Monday, March 28, 2011

Long Term Projects...

Do you have any of those long term projects? The ones you start and then put down. Come back to it a year later, just to put it down again till a few more months and start to wish you had never started it at all!!
Before I got married I thought I would be a great home maker and start crocheting a blanket for my then future husband and myself to snuggle under while watching movies. I started by making squares using a double crochet. I accomplished maybe ten squares before I got to busy with wedding plans and put it down, not to be seen for a year and a half - which I only saw then because I was cleaning the things we had moved. Packed back a way for another year and a half.
About a year ago I pulled it back out and started working on it again only to find that my crocheting is much looser now!! (Better looking, but too loose!) Of course I had already accomplished a number of squares (now rectangles) and needed to make a decision - do I pull out the old or the new. I pulled out the old and am still slowly working on making the squares.

So, to hold myself accountable, here is my promise to you! I will make one square a week until I finish! You are all probably thinking "only one square? That is it? And besides, I thought they were rectangles!" Trust me, one is a big deal for me, and yes they are rectangles!! Although this blanket will probably not be too pretty when done, we will still snuggle under it. (With the addition of one extra body...oh no! Does that mean it needs to be bigger now? Ahhh!)

Friday, March 25, 2011

Weekend Sale!

This weekend (Saturday & Sunday, March 26 & 27) all Debbie Bliss Yarn on Sale for 25% off!!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Where oh Where does the time go?

Well, I am still working on my Shalom Cardigan - if you can call what I am doing working! I never seem to find enough time to get much accomplished on it. Maybe I knit a row and a half a week if I am lucky.

So - I want to know how you all make time for knitting! (Or doing anything else!)

I know a baby is a lot of work. But it seems that I should be able to knit more than I am. So all of you accomplished knitters, crotchers and spinners - please tell me how it is done! I don't want to take two years to complete every project!


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

More Baby Items

When I first started to get back into knitting in the fall, the first things that I made were these cute balls for my son. They are from the book Itty-Bitty Toys: How to Knit Animals, Dolls, and Other Playthings for Kids by Susan B. Anderson and Liz Banfield. I love how he is able to play with them now because I don't need to worry about them hurting him (they are so soft) and I don't need to worry later as they won't put holes through the wall either!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Exciting Things Happening in the Store!!

Tunisian crochet hooks and the interchangeable crochet hook sets arrived last week. Our Tunisian books should be here this week. Don't forget our Food Fiber and Fun night coming up on the 18th!

And now for this weeks sale....
All Green yarn will be on sale 25% off this Saturday, March 12th in honor of St. Patrick's Day! Stop by and see us!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Baby Mittens

I thought I would share some items that I have made for my son Samuel. Before Christmas I realized that he was in need of some mittens that would fit him for our trip to Buffalo, NY. I had some left over Debbie Bliss Yarn so I got on Raverly, found a pattern for baby mittens and set to work. Here is the finished project! They kept him warm and looking cute - and a tumbless mitten is soooo easy to make!
Did I mention they tasted good too?

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


I have always been intimidated by cables. They look so beautiful I was sure they would be incredibly challenging and steered clear of any pattern that involved them. I will fear them no longer! My mother was in town last week and she began working on a reversible cable scarf. I can't believe I have been scared of something so simple! Anyways, she misplaced her cable needle and had to adjust - here is her yummy cable needle.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Awesome Sales Every Saturday!

I just wanted to let everyone know that each Saturday we have a great sale! This Saturday's is 25% off of all Purse Accessories! You won't want to miss it! Make sure to check back here or read your newsletter to find out what the secret sale will be each week!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

My Shalom Cardigan

Well, over the past 3 weeks I have been plugging along on my Shalom Cardigan that was the free pattern in the newsletter 2 weeks ago. I only knit about a row or two at a time with my 4 month old keeping me busy, but it is coming!! Here is my progress so far. I was lazy and only wound one of my skeins so I must go into the shop to wind another so I can continue!!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

New Products!

