Ladies Who Go To Yarn Stores March 25, 2017
Janet and Susan outside NW Yarns in Bellingham Washington
Window display, NW Yarns
Knitted 3D Piece by Textile Artist Ann Maki – on exhibit at Social Fabric, Bellingham Washington, March 2017
Start Your Day……. March 24, 2017
Start your day with this beautiful photo of Spring in Ireland – a contrast of green and yellow – thanks to Sarah Rubalcava of Rubalcava Horticultural Services.
Sarah’s mom (and my friend) Magda Rubalcava is an award winning internationally renown tapestry weaver – wouldn’t this make a spectacular tapestry?
Blue Yarn, Sweaters, and Travel Memories December 11, 2016
I have previously written about the blue yarn which I purchased at a little sop in the Aran Islands,which are located off the West Coast of Ireland. I bought a good amount of this yarn and a sweater pattern. When it finally came to the knitting, I used a different pattern for one and found I had almost enough of that lovely yarn for another sweater.
Sweater 1, I sort of made up the design
Sweater 2 yes it is the same yarn but the selfie photo was taken in different lighting.
I should really get a photo of the 2 sweaters side by side.
A Big Yarn “Store” November 16, 2016
This past weekend I attended the Yarn Market which was part of a big knitting event, Knit Fit, here in Ballard Seattle. The Yarn Market part of Knit Fit was held in the big gymnasium at the Ballard Community Center. A big gymnasium packed with yarn shops displaying their wares. Heaven for knitting and crochet enthusiasts!
my lovely purchase at the Yarn Market
This photo is for one of my sons who likes to take me to yarn stores.
Searching For A Nice Brown Yarn October 12, 2016
On my recent trip to Glastonbury Connecticut I visited 2 yarn stores – Village Wool in Glastonbury and Mystic River Yarns in Mystic Connecticut. I just like looking for yarn and knitting – not sure what project or projects will result. I bought 2 different browns and thought about knitting a sweater. I prefer the “richer” brown – but my sample knitting has too few stitches to be continued as a sweater. The lighter brown sample has enough stitches……so, what should I do? I’m thinking!
Shopping at the Nordic Heritage Museum November 4, 2015
I couldn’t resist some compulsive/impulsive yarn buying.
Other Peoples’ Cats September 13, 2015
These 2 are my friend Freyalyn’s cats – I think. At least they are the background picture for her blog. Freyalyn, I hope you don’t mind my borrowing them. They are so handsome. I bet they are smart, a bit naughty at times (in a nice way of course), and they LOVE yarn.
Finishing a Book and Finishing Another Scarf February 18, 2015
Life has been ticking along with a lot of projects on the burner. I’m always reading something. The latest book was A Story Lately Told by Anjelika Huston. Subtitled Coming of Age in Ireland, London, and New York. It was very good but I was slow in reading it. Too many other time-consuming things going on, not the least of which has been FB (Facebook).
I have also been knitting as we watch television. There have been any number of good programs in January and February. e.g. Foyle’s War for the umpteenth time (I could watch it endlessly), the Great British Baking Show, American Experience, Downton Abbey, and so on. The scarf collection is multiplying. Here is the the latest one. pictured with 2 skeins of Swedish yarn which I bought yesterday at the Nordic Heritage Museum shop, and the Anjelica Huston book.
The Scarf Knitting Continues January 10, 2015
Scarf Number 7 Scarves 1-8 These scarves are supposed to be real stash busters. My painting of my stash 2010 I suspect that if I were to spread out my stash today, it would look very similar to my stash 5 years ago. I just keep buying yarn that I like with no particular purpose in mind.