I think its very important to shop local and handmade this holiday season. Go support your local artist and local stores. Lets do our best to help build the economy in our communities.
I know I will be!
To shop with Queen Bee Fibers you can visit us at one of the following events:
Deepwells Farm Historic Park(Formerly at Flowerfield Fairgrounds)
Route 25A and Moriches Rd
St. James, NY
December 8th and 9th
10am to 5pm
Deepwells is located at 497 Rt. 25A, St. James, NY 11780 From west - LI Expressway to exit 56 (Rt. 111). Travel north to 25a east, 3 miles to Deepwells on the left. From east - LIE to exit 62 (Nichols Rd.). Travel north to the end and onto 25a west, 3 miles to the Deepwells.
Come Join Queen Bee Fibers at the East Northport 21st Annual Holiday Craft Fair!
Trinity Regional School 1025 5th AvenueEast Northport, NY 11731
Saturday, November 10, 2012 - from 10am to 4pm
Over 70 tables offering beautiful handmade crafts and gift items. This is a great opportunity to start your holiday shopping!! There will be a snack bar, bake sale, raffles and prizes and free admission. Great fun for the entire family. Hope to see you there!
We will have all of our products from all natural soaps, handspun yarn, hand knitted items, hand felted jewelry and more!
Shop local handmade this holiday and support an artist!
I know how to knit by hand and by machine. I know how to spin but I have never crocheted until about 9 months ago. I had this beautiful blue wool and I wanted to make a house warming present for one of my best friends Macall who is an interior designer. I paired the blue yarn with orange which I think are very contemporary colors and Macall is a contemporary designer. I decided to knit a granny square blanket with the help of this YouTube video http://youtu.be/4x6ETtAwUrg. I find YouTube to be a great way to learn new techniques. I actually learned how to hand knit while I was at the Fashion Institute or Technology because in the Knitwear specialization they only taught machine knitting.
In February I began this blanket and figured I would be done in a month or two.... boy was I wrong. It took me until September! So it became Macall's house warming, birthday and I threw in Christmas present too.
I wound up putting a border around the blanket in the orange to tie it all together. I think one of the hardest parts was assembling the blanket. It took two days.
On the left is a detail of the blanket and on the right is Madison enjoying her new blanket!
Does anyone else mourn the ending of a project? I was so happy to finish the blanket and give it to it's new home but I was sad to see it go at the same time! Macall's blanket became my go to project. When ever I wanted to feel like I was accomplishing something but not concentrate I worked on it. I also took it everywhere with me.
I am so happy with the outcome and most of all I am so happy that Macall loves it (Madison too).
I told her before I gave it to her that I made her something and to lie if she didn't like it, so I'm not 100% sure that she loves it but I think she does!
Next time I crochet something I think it will be smaller not a full on blanket!