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Welcome to the online collection of books, DVDs, PDF patterns, luxurious yarn kits and handmade, one of a kind samples by knit and crochet designer Kristin Omdahl.

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Kristin is passionate about fiber arts and wants to share it with you. Welcome. Come in. Stay a while. Enjoy.

Thursday
Aug102006

First Published Book Available Worldwide

211509-425062-thumbnail.jpg"The Encyclopedia of Crochet Techniques" by Jan Eaton is on newsstands now. It is the first book I contributed a design for, and the first one to hit the newsstands. Last year, I designed the Swirl Wrap Sweater for CrochetMe.com Magazine Fall 2006, and was asked by Quarto Publishing, in London, if they could use the photo and freeform swirl technique for the book. I agreed and now several months later, its on the shelves of bookstores. Yeah!

There is a new section on the StyledbyKristin website, called "Kristin's Book Recommendations", and I am writing a brief decription of every book in my personal library, and what I like about each one. There is a link to www.amazon.com to order any of the books that I recommend. Its a work in progress, as I have a very large library of knit and crochet books, and I want to be very careful in choosing the ones I truly recommend and enjoy.

As always, if you have any questions, you know that I'm always just an email away. 

 

 

Wednesday
Aug092006

Knitiot Clothing Available Now

211509-422689-thumbnail.jpgI met the owner of Knitiot Designs at a trade show this summer and fell in love with her product lines. I ordered t-shirts, nightshirts and hooded sweatshirts on the spot. Now, I want to share my favorites with you. Click here for a gallery of the yarn-themed clothing now available.

There are basic t-shirts, fashion t-shirts, tank tops, sweatshirts, hoodies, and nightshirts (which are awesome). I can't say enough about the fun logos. There is 'Got Yarn?', 'Knitphomaniac', 'Unwind' (in a martini glass, of course!) and much more. 

As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask us. We are always just an email away. 

Sunday
Aug062006

Crochet Me Magazine Fall 2006

The Fall 2006 issue of Crochet Me Magazine will include a crocheted handbag, designed by me. Although I cannot show you the finished photos until they first appear in the magazine, I can show you the materials used. There will be a kit available here when the magazine goes live.

211509-419691-thumbnail.jpgI used Henry's Attic Andee yarn (50% superfine alpaca, 50% merino wool). Its a worsted we211509-419701-thumbnail.jpgight, really soft yarn and I worked it up with a US G6 (4mm) crochet hook. It comes in 8oz skeins ( 500 yds per skein).

The handbag is adorned with 8mm carved bone beads, honey-colored wooden handles, and nickle purse feet. I haven't lined the bag yet, and am not sure it needs it.

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The pattern is pretty simple - no advanced stitch skills required. The construction is a bit unconventional, but not difficult.