Friday, September 23, 2011

Calling all Girls

 The ladies are coming out of the wood work and along with them bringing all these hand knits they have been working on throughout the summer.  I wanted to share some of this talent with my readers. 

 Oh, Tami and I are headed to Fort Collins where Tami will be giving a drop spindle demo and we are taking all sorts of from items from the store for people to see.

Hey, Colorado Fiber Artists - come see us at the KnitWear Fiber Arts Experience on Sunday in Fort Collins at the Lincoln Center! We will have a booth with giveaways and fun things to buy!  See you there.

 When we are finished up with that on Sunday we are going to stop by to see this young lady.  Can't wait for a great weekend of sharing my love for fiber and spending time with ladies young and old.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Fall Fun

 Returning for another year were the Durango Knitters.  We love having them, they are always a delight and I can't wait to see all the fun projects they are making.  Thanks for coming to hang out with us. 
 The Buena Vista Fall Fun Run Fairy stopped by the shop on Saturday.  If you were in the race you saw her wishing all of you good luck and granting running wishes.  She was very busy this week end because she learned to work some magic with her knitting needles also.   She can now do cables!
 Kathy finished her KAL--she was not sure about her choice of colors because it was a mystery KAL with Stephen West.  I love hers and Tami made a nice one also.  Mine has been ripped out and placed in a plastic bag (Time out for you) to think about what it would like to be.  It did not look anything like Kathy's amazing piece of art work.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Hatting like mad :)

 We had 11 women come to Serendipity on Saturday morning for the Mobius Hat Class.  Sharon Edwards taught the class, Jody and I were listening in from the bottom of the stairs and those gals had way to much fun.  People came from near and far, Betty even drove over from Ouray that morning.  Husbands came along for the trip , while ladies knitted hats  they were fishing and hiking our mountains.  I can't wait to see the hats.  We had just checked in a wide variety of new Noro colors for them the choose from.  That may be my next hat in the marathon hat knitting I am doing.  Oh, just incase you want a pattern Sharon agreed to let us sell them in the store.  Give us a call. 
 This is hat #3in "Call me Crazy" and I couldn't stop knitting on this project.  It is out of my hand spun but I know any worsted weight yarn will work perfectly for this slouch hat.
Thanks Linda for modeling.  I am getting some hand spinning done up so I can be ready to celebrate Spinning month at Serendipity in November at Serendipity.  We also have a intermediate class taught by Janet coming up soon.  I need to practice so I will be ready to learn some new techniques.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Call me Crazy

 This is hat number ONE.  I am not a very good hat knitter and in my mind the only way to get better is to start knitting them.  My first hat is the Star Crossed Slouchy Beret and it looks like it might fit people.  My goal is to knit one hat a week until January 1.  I have hat #2 on the needles and hope to finish it by the middle of the week.  It would go faster if I was not on size one needles and applying beads :)
If there would of been on open spot in our mobius hat class today that could of been hat #2 checked off the list.  These three ladies (from Greeley)  were in store getting all the supplies needed to partake in class this morning bright and early.  There will be 11 people casting on and making this hat, they will have some new wonderful colors of Noro that we unpacked this week to choose from.  More photo's to come of their time here in Buena Vista
 Lot's of shawls showing up now that it is a bit cooler.  Come in and let us help you get one started for fall.

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Ready Set--Let's KAL

 I spent a few hours last week knitting the KAL (Gradient Serendipity Shawl) by Marly Bird. 
 Mike and I took a road trip so I got lots of knitting done.  Come join us if you haven't already gotten your yarn and pattern.  We will start it on Monday the 12th from 5 to 7 at Serendipity if you happen to be in town.  If not join us on line at the Serendipity Group on Ravlery. 
 These two ladies will be joining us-they were the first to purchase their kits.  I can't wait to see every one's photos.