Friday, December 26, 2008

Show and Tell Friday

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. It is always so fun being with family. My oldest daughter and her husband with their two boys came over for lunch. My son and grandaughter were also there of course. We missed having my youngest daughter and her husband with us this year as they went to Oklahoma to visit family. This was the very first Christmas she has missed being at home. But I got to talk with her and find out about her Christmas gifts, so it was OK. And she's already been told that she needs to be home next year for Christmas.

My grandkids LOVED their wallabys that I made for them. Here's a photo of them sitting on the front porch. My grandaughter wore her wallaby ALL DAY LONG! It made me feel so good to know that they will enjoy them.

For supper we all went over to my brother's house to eat with his family. So today was a good day. I even snuck in an afternoon nap. :-)
Don't forget to stop in the next few days for our End of the Year Sale! There are some great savings to be found!

Friday, December 19, 2008

Show and Tell Friday

I have lots of show and tell items for today!

First off, we'll start with Kristina's shawls. I believe she has gone on a finishing frenzy lately and brought in 3 shawls that she had finished. I'm afraid the photos don't do them justice. They were really all very lovely. The light aqua one was made with Malabrigo lace yarn.

Kristina also brought in a pair of the Komet socks. She used the Mountain Colors Bearfoot for this pair. Very nice!

And then Tracy brought in a mosaic bag that she had made. I love the design, Tracy! Great job!

And finally, Karen finished her Wonderful Wallaby. It's made out of Swedish Yarn's Vinga yarn. I believe her little girl is enjoying wearing it, don't you? You did great, Karen!

Well, this will probably be my last blog before Christmas, so I hope you and your family have a wonderful celebration together. May 2009 bring many blessings your way.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Show and Tell Friday

Mimi made this vest out of her very first handspun yarn! The pattern is from Meg Swanson. Mimi also had to learn how to steek on this project. For those not familiar with steeking, it's where you cut (yikes!) the knitted you can add a zipper, for example. Mimi, it looks great and I'm so proud of you learning how to do steeking. You are one brave soul!

Leslie took what she learned in the Block of the Month club and created her own bookmarks using the "Leaves of Grass" pattern. What a good way to incorporate a stitch patten into something you can give away as gifts. Good job, Leslie!

And Mary Beth came in with yet another hedgehog...but this one was definitely from society...the Red Hat Society that is. She made this darling purple hedgehog with its red hat for her mom. Way too cute, Mary Beth!

Thanks to everyone for bringing in their finished projects. It's so much fun seeing what everyone has made!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Show and Tell Tuesday

Well, last Friday I came to work feeling not so great and went home after about 30 minutes when it became apparent that I was coming down with something. Melissa was so kind to help out here at the shop all day Friday, during the Friday Night Knitting Club, and then back again on Saturday. She was a big help and I sooooo appreciated knowing I could go home, get in bed and sleep as long as I needed to without worrying about the shop. Thanks Melissa!

So I missed our show and tell time on Friday. But never fear, Tuesday is just as good of a day to share with you as Friday. So without further ado, here are some of the items that you all are making.

Donna brought in her Block of the Month afghan to show. She used the Red Java and Golden Ochre colors of the Malabrigo yarn to create this gorgeous afghan. She has some other afghans she is working on in different colors. I can't wait to see the rest of them.

And she used the Cascade Victor yarn in the sale bin to make dog sweaters for her 2 cute little dogs. The pattern is the Fiber Trends Dandy Dog Sweaters. There are 3 different stitches on the pattern and she chose the mock cable stitch. I'm going to have to make my little dog and my grandpuppy one of these sweaters. Great job on all your projects, Donna!

Marilyn used Berroco Jasper yarn to create this earflap hat for a Christmas present. The pattern was written for back and forth knitting, but she learned in the Weekly Class how to do the pattern "in the round". A much more pleasant experience in my opinion. Someone's going to love finding this hat under the tree. Very nice, Marilyn!

Well, have a great week and I hope to share more Show and Tell projects with you on Friday.