Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Holla Knits Blog Tour: Heraldry + Giveaway!

We're thrilled to be today's stop on the Holla Knits! Spring/Summer 2014 blog tour!
Our Shasta worsted yarn is the perfect choice for Allyson Dykhuizen's Heraldry sweater, shown here in London Blue and Blue Topaz. Shasta is a 100% superwash merino yarn, making it an easy-care choice for any garment.
Heraldry features one of our favorite motifs: chevrons! It's perfect for layering - just throw it on to transition from work to play, or belt it for a more polished look.

Enter our Giveaway!
We're giving one lucky blog reader a chance to win 1 skein of Baah Shasta worsted (our choice), a Holla Knits! Spring/Summer 2014 pattern of their choosing AND a Lavishea lotion bar in the winner's choice of scents!

Click here to sign up for our newsletter and enter this giveaway!

Be sure to check out the rest of the Holla Knits! Spring/Summer 2014 blog tour:

April 11: Kirsten Singer

April 15: Canary Knits
April 16: Baah Yarns
April 18: DovieJay Knits

April 22: Mari Knits
April 23: Magical Grammar
April 24: Knit York City

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Springtime Shawls + Yarn Crawl LA

Spring is finally here! We know that some parts of the US have experienced a more hash winter than others, but it's probably safe to say that we're all equally excited to spot signs of spring - and sock yarn shawls are certainly in that category!

There is currently a KAL happening for Grace Akhrem's excellent new Striped Tooth Shawl design, which uses two colors of our La Jolla yarn (shown here in Byzantine Gold and Orange Amber).
The Sisley Shawl by Mindy Wilkes is worked from the bottom up using a beautiful modified Estonian lace pattern - plus, it can be worn as either a scarf or wrap! It's shown here knit up in our vibrant Candy Pink colorway.
Leila Raabe's Florin Triangle Shawl (shown here in Masala) will be available exclusively at Unwind during the upcoming Los Angeles Yarn Crawl from April 3-6, 2014 - you can also visit the Baah Pop-Up Shop while you're there! If you can't make it to the crawl, don't worry! This pattern will be available for purchase on Ravelry beginning April 7th.
Speaking of the LA Yarn Crawl, we are looking forward to sponsoring this year's fun-filled event! There will be pattern exclusives, raffles and prize drawings, plus workshops and other exciting events, too. Click here to get your free passport - we hope to see you soon!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Work in progress Wednesday:
I've started a new Melanie Berg.  Am so in love with knitting it!.....just can't put it down. I'm using 2 skeins of Baah La Jolla in Black Pearl and Grey Onyx.  I started with the first third of the shawl with Black Pearl and I am now using the Grey Onyx for the 2nd third.  Stay tuned for more of my works in progress.....

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Stitches West, Ka-POM-along + LYS spotlight

We're looking forward to Stitches West next week! There will be not one but TWO exciting trunk shows in the Yarnover Truck booth (#1146) - be sure to stop by to check out the Baah Yarn and Fickle Knitter trunk shows! Stitches promised to be a yarny good time, so we hope to see you there!
Have you joined in the Ka-POM-along? There is plenty of time to choose your favorite colors of Shasta Worsted to knit this adorable hat during the Holla Knits KAL (or #HKKAL)! Click here to see which colors designer Mari Luke has chosen to use for the KAL over on the Mari Knits blog; you can get more details on this KAL event (which runs through May 3) here in the Baah Yarn Ravelry group!

LYS Spotlight: Abuelita's Kniting & Needlepoint
Earlier this month, the Baah Yarn trunk show made a stop at Abuelita's Knitting and Needlepoint in Pasadena. As you can see, the shelves are well-stocked with Baah in La Jolla, Sonoma and Shasta!
The folks at Abuelita's set up this colorful tasting station featuring our yarns:
And there were plenty of pattern samples to try on:
Many thanks to our gracious hosts for a fun event! 

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

New Year’s Knitting Resolutions + KALs

Annie O'Day by Amanda Rios
Sample is knit with 2 skeins La Jolla
in My Sweet Valentine
Happy New Year! We hope everyone had a great holiday and that 2014 is off to a wonderful start. This is a great time of year to assess your crafting and decide what your goals are for 2014: Are you just starting your knitting or crocheting journey? Would you like to learn how to read charts or knit cables? Is there a type of project you've been wanting to make, but you just haven't had the confidence to cast on? We'd love to hear what your knitting and crocheting aspirations are for the new year - and we'd like to help you make them happen! We're always adding to our Tips, Techniques and Tutorials board on Pinterest; you can also read this guest post about swatching for your sweater project or check out this elastic cast-on tutorial video featuring our yarn for a little inspiration and encouragement!

Whatever you resolve to try in the new year, we hope that so-called 'selfish' knitting also makes the list! As wonderful as it is to make projects for those in need or loved ones, it's important to also treat yourself to a special project using a yarn you love. We'd like to invite you to knit along with us in the Baah Yarn Ravelry group, where we are hosting a come-as-you-are KAL for the Annie O'Day shawl pattern; the largest size uses two skeins of our La Jolla yarn, or you can opt to knit the smaller size using just one skein of La Jolla! And, of course, there is a chance to win a yarny prize for participating!

KaPOM hat by Mari Chiba
Be sure to mark your calendars for the Holla Knits KAL, which starts on Monday, February 3! You can choose any Holla Knits pattern to knit along (click here for more information); we recommend the KaPOM Hat by Mari Chiba, which uses 3 colors of Shasta Worsted to make a cute bonnet-style hat that's perfect for warding off the next polar vortex! Everyone who finishes their KAL project by May 2 will win a free Holla Knits pattern of their choosing, plus they will be entered to win grand prizes (including some Baah yarn)!

Thanks for joining us this month; we look forward to making 2014 our yarniest year yet!