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January 2009 - Shivaya Naturals

January 2009

A little "taste" of Shivaya

January 30, 2009

Taste of Shivaya 2009 is now in full swing, and as the packages get ready to ship out on Monday, I thought it would be fun for everyone to have a “taste” of what is inside (sorry about the pun, couldn’t help it :)).

This week Stacy was kind enough to do a photo shoot with our first designer, Allergra Wermuth. Allegra is an emerging designer in the knit wear scene, and I think that we will all see a lot more of her in the future. She has a special focus right now on Cowl’s, and has in fact coined 2009 the Year of the Cowl. We will post an interview with Allegra at the beginning of next week, and everyone will have a chance to learn a little bit more about this professional violinist, mother and knitting designer.

As always, Stacy has outdone herself for Shivaya. She not only took the photos for the pattern (wait until you see what this pattern looks like, it is amazing), she also created all of the stitch markers for the first club selection. One thing to note, Stacy does not actually work for Shivaya, she does all of this for me simply as my closest friend. Really, could I be any luckier?

I hope that you all are getting excited about your first package shipping out, and all of us knitting this beautiful pattern up together. We will have a blog for all members of the club to share their knitting adventures with one another, and that will be available on Monday as well.

Thank you to Stacy for letting us use her photos in this post.

Happy Knitting!

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The Yarn Bowl

January 29, 2009

We entertained our winter selves with a fun craft from the blog, A Friend to Knit With. My boys are 5 and 3, so I figured that this was a pretty good age appropriate activity for them to do. We blew up our balloons (a favorite activity in and of itself).

I cut about 60 strands of yarn, anywhere from 5-7 inches long, and then soaked them in modge podge.

The boys then just had a ball placing the yarn where ever they wanted it on the balloon. It didn’t take too long to complete, it kept their attention for a pretty long time, and of course the best part……

They got to pick all that gooey glue off of their fingers when they were done!

It was a fun afternoon, and I am excited to see the bowls once they are done (I promise to post a pic once they are dry).