Sunday, August 06, 2006

This is Oscar Wild, by the way.

We had a pretty nice day today for a knitting shop, considering it is August. South Jersey Handspinners met in the afternoon to spin and several gals came to knit. I think people are starting to look to the fall and cooler weather and thinking of things that compliment that. Several new weavers and spinners came in this weekend, excited about up coming classes. We are sponsoring a bus trip to Stitches Baltimore in November and it is almost full! That is an indication to me that heat and sand do have a shelf life. But fiber endures forever. Or something like that.

Lots of baby things being knitted around Woolbearers. I think several new sock yarns are responsible for the craze; Regia Bamboo and Regia Silk. The book name escapes me at the moment but will post it later. It's Regia something or other with wonderful baby patterns. And we got the new Bouton d'or Baby Book; oh my gosh, I don't care if I never have a grandchild, I'm definitely knitting something out of it.

The new Rowan magazine came in, and I want to knit three things right away; a gorgeous off the shoulder, collared, cabled sweater, a felted purse of Tapestry, (to die for) and a drop shoulder sweater. (My shoulders are the only part of my body that doesn't have crapey, cellulitie skin.)

The new Interweave Knits Magazine is also a treasure trove of patterns. Even the 'arty' stuff appeals to me. The amazing thing, I feel, is that the designers of these publications are able to continually turn out such beautiful, wearable garments.

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