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Not too long ago I received news that one of my favorite cousins, Freddie, was just diagnosed with a cancerous tumor on his tongue. This came on the eve of me almost completing my chemo treatment….and it threw me for a loop. I quickly decided that I wanted to knit him a tower cap (Fiber Trends Pattern #AC-20). I asked the color….he chose “fiery orange” to wear when he is on the mountain trails of Colorado and Wyoming….not too far from his Colorado home.

I made a quick trip to Avenue Yarns and with their help found the perfect yarn….Malabrigo Rios in “glazed carrot”. This yarn was a joy to knit….will have to knit another one for me! I added glow-yarn……yarn that glows when light hits it…..perfect for this mountain man.

 

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Avenue Yarns recently added this wonderful yarn – Caracol from Malabrigo – to their store offerings. Bonnie has knit at least six cowls…..and has set the stage for others to follow suit. This is a fast project….word has it that it’s a 2-3 hour knit! How fun and beautiful. Oh….what color should I knit??

 

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Years ago….and I do mean years (I was 10) I learned to shuttle knit. Somewhere over the years of knitting I heard that it was the Scottish Shuttle but don’t recall where I read that. Today the Irish Cottage Knitting is exactly the way I knit. It’s the method I prefer because I can knit faster and I also think my stitches are more consistent than other methods that I might use.

If you are wanting to learn more about this, you just might want sign up for the class that I will be teaching at Avenue Yarns. You can see an earlier video of me knitting on the  Skein Lane website.

 

 

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IMG_0897Karen H has just completed this wonderful baby sweater and hat for a special baby person. Both the Yoked Cardigan pattern (available on Ravelry) and the yarn – 100% Extra Fine Merino Valley Superwash were purchased at Stitches West.

As it turns out this same cardi has been knit in Malabrigo Worsted by Karen K of our LYS – Avenue Yarns. Each cardi is wonderful and has its own uniqueness of yarn choice and buttons. The buttons on Karen H’s cardi were found at Stone Mountain & Daughter – a go to place for a lot of us searching that right button.

If you are looking for a quick and lovely baby sweater, this just might be the ticket. You can see a model of the sweater in person at Avenue Yarns.

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Such exciting news from “our” very own Karen King….

King, KarenAlong with a new owner (Karen King), k2tog will get a new name: Avenue Yarns. Planning on opening in early October, the Avenue Yarns team is now dreaming and scheming many, many ways to bring new creativity and excitement to our knitting community. So many ideas! In addition to new supplies of your current favorites such as Rowan, Cascade, Brown Sheep, Shibui, and The Fibre Company, there will be lots of new offerings. Sincere Sheep, Lorna’s Laces, Mrs. Crosby, Juniper Moon, Madelinetosh, Anzula, Appalachian Baby, Malabrigo, Imperial Yarns, Dream In Color, Bagsmith, and Blacker Yarns will all be there, and much more. Also Avenue Yarns will offer spinning and weaving supplies. Knit Togethers will continue and a new roster of fun classes will be created. Watch your email and the website k2togonline.com for changes, news and announcements!

I, for one of many, couldn’t be happier for Karen and our knitting community.

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