Sunday, October 19, 2008

Oh My Gosh! Where did the time go?

Wow! I can't believe we are heading towards the end of October already! Time flies, whether you are having fun or not.

I'm so excited. I've been published! Cheryl Potter of Cherry Tree Hill has accepted my Rings of Supersock pattern for her pattern line. They are even kitting it and have several orders for the kit, despite the fact that it hasn't even hit the website yet! How gratifying is that?

Our sale on selected Karabella yarns, on the remaining Gedifra and on Opal sock yarns is continuing through the end of October. Watch for something special to begin on November 1.

This is the Swirly Shawl pattern done in New Magic, which is one of the sale yarns. It is a perfect gift, quick to knit and you don't need to worry about size.
We are going to offer classes on other great gift ideas every Wednesday in November. Stay tuned.

We have decided that we are going to explore a different technique every couple of weeks. These next 2 weeks it will be mitered patterns.

This Saturday and Sunday, October 25 & 26, I will be offering workshops on Chris Bylsma's Dancing Crayons pattern. Below are the 3 versions I have knit.

As you can see, it is an extremely versital pattern and is a great way to use up left over novelties. The workshop Saturday will be 1-4PM and Sunday from Noon-3PM. Call the shop if you have any questions.

The following weekend, November 1 & 2, I will be offering workshops on my Mitered Shrug pattern.

This is a spring version I am working on now using mostly silk yarns.

This is my winter version, which many of you have seen.

And this is the finished garment.

These workshops will be offered at the same times. Hope to see you there! The next technique we will explore will be cables. We'll keep you posted on the specifics.
And, Phoebe, our newest family member seems to be fitting in quite well.
I would say that she is fairly relaxed and comfortable, wouldn't you? Oh, to have the life of a dog (at least, one of our dogs!).