Friday, September 26, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
When my brother-in-law called us the other night and told us to get gas in the car because gas was going to go up over $1/gallon, I didn't really believe him. (Sorry, Bill.) But the next morning, guess what? Gas had indeed gone up...over $1.50/gallon from the previous day!! Hurricane Ike was to blame for the high prices. But then I talked with my daughter who lives in Johnson City and their gas was $3.99/gallon. And my son called me on the way back to pharmacy school Sunday night and Cleveland's gas stations were charging $3.99/gallon. So why did Knoxville have such high prices? Then AAA announced that over the weekend, Knoxille had the highest gas prices in the country! So ladies and gents, we are known around the country for this distinction. I think I'd rather not be famous than to be famous for that. :-( Hopefully, the gas prices will go back down to the normal rate before I have to fill up my tank up again.
But now on to more exciting topics...like knitting and crocheting? Have you thought about what you are going to be making for Christmas gifts this year? I already have a couple of presents made...and some more in the works. And because my family members occasionally read my blog, I guess I had better keep those to myself. But coming in October we are going to be having an event to share some Christmas ideas with you. So be sure to watch for the next newsletter that should be out in the next week or so.
Hope you have a wonderful day enjoying this cooler weather!!
Friday, September 12, 2008
Paula's really gotten into lace knitting lately. But she took a break from knitting her lace shawls to make this laprobe for her daddy. She used Berroco Comfort yarn and used one of the patterns from our Block of the Month Club. It turned out very nice and is an excellent example of how you can use the stitches you learn from doing the Block of the Month to incorporate them into other projects. Great job, Paula!
And then Melissa used Crystal Palace's Panda Cotton yarn to make her Snake River socks. This is just the first sock of the pair...and she's about ready to bind off...but I persuaded her to let me photograph it anyway. She got this pattern from Ravelry. If you're not on Ravelry, you might want to consider signing up. It's free and a wonderful resource for reviews on yarns, free patterns, and a place to ask any question you might have on things related to knitting or crocheting. All you do is give them your email address and within a few days you'll get an invitation to join. We also have a group for the shop called "Friends of The Yarn Haven" where I post when new yarns arrive, and about other events here at the shop.
And finally today, I want to show you more socks!! These were made by Sarah...out of Berroco's Comfort Sock yarn. Yes, Berroco's Comfort comes in Aran weight as well as sock weight! Isn't it fun to see all of the different socks that people have made...and all of the great pattern stitches they have used.
Friday, September 5, 2008
And lastly, I wanted to share with you the diagonal sweater that I created for my Olympic project. Quite honestly, I was surprised that this sweater went so fast. The yarns I used were Berroco Pure Merino, Cascade Cash Vero, Classic Elite Bangles and Plymouth Flirt. The pattern was from Mother of Purl and was called "Going Diagonal".
Congratulations to all of our Olympians! Great job!