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Stitches West 2015 is almost here….February 20-21 at Santa Clara Convention. Several of us in the Skein Lane community are fans of her designs and her yarns. The ornate designs are Maggi’s creations and the others are designs knit with some of  Maggi’s yarns. I will be working in her booth again this year….come see us in booth 513.

p.s. Maggi’s yarns are also available at Skein Lane Studio online store.


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Good morning!

Just in case you didn’t see last night’s announcement, Skein Lane Studio now has a “store” on Etsy. The first offerings are some knit kits from MaggiKnits. Check it out!

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What do these all in have common? Last Saturday morning was abuzz with projects and techniques.

Betsy just finished one her gauntlets…..a bright spring green that matches her zest for taking on life’s challenges. She has decided to move back to Kentucky….she will be greatly missed. The good news is that we have the pleasure of her company through the summer. Love that gauntlet Betsy!

Recently Katie finished a beautiful scarf….the ever popular multi-directional pattern. I believe her yarn choices came from Art Fibers. This past Saturday found her making major progress on her first sweater….Noro yarn and Noro pattern. It will be lovely.

The cardi/cape/poncho knit with Cascade’s Pastaza (now discontinued) that Nina has draping from her needles is another beautiful piece….that beauty came with some pain. She began this project at a time when her time was stretched thin with work and home care responsibilities….and she knit! She was nearing the end last month when when she discovered she had one panel too many on one of the fronts…….the solutions available were to rip it all out – an option that was not okay….so we opted for the practical solution – to isolate the stitches so there would be no more knitting on that end piece/section. Then what? Steek….that means sew and cut. Nina sewed along the section…I then crocheted next to the stitching…and I cut! It was a miracle solution…Nina will be modeling the finished garment soon. By the way, I actually love to cut as a solution for knitting problems. Hmmmm…..think I’ll tell the story soon (for those who have not heard to talk about it) about cutting an elephant out of a sweater.

One more story tell from this past Saturday…..Marsha arrived wearing her stunning purple MaggiKnits Linen Sweater. Marsha was inspired by a sweater in her closet….that became the pattern. I helped her design from that model. Now Marsha has knit this sweater almost twice…she got off in the setting up in her false seams…and uhoh the fronts were off. There was not steeking option here! She and Susanne ripped it out about 6 weeks ago….and I would Marsha had that cardigan reknit in a month. We call her the marathon knitter. Notice Marsha’s matching shoes….she has the best and most interesting color coordination. Her next project is another cardigan knit with Shaefer’s Cotton Laurel (love this yarn now Shaefer is closed/retired)….the yarn is wound and is already on her needles.

It’s been a fun knitting month!

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We had way too much fun at Thursday knitting…Debbie and I were over the top comparing our wraps…..the O’Doyle Wrap designed by Maggi Jackson of MaggiKnits.  We each put our knitting “stamp” on our designs. Debbie added decorative pieces under her buttons….she inadvertently changed the line up of her pieces before seaming…it works! I changed the collar to seed stitch rather than the loops. Debbie and I have more in process to share re: MaggiKnits designs. The end result is so fun…along the knitting path we always make change….because we are knitters and that is what we do!

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….hmmm, would that be 10 football fields, 1 running back with a 1,000 yards, or 10 running backs with 100 yards?

No, it would be 1,000 yards of MaggiKnits linen….knitted up in a stole or poncho…all set for spring! Join us in this spring (yes, spring – time to start now to be ready with spring wardrobe) promotion.

1,000 yds (8 skeins @ 125 yds). Regular Price (8 skeins) $63.60

1,000 Yards Spring Promotion Price (8 skeins) $50.00

Includes complimentary pattern stitch designs and suggested sizes for 1,000 yards

Promotion Code: 1000

Online Store

Good thru Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Mock Cable Stitch Design


Bathing Beauties Stole

Bathing Beauties Stole

Available colors

33 Red Orange

14 Turquoise

31 Green

10 Red

07 Cream

11 Dusty Pink

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It’s January…another sunny day…..and here I am finishing up posts  about a summer shawl…well, it could be worn throughout the year…and apparently here in the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Other than there being a few cold days…who would know that it is winter. One could have been basking in the sun these past few days and maybe I should have been but I was driven by knitting to its many paths.

Here are some of the renditions of the Summer Flies Shawl knitters in the Skein Lane Community. Many colors…many fibers…and some with beads. Thank you to Kimberly for seeing this pattern and enticing so many of us to knit it. I invite you to share your versions…I know some of you have several…send your photos and I will post here. You can also check out the many versions on Ravelry. Enjoy the slideshow!

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Time to post the photos of the cowl scarves  knit in MaggiKnits chunky yarn that I knit for my sister LaBerta and her young girls. The package arrived in Idaho….I got a phone call this afternoon….they weren’t quite sure how to wear….should have included the photos that you are about to see. The boys….young Carson and his dad Dustin got ear flap hats….I know we see them all soon “dressed” to the gills…or is that in wool!!

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