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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Sew Red is Now Availble for Pre-order!

We couldn't resist creating a follow-up to the wildly popular "Knit Red" book so we took all of that excitement and combined it with our love of sewing to create "Sew Red!" Tons more info and inside looks will be released about Sew Red in the coming months, but we wanted to let you all know that Jimmy Beans Wool has added Sew Red to their site for pre-order, just in time for the holidays! If you love to sew you'll love all of the fun projects in Sew Red!

Remember, all copies purchased from Jimmy Beans Wool will be signed by the author!

Happy stitching this holiday season!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Stitch Red Holiday Decorating!

I had grand plans of decorating my Christmas tree with homemade ornaments this year but, as so frequently happens, time got away from me and I found myself breaking out the red and green bulbs and glass ornaments I've collected over the years. Then Jeanne introduced her DIY ornaments on the Jimmy Beans Wool blog, which turned out extremely cute, and I was left wondering how the festive red of Stitch Red could be a part of the holiday cheer. It hit me (while watching Downton Abbey as that has sucked me in, too - have you seen the Christmas at Downton color?) that the Mini Red dress would be a wonderful way to deck the halls! 

Jimmy Beans Wool Stitch Red - Mini Red Dress Kit - Alpaca Sox

Available in Classic Elite Alpaca Sox, one mini red dress knits up in an hour or two! The kit comes with one mini skein (enough for one dress), a pin (in case you'd like to don yours on your favorite winter coat), and a small amount of white yarn. To make more than one mini red dress we recommend buying one hank of CEY Alpaca Sox in Stitch Red to make nine mini dresses (roughly). To mix it up, you could even grab a hank of Watercress for red and green dresses! 

You'll need US 2 DPNs, stitch markers, a stitch holder (I would recommend a safety pin), and a copy of Knit Red for the pattern. 

Happy knitting!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Stitch Red Holiday Gift Guide

Whether you've decorated the Christmas tree or are getting ready to light the menorah, you might still have a short list of gifts to buy or, if you're like me, you're waiting until the very last minute to check off who've been naughty and nice. Stitch Red is not only a great way to support a wonderful cause near and dear to many hearts, but the color is just so festive! Here's a holiday list of some gifts for the knitter in your life...

From Noni Patterns

This simple, yet elegant felted evening bag is a wonderful holiday accessory or night-on-the-town clutch. Dress it up or bring it along for a casual outing with the girls - it fits in in every setting. P.S. The merino wool included is made in the USA!

From Nelkin Designs

This beaded necklace is the ideal stocking stuffer. The kit comes with easy to follow instructions, beads, yarn and clasp for a simple, stunning holiday project. It really only takes a few hours!

The chain-like construction of Swans Island Bulky makes for a wonderful yarn that is sure to hold it's shape knit up in whatever project is calling for it. It makes for scrumptious hats and cowls. The stunning tonal red allows for a warm pop of color. 

These are just a few of our favorite things! For more Stitch Red gifts visit our website.