We want to see your projects and share them with our community so we can all inspire (enable) each other. You may email pictures of your completed project to firstname.lastname@example.org along with the name of the pattern and the yarn used or bring your project to the shop and we will photograph it for you!
Tomorrow is the first Monday we will be open. So....Any yarn that starts with an M - the fiber type like Mohair, or the company name or the yarn name will be 15% off - Monday only from 11-4. See you there.
Fiber Sandwich! This is a picture from the Fiber Sandwich we made at the Spin In - it spun up crazy and wild and fun with all those different fibers in it. Jamie came closest to having the correct answer and wins the bottle of Sweater Soap.........
If you think you know what this is send me an email and your best guess. The names of those with correct answers will placed in a drawing for a free bottle of Friendly Sweater Soap. We'll do this Saturday afternoon so get 'em in quick. Those who saw this and already know - sorry you can only watch the others guess.
Hey did you notice? I put some more pictures in the customer gallery. And just another reminder. Sign up soon to show your stuff in the fashion show. Sign up by calling in or there's a sign up list at the counter.
I just wanted to remind everyone that starting next week we will be open on Mondays!!!! Just for the summer I am taking off on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and we will be closed. Except for lace knitting support group on first and third Thursdays, we will close at 5 on Thursday and an hour earlier on Saturday (unless a class runs long). And we are opening an hour later on Friday. There will likely be some after hours classes this summer though. Sundays are inviolate and I have been told to leave them alone or the members of Sunday Stitch & Bitch will be on my doorstep cause some of them know where I live. It's okay - I like Sundays just fine the way they are too. I have also added the Thursday knitting group from 10am-12. Changes and more changes.
Now about fiber...I am spinning the most luscious alpaca/vicuna mixed fiber from HaHa Farms (local folks). It is very fuzzy and not the easiest stuff to spin, but it will be the scarf I never take off and guard jealously and learn to wear lots of brown to coordinate with it.
Finally - that short rows cape out of Boku is done. I love Boku, it is pretty and soft and I am glad to be done cause it was hot. The class for this is next month......
I apparently have a very short attention span....Next is to design a little shell with EASY scalloped lace at the bottom......and work on the silk cap scarflet. At home there's a large grey top down raglan sweater that only needs a few inches on the sleeves and a finish around the bottom. And then there's that lace shawl we are knitting along on. The support group is meeting again next Thursday at 5 - it is no longer a knit along - now it seems to be a slog along and we need a support group.
Bronwyn found a grown up job and today is her last day here. This is the very sad thing. The happy part is she'll be able to buy yarn and stuff, eat, live, etc....The other happy thing is that Carole will be working here Saturdays. I will miss Bronwyn a lot and know y'all will too.
Oh my. Silk caps came in last week and Jan showed us all at the spin in what they looked like and how to take them apart....then I chanced to look at a sample pattern the Montana ladies had sent along with them and discovered you can knit directly from them without spinning it first.....uh oh. It looks completely different and is oh so soft and fluffy and special.
And then a fiber guild friend made some tapestry looms and brought them by this afternoon - so those are here too. I got Carole to start weaving a thing with it. She'll be using Crystal Palace Taos for the weft and we had forgotten that the weaving will be weft faced - can't hardly see the warp at all with this loom. Since we have both learned all over again how to use them I am working on instructions for it...
Did you know the new bus service here in town - Rover - has its "hub" right down the block from us? All those cute little green buses go right by the store. I am really glad we finally have a bus service here in town. If you take the bus to the store you could knit while someone else drives you around - I'm always for that.
The yarn swap is this Saturday at 2 - flower colors - pastels and pretty spring colors and fibers.
Also this Saturday is Intermediate Knitting and Kid's Knitting.
I must have been in the mood for cottons and linen the last time a yarn rep was here. There's a ton of it that arrived yesterday. Soft Linen in pretty pastels from Reynolds and Olympic from Artful - this is actually a cotton blend but feels and looks linen and still is different from anything else. And more colors of Louet's Euroflax Berroco's Love It. I am about to tackle finding a better place to display it....Must move things......I think this is because my house is totally a wreck. We are having some repairs and fixing up done next week and like every remodeling project it throws everything into complete chaos. Boxes of stuff and things you forgot about are everywhere. My yarn stash is in storage, which causes me more unrest than I thought it would. There is some comfort in knowing you can root through it and find something new to knit and it is all there. That is gone at the moment and I am in complete withdrawal. So I will be moving things around here today and maybe for the next week or so. While the painters and others are creating havoc at home, I'll be here more and trying to organize the part of my life I can get to.
The Spin In was great. Lots of spinning and talking and we did a fiber sandwich that spun up really pretty. I think I will take the remainders of my share to card with some other fiber and see what happens . It was very inspiring. Jan taught us all what to do with silk caps too....Can't wait to start spinning some of that.