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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
Jan042007

New Kristin Design Debuts at TNNA with Alpaca Yarn Company

211509-618567-thumbnail.jpgKristin's newest design: a Herringbone Jacket created exclusively for Alpaca Yarn Company. Here's a sneak preview of the sweater:
The sweater texture is a gorgeous and simple herringbone stitch pattern, the cuffs and body band have a very unique cabled trim, and there is a beautiful shaped collar and cabled raglan detail. The pattern will offer a generous size range, too.

The pattern and sample garment will debut at TNNA San Diego. Please stop by Alpaca Yarn Company's booth (#545, 644) to see the Herringbone Jacket, the Fireflower Shell and Shawl, and the Whisper Shawl, all designed by Kristin, exclusively for Alpaca Yarn Company.

I've heard there will be a beach on display with lots of cool stuff to see. I hope you can stop by! If you are not coming to TNNA, not to worry. The yarn and pattern kit will be available on my website after the show.

The Whisper Shawl can also be seen in the newest issue of Vogue Knitting (Winter 07). On page 30, there's a beautiful picture of the shawl. We have a lot of solid and handdyed colors to choose from. Click here for a kit to make your own Whisper Shawl. 

Thursday
Dec282006

Tilli Tomas Aspen Yarn at a New Low Price!

442688-504149-thumbnail.jpgTilli Tomas has negotiated better pricing with their mills and wants to extend the savings directly to their customers. They have reduced the price of their Aspen Yarn by more than 20%. The normally priced $28 per 100gm/260 yd skein is only $22 per 100gm/260 yd skein. Please notice the new prices in our yarn collection for Aspen, and also the updated yarn and pattern kits for the Swag Sweater.

At the TNNA convention next month, please stop by the Tilli Tomas booth (#TBD) to view some of the Kristin's designs in person. 

Friday
Dec152006

Lavender-scented Eucalan Available

lavender_sm.jpgMy favorite way to block any knitted garment or swatch is to soak them in a warm, lavender-scented Eucalan bath. I love the lavender scent, it requires no rinsing and its so delicate for my handknits. I use Eucalan for anything that requires hand washing, (i.e. cashmere sweaters, silk sweaters, silk blouses, stuffed animals, etc...)

No Rinsing Required: Eucalan takes out the dirt witht he wash water and leaves no residue. Your natural fibers are clean and conditioned in just one easy step.

Why No Rinsing? Because of its low sudsing properties, it reduces the abrasion a garment goes through, lessens the danger of shrinking, and extends the life.

Good for the Environment: Unlike many other washing solutions, Eucalan contains no bleach or phosphates nad is 100% biodegradable.

I buy the gallon size for myself, and will be selling both the small size (8.4 oz will do up to 90 hand washes!), and the gallon size. Click here for the Lavender-scented Eucalan Shopping Page