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Midnight Blue Scarf

Posted in Knitted Goodies for Sale with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 1, 2014 by kellyjcallahan

You’ll just love the feeling of this scarf around your neck. This scarf was knit up in a bulky garter stitch. Perfect gift for a man or a woman. The scarf measures 39-inches long. The yarn is a soft and luxurious 50% alpaca and 50% wool. Note the various shades of blue with highlights of teal.

Hand wash in cold water, do not agitate and lay flat to dry. This scarf comes from a smoke-free home.

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SOLD. 

Selling Knitted Goodies at a Discount

Posted in Knitted Goodies for Sale with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 30, 2014 by kellyjcallahan

Since my Wry Knot shop hasn’t had a sale in two years, I’ll be closing up shop. I’ll be selling the items I have in stock at a discount here on my blog.

My first item is my Acid Wash Jeans Scarf. 

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This great scarf for a man or a woman. The color is a lovely gray-blue. It is knit in sections of seed pattern, divided by a band of stockinette. The scarf measures 48-inches long and is 4-1/2-inches wide. This scarf comes from a smoke-free home.

This is not a super-wash wool. Hand wash in cold water, lay flat to dry.

Now $25.00 plus $5.00 for shipping.

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2010 Handmade Stocking Stuffers for Women

Posted in Featured Shops/Artisans with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 1, 2010 by kellyjcallahan

On to great stocking stuffers for women. They will, of course, all be handmade and at a reasonable price.

  • Have a book lover in the family? I just love these beautiful and delicate personalized bookmarks from Chryls Origami (hint, hint). From the artisan… “You could choose to have all of the same type of design or an assortment to make up 8 bookmarks. These are great for book lovers to use as bookmarks to replace the usual tags you use with your presents.”

  • Got Yarn? How about some fun and funky stitch markers from Bead Passion. Warning these donuts may make the knitter have a craving or two. From the artisan… “Fun, yummy looking donut stitch markers in spots, stripes and swirls. You get six pieces.”

  • Nothing could be lovelier then a little piece of original artwork, and ACEOs are the perfect fit. Adirondack Summer by artist Rita Squier would be a wonderful addition to any stocking. What is an ACEO? It is an Art Card, Editions and Originals. They can be created in any medium, but must be 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″.  From the artisan… “Painted in the Adirondack State Park where the air is often cooler and less humid and the water is crystal clear.”

  • This beautiful pincushion from Ravenscroft Studio is perfect for a seamstress or as a decoration. What makes it even lovelier is that is made from recycled thrift store clothing! From the artisan… “A pile of empty cat-food cans was strolling down the street one day when it ran smack dab into a pile of thrift store clothing. We sprinkled some vintage buttons on top and… VOILA!”

  • How about a lovely artistic touch to her iPhone? This beautiful felt cover from ShiBang Designs is just perfect. From the artisan… “Simple cover for an ipod touch or iphone. Felt case embellished with hand dyed wool and yarn. Frosted blue and subtle sparkles for winter.”

  • Drawing a relaxing and soothing bath after the hectic holidays will make you a hero. Try some soothing oatmeal, milk and honey bath bombs from Black Kettle Soap Company. From the artisan… “Bath bombs are fizzy balls full of delightful aromas, detoxifying salts, botanicals, and luxurious oils.  While you are in the bath, drop one in and treat yourself to a relaxing spa treatment at home.”

All photographs are property of their respective owners. Used for illustrative purposes only.

2010 Handmade Gifts for Her

Posted in Featured Shops/Artisans with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 16, 2010 by kellyjcallahan

Today I’m featuring some handmade gift ideas for that special woman in your life. Shopping handmade contributes to local economies, gives the finger to the big corporate box stores, and often helps with recycling. Join the handmade movement and purchase handmade this year.

All these gifts suggestions are handmade, and because I have great taste… the artisans that I’ve featured have exceptional designs and products!

