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 HeartStrings Knitterly News #136 :: July 2012 

HeartStrings Sunset Infinity Wrap

Hi knitting friends,

Isn't the color above pretty? It is the new Ice Strawberry color in Mini Mochi from Crystal Palace Yarns. It's shown knitted in my new Sunset pattern for HeartStrings now available and with more info later in this newsletter.

I've got a lot more to share this month, too. Hope you enjoy the newsletter!
Happy summer knitting, Jackie E-S

Now Available!

Sunset Infinity Wrap Flames of Fall Loganberry Crescent Shawl

I'm excited to share with you these 3 new patterns. Click on the pictures to link to the HeartStrings FiberArts website with large photos and more info. Left to right:

Circle your shoulders in a soft glow of color when the air starts to cool at sunset. The beads give just a hint of light as though the last rays of sun are reflecting off wisps of clouds on the horizon. Pattern #H88

Delight yourself with the color and texture of Flames of Fall. Beads and flames of lace endue a soft glow of warmth in this pleasingly reversible stole. Pattern #A146

Loganberry is a very lacy crescent shawl with cable lace edging, making it perfect as a small shawl project for summertime cool knitting. Pattern #A185
Psssst - Look at the sidebar of this newsletter for a chance to win the pattern and yarn from Mountain Colors to make this shawl.

Beaded Ball Hand Therapy


Gail W writes about the Beaded Stress Ball pattern :

"Mom's fingers were digging into her palm and one of your balls has worked wonders - she can now move her fingers and never lets go of her stress ball. I had to make several so I could wash them :=)

Thanks so much for sharing your talent - I really enjoy your patterns!

Christmas in July at Bits of Lace


This month's project for "Antique" Satin and Lace Ornament at Bits of Lace 2012 showcases a lovely Victorian-style ornament with a dainty lace edging and knitted-in beads.

Even if you have not used tiny thread and tiny needles, this bit-sized project is just large enough to give you practice while not being intimidating. The beads are optional embellishment, but it's an easy project for stringing and knitting with beads if you've been wanting to try this.

Whether you are new to lace, or just want to have fun with some simple and interesting skill-building projects, we welcome you for Bits of Lace 2012 at Joining is free!

"Antique" Satin and Lace Ornament will be available in the Free Membership Pattern area only through July 31, 2012. Get it now ...

LindaJ writes:
"I think I'm going to learn a lot! Thank you for sharing your knowledge.

Toys of the Trade


A yarn swift is a handy tool for winding skeins of yarn. Read these tips to better assure you remain best friends with your swift. Using an Umbrella Swift ...


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Mountain Colors 20th Anniversary Giveaway
Mountain Colors is having a 20th Anniversary Celebration and the Kit to make my Loganberry Shawl is the Grand Prize. How exciting and YOU could win it! Enter now ...

What was your first knitting project?
Here is my story. I'd love to hear what your first project was, too. Read on and leave a comment ...

What's Coming Up for Bits of Lace
Here is a a peek at the Bits of Lace calendar planned for the rest of the year (or at least what I hope it will be). As future months get closer, I'll fill you in on more details about supplies and the learning points we expect to cover. Read on ...


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