Two weeks to Halloween!

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Good morning, I hope you are well.  My how the time is flying by.  Although we have still been having some very warm days don’t let that catch you out.  We are almost at that time.  It is the time that all the Goblins and Ghosties are about.

You still have time though to whip up a quick fall or Halloween project.  You can make something for the home or that special little tyke in your life.  Or for that matter; make something for you just to get you into the spirit – pun intended.

Here are a few great ideas!  Just click the project name for the pattern link.

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Pumpkin hat

What a perfect hat for the little ones in your life!  It is great for those crisp autumn days.  It is an adorable gift for a baby born in the fall, or to keep a little one’s head warm on a chilly fall day of play.  This hat uses a slip stitch technique that gives the appearance of tiny cables.  I like this because it gives it a different look than many other pumpkin hats.  It is, however, still very easy and quick to make!

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Felted Pumpkin

You don’t have to just make ghosts and ghoulies though.  This life-size pumpkin measures about 10 inches wide by 9 inches high after felting. Have fun turning the dining room table into your family’s very own pumpkin patch!  Knitting and felting has become extremely popular in recent classes here in the store. Felting like this can become quite addictive.

 

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Halloween Ghost

This cute knitted ghost makes a playful addition to your Halloween décor.  A wire skeleton is inside the legs and arms gives him more personality.  The options are endless when you embroider on or trim felt for the features.  The finished ghost is approximately 6 inches (15cm) tall.  How much fun would it be to make and hang these around your home?  You can even use them to decorate a small tree.

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Witch, Cat, & Pumpkin

You get three for the price of one with this pattern!   You could make a nice little display all of your own with these three, or give them as a treat for your little goblin.  The finished cat is approximately 5.5 inches (14cm) tall.  The finished doll is approximately 8 inches (20cm) tall.  The orange pumpkin is approximately 9,5 inches (11cm)

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Woodland Wreath

How about one of these wreaths to hang on your door?  This is not necessarily for Halloween but for all throughout the fall and Thanksgiving?  The components are made separately.  What wonderful details you could mix and match and come up with your own creation!

If nothing here appeals to you a quick search on Ravelry for fall or Halloween will show you all kinds of great projects. Is it too late for fall?  You have plenty of time to start something for winter.  The options are endless.  If you don’t know about Ravelry please ask us about it when you come in next.  We would be happy to give you a tour!  It is a wonderful resource for knitters and crocheters.

Until next time – Happy knitting!

~Trudy

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We are getting ready to schedule some classes for December and January!  Can you believe it?  If there is something that interests you, let us know now.  We will get it scheduled!!!

Yarnitudes Classes This Week:

Two- at a Time Socks

Feather and Fan Lace Scarf

Yarnitudes Classes Next Week:

Hexagonal Market Bag

Felted Clogs

All upcoming class details are available on our website, click here.

To sign up for a class please reply to this email, call us at the shop 707-827-3618 or contact us.

Please let us know if a day or time does not work for you. We will try to repeat a class at a different time.

As always – to allow us to continue classes and maintain the low cost, please purchase your materials here in the store. Thank you

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Charity Knitting

We will accept any finished Alice’s Embrace project at the store even if you didn’t get the yarn here. I know you all have stashes.

If you haven’t had the opportunity to check them out, you can do so now by clicking here.

Thank you.

Check out our other Charity projects in the store.

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Social knitting

Knitting and Crocheting groups meet at Yarnitudes on Wednesday evenings or Friday afternoons.  Spinning group meets on Thurday afternoon. Please join us!

The Santa Rosa Sit and Stitch meetings occur every Second and Fourth Tuesday at Cafe des Croissants, 2444 Lomitas Ave. Cross streets – Chanate off of Mendocino. New knitters, crocheters always welcome.

For more info on this group contact:

Andi Cassin Bowen – andi_cassin@yahoo.com or Nancy Jensen – garjen@sonic.net