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The Daily Binder

The best place to contact us with any questions, comments, etc.  We'll be posting any news, updates, patterns, and other bits of randomness here.


If you need to reach us directly, here is our Contact Information: 

Silver:                       [email protected]

Owner, Knitter, Pattern Designer

Maddy:                     [email protected]

Partner, Crochet Master, Knitter

Mercury:                   [email protected]

Partner, Knitter, Pattern Designer, Binder Guardian

Kariohki:                   [email protected]

Partner, Crocheter, Artist, Knitter


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Black Friday Deals!

Posted on November 27, 2015 at 1:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving with their families!  We here at Silvers Knitted Treats had SOOO much fun with our families, and cannot wait to let you know about the deals going down today!  For most items, it will be $5 off accross the board, as we mentioned on FB today.  However, there are some items that are BOGO or BOG2.  Just remember, this weekend is all about deals, so please check back on Cyber Monday for some more deals!  Have a great Holiday Season everyone!  :)8)

-Silver-

Halloween is coming, and there's a chill in the air!

Posted on October 13, 2015 at 8:20 AM Comments comments (1)

Don't forget us for your last-minute costumes - we can do some cute kitty ear hats, spooky scarves, or opera gloves in a flash! :)




Keeping warm while trick-or-treating (or just out on a walk in this lovely autumn weather) is simple if you custom order items from us. Don't forget that proceeds from all pink hats and scarves ordered this month will go to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Order something for yourself here!


Not a pink fan? Looking for something other than a hat or a scarf? Order anything here and we'll make it for you! Pricing and shipping is always worked out after we talk to you, so you don't pay until you're satisfied you're getting exactly what you want.

Missing Videos

Posted on October 5, 2015 at 5:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Hello everyone!  We here in Silver Land decided we needed slightly more space here on the site.  If you were wondering where the videos on the front page went, I have moved them to my personal blog.  They can be found here: http://dreamysilver2112.com/.


Later on, if there are any other videos I think knitters should see, I'll be putting it there as well.


Hope you are well!

-Silver-

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Charity Drive

Posted on October 1, 2015 at 4:25 AM Comments comments (0)

For the entire month of October, Silver's Knitted Treats will be selling washcloths and donating the proceeds to a local cancer charity. We have two designs to choose from: the Ribbon and Be the Cure.




Check out our store to pick them up! You can use them to wash dishes or yourself - they work great for either job. :) 100% of the money you spend on these cloths will go to the charity we choose at the end of the month.


If washcloths aren't quite your thing, don't worry - you can still help by purchasing any pink item from our store, or custom ordering something pink. Everything pink we sell will also have its cost donated to charity. Happy October, and let's keep fighting cancer!

The Month of Kirby & more mitts

Posted on August 14, 2015 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

We're right in the middle of August now, and still in the midst of the Month of Kirby. In case you've missed the news, I (Mercury) am taking commissions for custom Kirby plushies all month, and donating 100% of the proceeds to the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation in memory of Satoru Iwata, former president and CEO of Nintendo. Check out our page to find out more and order one for yourself! I've already finished a really cute Kirby... Sleep!



Also, today's the 14th and that means I've released another new fingerless mitts pattern: the Ears of Sweetcorn Mitts! It's available to download on Ravelry and costs $2 plus tax. Give it a try!



More news is good news!

Posted on July 14, 2015 at 5:45 AM Comments comments (0)

The pattern per month trend continues as today I've released another fingerless mitt pattern: Dragon's Armor Gauntlets. Quick and addictive, you may want to make a pair for everyone you know. ;)



Kariohki has been hard at work making lots of plushies and items for your home as well. Check out our store to see them, or custom order anything you want but don't see available yet - we'll make it for you!



Finally, both Silver and I have been working hard to make the pattern for Silver's Tetris Blanket the best we possibly can. Test knitting, editing, making charts as clear as possible - we want this to be the best blanket pattern ever and hope you'll all enjoy it when we finish! Silver is a great designer and I'm enjoying trying my hand as editor. For now, here's a sneak peek of my favorite color combo from my test knit - turquoise with lime contrast "J" shapes!



A slew of new updates!

Posted on June 16, 2015 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Mercury here with some exciting news: the site has been revamped - the main page looks a bit cleaner, there's more on the navigation bar, and... what's that? Yes, there's a new custom order form to make ordering from us easier! Won't you give it a try? :)






New in our store - we've added cowls and bags! Cowls are great for keeping a chill off your neck without overheating, and our bags are perfect for shopping or for trips to the beach. Strong, stretchy, and 100% cotton, you can throw the bag in the washing machine and dryer if it gets dirty or stretches out of shape with no worries. These bags are seriously tough - I tested them by carrying around 3.5 liters of juice with no problems whatsoever. The shoulder strap is great for heavier loads, and the handles are sturdy enough to hold but flat enough not to hurt your hands. (Credit for the bag design goes to Carla Cook on Ravelry.)






