Sunday, February 19, 2017

This morning I talked my husband Carl into modeling my finished, but not blocked, Decemberist shawl.  I used 4 skeins of Baby Llama Chunky (around 400 yards) on size 11 needles.  Because I wanted a larger shawl I used 23 repeats for section 1 (149 stitches) and did two times the lace section.  This worked out nicely, except I had to improvise on the edges of the lace pattern.


And here are Ceil, Sheila and Anita working on their Decemberist shawls during Sunday afternoons knit-along.  Looking good Ladies!



Susan Hoffman just finished seaming this beautiful cable baby sweater done in Encore Worsted.  The pattern is Aaron's Aran Sweater and available on Ravelry.  A job well done!



Saturday, February 11, 2017

Customer  Show and Tell:
Lisa Tomaszek made some more necklaces after taking Lisa's jewelry class at the shop.  All are made using alpaca yarn and lots of beads. Aren’t they pretty?


Here is Mary Lou Varga and her teddy bear friends, all dressed for March. She made clothes for February, March and April.  The bears and clothes were made from Ella Rae Cozy Soft found in the Spinning Room. Oh, so cute!


Look at my first hat! Knitted in Malabrigo Merino worsted for my hubby, the color is hummingbird.  Spending time in the Spinning Room works says Kathy Miller.  By the way, the pattern is called Turn A Square by Jared Flood and it is free on Ravelry.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Dear Customers,

As Lisa told you in our newsletter, we want to show off your finished projects in our blog. So, if you would like to see your works presented to the knitting community, please stop at the store and ask the ‘shop girl’ to take a picture of it. And please, do not forget to tell us the name of the pattern and maybe the yarn you used.

This is a picture of Iryth’s Technique class:


Kathy Loegering writes:
Here is one of the reversible hats you can make after you take Intro to Double Knitting with Iryth. It was made using 1 skein of 2 contrasting colors of Elysian by Cascade (219 yds). It was a challenging knit but well worth the effort with only a few errors that only I know 😉. It is a washable yarn, but softer than I liked, might suggest the use of regular wool for this project for a denser knit hat. Now I am on to try the geometric hat, wish me luck!! Kathy