Thursday, July 14, 2011

The Crew at Cast Away

(clockwise) Justine, Ramona, Anne, Monica, Rava

and a silly one!

Thanks for the photos Monica!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Afghan Square of the Month Club!!

We are starting up our year long "Afghan Square of the Month Club" again! The class is a fun way to learn new techniques each month from cabling, entrelac, color work, and other fancy stitches. We use the Great American Afghan book as inspiration.

For more info click here. Come by and see our afghan in person!

Here are a few photos of some of last year's afghans in progress.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Shirley Paden Book Talk!

Don’t miss Shirley Paden’s book signing and talk Saturday, the 14th at 7:30 at the Santa Rosa Borders. She will be discussing many knitwear design issues, as well as answering questions, talking about what things were edited from the book. All garments from her book will be on display too see and touch. This is a unique opportunity to see an amazing New York Knitwear designer.

Thanks again Jessica for the great info and we are so glad Shirley will be here in Sonoma County!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Ray Cannon - Needle Felt Art SHow

Ray Cannon's Needle Felted Sculptures!

Thursday, May 5th


Come and see Ray Cannon's amazing needle felted pieces. This fun art show is this Thursday, May 5th from 6:00-8:00pm. Snacks will be served. Ray will be doing a demonstration on his techniques during the evening!

Last year Ray Cannon started coming into Cast Away for supplies to begin learning how to needle felt. Without knowing anything about the medium he quickly connected with this art form and found it similar to Scupley, a medium he'd used a few times before. Ray enjoys the felting medium for its molding ability without actually carving into the form. He soon began creating amazingly life-like, detailed animals.

His pieces are so captivating -- be sure to come see the sculptures and meet Ray Cannon.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Our Weekend with Kate and Courtney from Kelbourne Woolens!

We had such a good time with Kate and Courtney!
These lovely ladies came all the way from Philadelphia to do a book signing and teach a fair isle beret class from their new book Vintage Modern Knits. These two ladies are just so sweet, creative and fun! Thanks for coming and sharing with all of us!!!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Kelbourne Woolens Event

We are really excited about our upcoming event with Kate and Courtney of Kelbourne Woolens, the distributors of The Fibre Company. These lovely ladies will be here for a fun weekend, April 16th and 17th. Their first book, Vintage Modern Knits has just been released to great reviews. Kate and Courtney will be here doing a book signing Saturday evening and a workshop featuring the Baltic Beret from their book, on Sunday.

For more info on the book signing click here.
And for more info on the workshop click here or view the Baltic Beret here on ravelry.

Pretty Pretty Fairy Crowns

We are now carrying Miss Teapot's garlands -- fanciful crowns perfect for any fairy. Miss T makes all her crowns by hand, tenderly gathering tea dyed ribbons for the trains, lovingly felting little mushrooms with tiny hearts and recycling old sweaters to make flowers and leaves.

These adornments are truly special!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Bohemian's Best Of

Guess who won Best Knitting/Craft Shop in the North Bay Bohemian Poll?!! You got it, Cast Away!! Thanks to all who voted, how will we celebrate? A sale might be in order...

YES a sale! Saturday & Sunday all day, all yarn will be 10% off! AND if you bring in your Cast Away tote bag you will get an additional 10% off! We will have a few for sale too so get here early to claim one if you don't already have one.

** discount not to be combined with any other discounts or to be used on special orders.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Knitting and Cupcakes?!

I don't think there is a better combination -- knitting + cupcakes!! Check out here, this cute idea for creating some fun little treats for any knitting fiend.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Vogue Knitting's Namaste Giveaway

Why not try to score one of these cute purses?! There are just a few weeks left on Vogue Knitting's giveaway for a Namaste's new Hip Holster. Click here, to go fill out their contest form, by March 1st. We have several cute Namaste products to match, in the store right now!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Knit Artist Claire Anne O'Brien

"Inspired by elements of the knitted stitch itself such as rings and loops, the structures are revealed and celebrated through exaggerated scale in bold and textured forms. Lambswool and Sheeps wool, in a mix of hand and machine knit stitches, are constructed into playful statement pieces." -- Claire Anne O'Brien says
Visit O'Brien's site here, where she has other awesome designs!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Kieran Foley's Inspiring Knit Images

I've recently stumbled upon knit designer, Kieran Foley's website. He is such an inspiring designer, creating amazing lace stitches. His blog is also full of candy for the eyes, as he takes lots of colorful knitting photos on his travels. His above photo was taken on an island off Estonia. I'm always in awe of those who knit fair isle on teeny tiny needles. Can you imagine how long it took for these leg warmers to be knitted? :) To see more images from Foley's Muhu Museum click here. To view his website click here, or view his blog here.