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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.

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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.

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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.

 

“Arachne’s Web” Top May 26, 2017

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A new interesting design to be worn over a tank or camisole top. Done on a Brother Bulky knitting machine using thick and thin yarn. I saw the woven portion on Pinterest and thought I could do that on a machine. I knit the front and back yesterday (attempt #1) and hated it. So, overnight, I slept on it and woke up energized to try it again to correct all my mistakes. I unraveled what I knit yesterday and re-knit and now I like it. If I get some good feedback on it, maybe I will write the pattern and put it up on my Etsy site. What do you think?

Yarn Sales< Next 7 Sundays May 20, 2017

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I will have my outside yarn sale tomorrow and for the next 7 Sundays.  You can bring yourself and as many friends as you want.  I am putting out a lot of skein yarns and I have spun up some really beautiful Designer Cakes in brilliant colors – reds, teals, aqua blues.  Maybe I should call them Designer Cake Mixes because I do spin up 3-6 different yarns to make them.  I did a sample shawl with two cakes so you can see how the yarn makes up.  Such a bargain at $5 per Cake.

I have added to the cone yarn bins and of course the skeins.  I will have FABRIC also. Plus, if you only need a little, I have stuffed a lot of balls together for $1 project bags.

My Shawl Gone Wild kits are a sensation – luscious, high-end yarns to create your own for only $25, plus I give you a free pattern that you can use many times more.

Times tomorrow: 9am-3pm

Follow the signs to the corner of Isis and 122nd St. in Hawthorne CA.  Enter through the back gate next to the garage.

Wear a hat, sun screen, a cool drink and bring BAGS!  I take cash, check or any debit/credit card.

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2017 LA County Fair Entry #2 May 18, 2017

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The Tribal Collar!  I got inspired from the 2017 International Wearable Expressions exhibit at the Palos Verdes Art Center to do this Tribal Collar.  I created my own yarn and used my own pattern for the Loop-D-Loop necklace, modifying it wider so I could run a piece of upholstery cording through the middle.  Once I complete this as a base, then I started adding the decorative elements:  a black roving type Merino Wool with hand-tied, real red/black feathers from U-Knitted Nations called “Plume”; coordinating pink, black and red beads, spaced apart with matching and hand cut wool felt circles; and fringes from Euro Yarns called “Bird Of Paradise” which was black, pink and red feather-like tufts on a base of black netting.  It took me quite awhile to do the perfect yarn selections, but here it is and I absolutely love it!

tribal collar

2017 LA County Fair Entry #1 May 17, 2017

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I have finished my LA Co Fair entries for this year’s competition.  I will be photographing and putting them here for you to see.  Here is the first one, The Golden Dreamcatcher.

dreamcatcher

I used my “Dreamcatcher” pattern, which is a free form style of knitting motifs and adding each different one as you go along.

I used five different yarns, some combined, some solo, to get the effect I wanted.  They were: 1) a gold ribbon with gray/brown edge yarn, “Luna” from Silk City Yarns, mixed with a metallic gold boucle with slubs of gray and rust for the inner circle; 2) the gold “Luna” with a skinny gold metallic for the Sunray section; 3) a brown wrapped in gold with “nuggets” from Universal Yarns called “Elite” for the rick-rack trim; and 4) a brown/gold composite yarn from Lucci called “Paris” along with the skinny gold metallic yarn for the bottom trim.

It probably looks like it should be in a Viking movie as it has the look of being a piece of armor, but I assure you it is only a top to be worn over a black turtleneck and pants.

This is one of my patterns for sale on my Etsy shop, so if you want to try it, you can get it there.