Sunday, July 29, 2007

GREAT day of teaching dyeing CLASS!

Hey everybody! I miss youguys alot! No knitting for since when? Iam really bad bad boy, no cookie for me!... And post for long time been busy taking a summer class and teaching. I have a great pic for you today's post...Since yarn shop is moving to the new loction(Great yarn shop where i teach) move to big large red burn! You can see the pic of the yarn shop HERE.

On Saturday, first time teaching a yarn-dyeing class in brand NEW location yarn shop(Pic HERE) It was so exicted! You can see my class on yarn shop website...Six knitter signed up for my dyeing class..its was really fun to teach the class and all the knitter really liked alot!
I just what to say thank you to my student for great dyeing class. Expressly, Jerry at "Twisted Knitster" for drove long way to taking my class! Also check out his web site for more pic of the class he took!

My student with there hand dye yarn! Here is the student of us with me in the middle and that's me 2nd to the right. It was wonderful group and great class!

Here is Jerry applying some dye on the first hank. The class was $40. and that included 2 hanks of sock yarn (880 yards) and all the materials!

And ladies in dyeing in action!

My Students works! They did great job on it!

My yarn dyeing class display and samples!

Yarn shop owner Annie and me!

If your in CA, Los Angeles area and interest with dyeing class or other knitting class Please visit "Hissy Knit" at

1660 North Avenue 55, Los Angles, CA 90042

Friday, July 20, 2007

Knitting Video Cast Episode #5 " Guy's Fall Knitting Fashion"

This Week's Show Note:

(Press Play Button! If video is not work, HERE)

In this Episode #5, I will be talking about the guy knitting... men's Fall Fashion and patterns also yarn choose!

Thank You:
-Thank You to "Beth" at "My Eclectic Mess" mentioning my knitting video cast on episode 10 from the last weeken podcast. Thank you so much! PLEASE go and listen her podcast! GREAT PODCAST!

-Finally, I got my Ravelry invtation! My screen name is "Char8knit!" Please add me your friend list! Also my video cast is listed on Raverly Fiber Cast! Check out and see!

This Week's Knitting News:

-Sock Club
First time never "Hill Country Yarn" having a Sock Yarn Club $60 for 6 month ($10 per month). WOW~ What a great deal! Also looks at does socks yarn! So is beautiful! Check out there socks yarn colorway here! The first shipment goes out September! Hurry up and sign up!

Talking about Guy's Fashion in coming Fall 2007:
-Sweater and cardgan(Lot of texture and Cable)
-Much bigger and wider neck line
-Longer length. Goes down by waist
-Layerng with t-shirts or button shirt
-Beanie(Knit Hat)
-Color: Red and black

Pic is from GQ magazine "Fall 2007" Fashion Show

Talking about Fall issue 2007 "KnitScene" Magazine:

"Highlands Zip" by Robin Shroyer

Notting Hill Vest by Kathy Zimmerman (Free Pattern)

"Hero Pullover" by Ann Budd

This weeks Book Review for guys fall pattern:

"Denim People" by Rowan
This book came out supporting pattern for Rowan "Denim" yarn

"Action" by Kim Hargeaves

"Pulse" by Carol Meldrum

"Bret" by Kim Hargreaves

"Action" by Kim Hargreaves

Left: "California" by Martin Storey
Right: "Colorado" by Martin Storey

"Denver" by Martin Storey

"Combat" by Carol Meldrum

Great Yarn for Men's Garment:

Yarn choose:
Great yarn for men's pattarns for fall!

-Peace Fleece (great colors and mix with mohair)
-Ella Rae "Classic"
-Malabrigo "Merino Worsted"
-NORO "Silk Garden" or "Kureyon"
-Knit Picks "Wool of the Andes"
-Elsebeth Lavold "Hempathy"
-Rowan Classic
-Debbie Bliss "Cashmerino Aran"
-Dalegarn "Baby Ull"
-Araucania "Atacama"

Music of the Week:

"I'd Rather Dance With You", "Sorry or Pleases" and "Live Long"
by King of Convenience
Album: riot on an Empty Street

From:UK based artist

Catalog: Dance, Pop, Alternative Folk

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Knitting Video CAST #4 COMING THIS WEEK!

