Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Finishing up

I finished up several projects.

This is the Wee Fair Isle Stocking. It comes in a kit.

This is what I call the child's tassel hat. I made the second size, but doubled the amount of stitches cast on. I also knit it in a circle, rather than flat. The yarn is Punta Lava Handpainted.

At some point I need to start thinking of Christmas gifts. For this year.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

My new friends

I am having fun. A while ago I found a pattern called Korknisser. Finally I was able to sit down and start knitting.

Voila! My new friends! Worsted weight yarn and US 3 needles and about an hour per gnomey. (I am a slow knitter) But, it is something I can finish and I have a bag full of corks to dress.

Aren't they cute?

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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Betsy is at it again

Betsy is always trying out new ideas. Here are some fingerless mitts she has whipped out using Kid Seta with her yarn stash.

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Snow Day

I was going to be at the shoppe today, until I went outside.

I admit it - I am a wimp.

But I shoveled snow on the walk and on our roof.

And Murphy ran around.

Have a great snowy day.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Knitting away

One of the best parts of working in a yarn shoppe is getting to see what others are creating.
Barb started knitting socks about 2 years ago and she is churning them out.

Along with hats.

And then the other day, a lady came in carrying this purse. She felted it, then needle felted it. Isn't it great?

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Holding on

This is a hollyhock on the edge of our driveway. It is still blooming away.

I don't think it realizes that winter is coming.

Friday, November 27, 2009

We're thrumming

Betsy is teaching a class on mittens - thrumming and felting. And because of that, folks have been busy thrumming away.

Judy knitted these.

And these are from Doreen.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Getting Old

Someone had to remind me, so I'm reminding you, too.

Don't laugh.....it is all true...

Perks of reaching 50

or being over 60 and heading towards 70

and beyond!

01. Kidnappers are not very interested in you.

02. In a hostage situation you are likely to be released first.

03.No one expects you to run-anywhere.

04.People call at 9pm and ask, did I wake you?

05.People no longer view you as a hypochondriac.

06.There is nothing left to learn the hard way.

07.Things you buy now won't wear out.

08.You can eat supper at 4pm.

09.You can live without sex but not your glasses.

10.You get into heated arguments about pension plans.

11.You no longer think of speed limits as a challenge.

12.You quit trying to hold your stomach in no matter who walks into the room.

13.You sing along with elevator music.

14.Your eyes won't get much worse.

15.Your investment in health insurance is finally beginning to pay off.

16.Your joints are more accurate than meteorologists or the national weather service.

17. Your secrets are safe with your friends because they can't remember them either.

18.Your supply of brain cells is finally down to manageable size.

19.You can't remember who sent you this list.

20.And you notice these are all in Big Print for your convenience.

And remember, never, ever, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Baby clogs and little alpacas

I am an "oooher." And here are two of the things that have brought forth more of my ooohs.

Miniature alpacas from Misti Alpaca. We do sell them if you want one.

And these sweet felted baby clogs that Cinda knit.

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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Grande 6 cable hat

Skacel has sent us some great hat kits. You get a skein of bulky yarn and a flyer with four patterns. I knitted the pattern on the front of the flyer.

It is the yellow one on their flyer.

And here is my finished project.

And they also sent us some more Addi Clicks.

Sunday, November 1, 2009


Yesterday was Halloween. And I have to admit it was pretty scary. I had two witches stop by to terrorize me.

They played with the yarn

and the spinning wheels.

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Saturday, October 24, 2009

Helen shows her love

Helen Huey was one of the folks we came into our shoppe. She passed away recently, and her daughter brought into our shoppe the sweaters that Helen knitted for her great-grandchildren this past year.

Here is a close-up of this sweater.

Helen knitted sweaters like this every year. She started in January so she would have them done by Christmas.

I did not know Helen very well, but I know that she loved her family.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Jackie, who has previously done amazing knitting, brought in a baby blanket she had just finished. The blanket is knitted with Punta Lava.

There are all sorts of bobbles on this blanket. Jackie stated that she almost lost her fingers after knitting all of those bobbles. The blanket is soft and very nice. Good job, Jackie.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Jill couldn't, but Lynn did

We called Jill in for help. Kate needed help with making loops. She and I worked on it Monday evening and were not able to lock the loops in.

So Jill came over and worked on it. She was not able to figure it out. Then Lynn came in and guess what?
Meet Stella.

She is a rescued greyhound from Florida. Lynn and Stella are from Ft. Wayne. They are up here on vacation. Stella makes a great yarn shoppe dog and Lynn - well, Lynn knows how to knit.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Mr. Greenjeans

Okay, this did it. On September 16, Diane posted a picture of her Mr. Greenjeans.

For those of you who are not familiar with this sweater, go to Knitty.com I have loved this pattern ever since it came out two years ago and now I am going to knit it.

Now, this is with the understanding that I am at a work site six days a week and then on my day off, I do other things that can't wait. So, if I can put in 5 hours a week on this sweater, it may be done later in the winter and just in time to add something new to my wardrobe.

So, the question is -what yarn do I use for this wonderful sweater? I was looking at Ravelry and some folks have used Cotton Fleece. That would be good for this terminally hot person, plus I can wash and dry it in the machine. But, I also like Lamb's Pride and they have some beautiful reds. Or, we carry Shaefer Yarn and I could order some Miss Priss in a colorway that I like. Annie looks nice, so does Catherine the Great, or what about Frida Kahlo? And I like Billie Holliday, but I think I want to stick with a red colorway. It is bright and cheery.

Are you ready to join me?

Monday, October 5, 2009

Only three and a half weeks

It is that time of year to pull out the pumpkins.

Susan made up a felted pattern for pumpkins and the wonderful thing about them, is that you can use them for Halloween and Thanksgiving and then knit them up in other colors for Christmas, Valentine's Day, Easter....You get the picture.

Two skeins of Lamb's Pride worsted makes three pumpkins.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Mila sent us a picture of the baby jacket and hat pattern by Naturally she knitted for her new grandaughter. She used Buttons yarn from Fiber Trends.

Isn't Corallus cute? We blooged about her cousins on July 12.
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