Thursday, December 20, 2012

Go Rattlers!!

Our Rattlers are playing the big game tomorrow!
Go big Blue!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

New Color...Peacock!

New Color in Merino & Tussah Silk Top -- Peacock!
Get it here.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Dyeing up a Storm!

Dyed and rinsed.

I can't wait to knit this up!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Pinwheel Sweater in Gina

Mrs. Lillian has finished her short-sleeve Pinwheel Sweater in Gina.
Looks great!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Quick and Easy Christmas Gift

I knitted these up for my Secret Santa gift. It is super fast and easy!

Added buttons where the volume control is 

 Untangled By Samiha Qureshi


Left-over bit of sock-yarn...colorful!

US 2 1\2 DPN

New set of Earbuds

Two very small Mother of Pearl buttons. 

I cast on four stitches and surrounded the wire in the knitting with each round.   

Really I started at the plug end and made increases around the "Y" section to divide.  

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

My Cup of Tea socks by Robin Lynn

My Cup of Tea Socks by Robin Lynn

My Cup of Tea socks are worked top down on dpn’s. Inspiration for these socks came from the “crocuses” pattern (p. 60) The Stitch Collection Book 5/Specialty Stitches by Debbie O’Neill.

The design is pretty but practical, following a basic sock pattern but with a 24-stitch (12 row repeat) motif added down the front.

It is written with a 64-stitch cast-on, but can be easily modified for fit using your favorite basic sock pattern formula. The motif ends before the toe to make the socks comfortably worn inside shoes.

The sample socks were knit up with undyed panda sock yarn from WC Mercantile that I crock-pot dyed using an assortment of tea bags, resulting in both lovely and fragrant yarn ~ aromatherapy knitting ~ just my cup of tea!


Saturday, December 8, 2012

Ladybug for Christmas!

There is still time to get a Schacht Ladybug under your Christmas tree!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Got Dye?

This is only half of the yarn we will be dyeing up soon! you hear the phone ringing?

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Picture from Camp Pluckyfluff

Camp Pluckyfluff November 2012

Monday, December 3, 2012

Knitting Skills Class with Katie

 Knitting Skills Class with Katie!

Never knit before? Or know a few of the basics and what to progress to the next step. In this Knitting Skills Class, we will get you knitting and beyond! You will learn how to cast on, knit stitch and cast off. Yarn and needles are provided for class; feel free to buy some to take home to practice.

Date: Friday December 14th

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Ashford's Country Spinner 2

 Shipping this week, Ashford's redesigned Country Spinner!
New features include:
*  New 3 speed bobbin with ratios of 3, 4 & 5:1
* Smoother treadling and stronger polyurethane con-rods
* Wider-spaced treadle boards
* Huge 1 1/8 inch orifice for really thick yarns!
* Soft leather brake band and sensitive tension adjustment
* Provision for plying from 2 bobbins
* New nylon universal bearings for the con-rod
* New maintenance free polyurethane hinges for smooth & effortless treadling
* Arched rails and factory assembled sides are easily assembled with bolts and barrel nuts. 
Email us if you have any questions!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

December's Knit Kit

 December's Knit-Kit is the Ferryboat Mitts by Churchmouse.
These mitts knit up quick and make wonderful gifts for Christmas.
Buy the pattern and Debbie Bliss Blue Faced Leicester Yarn at WC Mercantile!

Friday, November 30, 2012

Knitted Christmas Wreath

Perfect pattern to make your very own Knitted Christmas Wreath!
We made ours with Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Christmas Sheep!

WC has a new flock of Christmas Sheep! 
My favorite are the ones eating things like wreaths or knitting needles!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Fall Spin-In with Lexi!

Fall Spin-In with Lexi!
Sunday November 11th Noon - 5pm

Photo by Dante Fontana
Join us as we spin the afternoon away with our special guest, Lexi Boeger, chat it up and make our way over to the Batt Bar!
We will be giving away two copies of Hand Spun by Lexi Boeger on Sunday November 11th at our Fall Spin In. 

Attendance is free but reservations are required -- email today and we'll save you a space!

Friday, June 15, 2012

10 and a Half Reasons I Love
Dyeing Classes at WC Mercantile by Jo Poindexter
11.     It's fun! 
Students laugh and brag.  You're so proud you show your work to strangers. 
22.      Everyone at W.C. Mercantile is friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable.
At W. C. Mercantile, you can purchase the supplies you need to work at home. 
33.     Big investment not needed.
It doesn't take a lot of supplies or a big investment to get a great result.  (Until you go nuts and decide to convert your garage to a state of the art dye shed.) 
44.      Some students develop a crush on the teacher. 
Loretta Eaton (L-0-R-E-TT-A E-A-T-O-N) teaches the class.
55.      You can do this at home.
You can go home, use what you learn, and get a great result. 
66.      You learn to be safe. 
You'll learn to handle the chemicals safely in class and at home.
77.      It's about the color. 
You learn how to use the dyes, but really it's about the color.
88.      It releases your creativity.
The class includes exercises to increase your creativity (or, for the creativity
challenged -- how to recognize that you really do have some).
99.      You can look pitiful.
If you're good at this, Loretta will give you hints.
110.  Encouragement is free.
WC Mercantile and Loretta are encouraging and foster sharing. 
111.  Everyone's welcome.
You are welcome no matter what your skill level.  Everyone learns something new.
112.  Critiques are offered lovingly.
Loretta and Stephanie will constructively criticize, even the work you do later at home.
113.   Color - Color - Color
You learn to mix and use dyes to get different, more vibrant colors.
101/2.    The yarn or fiber you take home will be beautiful.
            Ok -- so this is actually 13 1/2.  Delete 3 that don't apply to you and you'll have 10 1/2. 

Monday, January 30, 2012

Fair Isle Valentine Mitts

Fair Isle Valenitne is the February Knit Kit. The pattern is included in the kit, but if you would like the pattern alone, you can buy it on Ravelry. You'll be smitten!

Ritratto Weaving Kit

The Ritratto Scarf is a beauty! Check out the kit here.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Shelter Island Hat Knit Kit

This month's Knit Kit is this lovely Cable Hat in Coast. Colors are Sunlight, Sea Grass and Wistera.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Weaving Kits!

Tempo Weaving Kit

Perfect for weaving on any size loom, including the Cricket Loom, our weaving kits include a 2 oz. cone of Zephyr Wool & Silk yarn for warp and two skeins of Tempo yarn for weft. Sample shown in plain weave. Kits come in an array of colors!