Saturday, October 28, 2006
Thursday, October 26, 2006
SASI and the LIKE.....
We have a CELEB at SASI!!!
Our Anne Lenzini is found in this awesome new book that was just published!
WAY to GO ANNE!!!!!
This book just happens to be in at SASI - they are going fast!
We all have those lonely skeins.... this book if full of fabulous ideas.... LIKE ANNE's!
Keep watching for a book signing!
Monday, October 23, 2006
How horrible. A Knitting Nightmare! Having to FROG your beautiful work. (That was such a great color). I weep with you in sympathy. My hands were twitching tonight at work - probably in response to your frogging. Big Cyber Hugs to you!
In contrast to your knitting nightmare - I had one of my own today. You must go here to find out the whole story. Suffice to say I was knitting along and my ipod suddenly stopped ipoding..... It was quite disturbing to say the least. In a fit of panic I dropped my knitting (you know the mohair wrap I am working on, with those obnoxius needles) and out came my needles. The attempts to replace the (obnoxious) needles became very upseting. I am not sure if it was the stress and worry over my ipod's health or the slickness of the mohair on the addi (obnoxious) needles. I began to frog....
You CAN NOT FROG MOHAIR. ATTENTION ALL NEW KNITTERS AND KNITTERS WHO HAVE NOT TRIED TO FROG MOHAIR.... Don't try it.
The attempt to frog mohair will only turn you into a knitter found on the floor in a puddle of tears. The Mohair knots, frays and breaks leaving you with not one nice pile of frogged yarn but several scrawny fragments of mohair yarn.
I share in your pain......
Knit on sister!
I carefully buried the tails.
I plotted my trip to the fabric store to get a deep burgundy satin ribbon to lace it up.
I felt very good about how nicely the ribs looked. Very straight and neat.
And then, I tried to fit it around my bodacious self. No go. ARGH! The bind off was too tight even though I thought I made it impossibly loose. The rest of it just barely stretched around me if pulled to the maximum.
So, tonight I'll be ripping out, considering my errors, and starting over!
Friday, October 20, 2006
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
(what will we do if we get a token male? I am all for it!!!! We need a man in our circle to balance out the estrogen.....)
We have a FLICKR account AND an YAHOO account!
We are email@example.com
For the flickr account go here.
Come on SASI knitters - upload some pictures of your FINISHED Projects AND WIPS!!!!!
IF you are a SASI sister you should be getting an email invite with password information in it for both the YAHOO email acct and FLICKR acct!
Monday, October 16, 2006
Again - Donna AND Belinda's knitted wonders were on display.
This fine diva was showing off her knitted creations. We are DYING to have her show up at Knit Nite. The rumor is, from her mouth, the wrap took a week and was her own pattern. The scarf - her own pattern. She looked beautiful in BOTH!!!!!!
The nicest thing about SASI is the fact that it's so warm and friendly in there. Everyone is greeted with a warm welcome - and the SASI girls are hugged. How do you become a SASI girl? Just stop on by SASI and find out!
Donna (the store owner and a SASI diva herself) had many of her family there and was glowing as the proud mama of this wonderful place!!!!!
Talk about kid friendly......
These lil girls were busy making "wish lists" to have on file at SASI so that Santa (or who ever) might stop by and see what they would like!
They both had lists two pages long......... oiy!
You missed this year's celebration if you did not stop by - but the good news is - we are just getting started. Stop by for knit nite, stop by for a lesson or two, stop by and buy some yarn or let your kids get involved into crafts - WHATEVER - become a SASI woman too!!!!
Everyone who was anyone was there!!!!!
Anne and her fabulous hand knit bag FROM HER OWN DESIGN!!!! You go Anne! This woman is a WEALTH of knowledge about knitting AND has some awesome knitting kits to boot.
Belinda - with her beautifully knitted garmet from Scif (am I spelling that right Belinda?) Belinda's parents were from out of town and delightful to talk to! It's nice to get a wif of Southern once in awhile.....
There is Donna D Smoozing it up.... She had many items on display like.....
I just love Donna D's work!!!!
And some more of her fine handy work hanging on display. I am loving that scarf and hat (apparently from Weekend Knitter in our library of books!!!!).
And some more of Donna's fabulous stuff.... check out that bag with the circles.... uh hmmmmmm Ms Tanya made off with that one. Her lovely hubby bought her!!!!
SASI knit nite knitters were there in style conversing, sipping wine and have a grand ole time!
Ms Tanya posing.... another knit niter!
What is everyone looking at?
THIS is what they are looking at - wonder Layla Korn crochet'd jewels. I think we all had our eye on a few pieces. LOVE the bracelets.....
A silent auction full of many items to benefit Children's Memorial Integrative Therapy department.
I love the basket that Donna put together and her wonderful Noni Bag with bobbles!!!!! There were some really cool art work pieces on the table as well.
All in all everyone had a blast. It was great to celebrate the YEAR anniversary!
More pictures to be posted soon!
Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Monday, October 09, 2006
Minnow knits too
A second Treasury of knitting patterns
Last Minute Knitted Gifts
Stitch and bitch Nation
Knit one, Felt too
Knitting for Baby
Knitting for your home
Pipsqueaks - Rowan
Best of Rowan
Rowan - Next Big Thing
Rowan - Calmer Collection
Rowan - Linen Print Collection
Knitting in America
Just a couple of girls,
a bit of wine,
and you never know!
Tonia and Donna d. really know how to enjoy knit night ;)
See what Tonia can do with one hand on her knitting, and one on her wine ------>
Check out what's on our needles!
I knit it up in no time at all!
And it only took one skein!! Doesn't it look dashing!?!
And Check out Belinda's sweater - (although she didn't make it we still all covet it!!)
The chic head band by our Delightful Donna...
Only needs a bit of finishing - shhh! That's not a needle.. it's a ... it's a newfangled accent piece!
Knitting for Baby; Falick and Nicholas
candi blankies; candi jensen
and for the holidays, thanks to my mother-in-law:
Annie's favorite special occasion crochet projects; Annie's Attic
(These are just what I could remember off the top of my head. I'll look at the bookshelf and fill in the details!)
- Mason-Dixon Knitting
- One Skein
- Rowan -- Big Just Got Bigger
- Hip to Knit
- Wrap Style
- Exquisite Little Knits
- The Knit Stitch
- Vogue Stitchionary Volume 1
- Vogue Knitting -- Summer 2006
We are a wild bunch of women who LOVE to knit and LOVE to get together to knit.
You have Delightful Donna and Beautiful Belinda both knitting Queens without patterns. Donna is currently working on felted clogs, a shawl and several beautiful felted bags.
Belinda shared her shawl technique last Thursday night that motivated another SASI knitter - Bonnie - to make one over the weekend. How much do they sell for in the botiques Belinda?
Then there is Klever Katarina who can teach just about anyone to crochet or knit. Seriously!!! She is full of energy and projects galore!!!
Right now many SASI women are working on baby projects because many a friend is having a baby. We are definitely avoiding the water and sticking to the le vin!
This week can only bring more intriguing and motivating WIP's as well as the SASI Knitter's Swap!
Meet the Sisters of Sister-Art Studio!
Location: Sister-Arts Studio, Inc.
721 W. Wrightwood Ave.
Celebration, Trunk Show & Silent Auction: Friday, October 13th 6-10 pm
Trunk Show & Coffee: Saturday, October 14th 12-5 pm
Sunday, October 08, 2006
The newly created blog of
It's a group effort!