Saturday, May 6, 2017

Here are Lois Dorman and her daughter showing off just one the Afghans that Lois's mother Elaine "Me Ma" is making for her 13 great-grandchildren.  She is 95 years young. What an inspiration!

Lynn finished her Gemini Sweater in Cozy Soft yarn.  She kept working on it until it got done. Great job!

Joan is holding up her beautiful Butterfly Shawl.  Isn’t it gorgeous?

 And the biggest version of the Decemberist shawl from our winter KAL, done in chunky weight yarn with extra repeats.  It looks so cozy.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Mary DeFazio’s daughter is modeling her new Bunny Hat.  Isn’t she adorable?

Phyllis made for her granddaughter this cozy and squishy Afghan in some feisty pink. The yarn is Encore and the pattern is from Plymouth. Nice job it looks very comfy.

And here is Nancy with her Thrummed Mittens completed after she took the class with Liz. So cute and toasty warm.

Liz Russell made this Wallaby in variegated Encode yarn. Nicely done.

These peeps were crocheted by Kathy L. for her grandkids Easter baskets. She says ‘they are fast and good enough to eat’. 

Here is a photo of a shawl called Faroese Shawl made by Carol Shutt. It is made with Periwinkle Sheep’s yarn Delirium in the color hyacinth. Beautiful and so very soft to the touch!

Mary Clare Devlin made this blanket out of Encore. I love these soft colors.

Maybe you know that Aaron Bush is not longer blogging from the Times Union web site, so I linked us to his new blog and hope he will continue to inform us about all fiber related issues for many years to come. 
In addition we have now Attic24 new on our blog list, she comes to us from England and is very well known for her colorful crochet work. Knitionary blogs from California about knitting, gardening and cooking.

Monday, March 27, 2017

The newest Knitty (Spring & Summer 2017) is now online.  Some of you know it already but maybe for some of you this is new information. Knitty. com is an online magazine with lots of free pattern, technique tips and information.  I always go back and look in their archive for knitting ideas.


If you have been to the shop in the last several weeks you maybe have seen these beautiful hand made yarn caddy.  It is custom made by Kathy’s husband Dan and available for sale in dark and light colored wood.

And here is Norrine Thompson showing of her Baa-ble-hat.  I like your color choices.  Nice job!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

The snow is only outside so please stop at the Spinning Room in Altamont and look for our ever changing spring cotton yarns in a wonderful array of colors.  In the top shelf is Ultra Pima fine by Cascade, 100% cotton, and the other two shelves are Anchor Bay by Cascade, 50% merino wool and 50% cotton (it feels so soft). Why not come in and touch for yourself.

Sue Zinsky wearing her newly made necklace from Lisa's class. It is so pretty.

Here are Jan and Anita showing off their beautiful scarves.  Anita made the no-purl-ribbed-scarf and Jan the leaf-lace-scarf.  Nice work ladies.

Cecile just finished her Decemberist shawl from our February KAL.  She made the larger version.  It is beautiful...nice job Ceil.

We also got these finished Thrummed Mittens and Pentucket Cowl and Hat from our classes, but it didn't say who made them. So if you did these great items please tell us so we can give you credit!

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Tuesday was Mardi Gras, rumor has it there was a wild party going on at the Spinning Room. This picture of the King Cake was taken before the party started.  As we all know, what happens at the Spinning Room .......

Lynn finished her challenging Panem Katniss Cowl Wrap designed by Dahlia in Bloom and inspired by the Hunger Games. She asked Cecile to model it. It is quite stunning. 

Here is Florence Foster. She just finished the rectangle hat after taking Iryth’s Intro to Double Knitting class. She used Elysian yarn for her project. Nice job Florence.

When March came in, Kathy was up to her elbows in worsted and chunky yarn from Lamb's Pride in many yummy colors.

Here are some of the beautiful Lamb's Pride colors on the front counter.

Spring has come early to the Spinning Room, new spring cottons and cotton blends in a wide range of colors are here special for you. So, finish up whatever is on your needles and plan a great spring project with these new yarns.  If you need suggestions, just ask any of the ladies at the shop to help you locate a pattern you will enjoy.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Here are some samples how the Pentucket Hat and Cowl class is coming along.  Nice job ladies and keep up the good work.

The shop received new pattern books.  We either have the yarns used in these books or they will be coming in soon.

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!