Friday, December 09, 2011

Big things going on at Serendipity

 Who out there wants to win a prize???  You can win this kit to knit a beautiful wrap out of Rowan Yarn.  The candy canes are all ready for the "Wall of Shawls"  next Friday and Saturday.  We will be staying open until 7pm both days.  Pick a candy cane and enjoy the savings-yep there is even a few 50% off canes in that bunch.

Thursday, December 08, 2011

The Knitters Choice Event

One of the prizes

A few of the other prizes

Here are a few of the prizes for the Knitters Choice Event.  For now the number one thing you need to do is become a group member of Serendipity Yarn and Gifts on Ravlery.  There will be more information to follow in a few days.  I wish I could enter with you all, I will knit a project to be a part of your group and that will be fun.   I have been looking at the yarn, I am thinking color work mittens for me, what would you like to knit????  If you are not a knitter don't worry, your turn is coming :)  We are having FB February so there will be fun things for you to enter also.

Friday, December 02, 2011

Get it on the needles


My Recess for Grownups Mittens
  I tell my students you can't learn to knit until you get it on the needles and give it a try.  I have taken my own advice and started the color work mittens that Annie designed.  Check out her new group on Ravelry.
 After ripping out twice,( I tried double points, that didn't work for me and the second time I ripped I forgot how to count to 68) I managed to get started.  Now it is after 10 at night and I could stay us till midnight knitting on these.  I can't wait to get to the color work part.  I am hoping some of the knitters at Serendipity will want to join me in this project.  We have some very talented knitters that come on Saturday mornings and they know way more about color work than I do.  My first problem is I don't really know how to read the pattern but I am willing to try and figure it out as I go.  All those colored blocks in the shape of a mitten, how do I know where to change from the palm to the back.  I am in hopes magic loop is going to help with that.  I will be getting out a few Ann Budd books tonight for my bed time stories.  Any way I am excited to learn something new in 2012.  I have been wanting to become comfortable with color work for 3 years now, it is high time I get started.  More pictures to come and progress reports.
I have one of these done--they are out of my hand spun.  We are doing lots more spinning at Serendipity and  have some wonderful new colors of roving in.  I hope some of you will come spin with us when you can.  I better get to bed, there will lots of people coming in for the Buena Vista Chocolate Walk all day tomorrow.  It is fun day in our little town plus we have some delicious fudge awaiting any one who comes in the store.  Hope to see some of you for knitting and fudge.

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Amazing Annie

Annie wearing her mittens
 Annie came in last summer looking for yarn to design some mittens, little did I know while I helped her I was standing next to such an amazing talent.  I hope some of her awesomeness  rubbed off as I attempt to knit these mittens.  The pattern is FREE, yes did I say free.  Who wants to join me??  Go to Annie's blog   and click on her free pattern.  She used the Jamieson's Shetland Spindrift and we have loads of colors to choose from.  http://wattsolak.com  I know lots of my family who would be so happy if their Aunt Mikki would crack out a pair for them.