Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Yarn Bombing Inspiration.

Not that I am suggesting you yarn bomb or anything....
But hey, I am going to! June 11, 2011. A little bit lower, to the right side of this page is a great link on the 101 on yarn bombing by the twilight taggers, just saying... Here are some amazing images I pulled off the internet to give you a small sampling of what is being done world wide. "Wikipedia describes yarn bombing as "a type of graffiti or street art that employs colorful displays of knitted or crocheted cloth rather than paint or chalk." Knitted, crocheted or woven pieces are sewn around inanimate public objects such as bike racks, light poles, telephone boxes and abandoned buses. The purpose is to bring some beauty and wonder into otherwise drab and everyday surroundings."
Are you inspired yet? Personally, I agree with the logo "make yarn bombs, not war"....

Monday, March 28, 2011

Knitting in Color with Pat.

Join Pat on Saturday, April 9th at 1:00 pm to get a comprehensive introduction to different Knitting-in-Color techniques. You will learn the basics of Intarsia and Entrelac, as well as Fair Isle. The cost of this three hour class is $30, call or email to register as space is limited. Or you could use my approach to Knitting in Color..... Noro, Noro, Noro....

Morning Chores... Before School!

Along with the joys of having your own little black lamb comes the responsibility of taking care of it, and Sophia is doing a wonderful job at this! Sophia and Midnight have bonded quite well already. Did you know they don't call them the little black sheep of the family for nothing, they really are quite different from the others in their personalities, at least our little Midnight is. She is very independent, and she knows exactly what she wants when she wants it... While the others are all flocking together, Midnight is exploring....

Hand Crafted Drop Spindles.

These absolutely gorgeous hand-crafted drop spindles will be available on the day we have our first spinning class with Beth, the second weekend in May. They are hand-crafted by Beth's husband Bill. They come in two different sizes, the smaller ones are $55 and the larger ones are $65. Beth recommends the larger one for a beginner spinner, as it is easier to start spinning a thicker yarn which requires a larger spindle....

Thursday, March 24, 2011

An Introduction To Spinning

This short video will give you a taste of what Beth will be teaching us in her drop spindle yarn spinning class. A great way to create your own luscious yarn!! I can't wait to spin up some very colorful yarn (of course, you know me and bright colors...), and knit up a wonderful small project in it!! If this inspires you, then stay tuned for details on the class...
When our sheep Liam, Fiona, Quinn and Midnight are a little older and ready to be shorn, we will be spinning some wonderful yarn from their fleece, a whole other wonderful project to look forward to!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Drop Spindle Yarn Spinning Class: Early May

Stay tuned for details on our upcoming Spinning Class with Beth, at the beginning of May. We will have a nice selection of fibers for you to choose from, create your own wonderful yarn! Here are just a couple of samples from Abstract Fibers that we currently have in stock.... Another very special treat we will have for the class.... beautiful, gorgeous hand-crafted wooden drop spindles by Beth's husband, pictures will be posted soon. You may remember his beautiful double-pointed needle holders that were such a huge hit? If you loved those, you won't be disappointed!
This should be a very fun event!!

We've Gone Green! Home-Grown, Organic!

By planting two wonderful organic vegetable and herb gardens, and it has been so much fun! One Anneke planted all on her own, ha! and the other with some professional help from Dylan Terry at Ready To Grow Gardens Not only has this organic gardening been a wonderful and very rewarding experience, it has also provided us with some delicious, very, very healthy foods!! Here is a sampling of what we have harvested in the last couple of months (oh, and there is a lot more to come!):

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Next Class With Andi: Socks!! Yes... Socks....

We had a lovely class with Andi this past Sunday, it was great to see her again! And the group agreed that the next class will be a sock class..... Stay tuned for details! Also stay tuned for details on our upcoming Spinning class which has been delayed to due to this and that, you know how that goes, right?!?

The Black Sheep Of The Family.

Sophia has had her dream come true, her own little black Lamb!! And she named her "Midnight". Little Miss Midnight is the most independent, friendly and outgoing little lamb you can imagine! She is just learning how to eat, and still absolutely loves to be bottle fed.... She is too cute. And they all get along really nicely! We now have a flock of sheep!!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

"Ruffle My Feathers" with Andi

Join us Sunday March 20th, at 1:30 pm for a class with Andi. "Ruffle My Feathers" by Caryl Pierre. Call 305.665.6222 or email in order to reserve a spot, space is limited.