Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Rozetti Marina has arrived

Janice loved this new project-she took home two skeins to make some Christmas gifts.

I can't believe one of these is upside down  :O  Who took that picture?????

 Simple as slipping loops on needles.  What do you all think about me doing a workshop with this yarn?  You come in buy the yarn and I will get you started.  This will be the first of many workshops we want to offer our customer at Serendipity.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Should stitch markers make me feel smile???

I couldn't help myself, I just had to take a photo of these. They just make me smile every time I SM :) I am finding reasons to put them on projects when normally I would just remember what I need to do at that point.

Here is my latest knit--a honeycomb cowl. One of my favorite color ways in Malabrigo is Stonechat. This yarn has been balled and ready for a project for months. I started a couple days ago and like a good book I can't put it down.

Here is little more color for you. We are getting excited about the Dyed in the Wool class that will be taking place on September 18th.

Look what a skein of the Stimulus Package with create!! This is a beautiful "Citron" shawl.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

My new favorite sweater

I lost some yarn in the flower bed after the bike race, thanks to my co-worker Jody she found most of it. I love my new sweater and Linda (a good friend and Saturday morning knitter) purchased enough to make hers today. I would term the sweater very easy.

It is just the perfect weight of sweater to ride down to work after a evening of nice rain. It can get chilly here in the mountains. My favorite part of this sweater is the back. I like the was it is knit from one sleeve to the next. Come in and I will talk you through it all. :)

Monday, August 22, 2011

Why I make my own yarn!

I have to pinch myself sometimes to realize I made this yarn. This pattern is called "Seaweed Shawl" and shortly after the pattern arrived I finished up this yarn. It is a match for the project. I actually am spinning some more for my sister in law-Lynne to make her one. The shawl is a very easy knit with some fun lace work right at the end.

This is latest arrival at the store. It is the Bijou Basin and the staff here at Serendipity is gearing up to do our first every exclusive Bijou Basin KAL. On September 12th it will begin, the yarn has arrived and the designer is putting the finishing touches on our pattern. There will be lots more details in our news letter. I know what colors I want but am letting you all have first crack at the yarns. Let us know how we can help.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Look who's arriving in Buena Vista

I am spinning some brown fiber for my friend Lynne on my Matchless. It is looking like it will work for a shawl. More photos to come of that later.

The cute as a bug "Lady Bug" I might be able to haul her around very easy too.

I am waiting for them to arrive tomorrow at Serendipity. Robin purchased the first one in the store and she is planning on selling her other wheel and just keeping the side kick. She loves it and I think it has already taken a plane ride with her to Florida. Now I one said I would only own one wheel--I may be rethinking that after I saw this beauty at spinning last week. She can be moved around very easy compared to my wheel. Don't get me wrong I love the Matchless from Schacht but it is a bit hard to haul around. If you are interested come by the store soon. I know Janet already has her eye on a side kick. I think they will be gone quickly.

You can come and try all of these wheels at Serendipity plus others. See you soon.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

I need some back to school knitting

Sharon is driving over from Denver the morning of September 10th to teach this cool hat made out of 2 skeins of Noro. Magic loop, Jeni's stretchy bind off, and Cat Bordhi's mobius cast on will just be a few of this things you will learn creating this very unique hat. Sharon says we can't knit just one. This is her daughter wearing her hat. Come join us.

Janet was playing in the kool-aid the other day. She let me try my hand at it--come play with us on the 18th of September and learn to do some dyeing. It was really fun, I have Joan knitting up the samples of the yarn I did so you can take a peek. We will be doing lots of different techniques using kool-aid in this class. Be watching for other classes at Serendipity. I have been compiling information and am excited about our Fall 2011 classes. We are also adding some workshops--more to come on those very soon

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Mike and Sandy

I wanted you all to meet Mike and Sandy. They have been knitting away and we get to share some to the projects on our blog page today. Sandy is making the neck warmers using Noro-she let me try it on. I think I might have to make one of these for walking to work on chilly days this fall. Mike took this 12th century pattern and made a spread sheet to make his hat.

He is using some of our Debbie Bliss yarn. It is amazing!!! I can't believe how even his stitches are. Way to go you two. We will see you back in town when the Fall Color Run is going on.

Mike and Sandy

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Liberty is a good thing

We knit every Friday morning at the Roastery (in October the addition with be done so we can meet outside) and knit for an hour or so. Val has been knitting with us for a while now and I have been doing a happy dance for her. After trying a few projects and getting discouraged she came to me and said, " Mikki I want to do the Potato Chip Scarf". I was thrilled the day she brought in her scarf and Val continues to knit right along. Thanks Val for your persistence in learning a new skill. I can't wait to see her wearing it around BV soon. I will post more photos.

After admiring Val's work I looked around the table and found all three of us were knitting with Liberty Wool so I just had to take a photo. I am working on a sweater, Val and Joan are doing Potato Chip Scarves. I plan to knit~knit~knit on this sweater so I can have it done by September 9th. Judy Pearce brings a group of ladies up a couple times a year from the Denver area and they have this amazing show and tell. If I keep at it maybe my sweater could participate in show and tell. :)

Project finished-my hand spun in a Seaweed Scarf. Knitting with hand spun is great. I have some more fiber on the wheel and hope to have enough to make another shawl.

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

What's on your needles

Finished my Linen Stitch Scarf this weekend. Mike (my husband) said the only way he would take my picture was if I posted that this photo was taken by professional photographer "Mike Martin" I wish we would of kept track how many people are knitting this scarf. I would venture to guess well over 50. I hope people will send photo's if they read this. It would be fun to post them.

Patti and her friends from Colorado Springs were up on Friday. Thanks ladies for making one of your day trip stops Serendipity. She went home with the new kit by Sandra McIver, "The Coat of Many Colors"

Kathy finished her Day Break. She is now knitting the West Knits mystery KAL with us. These are out of the box colors for Kathy, did I mention she LOVES purple. I love seeing her wearing this beauty around BV. Way to go Kathy.

Friday, August 05, 2011

Knitting Goodness

Toni finished her shawl--Allot of our knitters have made this shawl and we all think it is worth knitting . I am having trouble keeping the book in stock because people love it so much.

These two fine ladies were spending some time here in Buena Vista and they purchased wool early in the week and then came in just before going home to show us their projects. Liberty wool makes such fun stripes and the bottom purple is the Weekend yarn. It was so much fun to see the progress and how much fun they were having knitting.

These were my purchases for the KAL mystery shawl with Stephen West. I have the first nugget clue done and am waiting for 5:30 Monday morning to get the next one. I don't get to post any photo's of it on here until it is finished. It is going to be an experience for me to knit something I don't know the outcome of the project. Some people might say I have a control issue :) Robin, Tami, and Kathy are joining along, I don't think it is to late to get your sock yarn and join us.