Sunday, September 30, 2007

Lucy's Cat

Lucy, one of our Hilltop regulars, made the Jingle Cat pattern from the newsletter with one skein of Blue Sky Cotton, held doubled. It made such an adorably fat cat! And isn't that pink felt nose a nice touch?

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Get Your Hooks Out!

If you're a crocheter, a lapsed crocheter, or a knitter who wants to learn crochet, be prepared for our Crochet Me event on October 14th! At this book signing, trunk show and crochet talk, you can see projects from the book and meet local pattern designer Julie Holetz. Crochet Me is an excellent online resource for crochet patterns and techniques, and the new book includes the best fashion-forward work of its designers. Keep checking the blog for sneak previews!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Hobo Bag in Action!

Hilltop customer Julie just completed her version of Monica's Hobo Tote, and both she and her daughter were happy to model it for the blog. Didn't she do an amazing job on those grommets? It looks like just the thing for carrying around the city this Fall!
We always enjoy seeing customers' versions of our Decidedly Hilltop patterns. If you've knitted or crocheted one, please bring it in or send us a photo, and let us know if you'd like to be on the blog, too!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Pretty new yarn for fall!

Hello there, yarn lovers! I'm Jen and I'm the newest addition to the Hilltop staff. I just enjoyed my second day of training and one of the best parts of the day was getting to walk past the display of Malabrigo worsted over & over again. We just got it into the shop, and while we don't have every color that you see there on the website, we have many beautiful ones, including variegated and kettle-dyed solids. Malabrigo is a butter-soft merino wool, perfect for sweaters, felted bags, even baby hats. If you have a Ravelry account, hop on there and see what others have made with their Malabrigo. We also have the Malabrigo laceweight in some stunning colorways, including a stunning blue and jaw-droppingly gorgeous purple. At almost 500 yards per skein, the laceweight would make any number of shawls with just one or two skeins.

I have one skein of Malabrigo in a coppery brown sitting in my stash. What should I make with it? What have you made with your Malabrigo lately?

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Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Manos on Sale!

Our stock of Manos del Uruguay wool yarn is on sale right now, for 20% off, with an extra 5% off for Purl One members! This hand-dyed, thick-and-thin yarn has beautiful, subtle color variations, and it felts well, too. Snap some up soon for the best selection of colors!