Sunday, August 31, 2008

End of Summer Vacation

The past 8 weeks have been wonderful, visiting my daughter and my best friend (and her family) in California Wine Country, but it's time to travel home and begin the new school year. Looking forward to seeing the kids (my students) and starting classes. I have some great new ideas that I'll implement, new recipes and projects.

Although I have plenty of yarn and great new knitting and crochet projects to begin at home I could not resist picking up more yarn at a garage sale ($1 a skein) Paton Merino and Chunky (new yarn from a store that closed in town) and of course in the name of research (ha -ha) when visiting the lys, it is only polite to purchase something!!!

Just finished this child's sweater. Top down with a great new technique, but more on that later.

Friday, August 22, 2008

New for me in Napa

Hi, Well it's been a long while but I have been very busy knitting---and although I am on the computer daily -I must make a note to visit and update this blog at least once a week!!!
Found the most beautiful yarn shop the other day in one of the most beautiful parts of this earth.
Napa ( Somona is just if not more beautiful but back to the yarn) The shop is set up by color, every skein is tucked into lovely wood shelves from floor to ceiling, there is plenty of room to move around and a wonderful oval table in the window for classes, sharing ideas and chatting. Yarns on First, Napa California, In all my travels I make sure to check out the local yarn shops and this one rates top on my list, Friendly knowledgeable service.

These are two of the projects I had been working on, the blue top is done in Knit one, Crochet two Baby Bamboo-absolutely luscious to work with and the pattern is from Best of Interweave Knits
The other is a sad story of a lost scarf. The crochet pieces you see are part of a beautiful scarf I created for my daughter. The scarf disappeared shortly after it was completed. We have no idea where or exactly when. Hopefully someone found it and is enjoying it's warmth.