Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Itty Bitty Pumpkins

Ann Molvik loves to create knitted home decor for every holiday and season.  For Fall and Halloween, she decided to create some little pumpkins that can be used for home decor or even as place card holders at your Thanksgiving table.  How totally fun and adorable! 

Ann, who loves knitting with twine, found the perfect colors from The Twinery for this project: Solid Mandarin Orange for her pumpkin and Solid Peapod Green for the stems.  For the pumpkin pictured above, Ann found a free pattern on Ravelry from Marie Green called Luscious Little Pumpkin

For her second project Ann created a trio of pumpkins.  She could not find a pattern that she liked, so she created her own!  And we are sharing that pattern with you HEREHow fun are these to create for your home or as gifts for friends and family!

To create her little pumpkins, Ann used Solid Mardarin Orange and Solid Peapod Green.  She used about 50 yards in Solid Mandarin and scraps of Solid Peapod.  

Be sure to look for Twinery Twine in your local knitting stores.  Twine is becoming such a popular fiber and The Twinery has 47 different colors from which to choose!  It's 100% cotton, 4 ply, washable and Made in the USA!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Knitted Pegasus

Ann Molvik's son Hollis is really into Greek mythology and asked if she could knit him a Pegasus.  Sure enough, she was able to find a pattern for a Pegasus.  Got to love Ravelry!  This is a great pattern by Mamma4Earth, very detailed for $5.  Ann used Solid Twine with leftover sock yarn in multicolor blues form Knitpicks for the mane and tail.  I used about 150-200 yards, all doubled.  Here is where the pattern can be purchased: http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/rainbow-the-pegasus-unicorn-pattern


To see all colors of twine available, check HERE.  There are 47 different colors and styles from which to choose.

What a great idea to use twine for knitting stuffed animals.  It's so soft and easy to wash and you will make someone very happy with this fun toy.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Mini Christmas Stocking Ornaments

Ann Molvik loves these darling little knitted ornaments.  She's created one of them for each of her 5 children for Christmas.  So quick and easy to make, they use less than 15 yards per ornament to make.  And wouldn't they be perfect on a Christmas tree or on top of a package? Ann used Twinery Twine in Marischino Baker's Twine, Pea Pod Baker's Twine and Solid Natural. 

Here's  the pattern Ann used:

Who knew that twine could be so fun for knitting?  Never too early to get started on sweet little treats for Christmas.  Thanks Ann for all the inspiration!  These are simply adorable!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Non Stop Twine Tee

Ann Molvik loves to knit for her family.  She has 5 children and they all have lots of beautiful sweaters, vests and novelty knitted items like headbands and toys.  

Today Ann shares with you a "Non Stop Tee" that she knitted for her daughter Lillian.  Ann used Lilac Twine from The Twinery and this little sweater is adorable!  The Non Stop Top is knitted in one piece, without breaking yarn. It is flexible in size and can just as well be worn inside out, so toddlers and small children can easily dress themselves.

Lillian loves her knitted tee!  Can you tell?  Ann used 1 1/2 spools of twine on this project, about 360 yards. 

Ann's girls love the Twinery's Lilac Purple.  It's their favorite color!

Here is the link to the free pattern by Torunn Espe

And by the way, the twine is 100% cotton and washes up beautifully.  Doing a lot of knitting for her children, Ann wants a fiber that washes up nicely.  With an active girl like Lillian, this tee has gotten many washings! 

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Storing Crochet Hooks, Cozy Style!

Amy Crocket had a idea!  She thought it would be fun to take one of SRM's clear TUBES that is empty....

and create a cozy covering for it.  So she crocheted a cover and topped it off with a crocheted flower....

and then she stored her crochet hooks inside! 

What a great storage idea!  What would you put into your TUBES?  They come in 5 sizes and are great for storing so many different things! 

Monday, July 15, 2013

Crocheting Braclets

Looking for a fun project to make with your kids or grandkids?  Here's a perfect way to teach them how to crochet.

Begin with their favorite color.  Ann Molvik created this for her daughter who chose purple as her preferred color.  What a surprise...a girl who loves the color purple! :)  This twine is called Lilac and each spool has 240 yards so you will have plenty of twine to crochet multiple bracelets.

Ann then crocheted the little flowers and put them all together to create this fun and fabulous bracelet.  What little girl would not love to receive this?

Ann's daughter wears her bracelet all the time.  And all her friends want one too!  It would be a great gift for any little girl.  

Thanks for joining us today.  Come back soon to get more ideas of using twine in your knitting and crocheting projects. 

