Sunday, February 28, 2010

More samples

I am fortunate to have a group of talented knitters. Because of them, you have an opportunity to fondle the yarns and find out how the patterns work.

This is Sally Melville's Faux Fur Hat knitted with Mountain Colors. We have kits made up for you with the yarn and pattern.

The man's vest is made with Jojoland Rhythm yarn.

And then one of my favorite patterns - the Wonderful Wallaby.

Betsy has knitted several of these. This one is made out of Portland Tweed.

I love the front pouch.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Phillip's sweater

Part of the fun of working in a yarn shoppe is the people you meet. Phillip's mother is knitting him a sweater using Elizabeth Zimmermann. She came into the shoppe to see what we thought about the hem. I told her that I liked the rolling effect, but we decided that it should be Phillip's call.

It is not finished yet, she has to weave in some loose ends and finish under the arms, but Phillip thought it was soft and warm enough that he wore it out of the shoppe.

Perfect for the day.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Want some ideas?

We have lots of new samples.

Hmmm, I am seeing a constant with the color theme. Okay - here is something different.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

A Thank You

January 30, 2010

Dear Leelanau Community,

A deep, loud, resounding "THANK YOU!" goes out to all of the anonymous knitters who so generously donated boxes and bags full of handmade mittens, scarves, and hats to be donated to families with young children in our area. The "warmies" have been distributed to families via home visiting programs such as Parenting Communities and the Grand Traverse Band Early Headstart as well as through the Leelanau Baby Pantry and Laundry Project. Additional items were donated to local preschools to keep underdressed kids warm on the playground this winter.

Research tells us that outdoor play promotes the release of endorphins creating joyful sensations similar to those we experience when eating chocolate. Outdoor play helps children (and adults) relieve stress, better understand their relationship to the natural world, and has been proven to enhance environmental stewardship.

Thanks so much for creating these beautiful, functional works of art that will keep Leelanau families outside enjoying the sparkly snow and hills, promoting health for people of all ages.

Warm regards,

Angela Poneta Dedenbach

Parenting Communities Coordinator

On behalf of

Leelanau Families and Early Childhood Initiative