It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
The Advent Scarf, 2013.
Here at Lila and Claudine's we celebrate Advent in a most meaningful way: we knit a small part of our Advent Scarf each day of Advent. We chose 20 very easy patterns that you can knit each day of Advent.
We Begin on December 1, offering 20 patterns over 20 days. Included with your pattern will be a daily devotion for you to ponder upon while you knit, or not, your choice.
This year you will have your choice of two different colors of hand dyed yarn.
Advent 2013 "Dawn" and Advent 2013 "Eve"
Dyed by Heart of Dixi Yarns, we expect to have both colors available for purchase at the shop on the 15th of November.
What's Kirsten knitting now?
She knits so fast we barely see her fingers move. Her mind moves even faster as she plans her next project. And never think she is only knitting just one project at a time. We would almost be afraid to know how many she actually has in progress.
Come in and see what she has been working on lately.
Lila's favorite! She has attempted to wear this one out of the shop and home several times. The colors are beautiful and the sweaters pattern is a classic. Marks striped scarf looks as though it was made to be worn with the sweater.
This is a close up of her hand dyed and hand spun wool shawl. Kirsten dyed the roving on the front lawn on a very hot summer day. She then spun the yarn with the spinning group that meets here every other Wednesday There is no better way to learn a new skill like spinning, then with a group of people who are passionate about their craft. If you have an interest in spinning please give us a call. We would love to have you join us.
Baby sweater knit with Heart of Dixi "Smurf"
It's the time of year when we need to think about GIFTS.
Lila likes to think one for you ten for me so Lila and Claudine's is starting to overflow with gifts. Lila loves anything that has a bit of bling and she has noticed that all of the younger girls have been wearing some rather fetching necklaces lately soooooo.....
A little bit of this,
A little bit of that
And everybodies happy.
Charity knitting at Lila and Claudine's.
Help our friend Merrie Davidson fill up her "Hat Tree".
As long as we have known Merrie she has made hats for the homeless,
which she hangs on a tree outside her building in downtown Minneapolis.
The hats go out at night and they are gone by morning.
She has gotten the occasional thank you note written on a piece of cardboard,
but Merrie knows that every person who receives one of her hats is truly grateful.
We here at Lila and Claudines's are truly grateful for her and her giving as well.
This year she has asked for out help in knitting hats. Big or small.
The need is out there and we want to help.
If you would like to help bring your own yarn that you would be willing to
use or we have yarn that has been donated.
Let's help Merrie help others and make it a warmer winter for those in need.
It'll warm your hearts in the process.
Keep checking the calander for knit alongs, spinning groups, felting groups
and all of our regular groups.
New yarn is arriving almost daily as well as gifts bags and baskets.
Watch our calendar for other added classes and groups.
I AM A KNITTER!
I am kind and considerate. I am a good listener and I do care.
I try to be good and honest.
If I make a mistake, whether intended or unintended, I admit it readily.
I am an artist.
I AM HIP & I AM WITH IT!!!!!!
I am not your GRANDMA... I am your GRANDMA...
Just because I knit doesn’t mean I don’t know how to operate power tools
or throw a football!
I carry yarn to keep calm, because with my knitting I can be anywhere and do anything.
I accept my mistakes with courage but I knit THEREFORE I RIP!
I know many things
but I am always willing to learn new things.
For learning is courage...
Learning is creative...Learning is power...
Words like entrelac, kitchener and intarsia are part of my vocabulary!!!
I am not fearful. It’s only sticks & string.
KNITTING IS PEACE, KNITTING IS LOVE,
KNITTING IS MY ADDICTION & FIBER IS MY DRUG!
MY STASH IS HUGE!!!!
And I get my fix... my inspiration... and the help I need
LILA & CLAUDINE’S
Copyright Lila and Claudine's 2011