Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Looking for a new project to knit

This is my design--I know I can't believe it either. I just cast on 6 stitches and started creating. Is it ok to say, I LOVE it. It is still damp but by morning I should be able to take it to the shop.
Now I am on the look out for a new pattern to knit until Aug. 1st when I start the KAL with WestKnits on Ravelry. Here are a few ideas of "What was I thinking?" knitting. Apparently they weren't.

At least I could see the customers in this one and stay warm when the cooler is blowing right on me :)

I would have to find the perfect orange shoes to pull this one off--oh by the way sir--do you have this in a size 11 women's?? I need them to go with my new sweater.

My fellow Serendipity Diva's would have to run the cash register because I would be to busy looking like a blue raspberry snow cone with really long legs. It might stop traffic on the street for sure. I think I will just pull out my sweater and keep working on that, what do you think??

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Summer Spin Fest

Pat became interested in knitting when on her way to the library (she was in the 8th grade) she noticed some ladies doing their craft in a knit shop. She poked her head in and boldly asked??? What are you all doing? I am surprised she still knits--her first project was argyle socks for her father who used them to cover his golf clubs!!

Pat like to create anything with fiber using some of her favorite color, mauve's and blues. She loves to read and is an avid quilter. Pat is an amazing lady, she quilts, knits and also likes to paint. She just finished up these pink socks--look for her around BV, she will be styling in all her hand knit socks she has been crankin out.
Nancy, Karen and Jan stopped by earlier this summer to shop and let us know about the summer spin fest. Gather up your fiber, wheel, show and tell, some lunch and a coffee cup and meet me over in Divide. There will be a market and lots of spinning going on. I am looking forward to a fun day with these ladies. See you there, it starts at 9:30 and is right off Hwy 24.

Monday, July 18, 2011

I miss this lady

Robin was gone for 3 weeks taking care of her mom. It has now been 4 weeks since last seeing her and she is missed. She was one busy lady, besides taking care of her mother, she knit a sweater (yes in 9 days) did some spinning on her new wheel. It is pictured in the back ground, and prepared lots of fiber for spinning. I can't wait to see it all first hand next time we are together.

Just another quick reminder about this book, we now have them in the store. I have my copy and have been pouring over the pages. It is like a text book on fiber and sheep breeds. If you have any spare time drop by and take a look.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

I heart knitting and teaching knitting

Lauren from Greenville, SC and Pam from Nashville, NC came in for knitting lessons today. I thought it was so special that Pam would take a lesson with her daughter in-law and they made a memory here at Serendipity. It was a delight to teach them and I look forward to hearing from them as they come yearly on vacation to our mountains. I will be headed out tomorrow after work with Keenan and his mom to take care of Addison. (these are our grand kids) Once again I will be gone from the store until next week--thanks to all you Serendipity Diva's for covering for me. Oh, if you see this Papa wandering the streets of Buena Vista buy him supper. LOL He will be alone for a few days.

I hope Addison enjoys her stay with us as much as know I am going to. We will see if she sleeps like a baby being away from her parents for the first time. Wish me luck. I will be knitting on my sweater while away. Maybe I can post some progress photos. Catch you all next week sometime.

Thursday, July 07, 2011

And she asks??? Mikki how are you doing on your sweater??

Harolita was in last week and asked---Mikki how are you doing on your sweater??? Well, I saved myself by at least having the sleeve cast on. :) Harolita purchased her yarn last time she was up looking for buttons and we are knitting this together.

My 4 brothers and sister would say I am little competitive and I can't help that having all those siblings. So I am knitting like a mad women after she came in. Her sweater is below, I better get with it. Let me just say this is a very fun knit and easy yarn to work with. Come in and check out my sweater.
I love that this style will fit all of us women, even me. See you soon.

Harolita" sweater, I hope to post photos of us both wearing them by the end of August. It is good to have a knitting goal.