Monday, December 31, 2007

Jane Crossover Sweater

We have kits in to knit this beautiful sweater from Perl Grey in lovely Ottawa yarn from Fleece Artist.

I knit this sample for the store in a very short time, as the pattern is primarily stockinette with very little seaming.

Finished Jane Sweater

I think it looks very good on, if I do say so myself! Easy to dress up or down. Comfortable and a quick knit.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Brand new cabled fingerless gloves!

Hi this is Robin (not Shannon)
I am pretty new here at Hilltop and I've been keeping myself busy with new yarns and new patterns for holiday gifts this winter. My favorite gift so far is these fingerless gloves with a pretty cable and a nice, fitted thumb. I've been perfecting the pattern (with Jenny's help) to get it ready for distribution. I know that I have been running across a lot of requests for fingerless gloves this year, and people love what easy fun gifts they are. So check these pictures out and get ready to knit and sell the heck out of them!

These lovelies are made using a single skein of Blue Sky Suri Merino and size 4 needles. nice, huh?

Friday, December 07, 2007

Q: What are you doing this Saturday?

A: Attending Prairie Girl's Guide to the Holidays at Hilltop Yarn!
The Prairie Girl's Guide to Life author (and avid knitter) Jennifer Worick will demonstrate quick & customized gifts for the holidays, rustic ways to decorate your home, and most importantly, frustrating activities to let go and new meaningful traditions to create in their place (yes, you CAN knit instead of doing those Christmas cards!).

Saturday, December 8, 1:oo-3:00 PM. Give us a call to sign up. This workshop is FREE!

All copies of Jennifer's book, purchased during our event, will be 10% off. Channel your inner-Laura Ingalls Wilder!

See you there!

Thursday, December 06, 2007


Originally uploaded by dinahsaurus
I don't know how many other people out there wait until the last minute to knit gifts, but I always do. I start making holiday knitting plans months ahead of time, and then start knitting somewhere around the time I notice it's past Thanksgiving.
This year, I've made up a bunch of these quick little ornaments from Handknit Holidays, designed by Leigh Radford. I can use up my scraps from the year's projects and, in only an hour, still have something handcrafted for my friends and relatives.