Saturday, February 9, 2008

Getting Ready for the retreat and other thoughts

We are starting to receive some goodies from our vendors for our Knitting by the Bay retreat. ShiBui has sent us some wonderful bags and Skacel - needles and marking pins. Gerhild, from Lost Art, says she has some fun items coming in from her vendors. We also have some giveaways that the shoppe will donate. If you have not registered yet, you might want to think about it. February 25 is the deadline.

In the meantime, we are busy with new books coming in and restocking our shelves with needles, yarn, and books. Books include 2-at-a-time Socks, Folk Bags, Simply Knit 2, Great American Afghan Book, and Mason-Dixon Knitting.

Susan knit up the Market Bag from the Folk Bag book. She used 2 skeins of the Euroflax Sport in this lovely blue.

It is kind of a yucky wintery day today. Cloudy, with slight snow showers. My son, Ian, came over this morning and cleaned up our sidewalk. Then, because he looked like a mountain man, I took him to the south side of the building, Bayside Salon, and the ladies there changed him into mister handsome. I should have done a before and after, because you would have agreed with me. So, Susan and I are sitting here - with her knitting and me posting and doing whatever has to be done. Come on over and join us.

Oh, oh, look what I have been knitting. It is the Merino Kid ShiBui yarn in the Rapids colorway. The pattern is the Irish Hiking Scarf by Hello Yarns.