Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Busy Summer Knitting

Whew - I guess it's been a little while since my last post. It's been a little busy around here getting ready for Deirdre to take over the shop in about 3 weeks. Time is flying and there is a lot to do! I'm excited for you - Deirdre is incredibly nice and has some great ideas and you are going to love her (if you don't already).

But, I did take a day to go to Wiawaka on Monday with a bunch of great women:
Did you know that "Wiawaka" means "the spirit of great women"?

Here is everyone sitting on the dock, knitting and trying to stay cool (except for Robin and Christine, who for some reason were immune to the heat):

And of course, the tradition of saying hi to the Minnehaha:

It was a nice day - join us sometime! (such as August 11 when the next day trip is planned...)

Meanwhile at the shop, there is still a lot of knitting and spinning going on even though it's summer and it's hot!

We had a Spinning 101 class---- Clea spun and knit her first project from homespun!:

Here are Robin and Mary Ellen with their first spun yarn:

And in the "random" category, here is the yarn Karen picked out for her next (5th????) KGA's Blooming Felted Bag:
PRETTY! Click here for details on her class being held in August!

And check out Sue's Christmas stocking that she made with the knit-a-long (she's the first one done, having knit it in just one week!!!):

Did I already show you my finished Tiny Tea Leave Cardi?
Class coming up at the end of July (click up there to get to the classes tab again).

CUSTOMER SHOW AND TELL: (I've put links to many of the patterns!)
Cece's scarf made with homespun and others:

And her homespun yarn:

And her woven shawl made on a triangle loom:

Alison's beaded shawl (sorry, it's hard to see the beads and sorry, I can't remember the pattern - Alison would you please comment here with the name?) made with Periwinkle Sheep wool/silk fingering weight:
Karin is going to display it when she goes to Sock Summit!

And did you know that shawls have been all the rage at the shop??????

Jan's Cedar Leaf Shawlette (made with the yummy Royal Alpaca), and her Multnomah (made with Periwinkle Sheep) and her feather and fan scarf (made with Baby Bamboo):

And her Budding Apple Shawl, made with Ella Rae Lace Merino during the knit a long:

Mari's Budding Apple shawl, also made during the knit a long:

Sue M's Margarethe shawl (from the Vintage Modern Knits book) made with Silky Merino:

Sally's Sugared Violets shawl made with Periwinkle Sheep w i n k:

Darcianne's Baby Surprise Jacket, made with Encore Colorspun:

Fern's Guernsey Wrap (a Jared Flood pattern), made with Cascade 220:

Millie's Pebble Yoke Sweater, made with Baby Bamboo:

Mary Kate in her Gilet court d'ete made with Noro Taiyo:

Nancy C's feather and fan scarf:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Liz,

The shawl is the Celaeno shawl from the 7 Small Shawls e-book.