Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Helmet Liners -- we will be knitting helmet liners for soldiers being deployed from the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst base. Come to the shop on Tuesday evening at 7 pm. We'll have pizza and drinks -- the pattern is free and any yarn purchased for the helmet liners is 20% off. The helmet liners must be made out of 100% wool and they need to be black. Give me a call or drop me a line to let me know if you will be there.

We've had a busy fall --- lots of interesting classes. Nelda Davis, the master spinner came for a workshop last weekend. Her students were so impressed that they have asked me to bring her back for another workshop.

Here Nelda is showing everyone how to use wool combs and the other picture she is demonstrating the proper technique for hand carding. We will definitely have Nelda back sometime in 2010.

Kathleen was so excited to show me more of her beautiful spinning -- she bought some of Woolbearers hand dyed merino and went to town. These skeins are just perfect.

Lucky for me, while Nelda was here teaching, Wendy came in to the shop -- all the way from Las Vegas and wanted to buy a drop spindle. I am a terrible drop spindler, but Nelda had a few moments and got her go
ing. Wendy just couldn't stop spinning. I know we will be seeing her when she is in town again.

Here is the result of Jill's dyeing workshop with yours truly. It's a little hard to see the lace pattern, but it came out beautifully.

Karen's Knit to Fit class has always been a big hit with our customers. She'll be doing it again (right-Karen?) and we're hoping to have her do another class as well. Keep you posted on that.

Our beginning weaving class have finished their scarves. We'll be offering beginning and advanced beginning weaving in our next class list.

Sharon is working on her Einstein Jacket and Margie is working on another square for her Learn to Knit Afghan. Only 50 more to go!

Kris finished one of her Christmas stockings. Very cute!

And Gwen is crocheting another shawl -- this time out of Zauerball.

Donna is showing off her mystery purse from She Knits for Knitters. It will be felted -- can't wait to see the results.

Jane's shawl out of Punta's Merisock and a scarf made out of The Fibre Company's Road to China Light. She used a pattern from Barbara Walker's Treasury of Knitting Patterns

Looks good from either side.

Anita stopped by for buttons for her new Mission Falls sweater. Great colors!

Phyllis felted her bags. The top one is knitted out of Woolbearers' Delaware Valley Yarn and the blue one is out of Cascade 220