Thursday, July 11, 2013

22 Colors of Baker's Twine, Oh My!

Twine is such a delicious fiber and SRM has Baker's Twine in 22 different colors.   This 4-ply, 100% cotton twine is uniquely twisted against a bright white hue, creating an eye-popping burst of color.  Have you tried it yet for knitting or crocheting?

Here's a peek at all 22 colors!  Click to enlarge this image.

What's your favorite color?  

Come visit us soon with more inspiration for using Twine in 
your knitting an crocheting.  Our designer Ann Molvik loves creating with Twine and we can't wait to show you her creations!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Crocheting with Twine

Today I'm sharing with you a simple polka dot bib created by Ann Molvik that is a perfect, practical gift for a new baby as featured on the Knit & Crochet Today show.  Click on image to enlarge.

This adorable bib is easy, fun and fast to crochet.  The twine used is very durable and will hold up to repeated washings.  The bib requires 150 yeards of the main color (Shore Baby Blue) and about 50 yards of the contrasting color, (Marigold Yellow), depending on the size of the polka dot.  This bib is a great size, really keeping baby covered! 

HERE is the pattern that was used to create this bib.

Join us later in the week for more fun with Twine & Tubes!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

It's TUBE Time!

TUBES from SRM come in 5 different sizes and are perfect for storing your knitting needles, crochet hooks, beads, buttons or any other sewing or needlewook notions.  Our designer, Ann Molvik, loves to store all sorts of things in her TUBES and pop them into her knitting bag or basket. 

What would you put into your TUBES?  Here are all five sizes. 

The Standard TUBE - 7" x 1" 

The Skinny TUBE - 5 1/2" x 3/4"

The Mini TUBE - 4 1/2" x 1" 

The Tiny TUBE - 2 1/2" x 1" 

The Wand - 12" x 5/8" 

Drop in and see us soon.  Our designer Ann has a wonderful crocheted baby project that she's been working on using Twine.  You are going to LOVE it! 

Friday, June 28, 2013

Twine Market Tote

Twine is a fun and fabulous new fiber and is becoming very popular with knitters and crocheters.  SRM offers 47 different colors of our Twinery Twine.  Be sure to look for it in your local stores.  And on the blog we are fortunate to have an accomplished knitter, Ann Molvik, playing with our twine and she's loving it!  Check out Ann's Ravelry site. She has been knitting for years and even creates some of her own patterns.  We recently gave Ann a supply of Twinery Twine and she was off and running.  

Ann's first project is a Market Tote knitted using Buttercream Baker's Twine.  

Here is the pattern that she used to create this tote:  http://www.purlbee.com/the-purl-bee/2007/6/28/elisas-nest-tote.html
The bag took about 175 yards to create and each spool of Twinery Twine is 240 yards so you will have twine left over for other projects. 

Ann thought that this tote would be great to take to the Farmer's Market but her son Nathaniel thought that it was perfect to store his plastic veggies! 

Have you thought about using Twine in your projects?  It's a wonderful fiber that is 100% cotton, 4 ply, strong and will not fade.  And it's Made in the USA!  Ann loves working with twine and is planning lots of projects to share with us.  Can't wait to see what she does next!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Welcome to Twine & Tubes!

Welcome to Twine & TUBES, where you will find the focus on Twine for knitting and crocheting and on our TUBES for storage of knitting and sewing supplies. Be sure to look for these products at your local store.

Have you tried twine yet?  It's a fabulous fiber.  SRM's twine is produced by The Twinery™ and is the finest quality, made in the USA.  The Baker's & Solid twines are 100% cotton, 4-ply.  They are soft, washable and will not fade.  Shimmer Twines are also 4 ply with one of the strands a metalic thread to give the fiber a shimmering quality.

Twine offered by SRM comes in 3 styles:  Baker's Twine, Solid Twine and Shimmer Twine. There are 47 delicious colors from which to choose. 

Baker's Twine (22 Colors)

Solid Twine (16 Colors) 

Shimmer Twine (9 Colors)
 And if you are looking for projects to make with twine, Ann Molvik will be featured on our blog with her twine creations.  You can check Ann out on her Ravelry site.  Drop by often to see projects that Ann has knitted or crocheted.  Ann loves this fabulous new fiber with which to create! 

And if the Twine isn't fun enough we will also be featuring SRM's TUBES! They come in 5 sizes and are a perfect container for storage of hooks, knitting needles, beads, buttons and so many other notions.  

Join us again soon for more Twine & TUBES.  We've only just begun!