Friday, March 31, 2006

funky knits fruit cover

funky knits fruit cover2, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

and my very fave from Funky Knits .... fruit covers for apples and bananas! no more bruises, Yay!

look inside for more stuff on their website

funky knits dog coat

funky knits dog coat, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

rover needs a new coat? i love the houndstooth dog-sweater from Funky Knits.

One skein baguettes

One skein baguettes, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

vintage style little bags from "One Skein" by Leigh Radford.

Fast projects, more satisfaction. check out the free patterns on their website too!

thanks to yvette for helping me adjust the blog settings so your computer isn't overwhelmed by the images! it doesn't take much to know that i don't really know a ton about computers, so if you ever have any suggestions, please feel free to drop me a line!

one skein rug

one skein rug, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

one of my faveorites form "One Skein" by Leigh Radford. This books should keep your fingers busy this summer.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

interweave crochet 2006

interweave crocher 2006, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

look inside the issue, see larger photos, matierlas & even find some freebies!

readymade april 2006

readymade april 2006, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

mission falls 1824 cotton

mission falls colour 2, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

MISSION FALLS 1824 COTTON has arrived with a whole bunch or great patterns to go with it for Adults & Kids! Click on the picture to see some more of our fave patterns or check out their books HERE.

Mission Falls Cotton is:
  • 18sts & 22 rows, 5mm needles, 77m
  • machine washable
  • great for kids & adults
  • soft & easy to knit with
  • Made in Canada!
  • interchangeable with Mission Falls Wool (you can make the same patterns for summer or winter!)

Mission Falls 1824 Cotton: $5.20
Mission Falls Books: $15
Mission Falls Buttons: $1.50 ea

In Stock: Fiona Ellis Cable Knits

cable knits, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

hip to bead

hip to bead, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

check out the free sample projects! beading is a great summer craft to integrate with knitting or on it's own and this book shows you how easy & affordable it can be.

hand felted jewelery and beads

hand felted jewelery and beads, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

see website for free sample patterns!

In Stock: Vogue Knitting Stitionary v1

stitchinary 1, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

In Stock: Yarn Girls guide to Beyond the Basics

yarn girls, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

In Stock: Hip Knit Hats

hip knit hats, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

In Stock: Modular Knits

modular knits, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

In Stock: Toys to Knit

toys to knit, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

In Stock: Knitting for Dogs

knitting for dogs, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

In Stock: Just Scarves

just scarves, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

In Stock: Just Hats

just hats, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

In Stock: Hats Gloves Scarves Louisa Harding

hats gloves scarves, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

no purling stipes

no purling stipes, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

the Hemp for Knitting No Purling t in stripes

bits of lace tank

bits of lace tank, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

Hemp for Knitting - a yummy tank in gorgeous green!

ribbing distinction

ribbing distinction, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

Hemp for Knitting for all year

terrific tank

terrific tank, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

Hemp for Knitting for summer

lace diamond trellis

lace diamond trellis, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

Hemp for Knitting for beginners


basket, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

Hemp for knitting Cardigan

baby garter

baby garter, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

Hemp for babies ...

lacy little top

lacy little top, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

Something pretty in lace for all year round in hemp for knitting. click on the picture to see more patterns for Hemp!

Lovely Leaf Lace Skirt

Lovely Leaf Lace Skirt, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

a lovely skirt in hemp for knitting! check out all the patterns by clicking on the picture!

NEW In Stock: Hemp for Knitting!

shell border t, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

The hemp has arrived and so have the great patterns that go with it!

hemp is great stuff:
hemp is vegan
hemp is an ecologically gentle crop
hemp is easy to wash & take care of
hemp gets softer every time you wash it hemp doesn't sweat in humid weather
hemp for knitting comes in a range of great colours!
hemp for knitting has lots of great patterns!


gilmore_vest_4x6, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

New FREE patterns from Fable Handknits Baby Alpaca ... the yarns is so soft and the style is so classic you'll want to be buried in it.

