Monday, May 9, 2011

(Sock) yarn

There aren't may knitters we know that can hide their excitement over new yarn. We all love the excitement of touching and imagining all the things we can create with this yarn.

When the Knitglobal sock yarn first arrived at Pollika we were thinking 'socks' only. Not anymore...many different projects have been created with the yarn: skirts, shawls and leg warmers are just to name a few.
'Collection One' by designer Jeanette Sloan has 10 great ideas in aimed at knitters with basic knitting skills. These beautiful designs are all illustrated with clear photography as well as written instructions. So, cast on and explore a variety of knitting techniques including cabling, lace, fairisle, short row shaping and beading.

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Lesley & Tina are proud to be the North American distributors for Yarnundyed, Knitglobal Yarn, Swiss designed high quality handmade shawl pins, De Witte Engel felt products and Dutch manufactured buttons. Our luxurious natural fibers and highest quality accessories are beautiful to work with and create artful treasured legacies. We share stories and pictures of projects we created and experiences we have with are so beloved products!

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Imagine a day at work where you surround yourself with unique Swiss designed shawl pins, gorgeous buttons created in Holland, oh so precious yarns from the UK, and fabulous high quality felt and felting accessories, plus wonderfully, eclectic, full of life and spirit fibre artists. Knitting, felting and crochet it happens all in Pollika’s world. Just so you know English is my second language, here and there my fast thinking brain cells get confused and infected with my first language: Dutch. So, most posts are going to be written in ‘Denglish’. The will be accompanied by Lesley’s photography talent, that likes me to believe they will be clear, inspiring and bring a smile to your face! We welcome your comments! Tina