Friday, March 10, 2017

Winter Knitting

So I haven't blogged much recently. 
We were settling in for our winter knitting I guess.
 Take a look at some things that we made this winter.

For some afghans come to mind during the winter.

This Steeler afghan was made for a neighbor. 
She had the yarn and wanted someone to make an afghan for her. 
Donna crocheted one for her.

I made this afghan for a colleague at work. 
She wanted an afghan made in navy and cream colored yarn. 
It was made in panels and sewn together.

Hats and mittens are other things that come to mind in the winter.

This hat was made for our friend Maggie. 
For Maggie "More is More." 
So instead of one flower she wanted a cluster of three flowers.

A Swissvale Farmers Market customer contacted us about making this gray flower hat for her Mom.

Another neighbor asked us to make her mittens using cranberry colored yarn. 

I even thought of myself this winter. 
I made a kerchief wrap using Caron Cakes Yarn. 
I have been really excited to make something using this yarn. 
I wasn't disappointed!

The last week of 2016 I made these candle wraps. 
It was my intention to have a different color for every month - orders got in the way and I didn't follow through. 
Thank heavens I made them using a neutral color so we can enjoy them all year.

Stay tuned for what we will be up to this spring and summer!

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Experimenting Time of Year

After the Holiday Craft Shows and the big holiday push Knitting by Pam and Donna sometimes has a little down time. That is when we like to experiment with new patterns and different yarns.

The week between Christmas and New Years Pam has been experimenting with some different cowl patterns - take a look.

This cowl is called the Seed Stitch Cowl. I made it using Misti Alpaca Chunky - 100% Baby Alpaca Yarn. 

This cowl is called Ribbed Cowl with Rolled Border. This cowl is also made using Misti Alpaca Chunky - 100% Baby Alpaca Yarn.

This cowl is called the Baker Moss Stitch Cowl Made using Cloudborn Highland Roving - 100% Highland Wool.

This cowl is called Stockinette Stitch Cowl with Ribbed Border. It is made using Cloudborn Fibers 100% Superwash Merino Wool Bulky.

Let us know what you think of these cowl patterns.

Happy New Year!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

December Holiday Craft Show Schedule

The final push for the holiday craft show season is here!
Here is Knitting by Pam and Donna's Craft Show schedule for December.

Dec 3 and 4
CC Mellor Memorial Library Arts and Crafts Fair
The sale will be held in the ballroom and living room of the Edgewood Community House
1 Pennwood Ave 
Pittsburgh, PA 15218
10 a - 4p

Dec 3
White Oak Recreation Board Holiday Craft Show
1798 Lower Heckman Road
White Oak, PA 15131
10a - 4p

Dec 9 and 10
Swissvale Library Holiday Bake Sale
1800 Monongahela Ave
Swissvale, PA 15218
Friday Hours - 10a - 4p
Saturday Hours - 9a - 2p

Should we add any events we will let you know on our Facebook Page and other social media outlets.
In the meantime if you see something you like or want to inquire about having something made please don't hesitate to reach out to us.


Friday, October 28, 2016

The Holiday Craft Shows are here!

Whether we want to believe it or not - the holiday season is upon us.
The month of November is when the Holiday Craft Shows really take off.
Here's Knitting by Pam and Donna's November Craft Show Schedule.

November 5
Clover Commons Community Craft Show
Off Route 286 in Holiday Park
Plum, PA 15239
9a - 3p

November 12
The Bands of Gateway 15th Annual Craft Show
Gateway School District
Off Mosside Blvd
Monroeville, PA 15146
10a - 3p

November 12
Anne Ashley United Methodist Church
22nd Ave.
Munhall, PA 15120
9a - 3p

November 13
15th Annual Holiday Craft Show at Bishop Canevin High School
2700 Morange Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
10a - 3p

November 19th
Penn Hills Parks and Recreation 19th Annual Holiday Craft Show
Linton Middle School
250 Aster Street
Penn Hills, PA 15235

Happy Holidays!

Sunday, October 9, 2016

It's Hat Season

Hat season is almost upon us!
Every year we try to come up with a new hat pattern.
This years new hat seems to be a hit as they are flying off the table.
Some call these hats beanies - the pattern we are using calls it a slouchy hat.

We are still making two fan favorites - the button hat and the cable brim hat.

Since we have been in business for several years now you always have a few hats that don't sell as well as others.  In an effort to clean out our stock we have started the $10 hat basket. 
So far so good on this idea.

Keep Warm!

Sunday, October 2, 2016

October Craft Show Schedule

The craft shows really start to take off in October - while the Swissvale Farmers Market comes to an end for this year.
In the month of October here is where you can find Knitting by Pam and Donna.

October 9
Swissvale Farmers Market
Behind Dickson School
9a - 1p

October 15
Swissvale Farmers Market
Behind Dickson School
9a - 1p

October 22
Swissvale Farmers Market
Behind Dickson School
9a - 1p

October 22
St. John's Cathedral Cameo Club / Vendor Show
210 Greentree Road
Homestead, PA 15120
10a - 3p

October 29
Swissvale Farmers Market - The last market for the season
Behind Dickson School
9a - 1p

October 29 
15th Annual Craft & Vendor Show - Penn Hills Council of PTA's
Linton Middle School
250 Aster Street
Penn Hills, PA 15235
10a - 3p

Happy Halloween!

Sunday, September 4, 2016

September Events

We are at the beginning of another Fall Craft Show Season. 
Here's where you can find Knitting by Pam and Donna during the month of September.

Swissvale Farmers Market
September 10
Behind Dickson School
9a - 1p

Covered Bridge Festival
Sept 17 and 18
Henry Bridge in Mingo Park - Washington County
10a - 5p

Swissvale Farmer Market
September 24
Behind Dickson School
9a - 1p
This is the weekend that we will be bringing the cold weather wearables.

Swissvale Library Book and Bake Sale
September 22, 23 and 24
Thursday - 4p - 8p
Friday 10a - 4p
Saturday 9a - 2p
1800 Monongahela Ave
Swissvale, PA 15218

Closer to October we will have our schedule for next month.

Happy Fall!