We are excited to announce that Enchanted now carries ....

Drop Spindles and Batts from Butterfly Girl
and Center Pull Roving Bumps from Flaggy Meadows Fiberworks!
Stop by and check them out!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Cabin Fever

We sure have gotten a lot of snow, but the weather is warming up out there and it will be melted just in time for you to come out to the Fiber Frenzy Retreat this weekend presented by Flaggy Meadow Fiber Works! Remember, it is free for you to come for the day on Saturday and Sunday and we would love to see you.
Also, we have some great classes coming up next week:

On Wednesday, February 16th

  • 12:30pm Purse Lining Class
On Thursday, February 17th
  • 1:00pm Christmas Class-Felted Snowman

On Friday, February 18th

  • 11:00am Tunisian Crochet
  • 6:00pm Food, Fiber and Fun!

On Saturday, February 19th

  • 10:00am Knitting 102
  • 11am Felted Snowman
Check out the calendar for details!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

The Knit Picks order is in and things are going fast! Only 4 Interchangable Needle Sets are left. We also have some really nice Caddies from Amy Butler in and new stone jewelry is on its way! So come on in and check them out!

Monday, February 7, 2011


Before I just go posting different things and sending out newsletters, I feel I need to introduce myself. I am Lindsay Hauenstein and will be helping RoLynn out in the shop along with my new friend Linda. I was born and raised in Buffalo, New York and moved to Russellville three and a half years ago after marrying my husband Erich in June 2007. I taught math at Logan County High School until October when I decided to retire early to be home with my new baby boy, Samuel born on October 25. I am a beginner knitter & crocheter. I was taught by my mom a few years ago and look forward to having more time to spend working on both. I also love to cook and bake for family and friends, so you will see that as part of the newsletters as I share different recipes that I love. I look forward to meeting you all in the shop. Right now, Samuel and I are there on Thursdays. See you soon!

Friday, January 14, 2011

In Search of the Mojo!!!!

Several months ago I wrote about losing my knitting mojo.  I believe I'm on the track of locating it.  Sometime last year I decided to become a selfish knitter.  You know how it is.  You knit and knit and knit for everyone else in the universe yet when you open your drawers or closet there is nothing to be found of your own handmade goodness.   You've given it all away.  Now, don't get me wrong, we do need to reward ourselves for all our hard work and creativity, but for me, this may not be for you, for me I'm beginning to believe THAT is when my mojo began seeping ever so slowly away.  I began losing my knitting mojo when i decided to become a selfish knitter.  I've found my greatest joy in knitting for others or giving the things I knitted for myself to others.  That being said, I will no longer be a selfish knitter.  I think I can find a happy medium somewhere. 

Presently I'm working on a couple surprises for Valentine's Day.  I can't tell you what it is because the recipients read this blog.  Then it wouldn't be a surprise.  If you really need to know you can either message me or ask RoLynn.  It's a fun, quick, easy, beautiful and useful knit.  That's all I'm gonna say.

On the search for the mojo I've come up with an idea.  Since I live in downtown Bowling Green the main roads I travel are also traversed by those on foot or by bicycle.  Many times the pedestrians I've seen this winter or traveling without proper head/neck wear.  I'm thinking about knitting up a bunch of simple hats and scarfs and when I see this cold souls giving them the goodies.  Just think how much mojo could be stirred up!!!!!  One problem that needs to be overcome is how to give the items to them.  I don't want to hold up traffic or have to park and run after these people.  My daughter suggested I wrap the items around an apple and throw them at 'em.  This would add the necessary weight to propel the item.  Not only would they get a warm hat or scarf, they'd get a little snack as well.  Gotta check with my auto insurance though........there could be some injuries incurred if they aren't very good catchers or to be more truthful I really suck at throwing.  Sometimes this searching for the mojo can be quite difficult.