PLEASE be patient!

Knitting VIDEO CAST Episode #4 is coming this weeken! In is week, I will be talking about all "GUY KNITTING"! Going to talking about guy knitted fashion coming 2007 and great yarns for mens also guy patterns!


Friday, July 06, 2007

NEW Knitting Books are Coming~

Finally, new knitting books are coming out almost round the corner! In this post, i will list all the new knitting coming out this fall!

Let's start with new interweave books:(Check out the title for Pre-Order at amazon)

"Bag Style"

Innovative to Traditional, 22 Inspirational Handbags, Totes, and Carry-alls to Knit and Crochet
by Pam Allen and Ann Budd

Will be in November 2007

"Folk Style"

Innovative Designs to Knit including Sweaters, Hats, Scarves, Gloves and More
by Mags Kandis

Will be in October 2007

"The Best of Interweave Knits"
Our Favorite Designs From the First 10 Years
by Ann Budd with a foreward by Pam Allen

Will be in October 2007

"Knitting Little Luxuries"
Beautiful Accessories to Knit
by Louisa Harding

Will be in November 2007

"Felt Forward"
Modern Designs in Knitted Felt
by Maggie Pace

Will be in November 2007

"Knit Kimono"
18 Designs with Simple Shapes
by Vicki Square
Will be in September 2007

Lime & Volet was talking about this book visit their podcast and listen!

"The Twisted Sisters Knit Sweaters"
A Knit-to-Fit Workshop
by Lynne Vogel

Will be on September 2007

Harmony Guide: Cables and Arans
250 Stitches to Knit
by Erika Knight

Harmony Guide: Knit and Purl
250 Stitches to Knit
by Erika Knight

Harmony Guide: Lace and Eyelets
250 Stitches to Knit
All three books by Erika Knight

Will be on October 2007

Of cause... I dont forget about you... Crocheter! Here is the NEW Crochet books in this fall!

"Positively Crochet" 50 Fashionable Projects and Inspirational Tips by Mary Jane Hall

Will be on august 29 2007

"Crochet Me"
Designs to Fuel the Crochet Revolution
by Kim Werker

Will be on October 2007

MEN Knitting Book!

"Son of Stitch 'n Bitch" 45 Projects to Knit and Crochet for Men
by Debbie Stoller

Will be on October 30, 2007

Finally, guy knitting SnB book here! I Can't wait to get this! Best of all, here are 45 edgy, hipster patterns that are guy-vetted and approved, many designed by male master-knitters or women with men as design partners. Here's the Night & Day double-sided Brooklyn Bridge scarf. The Biker Boy sweater with a patch on the shoulder to protect against messenger bag wear and tear. Lucky Socks—think rat pack at the casino. Skull Isle Cap & Mitts. The Ernie sweater. Hangover Helpers—stuffed plush "beermeister" and "whiskey bottle" pillows. The Retropolitan Cardigan, with a geek-chic take on Mr. Rogers. Plus Man Hands (fingerless gloves), a Hackie Sack Hoodie, Pinup Girl Illusion scarf (oh, behave!), and more.

SOCKS BOOKS! Lot of knitters are knitting a sock right now...I dont belive three NEW sock kntting book in this fall? WOW! Check out does books and let's knit a socks!

"Getting Started Knitting Socks"
by Ann Budd

Will be on September 2007

"Vogue Knitting" The Ultimate Sock Book: History, Technique and Design
by the editors at Vogue

Will be on September 2007

"Knitting Circles Around Socks" Knit Two at a Time on Circular Needles by Antje Gillingham

will be on August 27, 2007

I will talk about more new knitting books review on my Video Cast! Stay return and watch!