDesCakes

Yarn Sale Tomorrow, Sunday, June 11th June 11, 2017

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I have spun up some amazing special Designer Cakes for you this week. I know the weatherpeople all say that “Drizzle” is in the forecast for tomorrow morning, but I will be outside with my fingers crossed and with tarps at the ready. A special item I have for tomorrow is a closeout on Decorated Pillows which I made and have carefully stored. They are going to go fast for 20″ Large, $10 and Medium, Small and Travel size for $5 each. All kinds of prints: traditional, mid-century modern, parrots, sea shells, nostalgic chenilles. Some are sets: one Large 20″ + one Small 12″ going for only $15!! See pictures below. They all have a pillow form in the middle to stay in shape for years, not just stuffed with fiberfill that collapses. Great for your home decor, car, a special gift for someone. Many of the Small size have been embroidered with butterflies, some with Mary Englebreit’s “Princess Of Quite A Lot”, etc. I am not kidding you – $5 for those??!!! Yikes…So weather permitting, they will be out for your choosing. Remember, regular yarn goes for $3/lb, Designer Cakes for $5 and Special Skein yarns for $2. Grab a shawl kit with Free Pattern – $25 and of course, Fabric is still $2 per yard. I am downsizing a very large and costly storage space, so my loss is your gain there.

Address: 5402 W. 122nd St. Del Aire
Time: 9am – 3pm
Follow signs from La Cienega, Aviation or El Segundo

Bring On The Yarn!! June 4th Sale June 3, 2017

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I brought 7 large bags of special skeins over from storage this week. Beautiful novelty yarns of eyelash, metallics, boas, flags and more will be available for your consideration – all the ones that you cannot find in the stores anymore. Also, I have spun up some nice Designer Cakes for you. As always, regular yarns are $3/lb, Designer Cakes are only $5 each and special skeins are only $2 each.

Del Aire, California – Follow the signs at La Cienega, Aviation or El Segundo
Time Open: 9am – 3pm
Cash, checks, any debit or credit card accepted.

DesCakes

Yarn Sale Tomorrow, Sunday, 28 May May 27, 2017

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Come by and see some new yarns that will inspire you to do some summer knitting.  I, myself, am working on a new design called “Arachne’s Web”.  See my prior post on that one.  I am happy with the first version (the Hot Pink one).  Now I want to explore what else I can do with the design for other versions.  I know that when my customers buy my patterns, they want more than one style they can knit from the one basic design, so I want to dive in and create more versions, such as a longer one, one with sleeves, etc.

OK, so back to tomorrow.  I will be bringing in more cones and lots more skeins, so if you need some novelty yarns or yarns to mix up, I should have plenty to see.  I have pulled out some mixers to spin up more Designer Skeins too.  You know you want them!

Hours: 9am-3pm

Prices: $3/lb for regular yarns, $2/skein for special skeins, $5/cake for Designer Mixes

In Hawthorne, CA< really our tract is called Del Aire

Follow signs when you get close to the cross-streets of El Segundo, Aviation or La Cienega.