Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Victorian Holidays and a LOT of Show and Tell

Well...it's been a busy few weeks but we've got the shop decorated and we decorated the tree below with over 50 ornaments made during our 2 charity knitting classes. We donated $375 in gift cards to the Schoharie County Community Action Program. They were trilled to receive them and will be handing them out to flood victims from Hurricane Irene. So...thanks again!

I hope you got to see the tree in person. I took this picture right after Jana and Jean got done with the initial decoration. They added a little bit more before the voting began. We came in Second Place in the voting by the community and we got MANY wonderful comments about the tree.

These are the lovely girls whose tree came in First Place. They treated us with a Christmas Carol during the Victorian Holiday Celebration this weekend.
The day was just beautiful and the arrival of Santa on the train was very cool!

So... since I haven't posted in a while, there are a lot of customer FO's to list. So, get ready...here they come.

Of course, wouldn't you know... the first one, I didn't write down the woman's name who knitted this. Yvette helped her pick out yarn (Cascade Eco Wool) for this man's sweater knitted for a friend of hers that was very particular. He wanted a boat neck with extra long ribbing in the cuffs. Didn't she do a wonderful job?!?

Mary Kate has been on a finishing streak. The next 3 pictures are her Gilet vest...

.... her Felted Urban Bag...

...and her Window Pane Felted Bag made during KGA's class here at the shop.

Jan also finished a few things. These are her Winding Way mitts out of Cascade 220 Sport made during Robin's class along with a great pair of socks!

These are Gail's socks. I believe this is her first pair. Aren't they lovely? And they look SO warm.

I THINK these are Mari's socks (correct me if I'm wrong please...I forgot to write it down!) made out of the Periwinkle Sheep's Spinning Room colorway.

And...a few of the felted buttons made during the class at the shop. This class continues to be so much fun for everyone. There will be another one soon!

Kathy L. has been busy too. Here are 2 mini stockings made during class...

... and 4 pairs of slippers, made after taking Trudi's class. They are so nice!

This hat and booties set are SO cute. Theresa couldn't wait to show them to us. (Oops...sideways...sorry.)

And, this is Florence's absolutely gorgeous sweater. She was lucky it made it out of the shop in her possession. There were several of us that would have gladly put it on and ran out of the shop with it!

Liz's Daybreak Shawl (before she blocked it). It's it beautiful? She'll be teaching a class on how to make this next month!

This blanket is just fabulous. But, there was no name on my list of pictures so I apologize for not knowing whose it is. Please leave us a comment. It's beautiful!

And...Christine's LAST creation for the year. We love her!

This is Heike's B4 bag. She overdyed the yarn with kool-aid. Isn't it neat? The colors are so bright and cheery.

And Diane's VERY large stocking made during class at the shop. She was so happy to finish this. It was her first project in a while and she did a wonderful job.

That's it everyone. I hope you have a great week!