If that weren't enough, I've also published another fingerless mitt pattern on Ravelry - Clove in Cream Mitts! I'm so proud of this pattern, I can't even begin to tell you. They look beautiful, work up quickly, and go with anything from the most elegant wedding dress to a t-shirt and jeans. For only $2 plus tax, you can have a go knitting them yourself!


More exciting things are on the way, so for updates please keep an eye on our Facebook page. :)

Savings every weekend this month - and a free pattern!

Posted on May 14, 2015 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (0)

We have a special announcement for you here at Silver's Knitted Treats: May is Silver's birth month, and to celebrate, she's providing everyone who orders a commission from us on Saturdays and Sundays all this month with discounts! Leave a comment below to find out more, and be sure to like our Facebook page to stay in the know on upcoming discounts, contests, and much more!




Next up, Mercury has designed another fingerless glove pattern, and it's available for free on Ravelry. It's a pattern to make Basket Cable Mitts - and they take less than one skein of Stylecraft Special Aran to make! A basket cable and stockinette panel enclose your hands and keep them warm in these fingerless mitts. Instructions for three sizes are provided: small (for a young teen’s or smaller woman’s hands), medium (for an average woman’s hands), and large (for a larger woman’s or average man’s hands).


Check it out and let us know what you think, won't you? :)

Our anniversary, and a new pattern available for purchase on Ravelry!

Posted on April 14, 2015 at 9:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Happy one-year anniversary to Silver's Knitted Treats! We hope we'll be providing you with lovely knitted items and patterns for a long time coming. :)


To celebrate, Silver's Knitted Treats is proud to announce our first pattern available for purchase: the Apex & Nadir Mitts!



 


Up and down, the strong apex and nadir points of these mitts make for a lovely texture that will keep your hands warm.


There’s no gusset shaping for the thumb; these are simple fingerless gloves for the adventurous beginner, or an advanced knitter who wants some easy “TV knitting” :)


These fun fingerless gloves are quick to work up, taking less than one skein of Stylecraft Special Aran yarn. You can use any worsted or aran weight yarn you prefer, but I love Stylecraft’s range of colors.


Can easily be sized up or down by using larger or smaller needles - the pattern provided easily fits most adult hands (any gender): using larger needles will produce a slouchier fit; smaller needles, a tighter mitt.


I (Mercury) designed these mitts as part of a personal challenge to myself: make a different set of fingerless gloves from a different stitch, for each letter of the alphabet. These, naturally, go under "A". Keep on the lookout for more fingerless glove patterns, with many different styles and lengths on the horizon!


You can find this pattern on Ravelry for $2. If you like the look of it, please give it a try! :)

Don't miss your chance to win!

Posted on March 27, 2015 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Hello everyone! Have you seen the contest happening at Silver's personal blog? It's in honor of her creating 300 projects on Ravelry! To enter, all you need to do is follow her instructions in the post I linked there - guess what type of pattern inspired her top 10 favorite project names, and you'll be in the running to win either a small knitted item or $5 off any item of your choice. Go ahead and click that link and leave your answers in a comment on Silver's post, we'll be waiting! :)


-Mercury-

Wintry Combos!

Posted on February 18, 2015 at 12:05 PM Comments comments (0)

Have you been feeling the freeze this winter? We have, too!


To help combat the cold, we've added new combo packs to our web store. Depending on what you already have to heat you up, we're offering four different combinations:


Warm Head and Fingers will run you $35 and net you a hat and some gloves to keep the chill out.


Keep It Toasty is a scarf & glove set which costs $50. If you prefer a hat to gloves, Just the Bare Necessities costs the same amount and will warm your head and neck instead.


Finally, for the fully frosty among you, there's the Cold Weather Hat Trick for $70. That's a full set of a hat, scarf, and gloves, in whatever colors you desire.


For any of the sets with gloves, please specify whether you would like fingerless mitts, full mittens, full gloves, or convertible fingerless mitts/mittens. We can accomodate any request! Check out our web store for more details.



Welcome Kariohki!

