Thursday, November 12, 2009

Shop visitors!

My aunt Christine and my cousin's wife, Emma, came to visit from Boston last week! They had never seen the shop and they loved it. Christine is a sometimes knitter and Emma is an avid crocheter and also a knitter. Here they are, Emma holding some Ella Rae Lace Merino trying to decide which color to get!:

Emma is from Sweden and her family still lives there. Her mom is going to open a yarn shop there at the end of November! Christine was taking lots of pictures to give her some ideas.
They wandered around the shop for a while and then we went next door to The Homefront Cafe for lunch. It was nice afternoon - Thanks to Christine and Emma for making the trip out here!

Last weekend was the end of the Drop Spindle Spinning class and here are the results:

2-ply yarn made on a drop spindle! The class loved the results. Very cool to make your own yarn. Another class will be scheduled in the spring if you are interested.

Show and Tell:
Sue's socks made Swedish Yarns' Fame sock yarn:

Pretty color changes!

Doris' adorable baby blankets that she made with Dreambaby DK for twin girls recently born:

Nancy's been on a finishing spree:
Her socks made with a yarn I can't remember!

Her second Picovoli tank top, which she made for her sister in law, out of the Bebe Cotsoy:

And her very pretty Textured Circle Shrug, made with Suri Merino for her neice:

(Yes, I know her eyes are closed. I told her and she did not want me to re-take the picture!)

Deirdre's double knit hat made with Cascade 220:

This will be an upcoming class in the winter session. I'm working on one right now!

Erin's woven pillow cover:
So pretty ! Made with Noro Kureyon.
Ethel's very pretty hat and bobble scarf set that she made with Cascade 220:

Mignonne's felted clogs made with Cascade 220:
I just finished a class in these, and have been seeing many more around lately.... great for gifts and fun to make!

Trudi and Karen's needle felted flowers:
Aren't these great????? They have pins on the back so you can accessorize your hats, bags, sweaters etc. They will be planning a class on this for the winter session.

Trudi's Knit One Below Scarf, which she embellished by weaving in another yarn that also becomes the fringe:
very pretty!
Jana in her March Basic sweater (a free Berocco pattern) made with Berocco Ultra Alpaca:
Beautiful! I have some of this yarn at home to test drive!

Sue's miniature sweater, sock and mitten made with Silk Garden Sock Yarn:
So cute - but I forgot to put a ruler next to them so you could see how small they are. (They're pretty small!)

And Sue's Thorpe hats made with Lamb's Pride Bulky:
So many great things you all have been doing.... Keep them coming!

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