Thursday, December 10, 2009

More Holiday Happenings

Sunday was the Altamont Holiday Traditions celebration and there was a lot going on. Early in the day, there was an event for dogs. Look at these cuties dressed up:

Later they had Santa come on the train:

My pictures didn't come out so well in the dark, but trust me, he did arrive on this train (it was actually pretty exciting) and then he let the kids come tell him what they wanted for Christmas. I couldn't believe how many people were there!

As we walked back to the car, I could resist taking some pictures of the building with all the lights:

And a close-up of the tree with all of Jana's little knitted sweaters on it:


What am I knitting these days? See below for my finished projects in the show and tell. Right now I'm working on the Swirl Scarf:

This is a Jojoland pattern, and I'm using Silk Garden Sock yarn to knit it. The Yarn Harlot was knitting it on her blog recently. For some reason I'm having trouble pasting a link in here, so just click on her blog (righthand side of my blog page), and look for the post titled " Quiet Time"

I had a little trouble attaching the second swirl but now I'm in the groove and I think it should go fairly quickly (knock wood!). It is a fun pattern and neat because it's not your ordinary scarf. This will be a class in January!

Show and Tell:
My little baby booties made with Sirdar Baby Bamboo:

Aren't they so cute??? This will also be a class in January. They are a pretty quick knit too!

And my Pebble Yoke Sweater (a Green Mountain Spinnery pattern) also made with Baby Bamboo:

Also a class scheduled for January! and also a quick knit (I think this took me about 8 hours) -- top down. The Baby Bamboo is a nice, soft yarn and good for baby items because it is machine washable!

Dorah's fingerless mitts ( the Spinning Room pattern!) made with the DiVe Autunno, and her Bella's Mittens made with her stash yarn:
Warm and toasty!
And Dorah's second Constant Companion bag made with Lamb's Pride Bulky:
And she's working on her third!

Kathy's Cable Hat made with Eco Wool DK and Fetching Fingerless Gloves made with Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran:
Both made in classes here at the shop!
And her collection of Scrappy Flap hats, made for various members of her family:
4 balls of stash yarn ( 1 of each color) made all these hats!

And finally, Elaine's socks made with yarn she spun herself from roving she grew on her own sheep. AND she dyed the blue yarn herself.
How cool is that????

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