Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Rhinebeck and other things

Well...it's been a while since I've posted...mostly because we were getting ready for Rhinebeck.

I didn't take very many pictures when we were there because we were very busy. These are a few from my mother and Kevin's sister. Jana and I setting up. Can't believe I was smiling...must have been a smile of confusion. Oh boy...where to put things!
And below...me, Cece, Joan and Jana in front of the Jessalu bags. We just couldn't get over how cute they all were. Again...we're smiling...must not have been too bad. At this point, maybe we were almost done setting up? Phew...

And me and Joan. I'm wearing Jana's Pagewood Farm Handspun Bouquet hat. Isn't it just great?!?! By the way...it's not too late to order one of these skeins!!!

Well...I guess that's it for Rhinebeck pictures. Next year (and yes...there will be a next year) I'll try and take a few more pictures throughout the weekend.

Now...onto some show and tell...

Here are Sheila's socks made out of the Ella Rae Amity Print. These are just great!

And, I think this is Mary Kate. That shawl is just beautiful.

And Jan's sweater that she made in the Top Down Pullover class at the shop. It's made out of the Encore Coffee Beenz and is just lovely.

Beth's beautiful baby blanket.

And Joan teaching Courtney's son (whose name escapes me right now) how to knit during last week's knit in. So cute. He was doing very well when he left.

Sorry about this picture. One because I can't get it to rotate and two, because I don't know whose it is. It's just beautiful though. Leave a comment if it's yours!

And here is Ronnie's dishcloth made in the beginner's class at the shop.
And Joy's dishcloth, also made in the beginner class. Good job to both of them! Welcome to the knitting club!

That's all for this post. Have a great week and a very Happy Halloween!

Saturday, October 1, 2011


Well...after 2 months of owning the shop (can you all believe it's been 2 months???) we finally decided to have the "official" turnover from Liz to me. So, Friday night, we had a little party to celebrate. We had a very nice crowd of about 30 people with some great food from our local orchards and vineyard. Thank you to those of you that contributed snacks as well! Everything was just yummy!
So, this is the official handing over of the yarn. And...if you look closely...the needles are upside down. Ooops...oh well. If you can't tell, we weren't sure which camera to look at. I wonder if anyone took a picture where we were both looking at the same person.
And, below are Liz and I and the "shop girls". I couldn't have made it through these last 2 months without all of them and I really appreciate everything they have done for me. So, thank you to Robin, Joan, Yvette, Jana and Liz! You are all wonderful!
So, as many of you know, one of the big reasons why we put off the celebration for so long was because of the friendship quilt being made on the sly for Liz. It took a while to coordinate everything, of which I had nothing to do with other than making my one square. So, for those of you that contributed, I know that Liz absolutely loved the quilt and if you check out her blog, I'm sure she'll be posting something about that soon. But, once Joan actually pulled it out of the bag and we all ooo'd and ahh'd over it...there were ends to weave in!!! So...how do you like the teamwork??

Here is a close up of the quilt. I have MANY more pictures, thanks to Christine who took the pictures on the shop camera. I will put a slideshow together for the knit-in on Wednesday. I just couldn't upload them all here.
Again, thank you all for coming in last night. I hope you had a good time. I know I did!
So, on to some customer show and tell. Today Karen taught a felted buttons class. Here are the ladies looking like they were having a good time. And Janell with the BIG needle...YIKES! I'm happy to report that no one needed a band aid.
Here are the bottons they all made. Aren't they just gorgeous????!!!!!! I was so jealous that I wasn't taking the class!
And, here is Mary's scarf that she made in the beginning knitting class that Robin taught last month. Isn't it just great? What a nice fall scarf!
And, another beginner, Kate, and her ribbed scarf made out of Riva. I think we've got them hooked. What do you think?
Stevie is up to her cool tricks again. Don't you love the tiny crab finger puppet she made for Sally? How does she do that?
And last but not least, Janell's very pretty pink socks.
Have a great week everyone. Don't forget to check out the slideshow at the knit-in Wednesday!