Foxy G's Den of i-KNIT-quity

11/26/2009

Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

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Today’s great deal is hair jewelry from firebirdhouse.

Vintage Handpainted Colorful Shooting Stars Bobby Pins

These goldplated bobby pins offer the ideal solution for holding back those stray hairs with holiday flair. They are topped with square, vintage, brass button tops deeply etched with fanciful swirls and colorful, handpainted shooting stars.  The set makes a perfect hostess gift or stocking stuffer.

Vintage Inspired Silverplate Rose Filigree Barette

This Silverplate Rose Filigree Barrette will add vintage flair to a knot, ponytail or the end of a braid!  And wouldn’t it make a great stocking stuffer?  These are but two of the eight items available in the Hair Jewelry Section. At $10 each, along with free First Class shipping to the US and Canada, you can see why they are the best things since sliced bread!

11/25/2009

Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

This vintage mahagony domino by inmyheadstudios is the perfect gift for the handyman (or handywoman!) in your life! It features “DAD” spelled out in typewriter font, a classic yellow measuring tape background, real metal locking nut charm and a small bit of real vintage measuring tape. It is very versatile and looks great as an ornament on the tree, as a gift decoration or as a stocking stuffer!  All this custom style, labor and love comes to you for the incredibly reasonable price of $9.00.

Handyman Dad Ornament

If you would like your own custom domino ornament, Vickie will work with you to make your vision a reality.

11/20/2009

Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

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Every Wednesday and Friday between now and the holidays, Foxy G’s Den of i-KNIT-quity will be featuring gifts that are great deals – based on creativity, function, labor and cost.  Today’s great deal are holiday coffee cozies from kimwhitecreations:

Holiday Crocheted Coffee Cozie in Candy Apple Red

Holiday Crocheted Coffee Cozie in Candy Apple Red with Gold Metallic Trim

These handmade items make beautiful, yet inexpensive, gifts at $10 each.  They are very versatile in that they can be given to men, women, teens, teachers, hairdressers, coaches, co-workers, etc.  Kim suggests that you can gift the cozies wrapped around take-out coffee cups with gift cards tucked inside the cups!  They are also great to have on hand for guests that drop by during the holidays.

Cable Knit Coffee Cozie in Holiday Red

Cable Knit Coffie Cozie in Holiday Red and Silver

These two cozies are  just a sample of the more than 25 from which you can choose in the Coffee Cup/Cola Cozies Section at kimwhitecreations and the best thing since sliced bread!

11/18/2009

Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

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Every Wednesday and Friday between now and the holidays, Foxy G’s Den of i-KNIT-quity will be featuring gifts that are great deals – based on creativity, function, labor and cost.  Today’s great deal is a blue and gray unique T shirt yarn, bead and lace necklace from threepeats:

Unique T Shirt Yarn Bead and Lace Necklace Blue and Gray

Instead of vintage chain, Suzanne has used recycled cotton T shirt “yarn” to connect vintage plastic beads, a curl of vintage lace and handmade felted wool beads.  Because the yarn is stretchy, this 25” long, lightweight necklace slips on over your head.

None of threepeats’ T Shirt Necklaces is more expensive than $24, which is what many stores charge for machine-made necklaces that are void of personality and look just like everyone else’s!  When you purchase one of threepeats’ designs, you are getting a unique, handmade piece fashioned from recycled materials.  Add in her effort, labor and love, and you’ll soon see why this is the best thing since sliced bread!

04/17/2009

Best Thing Since Sliced Bread…

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The Knit Kit got my attention on twitter.   A store would announce its arrival, and it would immediately be out of stock.  What could be garnering that kind of excitement?  Well, now I know.  The Knit Kit is kind of the “Swiss Army Knife for Knitters.”  It is a tape measure, stitch counter, thread cutter, collapsible scissors, crochet hook, stitch holders and tip protectors – all in one compact device – and all TSA (airline) approved.  It is small at 4 3/4″ x 3 1/3″ x 5/8″ and weighs only 4 oz.

The Knit Kit was developed by Barbara Barry, a two-year knitter and entrepreneur who was tired of searching for all her knitting accessories at the bottom of her knitting bag.   She did internet searches to see if a “grab and go” gadget existed, and when it didn’t, she created it!

The Knit Kit sells for approximately $19.95 and can be purchased through your local or online yarn shop.  
The Knit Kit Specifications

The Knit Kit Specifications

04/06/2009

Monday Morning Musings…

The Denise Interchangeable Knitting Needle kit is the best invention since sliced bread.  Where else can you find almost all the needle sizes you need in one compact and affordable kit?  By joing the Interchangeable Needle heads to flexible cords, each of the ten pairs makes a variety of straight and circular needle lengths.  This makes the kit perfect for working on small projects like dish cloths or large projects like baby blankets and afghans.

Ever since I was introduced to the Denise Interchangeable Knitting Needle kit about five years ago, I have been a card carrying member of their fan club.  Knitting parts are guaranteed with normal use, and I can personally attest to that.  Last year, I had a problem with one of the flexible cords in my kit, and all it took was a phone call to receive a new one in the mail.  And, oh by the way, as of April 1, 2009, Denise Interchangeable Knitting Needles has donated $110,129 to breast cancer research through the S.D. Ireland fund. 

I was at the knit store on Sunday and ended up selling their last kit to a new knitter who was about to spend more than $20 for circular needles for one project.  I showed her how versatile the Denise kit was and how it was far most cost effective than buying a set of needles for every project.  For information on Denise, check out their website: www.knitdenise.com/  

A picture is worth 1,000 words…These are the two shawls on which I was working this past week.  I just got them listed in my etsy shop. 

 

Goddess Shawl Wrap - After the Rain

Goddess Shawl Wrap - After the Rain

 

 

Goddess Shawl Wrap - Festival of Flowers

Goddess Shawl Wrap - Festival of Flowers

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