Knittn’ Kitten Doily Scarf & Some Great Vintage Finds

Thanks for joining me the past several weeks as I took you on this odyssey of Knittn’ Kitten projects! Especially to those of you outside of Portland who can’t physically make it to the Kitten! For those of you who ARE in Portland but haven’t checked out the store, you really should! Make a date with your craftiest friend and hit this store up. I promise you won’t be disappointed!! Also, if you’re in the vicinity, you should definitely sign up for the store email list because if you do, you’ll be able to take part in super events like yesterday’s super secret invite-only sale! Susan, Diane and I went to the store with our invitations in hand (okay, not really – they were virtual invitations), parked in the back of the store, and entered in the secret invite-only entrance, and we found the mother lode of fabulous goodies to purchase.

Look: a bin of fabulous vintage fabric at super prices. Susan picked up that brown/black/cream piece to make curtains for her awesome retro rec room! I got some Betty Draper/Mad Men pink and beige plaid — fabulous!

I also snapped up this big piece of vintage Tall Ships fabric! I love all things tall ship, so this was a score. Not sure what i’m going to do with it, though – any suggestions? I got 3 yards.

I kept looking at this amazing hand-dyed silk ribbon (originally $25, only $5 at the Kitten), but I didn’t know what I would do with it. I left it there – wonder if anyone else snatched it up yesterday, or if it’s still there?

There was a stack of Christmas fabric (and some fall-themed fabric next to it that I didn’t photograph).

Ethel added some new vintage linens to the VL room!

Here’s Diane’s amazing sample project & accompanying sheet for patchwork dishtowels.

Which brings me back to this week’s project, which is by Bridget Benton and is super cool: a recycled t-shirt and doily scarf! So pretty! Bridget said about her project:

This project sheet was inspired by a scarf pattern I saw in Generation T: Beyond Fashion by Megan Nicolay and by all the awesome crochet-adorned garments in, yes, Crochet Adorned by Linda Permann. I can’t crochet, but I can sure as heck buy crocheted doilies from the Knittn’ Kitten, and experiment with 100 ways to get them off the couch and onto my clothes . . . I heartily encourage you to do the same!”

This is my last post about the free Knittn’ Kitten projects EXCEPT for the soon-to-be-released eBook collection of all these free patterns, which I’ll let you know about as soon as it is available.

Oh, and here’s a shot of Baby Gideon, who joined us for the shopping expedition:

He’s a month old today! Can you believe it?