Sunday, February 19, 2017

This morning I talked my husband Carl into modeling my finished, but not blocked, Decemberist shawl.  I used 4 skeins of Baby Llama Chunky (around 400 yards) on size 11 needles.  Because I wanted a larger shawl I used 23 repeats for section 1 (149 stitches) and did two times the lace section.  This worked out nicely, except I had to improvise on the edges of the lace pattern.

And here are Ceil, Sheila and Anita working on their Decemberist shawls during Sunday afternoons knit-along.  Looking good Ladies!

Susan Hoffman just finished seaming this beautiful cable baby sweater done in Encore Worsted.  The pattern is Aaron's Aran Sweater and available on Ravelry.  A job well done!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Customer  Show and Tell:
Lisa Tomaszek made some more necklaces after taking Lisa's jewelry class at the shop.  All are made using alpaca yarn and lots of beads. Aren’t they pretty?

Here is Mary Lou Varga and her teddy bear friends, all dressed for March. She made clothes for February, March and April.  The bears and clothes were made from Ella Rae Cozy Soft found in the Spinning Room. Oh, so cute!

Look at my first hat! Knitted in Malabrigo Merino worsted for my hubby, the color is hummingbird.  Spending time in the Spinning Room works says Kathy Miller.  By the way, the pattern is called Turn A Square by Jared Flood and it is free on Ravelry.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Dear Customers,

As Lisa told you in our newsletter, we want to show off your finished projects in our blog. So, if you would like to see your works presented to the knitting community, please stop at the store and ask the ‘shop girl’ to take a picture of it. And please, do not forget to tell us the name of the pattern and maybe the yarn you used.

This is a picture of Iryth’s Technique class:

Kathy Loegering writes:
Here is one of the reversible hats you can make after you take Intro to Double Knitting with Iryth. It was made using 1 skein of 2 contrasting colors of Elysian by Cascade (219 yds). It was a challenging knit but well worth the effort with only a few errors that only I know 😉. It is a washable yarn, but softer than I liked, might suggest the use of regular wool for this project for a denser knit hat. Now I am on to try the geometric hat, wish me luck!! Kathy

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Knit-a-long for February 2017

We would like to invite you to our February Knit-a-long.  Please join us in the shop on Sunday afternoons to knit this beautiful warm Decemberist shawl by Melanie Berg. Kathy already started it in Katia Azteca.  With this chunky yarn it will be a fast knit.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Well, after a long absence, we have something to post about.  Last Wednesday, our first set of sock circles finished up.  They were a YEAR, yes...a YEAR! in the making but they all came out great. Thanks to Lisa and Robin for organizing.

Waiting for the big reveal!

The Green circle.

The Red circle.

And the Purple circle.  Mine are the second from the left.  I LOVE them.

They fit!!!

Robin with Deborah's sock.

And on top of the big sock circle reveal, we also had the end to our Christmas in July(and August) knit along.  Some of us finished up one (or more) holiday gift!

Jackie and her Ombra Cowl

Sue's beautiful shawl.  Sorry...not sure of the pattern here.

Yep...that's Lisa under there in her awesome colorwork hats!  
They are Snow Ghost and Autumn Beanie.

Glenn (and Mary) and Glenn's crocheted hat.

Kathy and her many pairs of Home Socks.

Nancy and her mitts.

Here are a few more pictures of the night.  It was fun and I was happy to see so many of you.  

And the Queen!  We'll miss you.  Have a wonderful winter!

Thanks to Christine for taking all these pictures!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

A long time coming

How cool is this picture that Christine took??

Well...I know you've all been waiting for something here since August.  And, I really don't have too much to write at the beginning of 2013.  But, I do have all the pictures taken at the shop since August loaded up on Flickr.  So, follow this link and you can see a slideshow of the pictures.  Enjoy!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Anniversary, Wiawaka and more

Well...I know it's been a while since my last post.  I just never seem to have enough time to get to it.  So, Kevin started second cutting yesterday and while I'm waiting for the dew to come off so I can go rake, I decided to take the time in between house cleaning tasks and upload some pictures!   

On August 1, I celebrated my 1 Year Anniversary of owning the shop.  It's been fun, rewarding and at times exhausting.  But, with the help of the "Shop Girls" and my absolutely wonderful customers, we did it!   Here are a few pictures of the crowd we had on the 1st.  

Our little Spinning corner!


And some of the gang...

On August 2 and 3, some of us took a day or two and went up to the Wiawaka Lake House in Lake George.  Some spent Thursday night while others just went up for a day trip.  What a gorgeous day Friday was.  I spent the entire day on the dock!  Here are just a few pictures that Christine took.

What a view!!!

We caught Joan napping on the porch!

The Mini HA HA was on its second trip around the lake so we had to carry on the tradition!

This picture is just SO Joan!!

Thanks again to all of you that have come into the shop in the last year!  Hopefully we can continue for several more years to come!

Now onto some customer show and tell!

This is Mari's lovely tank she made for herself to wear on her summer vacation.

Eleanora's socks for her hubby...sorry they are sideways.  Not sure why...

And Sandy's crocheted baby blanket for her newest Grandchild!

Barbara's washcloths made out of one skein of Fantasy Naturale.

Here is Kathy L's "Cat Strips" crocheted afghan.  There are little cats on each of the white strips, cute huh?

And her hat and booty set along with mittens and pumpkin hats for her daughter who is having twins in the fall.  So fun!

The lovely model Mary is wearing Kathy's Wingspan shawl.

And another lovely model, Mary Kate, wearing Heike's Pinkerton Shawl made out of worsted yarn instead of fingering weight.  Isn't it great?

Jasmine's (unblocked) Pinkerton.  So pretty!

And Bonnie's cute baby hat made with matching "baby ugs".  And her lovely little girls dress with a knitted top sewed to the skirt.

 Kathy G's Rococo Shawl made out of Eco wool is just beautiful.

And Karen's Pinkerton made out of Pagewood Farm Denali sock yarn.  The colors are just great!

This is Heike's Color Affection shawl.  Isn't it gorgeous!

And Sue's Wingspan.

These are Janelle's Dreadlock socks.  She and Robin had a little Ravellenic competition with these socks.  Each sock has 40 little i-cord dreadlocks!  That's a lot of i-cord!

And here is Barbara's Ravellenic knit or crochet as many items as she could out of 1 skein of Fantasy Naturale.  I say she did pretty well, huh.  Love the crocheted cat!

And finally, a beautiful vest made by my Aunt Carol who sent me this picture a long time ago and I never put it on the blog...oops!

That's all for now.  Have a great week!