Sunday, December 19, 2010

The finished scarf.
This is the packaged kit.
This scarf was needle felted from a kit in the shop. The kit is made by Pagewood Farms and does nor require any experience at all to end up with a show stopping scarf! The texture you achieve is amazing!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Snow Makes a Yarn Day!

Outside my studio window.

Jake shoveling a path to my studio, that lasted for about 20 minutes!

A neighborhood scene.
When it is cold and snowy outside, and we have not had snow since 2008, all I want to do is eat carbs, watch TV and knit. So far, the power is still on but the winds are kicking up and the lights are blinking. All I need is the light to keep knitting. Enjoy your snowy day, if you are having one and work on those Christmas gifts!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Spectacular Yarn Color!

New Silky Wool

By Elsebeth Lavold

From Italy - yum!
At Diva we really love Silky Wool yarn and we are particularly excited about one of the newest colors, a deep jewel tone teal. I can see this yarn as a wonderful shrug or vest. Very nice for fall!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

New Stuff

Just arrived a german darning or sock reenforcement thread. you can knit it right along in your patterns and it makes the sock stronger and last a nice long time. Made in Germany and only
$ 3.00 a card.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Fall Colors

The weather is getting cooler, storms are rolling in and I want to sit all snug and warm and begin knitting projects. The color in the trees all around my neighborhood, the rich rusts, oranges, golds and reds makes me want to knit to match the trees. Welcome fall! I thank you for inspiring my knitting!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Topaz

Lovely and rich fall 
yarn colors. This is my favorite time of year with extreme colors, all the colors of changing leaves, golds, rusts, orange and brown. Time to plan my fall knitting projects.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

DIVA SALE

Gorgeous Fall tree - Silverdale, Washington
The Diva annual fall sale begins on Thursday and runs through Sunday! You will find all yarn, needles and miscellaneous supplies, 30% off! ( no sale on books though! ) Come and get your holiday knitting on!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Next


This is a wonderful closeup of wool yarn by Cascade known as Niki. It is becoming my next project very shortly. I just need to decide what to make: scarf, purse, hat, pillow, tote or......

Monday, September 27, 2010

Surprise!


I found this picture on Etsy and just had to chuckle to myself! Now, this is discreet nursing! Wish I had thought of it so many years ago when my boys were just babes in my arms!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

So Much Yarn - wish it were mine


This is a photo of someone's sock yarn stash! Whoa, baby!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

UKO


Unidentified knitted object, that is what I finished tonight. I needed to make a swatch of some Noro yarn for the shop but a swatch was not going to be large enough to show the color change. I decided I would knit a scarf on my favorite pair of straight knitting needles only to decide that I was not into making a scarf and gee, I better do this with just one skein. IN my head is the idea of making a jacket collar, a scarf that could be buttoned at the throat, wrapped around your neck and it would keep the chill from running past your collar and down your neck, Well now, it looks like a deflated, unloved, knit sausage!


Better luck next time and maybe I will stop dropping off to sleep every other row and actually get some creative knitting done!

Monday, August 16, 2010

A Felted Experiment

Felting is one of my favorite things to do with yarn. This piece is knit on size 15 needles with Noro Kureyon yarn, a wool and silk blend. Normally, I only felt with 100% wool but you know how you get a notion.... Anyhow, I think the piece was an interesting idea in creating yarn fabric. I often just knit rectangles and then felt them, add them to my stash and on some winter's day in the not too distant future; I will cut, weave, embellish, sew and make a transformation happen - from a flat piece of knitted fabric to something that can be transformed with soap and hot water. These pieces of felted yarn are to my knitting what paints are for the painter. An element of design!




After felting, the piece has shrunk and bit, making a slightly more dense fabric but very, very soft and draping. I think this would be a lovely way to make a soft fabric for use in a baby's garment.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

More Buttons & I am NOT done yet!


I can not help myself! Buttons are offered to me and I become the girl that just can not say no! I know no no! These are Czech glass with hand painted dragonflies. How cool are they? Coming soon - a picture of a gallon ziplock bag filled with buttons found by a friend in Paris!

