Archive | July, 2013

Lil Dorothy is almost ready!

30 Jul
A brief phase in Lil Dorothy's transformation.

A brief phase in Lil Dorothy’s transformation.

All will be revealed next week! Ladies and gentlemen, my goodness this has been an exciting week. The big reveal is almost upon us! I hope you are as excited as I am to see Lil Dorothy after her makeover.

Noro Taiyo Sock –perfect for summer knitting

22 Jul
Noro Taiyo Sock yarn

Noro Taiyo Sock yarn

I’ve always loved Noro yarn for its long colour changes, and this pattern takes advantage of this nicely. It takes only one ball of Taiyo Sock yarn that is divided equally into three balls so that each section starts at a different place in the colour sequence.

If you’ve never done intarsia before, the most important thing is to start the next section by lifting the new section’s yarn underneath the previous section’s yarn, thereby twisting them together. This prevents holes between the sections.

The Taiyo sock is a nice light cottony yarn to work with. Perfect for summer knitting! Both the yarn and the beautiful pattern book Knit Noro Accessories are available on-board Lil Dorothy.

Adorable NEW needle felting kits!

16 Jul
Fancy Tiger Needlefelting Kits

Fancy Tiger Needlefelting Kits

Everything you need to complete this darling needlefelted turnip is in the box! Other designs include a whale, a fox, and even an anatomical heart! Nine designs in all.  An easy project that makes a perfect gift. From fancytigercrafts.com and available on-board #LilDorothy.

Fun in the truck

12 Jul

InspirationHad fun inside Lil Dorothy, putting together my inspirational bulletin board and organizing things a bit. It’s true! Lil Dorothy will be at the @WIMusicFestival Aug.10!

NEW Product Sneak Peek

5 Jul

Owl needle gaugeI just received my order from Succaplokki, a Finnish company that makes knitting tools out of recycled plastic. This little guy is but one of the unique needle gauges you’ll find on-board Lil Dorothy. Each one is different!

Purlin' J's

"One of the coolest 'yarn stores' I've ever seen" --Vogue Knitting magazine, Holiday 2013

Sue Schlabach

Artist, photographer and upcycler living in Vermont. Viewer of the world through eyes and lens.

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