Showing posts with label knitting. Show all posts
Showing posts with label knitting. Show all posts

Sunday, September 2, 2012

This is what I should have been doing today!!!  But instead I made this . . .
But the Cap'n and I are gearing up for scarf-wearing season with new knits, new designs, new hats and new prod!  Check it out on instagram (tpalaska), pinterest, etsy
use it #tpalaska, #tpgear #alaskacrafter

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Seaside Yarns- a new knit shop and pattern!!

Check out this new spot downtown and the pattern for this fabulous cozy cowl:
From the moment you walk into Seaside Yarns, a cozy warmth washes over you, and it’s not just from the hanks of wool roving and skeins of yarn bursting out of every corner. Friendly shop owner, Melissa Highfill, has been peddling yarns, roving, tools of the trade and more out of her small bright shop in the downtown Wharf building since May of this year.

Just five short years ago Highfill looked up a YouTube video on knitting and was literally hooked. Since then her love for knitting, spinning and dyeing yarns has led her to find a community of crafters to share with. Catering to both locals and tourists, Seaside Yarns offers hand-dyed yarns (have you ever seen A Treehugger’s Wife yarns at a local craft fair? That’s her as well!), fair trade products and locally made crafts aimed at giving a lift to the small business-owner as well as working with a variety of budgets. And according to Highfill, there is room for more.

“There are so many kinds of yarn out there,” she said. “One local yarn shop cannot have everything.”
Seaside fills a spot alongside at least four local shops that carry yarn here in Juneau.
 Hang around at Seaside for a minute and suddenly you’re surrounded by women coming to wind a ball, grab one more skein to finish a project, or shop a bit while the kids play in their very own playzone equipped with kiddy kitchenette. And as knitting picks up in this town you may be apt see a few men picking up some fodder for holiday gifts as well (I know my husband has).

Seaside also offers a variety of classes like Hat 101, Fingerless Mitts, Magic Loop and Socks taught by Crochet and knitwear designer Amy O’Neill Houck. Or swing in for the free Saturday knit and crochet group from 2-5 p.m., or spinning on Fridays – it’s BYOS (Bring Your Own Spindle). Find out more about classes at the shop or on their group Ravelry page, friends of Seaside Yarns at
Here Highfill shares a pattern for a perfectly giftable infinity cowl.

Click here for the rest of the pattern and article . . .

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Workin' the Runway

We have been having too much fun all over this town with our TP gear!
Fabulous Anna Hoke at Southeast Living Magazine (see more shots at her website!)
took some amazing shots at the "No Umbrellas" fashion show, and then I saw
such lovely ways of wearing TPall over Gallery Walk in downtown Juneau. 
If you're wondering where you might still get some check out 
Figment Gallery downtown in the Senate Building or!
Shyla rocking a Lucy Cowl
The new Riding Hood looks cute up or down
Men need warmth too!
This model even flew in from Washington to get her warm on!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Public Market is Coming!!

Where is the best place to rock some holiday shopping on the blackest of Fridays?  Juneau's Public Market of course (shameless self-plug warning!!).  Come check out the new wares this Friday, Sat and Sun - though get there earlier for best selection.  Doors open at noon on Friday so no need to drag yourself out of your turkey-induced coma too soon!
That's me sporting The Riding Hood
The Riding Hood (worn in shawl style)
The Rapunzel
The Leyla (long infinity)
The Leyla (long infinity) worn another way.

The Lucy (triple button big)
The Lucy (triple button big) worn another way.
The Hipster Beanie and The Leyla Scarf
The Terry Beanie and The Lucy Cowl
The Captain sporting The Skipper Tube Scarf

A HUGE Thank you to all the fabulous models who helped with the shoot, and to Anna Hoke who did the amazing photography!!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Fashion for Charity!!!

Hello fabulous people - what are you doing this Thursday?  
Coming out to see some Juneau fashion and supporting 
Hospice and Home Care of Juneau?  FANTASTIC!!!

Get your tickets at the usual haunts plus the Brewery and Depot as well!

What do I have to do with any of this?  I LOVE fashion 
(Cap'n and I host PR nights - oh, that's Project Runway of course) and am donating what I can to get this fabulous event rolling.  The photo from the poster was done by my amazing friend Joel Irwin of and the beautiful leg model is the famous dancer Gretchen Bucki formerly of Juneau.  Plus, this event will debut the 2012 winter knitwear line of yours truly! 
So much knitting and so many buttons, this is going to be fun!!!