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Crafternoon Tea

Hey Hayley
Hope you're doing well.
Just wondering, if you could remind anyone you who's planning to apply to Crafternoon Tea that the deadline is next week: Tuesday March 21st!
Here's the info (below), in case you've deleted you copy...
Bye for now,
N-R :]
Calling all emerging T.O. craftistas...
crafternoon tea wants you!
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
What: Crafternoon Tea is an indie craft-fashion market, how-to hive and charity tea-room all in one. Organized by local writer/designer Nathalie-Roze Fischer, the event will showcase approximately 30 local craftista-designer/makers, plus a traditional ENglish tea service (tea, scones, sweets & sandwiches, etc.), a DIY demo zone, a fabric & craft supply swap and a stellar charity raffle.
The very first Crafternoon Tea (Nov. 19, 2005) was crammed with local talent and lots of busy-fun. Over 400 keen shoppers attended, sales were brisk and the targeted charities received more than $1800 and multiple product donations.
Next CT: Saturday May 27th, 2006 (10:30am - 6pm)
Where: Bellefair United Church, 2002 Queen St. East (E. of Woodbine in the Beaches...across from Kew Gardens)
N-R is looking for: handcrafted and unsual items with a quirky-cool aesthetic - accessories, clothing, housewares, jewellery, paper goods, superb homemade edibles and beauty products, DIY kits, soft toys and all kinds of fresh crafty goodness.
Note: Merch should be accessibly priced - at least, half of your stock should be under $50...ideally, nothing over $125.
COST: Booths are $75 for a small/3x4ft, $110 for a large/3x8ft - chairs and tables are provided
Large 3x8ft tables for commercial businesses & schools are $125
NOTE: Discount for Returning Vendors/CT Alumni: Small spot $60, Large spot $90
Sweet Charity : Once again, funds raised via the tea-room, door admission and raffle will benefit two local non-profits. Last time the targeted charities were the Red Door Women's Shelter and ArtHeart - this show's recipient's are not yet confirmed.
Note: Each vendor is expected to donate a raffle prize valued at $20 or more.
DIY Demos: If you're interested in volunteering to demonstrate your craft or want to lead an informal 1-hour workshop during CT (a fun way to promote you & your biz), please indicate this with your application.
Note: Vendors who volunteer in the DIY Zone will receive free booth-sitting, inclusion in promotional materials, a cool thank-u gift and a $20 rebate on their booth fees.
Promotion: As per last show, CT will be thoroughly publicized via various media outlets (local dailies, community papers, radio, on-line resources, etc.) as well as through a poster & flyer campaign, show zine and some paid advertising.
CT Vendors will be provided with e-vites and paper flyers to distribute to their own contacts.
Please apply by sending N-R a single e-mail ( ) that includes ALL of the following:
1. CONTACT INFO - Your name, the name of your business & your contact details (e-mail/website/tel. number, plus your complete snailmail address with main cross streets indicated - this is for promo mail-outs/flyer drop-offs)
2. YOUR PROFILE - Provide 1-2 paragraphs describing your wares/what you make, the process and materials used, price range, where you currently sell (shops, on-line, other shows), specific items you hope to vend at Crafternoon Tea - eg. your spring line
Note: this info will be used in the show programme/zine, if you're accepted.
3. PHOTOS: 2-4 crisp, clear digital pix of your most current work (what you will sell at CT)...please avoid sending huge files & make sure they're sharp/in-focus!
Do not direct N-R to websites or links as a substitute for actual image files - send individual jpegs, ideally shots of your merch on a white background.
4. BOOTH PREFERENCE - Identify which size booth you'd prefer (small or large)
5. DEMO? Indicate whether or not you'd like to do a craft demo or lead a workshop at the event (consider the perks!)
NOTE: Images & bio-blurbs/product descriptions will be used for promotional purposes (CT website, media kits, in the show zine, etc.) starting in April - very important!
Deadline: Tuesday March 21, 2006
NOTE: There's already a lot of interest in the next Crafternoon Tea, so please send in your *completed* application by the deadline (March 21, 2006). Last time over 100 applications came in for 30 spots, so don't procrastinate.
Late or incomplete applications won't be considered. Seriously.
The CT vendors list will be e-mailed to all applicants by April 7th, 2006.
If you're not interested in participating yourself, but know of someone who might want a spot at Crafternoon Tea - please pass this message onto them.
And, please come out to the event for a day of inspired crafts & nibbles!
More info, vendors list & pix re: the last show at:

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

SALE - Dale Ara 30% off

Dale Ara Green, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

SALE: 30% off Dale Ara (50g/50m, 7mm needles), now, $6 for 50m

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Manos on Sale 30% off!

111, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

Select colours of Manos Del Uruguay Wool are 30% off !