Posted on February 8, 2015 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Here's an exciting announcement from all of us here at Silver's Knitted Treats: today, a new partner has joined up with us! Kariohki is a crocheter, knitter, and also a fellow gamer. This all makes her a perfect fit with us, and once you see her adorable hats, gloves and other projects we're sure you'll agree. :D We'll be spending the next few days setting up her page but please check back often to see what she'll be offering in addition to commissions.

Awesome Games Done Quick 2015

Posted on January 8, 2015 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Hello everyone!




If you're not watching Awesome Games Done Quick 2015, why aren't you? ;) AGDQ 2015 is a charity event, hosted by Games Done Quick (comprised of the Speed Demos Archive and Speed Runs Live communities) to benefit the Prevent Cancer Foundation. AGDQ contains speedruns of all sorts of video games: old and new, awesome and even awful! The fun comes in watching the speedrunners employ skill, glitches, and immense know-how to beat the games as quickly as possible.


We at Silver's Knitted Treats have provided some prizes that you can win if you donate to the Prevent Cancer Foundation during certain speedruns - check out the full list at gamesdonequick.com. During the Majora's Mask speedrun, you can donate $10 or more to be in the running for Silver's Zelda hat and scarf set! If you happen to catch the Super Mario Sunshine speedrun, you can win the Classic Luigi or Classic Mario cross stitches done by Maddy if you donate another $10. Finally, if you hang around for Final Fantasy VII and donate $10 during that run, you can win a Black Mage knitted pillow made by Mercury.


Of course, even if you miss the specific prize windows, any donation of  $5 or more during the entire marathon gets you in the running for Silver's handmade SDA & PCF hat (shown above)! Whether or not you snag one of our prizes (or any of the many others), 100% of your donation will go directly to the Prevent Cancer Foundation to help fund awareness, early detection, and prevention of all types of cancer. Hope you enjoy AGDQ 2015 and help us all raise a lot of money (they're already over $530,000, but the more the better) to kick cancer's butt!

The holidays are just around the corner...

Posted on November 18, 2014 at 7:20 PM Comments comments (0)

...don't be left out in the cold! :)


Silver's Knitted Treats is proud to announce our holiday line! Washcloths, scarves, blankets, hats, gloves, cowls--you name it, we can make it.


Knitted and crocheted items are great for keeping you feeling cozy and your house looking festive. Ordering early is the best way to make sure you have your items in time for whatever holiday you celebrate, or just to keep yourself warm as winter sets in. Be sure to follow our Twitter or give our Facebook page a like: next week, all followers will receive a $5 off coupon code, good for any purchase. Stay tuned for more pictures, soon to come!

That "aha!" moment

Posted on October 28, 2014 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (1)

Hello everyone, Mercury here again! Sorry for my extended absence; I traveled back to America to visit my family, meet Maddy for the first time in person, and hang out with Silver too! It was a great time, but I've been slacking on the updating front. We're going to change that around. :)


Last time I posted, I showed you the first thing I'd knit in quite some time: fingerless gloves! Well, as I have mentioned before, they are one of my favorite things to knit, so I simply had to make Silver a pair to thank her for getting me back into the knitting groove. Here they are!



I used the pattern Shannon's Fingerless Gloves by Abby Tohline. I'm so happy with them, and Silver was quite pleased too! :D


I love the feeling you get when, upon browsing or searching for patterns, you see one that just immediately "clicks" with you. Just by looking at it, you know what yarn you'll use, who you'll make it for, and suddenly you simply cannot wait to start knitting or crocheting. I like to call that collection of quickly-felt emotions the "aha!" moment; no, you haven't stumbled upon anything that will net you the Nobel Prize, but you feel so inspired that you know you'll love what you make.


That happened to me the instant I saw this pattern. I knew I wanted to make Silver some fingerless gloves, but I was worried about what style to use, what length they should be, and what color. I knew I had a ball of gorgeous fuschia yarn, but I wanted to make sure that whatever pattern I chose would look nice with the solid color. Well, in my opinion, cables look perfect with a solid yarn to make them stand up and out from the work, so that lingered in the back of my mind while I looked for patterns. Suddenly, Ms. Tohline's pattern seemed to jump off the page at me, almost as though it was yelling "Me! Make me!" and I knew I'd found the perfect gloves for Silver.


All that was left was the yarncrafting itself, which flew by when thinking of how happy she would be upon receiving them. (And luckily for me, she certainly was!) That one "aha!" plunged me into one of the most enjoyable projects I've made yet. I know I'll keep finding moments like these as I continue to create. :)


What makes a project click with you? Do you ever feel that "aha!" moment where you're inspired to follow a pattern or even make a new one?


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