Sunday, February 21, 2010

Have you seen South Jersey Magazine Vol 6, Issue 10 starting on p.41? Cheryl Krementz writes articles for a lot of knitting magazines – she even mentioned Woolbearers' blog in an issue of Vogue (we were so tickled). She lives in South Jersey and called me a few months ago to tell me she was writing an article for South Jersey Magazine on businesses and the internet and wanted to know how the internet worked with my business. I was more than happy to speak with her and she included Woolbearers in the article. I hope you all get to read it – if you can’t find a copy, I have one (courtesy of Katy – thanks!) in the store.

We had lots of classes going on this weekend.  Here is a picture of Karen wearing a partial sweater demonstrating how to design your "Knit to Fit" sweater.

Sabra is explaining to her ""Socks on DPN's" class how to hold your needles so you don't end up with Moebius socks.

Barb is explaining to her spinning class the finer points of drafting.

Jill finally finished her Yoke Fair Isle Sweater --- I think it was entered in the Ravelympics.  This is her first Fair Isle project and she did a wonderful job.  Completely designed the sweater herself.  I'm sure this will get a gold medal.

Michelle dropped by today to show me her Dovetail Designs Kimono Jacket made out of Woolbearer's Lanamira.  It looks great!

Katy showed off her latest creation. It's a wedding present afghan made out of Classic Elite's Sprout.  She double the yarn and it is so soft and comfy.  I'm sure it will be greatly appreciated.

Nina doesn't come by often enough, but we always manage to have fits of laughter when she does appear.  She really wanted to make the Neck Warmer Hat from Knitted Gifts and really wanted to use Merisoft from Punta Yarns.  It came out a little bit too big, but she said that she'll felt it down a bit.

Save the date --- Friday, March 26th at 7 pm Woolbearers is having their annual Yarn Tasting event.  Registration is required.  Call or come in to register.  We'll have about 20 different yarns to "taste" and some really great door prizes and of course, the desert at Robin's Nest is to die for!

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Mt Holly had their annual Fire and Ice Festival and we had a sheep ice sculpture in the front of the store.  It's been so cold he has hardly melted.  Lots of folks stop by and take his picture.  There are lots of other great ice sculptures up and down High Street.  I hope you all have a chance to come by.

In case you haven't already heard,  Woolbearers is having their annual Super Bowl Sunday Sale on Feb 7th, starting at 11 am.  We'll have lots of yarn on sale!

June stopped by to take the Harlequin Vest Class with Sabra on Saturday, but she also wanted to show me her almost finished Baby Surprise Jacket. It's done out of Woolbearers' Wool Boucle in the Spring Flower colorway. Isn't it just gorgeous?

I just couldn't resist knitting these little Baby Mocassins -- pattern from Bekah Knits.   I used Brown Sheep Superwash Sport weight for the bottoms and Crystal Palace Panda Silk for the "sock".  And it was yummy to knit with.

Donna is showing off her latest creation -- "Love Bites" scarf out of Berocco Jasper

I just had to take a picture of Kristin's lastest creation using Blue Heron Rayon Metallic. Love her fingerless mitts out of Crystal Palace Mini Mochi.

Our beginning knitting class is a big draw.  Most folks are working on the Learn-to-Knit afghan from Barbara Walker.  Well, Janet started on the project last February and has completed all 63 squares.   Now she just has to put them together.

More new yarn  From Woodstock Knits -- very springy looking!  100% tussah slik and 100% linen and Pima Cotton and huge hunks.

I brought in Conjoined Creations with their Pastimes yarn -- 100% soysilk laceweight yarn in beautiful hand dyed colors.

New colors for Classic Elite Classic Silk and Sprout and a new yarn -- organic cotton tape called Katydid and their usual selection of wonder patterns

The new Rowan Magazine is here as well as some new Rowan kid books