Saturday, April 30, 2011

♥♥♥ Thank You Marilyn, Thank You Danielle!!!

AAAAWWWWWW...... They brought me beautiful flowers today!! And made my day!!! Thank you soooooooo much!!!! ♥♥♥♥♥

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Had a nice time Entrelac-ing!

I am going to order this beautiful book on Entrelac, written by my friend Rosemary Drysdale! Thank you Anita for bringing it in, and sharing it with the group.....
We spent a nice Sunday afternoon, hanging out and Entrelac-ing.... There were seven of us, each at different stages and sizes of our Entrelac projects, some working on shawls, some working on headbands, and some working on throws. By the end of the day, everyone left feeling right on track with their Entrelac, no more feeling intimidated by it!!
Our next Entrelac Knit-Along will be held on Sunday May 22nd at 2:00 pm. Space is limited so please email to sign up.

by Rosemary Drysdale

Friday, April 15, 2011

May Happenings at Annekes.

We have some very nice things planned for you during the month of May.... In addition to our Entrelac KAL that is starting up again, we have a series of classes set up. We hope you enjoy this line up and will join us for some fun. Please remember to sign up quickly, as our events have been fillilng up fast!

We will start off with our very much loved and very popular Lizard Ridge! Our store sample is on loan at a lovely yarn shop on Martha's Vineyard, but I am sure you will remember seeing it at the shop over the years.... Class with Anneke, on Sunday May 1st at 2:30 pm. If you have not knitted one of these yet, what have you been waiting for?! It's gorgeous and fun, and easy to knit... A must have for every knitter! $25 for a two hour class.

We have all been waiting for this one!! Andi will teach a two part sock class (pattern she has chosen will be announced soon....) starting on Sunday May 15th, at 2:30 pm... A great summer project! $25 per two hour session. Our sock class will be followed by a simple little Bar-B-Que which should be very nice....

A totally new adventure! Learn to spin your own yarn on a beautifully hand-crafted drop spindle! A total indulgence.... Beth will teach you how to spin, and you will be able to start knitting on a very special project with yarn spun by... you! We have some very special, luxurious, gorgeous roving by Abstract Fibers. It will make some awesome yarn!!

Do you have a sweater that needs putting together? Do you have a whole bunch of squares that need to be assembled into a throw? Do you have a project that has you stumped? Well, this is the class for you! Bring in your project and Pat will get you back on track, and your heirloom will be finished!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

We have a winner!!!

Yes, Monique you are right, and you are the winner! Our little Twilight is indeed a Pot Bellied Pig, Sophia's Pot Bellied Pig that is..... He is the cutest, sweetest, smartest little pet ever... I was talked into this, I swear... Twilight.... Monique, you have just won yourself a free class!

Lizard Ridge is back too!

We have had several requests to bring back the Lizard Ridge..... And why not? It is after all, a stunning and very fun project to knit!! Join Anneke on Sunday May 1st at 2:30pm! Call or email to sign up for the class, space is limited....

Monday, April 11, 2011

Can You Guess Who It Is?

The 10th person to email the correct response will win a free class!! Take a look at this picture. In the chicken coop you will see our chicken working hard at laying her egg, our little black Lamb Midnight imitating her, trying to lay her own egg.... And keeping them company are our other two lambs, on the left Shelton and on the right Quinn. And who is squeezed between these two Lambs? "It" is Twilight, but what kind of an animal is little Twilight?..... Send your response to Winner will be announced real soon!!

Sock Class & KAL Update.

We had a very lovely Knitting-in-Color class with Pat on Saturday! And it was during the class that everyone decided that it was time to start up the Sunday Entrelac KAL once again.... We have had an overwhelming response to yesterday's announcement of this KAL so needless to say, it filled up very quickly!! Stay tuned for the date on our next one and if you are interested in joining, please make sure you contact us right away, space is limited.....

Andi will be teaching a very fun two-part sock class starting Sunday May 15th!! The second date to be agreed upon by everyone in the class on the 15th.... $25 per 2-hour class. Andi will be sharing her sock selection real soon! Sign up quickly!!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

By Popular Demand.....

We are officially re-instating the Sundays Entrelac KAL!! Twice a month we will meet on Sunday afternoons at 2:00 pm to share our Entrelac knitting experiences! Bring your current project, or start a new one.... Our first meeting will be on Sunday April 17th, space is limited so please call or email for a spot if you are interested in joining in.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Saturday, April 2, 2011

New Knitting Project!!

Using up some of my Ella Rae Classic stash, I just started on my first yarn bomb project!! I measured the item that I want to decorate with my yarn bomb, and then started knitting up a very simple, very colorful first project! If this works out Ok, I have much bigger and better yarn bomb projects in mind..... I hope to share pictures of the finished piece, as a yarn bomb... real soon!! This could be a lot of fun!!!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Weekly Farm Update!

Running a farm is quite an interesting undertaking, there is so much going on all the time! And we do love it, including all the daily chores that have to get done... There are the sheep, the chickens, the feral and the domestic cats, and of course the dogs to take care of and shower with love and attention. Animals are so wonderful, and so incredibly smart, they teach us so much!! ♥♥♥♥♥
A couple of weeks ago another stray cat showed up at the front door, adorable, sweet and yes SOOO very pregnant.... She decided that rather than room with all the other cats she was going to take up with the chickens and the sheep, and has made their area her area as well, and they gave her a very warm welcome. We named her Cat-Man-Doo. She gave birth three days ago to two adorable little kittens, luckily only two... they willl be up for adoption in 7 weeks or so, stay tuned!!

Just 1 day old here

Our very lovely Cat-Man-Doo

If you look real close, you can see what a great Mom she is!!

Great news for all of you who have been patiently waiting to partake in our great home grown, organic, farm-fresh eggs!! Our chickens are no longer molting, they are laying eggs like crazy now! Yes!

Thank you girls!!