Friday, August 13, 2010

We Have a Celebrity Among Us...

Many of you know that Sam was working as an intern in North Carolina all summer with Coats & Clark through TNNA's Internship Program. She came into the shop this week to share with us all of the wonderful projects she has made this summer.
Here is a scarf she made using the cocoon stitch.

And here is Ysolda Teague's Ishbel Shawl out of Plymouth Happy Feet. We have this pattern if you'd like to make one for yourself. There's also a model in the shop using Noro Silk Garden Lite yarn.

This Lyttelton Shrug from Ravelry was very cute.

And Evelyn Clark's Swallowtail Shawl is beautiful...and it's a free online pattern.

I love this Citron Shawl she made. Also a free online pattern from Knitty.

And lastly, a Through the Loops design.

She's been busy this summer working on these well as designing a shawl for Coats & Clark. In fact, she's being published!! Her shawl pattern will be in the February issue of Knit 'N Style. As soon as that magazine becomes available, we're going to have a magazine signing for her! We'll let you know all the details by email as soon as this event is set up. We're proud of you, Sam. I know you're going to be a great designer in the future.

Some other folks have been working hard this summer as well. Laura brought in her Ysolda Teague Liesl she made out of Noro Taiyo yarn. We also have this pattern in the shop...and lots of folks have made them.

Sue brought in a hat she made out of sock yarn. The pattern is in the "Not Just for Socks" book. We have a couple of copies of this book in stock and it has some really cute projects using sock yarn.

Peggy made her Oat Couture swing vest out of Berroco Geode yarn. I think this yarn has been overlooked by a lot of people, because this is wonderful yarn. You should check it out the next time you're in the shop.

Well, try and stay cool because this summer is rapidly becoming a bit unbearable. I can't wait until Fall when the mornings have a crisp in the air and the temperature outside is nice and cool.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

My Week at Camping...

I missed seeing many of you last week because I was camping with the Gray family. We went out to Melton Hill campground and had a wonderful week. It was very hot, but a lot of fun spending time with family.

I loved seeing the deer by the road...

and the butterflies that were flying from flower to flower.

My grandkids came up and spend the night with us almost every night. It was fun seeing them play with their cousins.

Jasmine enjoyed swinging on the hammock with my oldest daughter, but not much else. It was just too hot for her. In fact we had to bring her home mid-week because she had a seizure from it being so hot. Scared me to death! Thankfully, she is all right now.

My granddaughter enjoyed fishing...
but the thrill for me was catching my first fish! It was just a small blue gill, but I caught several other small ones as well. Might have to get my own rod and reel next year!
All in all, a fun time and I'm looking forward to going again next year. Hopefully, it will be a little cooler then.

Now, for a show and time time...

Patty's vest was made out of her handspun yarn. Isn't it pretty!

Melissa finished her Tropical Punch shawl out of Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool. Nice colors that will go with a lot of things!

Kristina brought in her Aurantium Shawl out of Cascade Alpaca Lace. I might have to make this shawl. Very pretty.

Marilyn finished her socks out of Swedish Yarn Raggi.

And she also made some dishcloths out of Plymouth Fantasy Naturale.

So folks have been busy this summer working on their projects! Hope your knitting and crocheting projects are coming along as well. Stop in soon and see what's new at The Yarn Haven!