Monday, July 19, 2010

One More Time - Ediz Hook


I have to do this to you one more time - add another picture of new buttons. These just arrived from the Czech Republic and are hand painted glass. They would make an awesome focal on a bag or jacket lapel or a single button closure on a sweater. We also have the parts in the bead shop that convert them to brooches or necklace pendants. Wow - I really like these dragonflies! They are our state bug after all!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

New Buttons

One fabulous closure for a shawl and....







many new buttons! We also have drawers filled with all kinds of buttons! Think outside the sweater, you can add a button anywhere on a garment! Just for fun sew a button on a jacket lapel. It is a true falsehood that a button has to button. Sometimes, it is just for embellishment! Show your flair!




Tuesday, June 29, 2010

More New Yarns & a Familiar Face

This is Cathy in the yarn shop. She is a terrific DIVA to have around and is beyond an excellent knitter! We are lucky to have her. Have a question? She can answer it! Have a problem - oops - knitting problem, she can handle it. She is in the shop on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. On Wednesdays, she has her bead hat on and is in the bead shop. YOu should come and say hello if you are in our area.





Fiesta yarns come in such a marvelous array of colors and softness. They make me want to lay my cheek against them and take a summer's afternoon nap!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Cascade 220


Did you know that we carry a full range of Cascade 220 yarn? We love al the colors available, its ability to felt and a local yarn company! We think of it as a standard in our shop, an old friend that we can reach for and that never disappoints. Affordability you say? Without a doubt we say! Come on in!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Lookee - new yarns!





I love this new yarn. Lovely weight, perfect colors, reasonable price for great quantity and quality! Stop in and see for yourself!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010


My friend Gail, who used to live at Beckett Point here in Port Townsend is coming for a visit from her new home state of Kentucky. She is bringing buttons! Loads of buttons - all handmade in resin. She will be here May 10th and I hope to have the new buttons out in the store the very next day. I can hardly wait! I am dreaming of her buttons and using them on my latest creations!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

New Yarn!


New yarn is on its way! New yarn is on its way!! Come and play, I say! Pictures coming soon! Our hours are back to 10 to 6 daily with knit night on Mondays from 5:30 to 7:00. Come knit ( or crochet or embroider or quilt or tat or needlepoint or ? ) with us!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

New Shawl Pins!


These are wonderful, forged shawl pins and fibulas made by local artist Michelle Stay. We are adding them to Diva and placing them on our website. I will have all the cost and size details on the site but aren't they wonderful!!? Michelle also lampworks the glass beads on the pins. These are treasures! A real unique addition to your jewelry and fiber wardrobe.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

A Big Ball of Yarn!



What knitter does not love a big ball of hand painted wool yarn? What shall I make?

Sunday, March 7, 2010

A Sample NORO Sock Yarn Colorway



YUm! The colors are really terrific!
All NORO sock yarn is 35% off in the shop until the 25th with or without the coupon from the local paper, The Leader. Socks are a perfect any time of the year project and great to travel with. We have a fabulous collection of colors. Yes, you can even mail order it at the 35% off price. Gotta go knit!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Around DIVA

Jacob taking his picture in Diva. He says he likes being in the yarn shop. Me too!




I love a picture that is taken across the shop. I think that everything looks different in a still photo and Jacob took this one.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Buttons! New buttons of rosewood made with environmentally friendly techniques from India are now in the store. These are such pretty inexpensive real wood buttons! Just perfect on a felted bag or a sweater. I hope to have them on the Diva site soon, too.




Buttons for fun. Buttons for embellishment. Nothing beats a little jar filled with various size buttons. You can put a smattering of buttons on just about anything, anywhere. These are from the Pendleton woolen mill in Oregon and are $ 1.95 a bottle, in case you can not resist!

We will be at the Sew Expo show this weekend in Puyallup with opening day being the 25th. You can see these buttons, beads and many more fabulous finds at this event sponsored by Washington State University.