Friday, September 28, 2007
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
In my 25 years of knitting, I have never made that mistake. I was confused... was I making the small or x-small? I am NEVER an x-small, but this garment is nice and stretchy, and I did fit into the x-small when I tried it on at the shop. But when I got home, I forgot. And I just figured I must be the small. And since of course I never take notes on things like that - I just trust myself to "remember" details like that - I goofed.
So Sunday at 10pm, just as I was packing up my knitting for the night, in a moment of exhaustion, I realized that I was making the wrong size.
So I'm knitting it again, and still loving every moment. But now I am only this far: That's okay. I get to re-work the order of the skeins. This way I am more in control of the color changes. And I already like it better. So there!
Sunday, September 23, 2007
So it was super fun, and my needles have been flying in each spare moment since 5pm last night. Thanks Norah. Thanks Andra. Thanks staff. Thanks customers.
Of course for pictures I was terrible. I got too busy to take any! So Marc took a couple - he and the girls were sitting out front with some apple cider and Barb's yummy pumpkin cookies and molasses cookies. They were watching all of the Hot Rods drive by the shop, as the Hot Rod show was just up the street. Here's one shot (dark, and blurry - sorry!) of Norah and some customers trying things on in the back of the shop.
And here's Andra after the event, taking a well deserved break with Helen, Sophie and me out front.Today was GORGEOUS! We went to Stowe. The kids and Marc rode bikes on the rec path and went through the corn maze.
My sister and I took an 8.5 mile run. As a reward after my run, I chowed down a Stowe Dog and some lovely onion rings. MMMMMMM. Michele and Kalen and I are running the Leaf Peepers 1/2 Marathon one week from today. Fingers crossed that it will be even close to today, weather wise!
Monday, September 17, 2007
To celebrate her visit, we will be having a sale on all Berroco yarns. Save 10% on ALL Berroco yarns on Saturday (in the shop only!)
So this weekend I started a cute little Bolero for Sophie in Velvet Touch. It's a new pattern from Knitting Pure & Simple - #275, the Children's Neckdown Bolero. I have some Velvet Touch in a discontinued color - very bright - but Sophie likes it. She and Helen have finally outgrown their last Velvet Touch sweaters (I made them each a size 6 and they wore them all of 1st and 2nd grade!) so a new Velvet Touch sweater for each of them is definitely in the cards for this winter.
What a gorgeous day it was yesterday! We drove to Stowe and rode the gondola to the top with my mom. It was really beautiful - the leaves are starting to change, but only slightly. It was freezing! The temps were only in the mid 50s, but it was much cooler up on top of the mountain. Yes, we're all in winter coats!
We weren't prepared to hike, but we walked around a bit on some trails - it was just gorgeous.
This is the first year my girls have been organized about Halloween. Sophie went through the dress up box and decided she wants to be a bride. Helen, along with about 2-3 million other little girls, will be dressing up like Hannah Montana. Saturday we went out and got the wig. I'm not really sure what else she needs to wear, but I'm sure that some of her own clothes will be just fine.
One exciting bit of news - tomorrow (we think!) our new Berroco Comfort will be arriving! 30 shades of a great new yarn from Berroco - a blend of nylon and acrylic in a worsted weight. This yarn has 10 more yards than Plymouth Encore for the same price! We are so eager for it to arrive...
Saturday, September 08, 2007
When I ordered this bag, I knew we'd all love it, so I ordered extras, since I knew we'd each be leaving with one. Which colors did we choose?
Saturday, September 01, 2007
Cat Bordhi is coming to Vermont to help support breast cancer research. Cat is teaming with Denise Interchangeable Knitting Needles to raise funds for Vermont’s own S.D. Ireland Cancer Research Fund. She will speak at the (free) 10th Annual Vermont Breast Cancer Conference Saturday, November 3 at the Sheraton Burlington Hotel & Conference Center (870 Williston Rd.) Click here for more information or call 802-656-5665.
Cat will also teach two daylong Moebius knitting workshops: Friday, November 2 at the Commodore’s Inn, Stowe Vermont from 10:00am – 4:45pm and Sunday, November 4 at the Health Science Research Facility (Given Building, 89 Beaumont Ave) on the UVM campus. A tour of the S.D. Ireland Cancer Research lab will also be included. 10:00 – 5:30
The course fee is $75, (non-refundable) which is donated to the S.D. Ireland Cancer Research Fund. Participation is limited to 24 in each class, and registration began September 1st. If you are interested, please contact Laura at 802-888-7917 to register, or go the S.D. Ireland website to fill out a registration form. See class description below:
Transformational Moebius Knitting (6-hour workshop)
Learn the secret of surrendering to the grace of the Moebius as it unfurls on one long circular needle, allowing you to knit extraordinarily beautiful scarves, garments and containers that have only one continuous surface and one continuous edge. Cat will transmit both knitting and life lessons in this workshop, relating the mystery of the Moebius to the mystery and grace of cancer.
It takes only minutes to learn Cat’s unique Moebius Cast-On, and then you have the key to her innovative books, A TREASURY OF MAGICAL KNITTING and A SECOND TREASURY OF MAGICAL KNITTING. Your first project could be a Moebius scarf - to introduce you to this magical, friendly form, which is the heart of every Moebius bag, bowl, boot, cape, wrap, and bed. You can use one or multiple strands, or change yarns and textures along the way, and will discover that everything you do forms a beautiful mirror reflection growing from the spine of the scarf out to the edges. She'll talk about what happens if you introduce a diagonal stitch pattern, how to work with stripes, how to sequence lace repeats, learn several edge treatments, and explore the basics of designing your own Moebius scarf or wrap. And if you can knit a Moebius scarf, you are just steps away from being able to knit a Moebius sling bag, bowl, basket, or Jester Tentacle Bag. A warning: it’s hard to make just one of these mysterious, graceful, and fully functional shapes. A Moebius container, which really and truly has no inside or outside (even though it appears to, and can hold your valuables), casts a spell over both knitters and non-knitters. A one-skein basket makes the perfect small gift for anyone, even a billionaire, who may not own anything quite so amazing as this.
Materials: Yarn and needles for your chosen project – choose a Moebius scarf or a Moebius basket to begin (see the TREASURIES for details, and please bring the book with you so you can use the instructions.)
Skill level: Confident beginners all the way to advanced (something for everyone!)