Sunday, January 29, 2012

Ark Valley High Rollers come to Serendipity

Not only can they skate--they can knit too!!

The AVHR had lots of help--thanks to all who came and joined in our fun day at Serendipity Yarn and Gifts

These are very cute hats--they will be going to a charity in Colorado Springs in the next few weeks.

Thanks again ladies for all your help in knitting these hats.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Do you do Stranded Color Work???

My mirror image mittens--I know how to make the right mitten but will have to do a bit a homework to get the correct side up on the left mitten.  Do you do stranded color work?????  Get ready for a big surprise coming soon to Serendipity Yarn and Gifts.  If you don't come take a class with Robin to get up to speed on your stranded color work knitting.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Have you been waiting for these????

Lo-Lo is on the shelves at Serendipity Yarn and Gifts.   The first person to come into Serendipity on the 16th of January and mention they read my posting from Bar Maids will get a little something extra.  I open at 10:00!!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Sataturday Show and Tell

Some little boy is going to be very happy with his new toy.  She made this owl with all her left over sock yarn.  That owl is the cutest thing ever.

Lucy's Sheep Camp Wyoming Wool.   I have been eyeing this fiber for some time and now that I am knitting 12 for 12 mittens I just had to cast on a pair of basic mittens.  I love this color way--Pay Day.  In April we will hosting Lucy's Sheep Camp fiber in a trunk show at Serendipity Yarn and Gifts.

Brian's Frites En Mayo hat done!!  He is going to be very excited to get a package.  Let me see if I can get him to send a photo.  :)

Friday, January 13, 2012

Knitting for others

 I have been asked to knit a hat for this young man.  He rides for and for a big guy can really peddle that bike.  I watched him ride here in Buena Vista this year.  Sometimes I will even drive to Denver to ring my cowbell, that is if I am not handing off water bottles to his team, and cheer his team on.
 When he crashes all 6 foot 5" of him can make a very large splash.  He is my baby brother, if you ever get a chance to watch the Frites En Mayo Team ride it is a blast. 
Here is his hat so far.  It has to be the Belgian Flag colors.  He is very excited--I am not sure I will be knitting hats for the whole team  :)  I am really loving stranded knitting!!

Friday, January 06, 2012

Do you have knitting goals for 2012???

My knitting goal for 2012 is to get better at stranded knitting.  Here are my 2nd pair of mittens.  Robin and I have started a 12 in 12 mitten group.  Would you like to join us?  I am in the process of getting a mitten group set up on Ravelry.  I hope you will join Robin and myself.

Donna made lots of felted hats last year.

Laurie crocheted this amazing wrap in 2011

Linda knit this jacket and hat this past fall.  I love the leaves.

Sunday, January 01, 2012

New in 2012

I have a new found love.  This is my Rowan Project to knit along with all of you who are entering in our Knitters Choice Event.   Head on over to and get signed up.  Lot's of you were in Serendipity today getting your yarn.  I will not be in the drawing for those wonderful prizes but I still wanted to knit right along with you.

Robin and I are going to knit lots of mittens this year.  We will be knitting 12 in 12.  There is a group on Ravelry which I joined and this is my first pair.  My goal is to become better at color knitting.  My first step usually is to get a book and start reading.  The book I now have is Selbuvotter--Biography of a Knitting Tradition.  I wish there was a class close by I can attend.  If any of you know of one please PM me on Ravelry. 

Let me just say that I can't put down these projects.  I just love to watch it happen right before my eyes.  There will be lots of mittens being made at my house this year.  Maybe some hats.  I have been bitten by the bug for sure.  Happy Knitting to all of you in 2012.