Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Bags and Baskets

Mr. Canada Post brought in a fun box from Atenti this morning. These bags and baskets are made in the US and the workmanship is excellent!
The Atenti Amalfi Caddy - A geometric design printed on a heavy duck. This stand-alone, carry around organizer is perfect to store and keep handy all your tools and notions. It’s fully lined and has four outside and four inside pockets with an ample center well and anultra suede handle. 
This basket is 13"x7"x7". Perfect for carrying around your project. The price of the Caddy is $99.99.

I love the Hope Baskets. You can fold over the top to sit beside your chair or you can use it as a bag to carry around your knitting. The price of the Hope Basket is $115.99.
The Atenti Tea Rose Hope Basket- A roomy stand-alone project bag. Top rolls down for easy access. Wide opening and two handles. Fully lined in water our light tan water repellent taffeta. Inside are three pockets. 12" tall x 8" wide x 8" deep

Gloria brought in her Kinda Magic Sock today to show Lynn.

Tension is very important for the pattern to work. Gloria's is working great.

What makes these little kittens so special is that the pattern is all contained in just one magic ball of yarn, which rolls out to the perfect leopard print socks - the perfect way to step into 2018! 
Why it is for experienced sock knitters only: 
• Tension is super important in this pattern. - A small difference in tension could throw off the design! • No one person knits exactly the same way, so for the KINDA MAGIC SOCK YARN knitters might need a few chances to get the tension spot on. - So experiment until you’ve got it. • Once the knitter has figured out the correct tension, she can show off her socks knitting know-how by concentrating on becoming the ultimate knitting master.
  • • As a knitter new to socks knitting, you might want to get used to socks knitting techniques with one of our REGIA effects, where tension is not so important to receive the desired design. 
How to knit the KINDA MAGIC SOCKS:  
• This design only works with a cast on of 60 stitches. • The 80g ball is for socks in sizes 36 to 41. • This sock is worked from the cuff down, working as a tube, then one will add the heel in at the end. • The heel and toe are worked in the same way, making things a little easier. • To help the knitter further, the beginning of the yarn is marked with EASY START on the ball band. • And to help getting the correct tension, a small stripe section in stocking stitch is added. It is important that the stripe should be exactly 1 round of knitting, if it is longer than 1 round, the knitter should go up a needle size. If it is shorter than 1 round, you should go down a needle size. • Once in the main section, the knitter will see the leopard print spots appear as she works. If the leopard print design is leaning to the left, she is knitting too tightly, if they are leaning to the right she is knitting too loosely.
Alex finished her scarf - the Beginners Brioche Scarf (pattern purchased on Ravelry)
It turned out great. She used Freia Bulky in Cloud and tosh ASAP in Scout.

Starting Point is finished (thanks Alex for blocking it). I used Hedgehog Skinny Singles.

I wasn't sure as I was making it but now that it's finished I really like it.

Now it's time to knit. I cast on Squared last night and hope to get a few rows knit tonight.

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