Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Wooden Shawl Pins and Felted Soaps

I am so excited about the handmade gifts we have this year. They are so appropriate for knitters but also for anyone who wears shawls or scarves whether knit, crocheted or woven.

I have to say the Beatles song, "I get by with a little help from my friends", is my theme for now. The lovely shawl pins are designed and cut by my pastor, his wife hand sands them to a silky finish.
He also made the drip free soap dishes for the felted soap gifts. The soaps are made by my very good friend, Fran; I did do the felting.

I love to give and receive one of a kind gifts and hope others enjoy giving original, unique and yet useful gifts.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Men's Knitting Retreat

The Men's Knitting Retreat group stopped by on their way for a fun weekend of knitting. We had a great time with them, so many gregarious personalities.

Someone mentioned that the photos taken by different people will all be posted in one spot. My link right now goes to a couple more close up pictures that Gene took but I hope to add a link to all their pictures. Bob from Chicago brought a sweater that he knit from our yarn (and pattern) about 10 years ago. I didn't think to get the camera out then. One of the men flew in from Atlanta GA and another from Buffalo NY. I don't know the home locations of the others except for our great knitting "neighbor" Tim from Zeeland MI.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

More Merino and Merino Silk Top

Yesterday was a beautiful day, little cool and very windy so it was just as well that I had to stay indoors. We have 9 new merino top and 7 new merino silk top added to the shop and website. It took me most of the day to get the photos ready for the website mainly because I try to get the color perfect for my monitor. Then after spending all the time with retakes, different light settings etc; I end up thinking .."will it show correctly on other's monitors?".

The new Purple and Olive Merino are just two of the new colors.

The Merino Silk blend in Green has long been a favorite for me and it is back in stock with the rest of the new Merino- Silk Colors

Today is an even better day, warm (for us - 61 degrees at 11:00 am), still windy but I have to get outside.