Monday, May 04, 2009

It's really gratifying to get good feedback on all the hard work you do. I have a customer who lives in Florida but comes to the shop everytime she visits her daughter. She called me yesterday to let me know that she was sending her daughter my way for a mother's day present -- she just loves Woolbearers' hand dyed yarn. During the course of conversation she told me that she knit a shawl out of our hand dyed Sterling sock yarn and was told by none other than Barbara Walker (yes, that Barbara Walker) that she just loved the yarn. Needless to say I was thrilled.

We are all hearing about "going green", buy local, etc. Well, I just found a website that promotes buying local products and thought you may be interested. You can find info here. The website encourages folks to pick 3 local shops and spend $50 at each shop and gives statistics explaining what a great impact it will have on the local economy. Sounds good to me!

Donna was busy working on her beaded shawl --- pattern from the class that was given by Jody a few weeks ago. You can see part of Jody's shawl in the sterling silver yarn here.

Linda has been whipping through shawls and shrugs in no time. Here is a shrug made out of Plymouth Homestead and a shawl out of Frog Tree alpaca sportweight.

This adorable baby outfit was crocheted by Bonnie out of Crystal Palace Mini Mochi. Bonnnie creates her own designs and can be found on Ravelry as BonnieJ.

I actually finished two projects this week -- the Sprout Tee from Classic Elite and Kyler's Kardigan, a new pattern from Cottage Creations made out of Plymouth Kudo. So, of course, I had to start 2 new projects (this does not include the Botanica Medallion)

Helene Rush, from Knit One, Crochet Too, created this quick knit pattern that can be found on It's called Radiate and uses K1C2's Italian Ice yarn -- a cotton/linen blend with a hint of glitz. I just love working on it, because it is knitting up so quickly with top down construction and short sleeves. And, I'm dyeing yarn for a pattern that was in the Summer 2009 Issue of Interweave. Can you guess which one?

Don't forget that Shiri Mor, designer of the Botanica Medallion Cardigan, among many others, is coming to Woolbearers on May 7th. She will be here at 6 pm -- don't miss this great opportunity to talk with Shiri about the Botanica. See you then!

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