Thursday, September 30, 2010

Sarah Dipity came to visit

Sarah arrived today like a big surprise gift. We even had people stopped on the street to take a look at her. Gae Sharp-Richardson brought her by and I am very impressed with her skirt. It is all our old yarn bombing items from the trees we bombed this summer. Lots of ladies in our knitting community donated items for her attire. I even saw a sock on there I knit. LOL Come by the store and vote for our scare crow. All the donations go to the Beautification committee here in Buena Vista.

Tami and Gae

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The "Speed Bump" Collection

Does anyone out there want to knit along with me as I knit through the "Whimsical Little Knits" book by Yolda. We have a few copies left if you would like to. This is my first attempt to knit everything in an entire book (only 9 small projects). Below you will see the first project I chose to knit --these adorable Mary Jane style booties which were quickly added to the "Speed Bump" collection. I am just getting started so come join me if you are so inclined.

Meet Leah from Twin Lakes. She is a delight to have in the store and is preparing for some long winter nights up on the mountain at 9000 plus feet. Leah is mastering the seed stitch (thanks Joan for teaching)

Here is the cowl that Joan knit and Leah is well on her way to making one also. Come in and see this Road to China yarn. It might inspire you to knit one also--the pattern is a free down load.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Western Slope knitters

This group of ladies came and spend a better part of the afternoon with me at the store.
They were such a delight as I helped them look for yarn and patterns for projects. If a group of you knitters wants to phone ahead to let us know you are coming we would love to get things ready for you. Just send us an email or give us a ring.
Now I know some of you are saying it is way to early to post photos of ornaments but let me explain please. I just love the color of these and it reminds me of the changing colors here in the mountains. Plus Joan has been busy getting all these beauties unpacked so your eyes can feast on these colors also. I just had to show them to you.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Where's the Party?????

Yarn of Stage will be arriving at Serendipity on Oct 16th. We are one of 125 yarn stores nationwide to participate in this event. Come by to look, touch, and admire these 10 hottest Hand dyed yarn exclusively dyed for this event.
It's a love story in the making for sock knitters. Our Saturday morning knitting ladies are going to love looking through these yarns--I am sure there will be something in there for you lace knitters also.
"......In the end, it was all about the yarn...."
I am in hopes we will win one of these adorable Sidney lambs to hang out with us daily at Serendipity.
Stop by the store for more details.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Deer are back in town

Joan spent the day herding deer, pigs, roosters and bears. She has them all rounded up and corralled in lots of corners in the store. Two of the bears left today to go back to Washington DC but there are a number of other ones who would love to go home with you. One of the pigs is now located in the Martin house by the kitchen sink. Living next to the feed store with bales of luscious hay stacked around makes me want to bring some of these deer home. They won't eat Mikes profits!!

This little hat out of Debbie Bliss ecobaby fairtrade cotton is for none other than "Speedbump" Our new granddaughter--don't worry they are changing her name once she makes her appearance into this world some time in January.

Tami has this box of vintage buttons by all the buttons. You can spend hours looking for some great finds--Joan and I found these 3 cute little purple buttons for my latest knit.

One project finished-this is the sweetness yarn which is 50% cotton, 40% merino wool, and 10% nylon. It was such a fun knit and only took me a little more than a week.
New items coming in daily-Gayle from and library and I have the only two orange Vapur water bottles in BV. They are the coolest ever reusable water bottles.
See you all soon.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Tami and a first time customer from Greeley--she has two granddaughter, one who is 3, and the other is to arrive the first part of January. I had some great grandma time talking about our little girls that will be coming into this world soon. Tami is expecting a new grandchild also!! I almost have little "Speed bumps" sweater done out of the Debbie Bliss Eco cotton and want to knit another for her with the Amy Butler yarn. There are some oh so soft stuffed toys to choose from also.

Now how they get possum into a yarn is beyond me. The only possum I have ever seen is on the TV or by the side of the road (not alive) The fingerless gloves we carry are made out of Rimu yarn, 60% merino and 40% possum. Do they farm the things? Anyway the gloves are wonderful and the green scarf in the photo are knit from the yarn. Come in and take a look at that for sure, it may be the closest you ever get to a possum.

The new Amy Butler bags are in!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Coffee any one??

I will be drinking my coffee in the morning out of one of these cute, did I say cute, orange mugs in the morning. Saturday mornings are loads of fun for me at Serendipity because all my knitting buddies show up and hang out, knit, laugh, and I enjoy a wonderful community of knitters for 2 hours. Come on in and get your cup, I will fill it up with coffee, you can visit, knit, shop if you wish and enjoy a morning with us. See you.

Thursday, September 09, 2010

New Candles and loads of yarn

Joan has been building new displays with so many wonderful aromas from Archipelago.. I am a big fan of a number of the new candle scents. I will be spending $25.00 on Archipelago products so I can get my free gift of a 14 hours candle.
Meet Cindy who knitted this great scarf for her daughter who is attending her first year of college. She used some of the new Ty-Dy yarn to make this little number. We also received lots of new Noro and Ella Rae Chunky yarn today which will be out on the shelves soon. Come by, I will have the coffee on.

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Somewhere over the Rainbow

Joan and I worked for hours on completing our Ella Rae rainbow. We added 300 skeins of new color to the display. Joan has a blue sweater going from this great "work horse" yarn. She is almost finished so photos should follow soon. There are lots of changes going on at Serendipity--come in and see us.
Everyone at the store is very excited to have a TALL person working--no more dragging out the step ladder all the time. Just putting in the last balls of yarn here-

All done. I love looking at it.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

You got to love NORO

Nancy is knitting this awesome Noro blanket!! She is left handed so it has been a bit of a challenge for her to master the entrelac technique.  She has been persistent and is well on her way to a beautiful piece to cover up with when the snow starts flying.

Mary Jo is cranking out socks for the "Summer Sock It To Me" contest which ends on Labor day. Congratulations to all you sock knitters who have been making some attractive foot wear.

This trio of ladies came and spent the day with us knitting at our table in the 'yarn heaven' loft. Rachel is from California, her sister Mary Ann, from Simla, CO and Harilita drove over from Ramah, CO. The men folk were going fishing and these gals conspired to meet at Serendipity while the guys caught supper. We loved having them spend time with us and hope more of you will head to the store if your man wants to fish for the day.