Monday, February 02, 2009

Today we had our annual Superbowl Sunday sale -- I was so busy I forgot to take pictures! Carol Sulcoski did a book signing for her latest book "Knitting Socks with Handpainted Yarns" and everyone had a great time chatting with her. Thanks to everyone who came.

Last week we started some of our new classes. Here is a picture of Sabra teaching the Swirl Shawl Class. I can't wait to see everyone's swirls. Send me pictures please.

Kris finished her Stonington Shawl. She thinks it took a long time because she started it last June. I've got things on the needles in my closet that I started in 1992.

Gwen is showing off some of her latest creations out of Woolbearers' hand dyed yarns.

Now, I 've got to tell y0u, I never thought Alice would finish anything. She took my "Great American Afghan" class and that turned into the "Great American Pillow". So, I was really surprised when I saw her finish a Lopi sweater -- with a fair isle yoke, no less. Great job, Alice!

This is Laura's first sweater. It's a top down pattern from Chic Knits and she knitted it out of Rowan Tapestry. It's absolutely gorgeous.

Speaking of top down sweaters, we are having another "Knit to Fit" class. Here Karen is pictured giving instruction to her some of her pupils. Julie is modeling the sweater that Karen made for her daughter -- using a Rowan pattern as inspiration, but totally making it her own design. The details around the buttons are fabulous. She made cables around the buttons as well as cables on the bodice and sleeves. The sweater is knit out of Nashua Creative Focus and I think that Karen should start her own line of patterns. What do you think?

Hannah is almost finished with her Great American Aran afghan. I can't wait to show it to my class.


Carol said...

I had a wonderful time, too! Thank you so much for inviting me. Your shop is GORGEOUS and your customers are the nicest, warmest community! Too many exclamation points, I know, but I really did enjoy myself.

woolbearers said...

Thanks, Carol -- hope to see you again soon!