Wednesday, October 14, 2009

It's been a weird week. One gal asked me how much a normal skein of yarn weighs. I didn't quite know how to answer. When pressed, she said, you know, like the one at Michael's or Joann's. Ah yes, the normal skein of yarn. Now I get it. She must have meant those pound skeins. Or the gal who came in and asked if it would be tacky if she put up a sign in my window for her yard sale featuring fiber and yarn. I told her that it would be tacky and she ran out of the store before I could blink. Yesterday a gentleman came into the shop looking for yarn he could wind around spools for table he just refinished. While I was contemplating some inexpensive yarn, he picked up some 1836 Mission Falls wool and said it would be perfect. He wanted red, white and blue and I just happened to have those colors. Then, he asked if I'd seen a customer who used to work for him. Well, then I put two and two together and figured out it was none other than Jim Saxton, our former congressman. It's not everyday that y0u can say your congressman was in your store shopping for yarn. I thought it was pretty cool. So, it came as no surprise that Donna had to share her latest knitted creation with us.
Yep. You guessed it. It's a chapstick cover.

Gwen finished crocheting her Provincial Fall Scarf out of Woolbearers Seacell sock yarn. The border is out of Shibuiknits sock yarn.

She's still working on those tams. These are crocheted.

and this one is knit.

Stephanie stopped by to show us her latest crocheted creations. She'll be teaching a crochet class at Woolbearers emphasizing textures.

I couldn't resist this pattern in the new Knitters' Magazine out of Mission Falls 1824 wool. I just have to embroider some hearts and I'm done.

Speaking of Mission Falls -- Woolbearers has a Trunk Show featuring all the beautiful garments from all of their earlier books. Come and see for yourself.


Anonymous said...

Oooh, I had bookmarked that embroidered hat and mitten set. I want it!! Yours is great, and the embellishment will really finish it off.


woolbearers said...

Thanks, Terry. The finished hat is on my ravelry page