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May 8, 2010

From Susan and Sally — Just Our Necklaces

Filed under: Updates — Both Sisters @ 4:40 pm

From Susan
Sally can be a sweet and generous lil thing as evidenced by the fact that she bought me a present at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival.  That place is a tough go if you do not want to spend money — Sally resisted many of the temptations, but not this one. 

She bought me a necklace kit from Just Our Yarn and also got one for herself.  The kit is called “Just Your Necklace.”  I think it is a pretty recent addition to their line up as it does not show up on their website or on the website of its designer, Betsy Hershberg of StudioB Knits.

The kit provides everything you need except the knitting needles (I did substitute a different clasp). I used a US size 2 and 1. The base yarn is Aziza, which is tinier-than-laceweight tencel. The kit has generous lengths of the yarn wound on spools because it takes far less than a skein of two different colors, and includes two different sizes of beads.

Susan’s Necklace

From Sally
The kits were flying off the shelves at the Just Our Yarn booth. I had to grab two before the hoarders got them! Susan, as usual, finished hers ahead of me and has been patiently waiting to post until I managed to knit mine. I knit it one and a half times because I kept changing my mind about which color to have as the focus. Susan adds: I also knit parts of mine twice because it looked sloppy with the size 2 on the tubular part.

Sally’s Necklace


 

Lucy’s wondering if it makes her look naked and headless. Yes, Lucy, it does.
 
It’s a quick knit, but a little fussy in parts.

PS: Sally and I received a message from Betsy Hershberg, the designer of our beaded necklaces:

“I am the designer of this necklace and I’m so glad you both enjoyed knitting it!  And you both did a fabulous job – both with the knitting AND the picture taking.  Just wanted to let you know that the kits are now available (as of 6/8/10) on the Just Our Yarn website: www.justouryarn.com.  I admit that we didn’t anticipate the immediate popularity of the kit, but lots of gorgeous color ways are now available online. There is also a direct link to the kit on my website at www.studiobknits.com.  Thanks so much for the great post!  Much appreciated.”

Thanks, Betsy!!!

5 Comments »

  1. Nice!
    I would have looked for you guys and said hello, but I have no idea who I would have been looking for. I figure we probably passed at some point or another…we shared the same walking path at one point, so in my mind, we met on sheepy ground :) I adore your blog and both your knitting.

    Comment by Kimberly — May 8, 2010 @ 5:33 pm

  2. Very pretty! And so fun that you can each “share” the project – from a distance.

    Comment by Kym — May 10, 2010 @ 8:50 pm

  3. Oh how pretty.

    Comment by Needles — May 11, 2010 @ 8:01 am

  4. Those are just gorgeous. If you like knitted bead jewelry, you should look at earthfaire.com (I have no connection, just love her kits) for some beautiful things. I will be checking out Just Our Yarn.

    Comment by Doris — May 14, 2010 @ 3:34 pm

  5. I am the designer of this necklace and I’m so glad you both enjoyed knitting it! And you both did a fabulous job – both with the knitting AND the picture taking. Just wanted to let you know that the kits are now available (as of 6/8/10) on the Just Our Yarn website: http://www.justouryarn.com. I admit that we didn’t anticipate the immediate popularity of the kit, but lots of gorgeous color ways are now available online. There is also a direct link to the kit on my website at http://www.studiobknits.com. Thanks so much for the great post! Much appreciated.

    Comment by Betsy — June 8, 2010 @ 8:48 pm

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