Thursday, April 9, 2009

Lots to get to...

Lots to get to today! I'm trying to get over the snow thing that happened a couple of days ago. While it didn't last long (it was gone by noon), I was still discouraged. I'm just tired of the cold. Today, though, is nice and sunny and a little bit warm!

So, first is Show and Tell. I'll go first:
My finished Rambling Rows Afghan:

I. LOVE. IT. I made it with the Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran and it is just so soft and wonderful I can't stand it. What you don't see are the millions of ends I still have to weave in on the back, but that will hopefully be done by the end of the weekend. As a reminder, there is a class scheduled for this afghan on June 21, 2-4pm.

Next is Bev and her first ever knitting project!:

This is the Plymouth Shrug pattern, made with Mauch Chunky. Can you believe she learned to knit and purl making this??? It looks great!

And Laura's beautiful Bird In Hand mittens made with Malabrigo:

Don't they make you want to make some?
And her Striped Scarf made with Noro and Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran:

Jana's hat exchange hat made with Baby Alpaca Grande:

Ravelry had a hat exchange where you signed up and got the name of someone to make a hat for. They indicated colors and potential styles, then it is up to you to make them a hat. Sounded like fun! She'll be getting a hat from someone else, hopefully soon.

Needle felted chicks by Sue (yellow chick on the right) and Yvette (red chick on the left):
This was their Sunday afternoon project. Also in the picture is an adorable wet felted egg/chick that Sue got from Etsy!

Finally, Dierdre brought in some of her most recently completed projects.
Her Toe-up Felted Christmas Stocking made from Pastaza:

Her adorable Baby Surprise Jacket made from Cascade 220 Superwash:

And her Crocheted Beach Tote made from Cascade Sierra:

Finally, her herringbone scarf made from Nature Wool Multy:

Love the colors in the Nature wool. They all look great!

Next is to tell you about Dietrich Gehring and his wonderful photographs that are now for sale in the store. While he takes all kinds of pictures (see his gallery at ), the pictures in the store are all of sheep. Here are some of them:

More have arrived since this picture was take and will be hung soon. Check them out the next time you are here.

Next, some other changes to the store:
More pictures that are not for sale but beautify the space:

These were taken by a Union photography student and she graciously sent them to me so I could use them.

The new Spring/Summer window display that is still-in-progress:

A big thanks to Paul for all of his ideas for how to arrange the window (99% of this is his work - in other words, I put things where he said I should so that's my 1% contribution!). Who knew he was so good at the decorating thing?

And finally, the Sheep Tote Class! The final session of this class was last Saturday and the participants had fun learning how to needle felt. Here are Janell and Margaret working on their needle felting, first on the foam mat, then on the fabric:

And here is Cindy's bag, with the first stage of needle felting done, now ready to be needle felted to her bag:

And here are the finished totes!:
They came out great!

Here is a close-up of Dierdre's because she decided to needle felt a rabbit instead of a sheep, using angora from her angora rabbits:
So adorable!
Finally, a close up of Janell's bag, which she has decided to line with fabric:
It even has pockets in there! So clever and very professional looking!
That's all for now. You are caught up on the goings on here at the shop. I really am trying to post on a regular basis, but things have been quite busy and it was hard to find time. I'll work on it.

1 comment:

Joan said...

OMG--So many FABULOUS items!! Feel like I'm missing a lot (in addition to all my peeps!!) Don't feel guilty about not blogging on more regular basis--Panopticon and Brooklyn haven't blogged for two weeks!!! You are doing fine! joan