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Giveaway Knitting and Crochet Themed Cards

This week KathesKollection shop on Etsy is giving away a set of 3 of her whimsical fun cards to one lucky winner. il_570xN.490872757_42h3[1] As the summer winds down, everyone is getting ready for school and the Fall, knitters and crocheters are pulling out those projects they left behind for gardening, bike riding, swimming and other outside activities. As the nights get cooler and the sun goes down earlier, it’s time to curl up with your knitting or crocheting in the evening.  Maybe you are getting a jump on holiday gifts or making a sweater for yourself. To get you in the mood Kathe is giving away any 3 cards of your choice. She has several that have a knitting or crochet theme. All you have to do is visit her Etsy shop at KathesKollection.etsy.com, choose your favorite card and come back to my blog and tell me what it is and why you like it. Kathe’s shop is fun to browse and the whimsical drawings will make you smile. Contest winner will receive 3 cards of their choice  packaged, with their envelopes – in a clear, resealable bag.IMG_0038

Contest ends at midnight DST on August 25th and one winner will
be randomly drawn on August 26th using “And The Winner Is” plugin for WordPress.

Kathe2 Enter today for a chance to win: visit KathesKollection.etsy.com, choose your favorite card and come back to this blog on mountainstreetarts.com and tell me about it. You must leave your email address to be eligible.

 

 

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Our Unique Compact Yarn Swifts are back!

Great new!. We will begin listing our yarn swifts tonight in our Etsy store. These yarn swifts are as much fun to put together as they are to use. I wanted a small yarn swift that I could take anywhere. I looked all over for the perfect yarn swift. I  kept talking to my husband about what I wanted and I kept saying “Why can’t anyone come up with a portable yarn swift?”. I wanted to be able to take it apart and put it in my knitting bag  and take it on trips with me.  My husband, who happens to be a woodworker must have been sick of me complaining because lacewoodunassembefore I knew it he had come up with his first prototype. After a few more tries he designed the perfect compact yarn swift. His unique design consists of 7 pieces plus 4 pins, the longest is just 17″ and  fits in my knitting bag.  il_570xN_226746038

Although I love taking it apart and putting it together, it’s pretty enough to
display as a piece of artwork.  The one he made for me is lace wood,
which is an exotic wood.  Most of our yarn swifts are made from reclaimed
wood which makes them even better.

 

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Each yarn swift is hand stamped with Mountain Street Arts signature swirl on the knob.mahoganyclose We have a limited supply of them and they sell out quickly. So if you are thinking about treating yourself to one or doing some early Christmas shopping, don’t delay! Visit our shop at mountainstreetarts.etsy.com

 

 

 

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Knit a vacation scarf

Every year when we go on vacation, I find a yarn store and  buy yarn that is handspun or hand dyed by a local fiber artist to make a scarf that becomes a treasured memory from each trip.  This year we went on a quick getaway to Cape Cod. I found a nice yarn store on Martha’s Vineyard called the Heath Hen Yarn and quilt store. The owner Jan, was super nice and had a great selection of yarn and fabric and although she didn’t have any yarn from local artists I ended up purchasing a yarn by Berroco whose colorways are named after Cape Cod towns.Cape Cod Scarf

I had seen a shawl that was knit with a stitch called Indian Cross Stitch so I decided to modify the pattern and make a scarf.  The stitch is done by wrapping the yarn 3 times and then knit the next stitch and repeat across the row. On the next row you drop them all, 8 stitches at a time. You place all 8 dropped stitches on the right hand needle and you slip the first four stitches over the second for stitches and put them back on the left hand needle and then knit them, repeat across the rest of the row. It’s a fun stitch to do and creates a unique pattern.  I labeled it with one of our personalized knitting labels and I include the place and date. When I wear these scarves in the winter I daydream about the summer vacations we have taken.

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Knitting and Crochet themed cards

I found the perfect Knitting and Crochet themed note cards on Etsy in a shop called KathesKollection (katheskollection.etsy.com). She has a large assortment of themed cards and prints. Whether you knit, crochet, dance or are a cat or dog lover, you are sure to find a note card to suit your needs. Every time I visit her site she has added more cards and prints. As a knitter I couldn’t resist the card that features a girl sitting in a comfy chair knitting with her dog by her side (hey, he looks just like my dog Bailey!).IMG_0038 That’s because it is. Kathe is a friend of mine and she designed this card after me. Every night at my house that’s a very familiar scene. After working 2 jobs, I finally sit down around 9 pm with Bailey by my side and I knit to unwind from the hectic day. I bought 2 sets of cards, one with and one without the words “Thank you” on the front. I love sending notes on them and anyone who knows me realizes it’s a part of me on the card.  When I received the 2 sets of cards they came beautifully packaged with a yarn bow, another nice touch. I also ordered a print to hang in my studio.  Kathe is a talented artist and she is very accommodating. Her store is fun and will make you smile looking at all her whimsical drawings. They make great gifts as well. Here is more of what you will find when you visit her shop.

Visit her shop today. KathesKollection.etsy.com.

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yarn print