Sunday, October 21, 2007

Saturday was one of those days that Myra and I will talk about for days. There was so much energy in the store; new customers, old customers who had new inspiration and excitement. It was a steady stream of talking and laughter, right up until closing. Knitters sat all day to knit and help each other. It was the sort of atmosphere we strive for. And this after a slow week between Stitches and Rhinebeck. We decided the perfect formula for this sort of day was knitters being charged up by hearing The Yarn Harlot speak at Borders Friday night.

Unfortunately, we were unable to attend the event. But whatever she had to say must have been wonderful and it showed in those who heard her speak. Check out all of our customers sitting on the front row! Gwen, Lisa, Debra, Donna, Brenda, Christine and Karen, and then, Micheal down toward the bottom of the page! (click on The Yarn Harlot above.)

Judy Phillips came in with the beginnings of her beautiful Wrap Me Up shawl. She is adding two colorways of Delaware Valley Ringspun in Jade Garden and Gold Dust to the rich blue Boku she started the wrap with. I think it is going to be wonderful.

This project continues to mesmerize our knitters! Kathy and Trisha Hancock bought their yarn to begin the shawl today; Kathy, Paint Box in #6 and #10, and Trisha, Tapestry by Rowan in the rose and blue. Lovely.

The picture is of Carol Farago's wrap. Isn't it gorgeous? Carol is going to break some records for the amount of knitting she is getting done. She says she is buying for retirement, but she keeps finishing things!!!

This shawl is Gwen's Lacey Leaf Shawl, also a class beginning next Sunday, October 28, at 1pm. It may be knit in any weight yarn and is a great opportunity to learn lace knitting. She will help you start on your way to a new and exciting technique that is sure to bring you a ton of satisfaction and achievement. So if you are ready to move beyond knit and purl, here is a your chance to study with an expert knitter and wonderful teacher. Everyone who takes Gwen's classes says they are great.

Also, it's Einstein Jacket season and it is as popular as ever. Debbie Boyer is almost finished with her Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride coat in Eggplant, which is lovely. This is Gwen's, and you can see it is just missing one arm. She is knitting it of Jamieson's Shetland Heather.

This little cutie is Cayden. His Grannie, Suzanne, is a prolific knitter and made his Candy Corn hat. Mom Tina is a budding crocheter. He is the best baby!


Sandy said...

I got my yarn yesterday! I love it!!! it is a new color for me and I could not be more pleased! I did a little gushing on my blog for you! Thanks again

woolbearers said...

Sandy -- so happy that you like the yarn. Please send pix when you finished knitting with it and we'll post it here