Monday, October 22, 2007

I Love This Cardigan Harriet Made

Harriet finished the Blue Sky Alpacas Eyelet Cardigan for her daughter Katie. It worked up picture perfect! It fits Katie great and looks fantastic! Harriet made the size small and used 4 skeins of Blue Sky Alpaca Dyed Cotton. The yarn is very comfortable and soft!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Mystery Stole Revealed

This past summer, knitters around the world joined the "Mystery Stole 3" knit-a-long. The Mystery Stole was started by Melanie from Leesburg, VA. Melanie designed a lace stole and released the pattern through a series of clues. Every Friday, she sent out clues until the stole was complete.

The Mystery Stole 3 is now known as "The Swan Lake Stole." BJ stopped by the shop last week to show us her beautiful stole. It is outstanding!!!! She used about 2 1/2 skeins of the Cherry Tree Hill sock yarn. Needless to say, she got her clues right :)

"The Swan Lake Stole" pattern can be purchased on Melanie's blog at for $6.00.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Knitting For Friends

Susan came by yesterday to show us the beautiful wraps she was making for three of her best friends. These women have known each other since high school. Even though they all live in different places, they get together each year to reminisce and have tons of fun. Susan wanted to knit them all the "Loopy and Luscious" from Susan selected the colors for each wrap based on each person's personality. One friend loves bright colors and is bold and cheery, so she used lime green, bright pinks and yellows. Another friend is very fiery and spunky, so she made hers with various shades of reds and dark plum. Another friend is very warm and nurturing, so she is making hers with tan, brown, and cream tones. What a nice idea to make these for friends. Everyone can always use a pretty wrap.
The yarns used are Berroco Hip Hop and a lace weight mohair. Click here for the pattern.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

It's Party Time!!!!

On Saturday, Sandy and I did an Entrelac knitting party!!! We had such a good time. One of our customers, Dawn, put the party together. Dawn thought it would be nice if she and her friends could learn Entrelac together. So Dawn emailed me and said that she wanted to do an Entrelac knitting party. Sandy was excited to do the party since she loves Entrelac. Ironically, Sandy also had an Entrelac hat class earlier that morning.

Sandy and I had a fun time traveling to the party. We only got lost once which was good.

Dawn and five of her friends were at the party. They all did a fantastic job.

For information about Entrelac, click here.