I came across the Yarn Haven website today and it states, on the right hand side bar, that the military is no longer accepting these types of knitted helmet liners. You may or may not have already known this, but this is just a heads up, in case you were wondering. Here is another link to support my findings. The U.S. Military is now issuing its own helmet liners. Thank you to all for your support in helping our troops!
Get the Look:
View the latest women's fashion in dresses, footwear, accessories and ellos nightwear at Ellos UK online. Visit Ellos.co.uk and receive free delivery as well as the option to buy now and pay later on purchases.
Verena Knitting is hosting a new knit along for the Autumnal 2011 season. Here is more information taken from my Verena Knitting e-newsletter:
"Knit this pullover while sharing your successes, your troubles and your photos with other great Verena knitters! Forum discussions will let us all chat with each other and ask for and offer help when necessary. Knit-alongs are always fun and a great way to get in touch with other knitters. And, you'll have a gorgeous Fair Isle yoke pullover when you're done!"
Have fun with these free patterns and good luck on your KAL!
***Update: It seems as if they are no longer selling the Claudia Shiffer label. Please contact the website's support team, or search for the label on the internet.
Giuseppe Zanotti Platform Pump in Cheetah
You may remember when I featured It Girl Knits by Phoenix Bess. Bess's how to guide contains pretty designs for girls between the ages of thirteen and eighteen, but can be worked up and modified for any age. There are a few more books that I would like to bring to your attention today, to add to your craft library: Twinkie Chan's Crochet Goodies for Fashion Foodies, 20 Yummy Treats to Wear and Cowlgirls: The Neck's Big Thing to Knit by Cathy Carron.
Projects that can be knit up in a day or two are always a favorite. These are different, eye catching, as well as so soft to the touch.
Outre hat that can be worn many ways. You have to buy the Berroco Booklet #300 and two hanks of Berroco Borealis yarn. Check out this great review of the Borealis yarn by Barbara Rottman.
Savannah Shingle by Rowan is a crocheted top (vest) with nostalgic flair. Buy the project at YarnMarket.
I found this yarn to be fascinating because the ply looks like it is braided. That in itself will add visual interest to anything you knit. They call this style, "chainette".
The "chainette" yarns are very attractive to me right now. Here are some that are coming soon to the Berroco website.
These little crocheted shorts are so cute but I can't believe the price! From the reviews on the website where they are sold, it seems that the sizing runs large.
|Isn't this colorway yummy?|
Lila Hudson cable knit cape scarf - $101
|I like the sweet pink yarn that makes up this sweater.|
Spring and Clifton Suspender pink knit with garter clips in front and back - $106
|This is a versatile piece, and will impress the grandmas in your life,|
due to its handmade construction.
Finders Keep openwork crochet cardigan - $115
I've been attracted to Rodarte for a long time, and always seem to be engulfed while watching videos or looking at the images of their work.
Wood grain, Spring 2011, for a fabric print shocked, but intrigued me to want to see more.
The cornfields print is such an eerie, dream like idea, and the way it is used in this collection amazes me. I would love to own the grey gown in the Fall 2011 collection. It is so beautiful.
Of course, we cannot forget the knitwear ;) Rodarte really brings women back to the main elements of design in fashion, simply by the expression of the art, and strangely brings us back to our roots.
Vogue Knitting Knitopedia, The Ultimate A to Z for Knitters, released this month, retails for $34.95. This is the book for those that want a quick reference to every knitting term, technique, tool, designer, and fiber or tradition. The pictures are big and beautiful, and include maps, photographs, technical drawings, schematics, and tables for every curious need. This book is best left at home, however, due to its size and hard cover.
On a more entertaining note, there are essays written by top names in the knitting world, peeking out at you throughout the book, ready for your eyes to devour. If you want to try your hand at design, there is some basic information on how to do that, and how to substitute yarns. The flow of finding what you need is so easy with extensive cross referencing on practically every page. In my opinion, Vogue Knitting Kniopedia would make a great gift for the beginning knitter, and for those that want to learn a lot about knitting in a short amount of time.
Create a look to win $250 to use at American Eagle Outfitters!!
Get your own Mini Editor from Polyvore
One winning set will be selected from all of the Mini Editor submissions and that reader will win a $250 American Eagle gift card. The contest runs from now until March 5, 2011. Read the official rules, here.