Mixed Colours $12 (reg.$17)
* 106
* 111
* 102

Solid Colours $10.50 (
reg. $15)
* F
* 42
* I

Manos on Sale 30% off!

106, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

Colour 106

Manos on Sale 30% off!

I, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

Colour I

Manos on Sale 30% off!

42, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

colour 42

Opal yarns - Baby Sock Contest

We are knitting the longest laundry line of baby socks in the world!!

Beginning: January 20, 2006 at 12 noon
Ending: May 27, 2006 at 12 noon

On May 27th., this project will accompany the first International Opal Sock Knitters’ Meeting in Hechingen. Germany.

Anyone can participate, regardless of whether he or she takes part in the meeting in Hechingen.

On 27. May 2006 at 12 noon, the baby socks will be hung on a clothesline in Hechingen, counted, and the length of the clothesline with the socks will be measured. Will our laundry line of baby socks be in the “Guinness Book of World Records?”

The main purpose of this program is not to set a world record, but to provide socks for a good cause!

After the program is over, the socks will be donated by Tutto GmbH to charity organizations. Shelters for abused women and their children, (many of which do not receive government funding), are a cause that Wolfgang Zwerger especially supports, and they will be the main recipients of the socks.

Baby socks are a great way to use up those scraps of sock yarn, and keep some child’s feet warm as well. Please knit along with us and help out!

And that's where we come in folks!!
Thus, our contest was born!!

Beginning February 1, 2006
Ending: April 30, 2006

We would like to invite all of you to participate in our Longest Line of Baby Socks Contest being held in conjunction with this project.

Contest Rules. . .

Knit baby socks in any brand of wool, in any size. However, please be sure to use good-quality wool.

DON’T use all-acrylic yarns. The babies’ feet will thank you!

Please knit and enter Baby socks Only.

Enter as many pairs of socks as you like.

Be sure to tag each pair to include your name and your email address. In case you win, we will need to know how to contact you.

Entries from outside the U.S. will be accepted.

Mail your socks to us at:

PT Yarns

P.O. Box 2784

Brookings, OR 97415

Attn. baby Socks

Contest DEADLINE. . .

All entries MUST reach us by April 3oth., 2006

All entries will be sent to Germany May 1, 2006.

Any socks received after that will not be included in the contest. SORRY - NO ACCEPTIONS.

Contest WINNERS. . .
We will select three (3) Winners.
The three people to send in the most pairs of socks will be our winners. In case of a tie, a drawing will be held to select the top 3 winners.


1st Place Winner will receive 15 skeins of Opal

2nd Place Winner will receive 10 skeins of Opal

3rd Place Winner will receive 5 skeins of Opal
Besides the yarn, prizes will also include some very special surprise items.

For a peek at some of the contest socks we've received, CLICK HERE

Friday, March 10, 2006

Free Patterns Updated - Spring & Summer

The Spring & Summer Free Pattern Page has been updated! Take a browse & start thinking about spring knitting!

Hairpin Lace Skirt Stitch Diva

Hairpin Lace Skirt Stitch Diva, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

In Stock - stitch diva patterns for Spring & Summer (the yarn has arrived too!)

Celebrity Shawl

Celebrity Shawl, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

In Stock - stitch diva patterns for Spring & Summer

Cardi Wrap

CardiWrap, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

In Stock - stitch diva patterns for Spring & Summer

Handy Hobos

HandyHobos, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

In Stock - stitch diva patterns for Spring & Summer (we're making the left model in PINK!)

Hairpin Hats

HairpinHats, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

In Stock - stitch diva patterns for Spring & Summer

Fitted Shrug

175FittedShrug, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

In Stock - stitch diva patterns for Spring & Summer


nouveauponchoTALL, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

In Stock - stitch diva patterns for Spring & Summer

Thursday, March 09, 2006


geranium, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

start thinking about summer .. needful has come out with a pretty new linen blend yarn ... GERANIUM. it's soft, knits fast on a 7mm needle and the price is nice. this top should knit up in a weekend and double for lingere :-)

kersti sock

kersti sock
Originally uploaded by myhighfiber.
Koigu Kersti Socks ... on Melanie's Needles

opal parrott sock

opal parrott, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

lana grossa sock multi!

lana grossa sock, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

lana grossa cotton sock red

lana grossa cotton sock red, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

lana grossa sock blue

lana grossa sock blue, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

lana grossa sock red

lana grossa sock red, originally uploaded by knitomatic.

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