Now, as you prep yourself for fashion, fun, and fancy french cocktails think about this . . .

Where is your runway?

a dock, a beach, the pasta aisle at Freddies? I want to know where you 

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Almost done with Etsy week!

Don't worry, only two days left of Etsy week!  
Some raspberry goodness for ya!
For the wine-lover in you!
And top it off with a little mint!
The Cap'n says bye for now!

Friday, January 14, 2011

10 Big Projects from '10

I'm a big fan of reflection over resolution in a New Year. I mean, I make resolutions practically every day to be smarter, play more and craft more, so I take once a year to look back instead of forward. I'm hoping somehow the two will balance and I will embrace living in the now. So, here are ten of my craftiest projects from 2010 to reflect upon (and possibly resolve to never do again!):

 1. Working out while you craft. 
I'm a huge multi-tasker, so Craftercize just felt natural. And it could work, as long as you bring the gym to your craft room, not the craft room to your gym.

2. Applying mustaches to glasses.  (click here for the tutorial I made)
Why do glasses need mustaches? Because they are funny. Making mustached glasses for last year's holiday gifts was a great idea, until this year we found out they all washed off in the dishwasher! You can't win them all!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Three-fer Thursday

So Cap'n has already ordered his rear axle (cuz when it comes to his truck he is really fast and productive) which is super chouette because apparently it might not cost us an arm and a leg!  Woohoo! But, to pay for it the kid needs to sell some of his knitted goods- so help him out and take a peeksy.  Should I label them as Cap'n-made?  Ok, if you insist!
Ok, I made all the hats and things with cables- but I think this pink hat 
could look fabu on a hunky man.  For sure!!
 The simple Skipper Tube could be a girl's or boy's best friend in the winter.  
Especially right now in Juneau with our wind gusts of up to 45mph!!
Cap'n made this knitted gourmet delight- plus the buttons too!!  He is such a whiz! 
(And he needs things to do in the winter when his not Cap'n-ing)
Follow the photo links to check them out on Etsy and buy!  Thanks for looking!

Cap'n gets us a Treasury!

Check out the Cap'n in this Etsy Treasury called 
"What a Hunk Really Wants for Valentine's Day"
it's so true too- he wants those mustache mugs and beer soap like nobody's business.

I told you he's photogenic!  
We def. got in because of his come-hither looks-

If you have a minute go check it out here and make a comment- 
I think it helps to get more people looking.  Thanks all!

And don't worry, more Etsy posts coming this evening (Alaska time) which means more cozy knitted stuff and cute shots of the Cap'n are mere hours away!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Day 3 of Etsy Week!

I love the Cap'n in this shot!!  Isn't he all hard core with the slightest hint of a smile- he hates doing photo shoots, but I always make him because I know that not-so-secretly he is selling everything for me!  Plus, did you know he makes a lot of the stuff too?  Yes!  He learned to knit and hasn't stopped since. 

So, if you read yesterday's post and are wondering about the little truck, it's not doing so hot.  The rear differential is busted which means the rear axle has to be replaced.  Something like that.  I have no idea what that means, but apparently it's expensive, as everything is up here in our little isolated land.  Ok, enough chat- on to etsy goods!!
This beanie would look great for any boy or girl!
And my favorite new design from 2010- the Rapunzel!  OMG- I love this hat/scarf (which we decided not to call harf or scat, eeeeeh)
See you tomorrow!!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Day 2 of Etsy Week!

So, I was in the middle of posting more Etsy fun this evening for Day 2 of Etsy week (see above and below) when my little mobile went a-ringing.  Lo and behold it was Cap'n who was STRANDED on the side of the road.  Well, I guess he wasn't exactly stranded, he was in his truck and it started making a horrendous sound which made him immediately pull over and give me a call.  Not to worry, I went and saved him and we are all fine!  Except possibly his truck- we will find out tomorrow and I'll let you know more at Day 3 of Etsy week.  Check out Day 2 below!!
Lovely pink for a lady, or get the Skipper in Charcoal for a guy with style!
Keep warm this winter in an Oatmeal triple-wrap Leyla Scarf!
Bye for now!!

Monday, January 10, 2011

New Esty Week!

Finally we have gotten our act together to post all the new knitting on Etsy!  And all week long I'll be rolling out the new items for puchase.  Let's start off small with three delicious etsy delights!
Yummy yum cowl in cocoa.  Snap it up quick before it goes!
Refreshing and Cozy in Limeade!
Wrap this cocoa bad boy three times around for luxurious comfort.
More to come all this week - hope you enjoy it all.