  • The great thing about a beautiful vase is that you don’t even need flowers to enjoy it (but the flowers are nice too). This beautiful tulip vase was crafted by Nancy Monsebroten of White Earth Studio. From the artisan… “This handmade Tulip Vase was designed while yearning for spring. I tried to capture the feeling of a burgeoning Tulip bulb becoming a long awaited blossom.”

  • How can she help but feel beautiful in this lovely lace hand knit cardigan. From the artisan… “A uniquely design cardigan that is chic for those winter days.” You can find this lovely sweater and many other lovely items at Sweet Knitting. Be sure to purchase early, as she is in Europe.

  • Looking for something unique to express your love? A special proposal or extra special gift. Give the gift of jewelry designed just for you. At Holly McHone Jewelry you can find just that. I know from experience what an excellent designer and craftsman Holly is. Holly design our wedding rings. I cherish these rings even more because there is no other set like it in the world. Below is just a sample of a few things on Holly’s site. She will gladly help design something special just for you. From the artisan… “We happily collaborate with customers over the internet to create special jewelry. We share design ideas and images to design exactly what you want. We guarantee you’ll be happy with the product you receive.”

  • So you like your coffee strong, but she prefers to sip a cup of freshly steeped tea. This teapot from Barb Campbell Ceramics is a great little surprise, and a wonderful unique item for collectors too. From the artisan,,, “Small hand-built teapot. Holds 8 fluid oz. Nice for a small pot of tea.”

  • A beautiful nightgown which is both demure and sexy. This lovely chemise features delicate lavender embroidery on pleated cotton. This gown is handmade by Southron Creations. From the artisan… “This soft, flowing chemise works beautifully as either a nightgown or a Victorian undergarment!”

  • How about a lovely botanical fragrance by Illuminated Perfume. This perfume contains no synthetic materials, it is completely organic. The Illuminate Perfume store also has sample sizes and gift certificates available. From the artisan… “Melodic notes of jasmine absolute with percussive beats of resinous amber and a flourish of citrus tops notes engage your senses.”

  • I had to add one more item, though reluctantly because I want it for myself! But I just had to share this lovely stained glass panel from Bazaar Glass. The colors are just enchanting and would look lovely in any window. From the artisan… “A patchwork of cut glass pieces accented with shiny glass nuggets and a glass face in the sun.”

All photographs are property of their respective owners. Photos used for illustrative purposes only.

Busy, Busy, Busy October

Posted in Etsy with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 18, 2010 by kellyjcallahan

Hi, hello there world, it’s been a while… I’ve been swamped. What with the English Springer Spaniel National Specialty during the first week of October, catching up at work last week. Knitting, knitting, knitting, trying to get ready for Winter selling season and hopefully Crafty Wonderland. I have finished three scarves and uploaded them to Etsy… One scarf sold in less then 12 hours. So I’ll be highlighting the other two.

The first scarf was knit from handspun yarn from FlyngMunky on Etsy… Acid Wash Jeans. The beautiful gray-blue color is perfect for a guy or gal. I knit it in sections of seed stitch, banded with rows of stockinette.

The second scarf was knit with Cascade Jewel (in a now discontinued color). I knit Shocking Pink in a seed stitch to bring out the wonderful thick and thin aspects of the yarn.

Both scarves are now available at Wry Knot on Etsy… check them out.

Keeping Your Guy Warm

Posted in Etsy with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 17, 2009 by kellyjcallahan

Recently I’ve added a couple of scarves to Wry Knot on Etsy that are perfect for keeping your man warm. They are nice and warm, but knit with a unisex/manly stitch.

  • Cinnabar is a 100% soft wool scarf that measures 4 1/2-inches wide by 39-inches long. The perfect length to fit under a coat, but not be too bulky.
  • Midnight measures 3 1/2-inches wide at the ends, tapering to 5-1/2 at the neck. It is 39-inches long. The yarn is a soft and luxurious 50% alpaca and 50% wool.

Thinking Pink

Posted in Etsy with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 15, 2009 by kellyjcallahan

I’ve added another cute little hat to my WryKnot store. A pink stripe cutie, perfectly sized for preemies, newborns or infants.