Sunday, November 23, 2008

Another baby photo shoot and lots of projects...

Baby Claire

Here is baby Claire modeling various hat models we have in the front- Debby Ware and Whitknits Kits...again, new york fashion week potential.

Here is Marilyn and "Myrtle" from Noro Knits by Jane Ellison. She is steaming it this week and on Sunday we will have the finished product ready for modeling.


Kate did some organizing by color. Before...




We had a needlepoint tutorial from Elizabeth...


Kelly came in looking for something to knit for herself and her bridesmaids for a Maine wedding...


Ellen came by with her Noro Silk Garden (knit with two strands to not seem so stripey) scarf. She's making a redskins hat for a colleague's wife. Go skins!


Vilde came by with a great new haircut and her Postwar Mittens for the mitten swap...



Yet another awesome Twist Collective pattern.

Kate, our new part timer who works on Sundays, has officially learned to knit. Here is the progress she has made on her scarf for someone special. This is in Cascade 128. GO KATE!


More pictures to come over the holiday weekend. If you have any finished object photos that you would like to share, please email them to me. We love pictures. I know that we're all diving into our Holiday projects now. Officially one month until Christmas. Oh gosh, I have to get knitting...

Got Baby? or Toddler?


This adorable girl came in last week and really liked the idea of modeling Debby Ware hats. I love the one where her arms are out. I'm thinking New York Fashion week in about fifteen years.

We are well stocked with Debby Ware kits and her new book,

scrumptious toppers

We'll be at the shop today from 12-5. Sundays are always a goood day to come in if you need help with anything or if you just want to chat at the back table. Happy Holiday Knitting!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Holiday Hours- We're open until 8 on Friday!

I'll definitely be at the shop working on lots of things...see you there!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

A confession, today at the shop, and F.O.s

I have to make a confession: I'm obsessed with a garment I found in Nicky Epstein's new book, Knitting on top of the World. I saw it last week and I've spent the last seven days dreaming about it. What color would I knit it in? Will I look insane wearing it (compared to my usual cabled sweater, jeans, and clogs)? Will I look incredibly stylish walking on the downtown mall in it? I need your help...what do you think?

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Yes, I took a picture of the picture.

I don't think I'd do it in yellow. I'm thinking blue...but then again, I want to be able to wear my staple black tights with it. Since it will take 22 or so balls of Classic Elite Bazic, I've got some time to think about it. You must understand that this is a dress based on a Gansey sweater and my beloved dog is named Gansey, after my first sweater. But for now I've got a bunch of custom jobs to finish up- including two hats for soon to be born twins! But please vote on the sidebar on the dress...

We had a great day of visitors and projects. Heidi entertained us for at least an hour with her bag full of knitted objects. This is so cool- she has a sweater that her Norwegian grandmother knitted her father and she is copying it for her sister out of Peruvia.

Dad's sweater...

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Copy of Dad's sweater...

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both together...

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We had some visitors from Oh Susannah who use yarn to wrap gifts for the holidays and to hang ornaments. That's so cute! What a great crafty idea...

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Les objets finis...

Here is baby Eli in his perfect little sweater and socks made of Baby Blatt (Anny Blatt, that is, tres chic) by his grandmother, Mary. Tres bien fait!

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A great winter hat...

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A visitor to Cville and her cape made of leftovers...

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Margaret and her Mountain Colors cardi...

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Jane Slicer-Smith Mitered Vee Cape

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So I think that's it for tonight, but stay tuned. We've got a lot going on at the shop and remember to email me photos of your knitting!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Debby Ware Day and Top Ten under $25

This saturday, November 15th, has been declared Debbie Ware Day by (some people) in The City of Charlottesville. How are we celebrating?

a. A book signing of her new ADORABLE book:

scrumptious toppers


b. cupcakes.

Come see us! Even if you don't have kids and don't need to knit for any kids in your life, Debby is SUCH a cool lady and she would love to hear some Charlottesville gossip.

Top Ten Under $25 (in no particular order)
10. Socks.
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Not to stereotype, but I'm sure most of you wear Dansko clogs and the most comfortable socks with Danskos are hand knitted wool socks.
9. Mason Dixon Knitting Outside the Lines
Mason Dixon Knitting Outside the Lines
We are pseudo celebs since these ladies visited our shop.
8. Addi Turbos
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This will give you an idea of how much I love my addis: i lost my phone and a pair of addi size 7 and i was thrilled when i found the addis in the middle of Market Street.
7. The one skein hat made of Rowan Pure Life
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6. Alterknits Felt
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5. Scrumptious Toppers for Tots and Toddlers
scrumptious toppers
4. A silk project bag
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3. A Della Q accessories bag
2. yarn to make a really cute scarf (modeled by our newest knitter, Kate)
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1. a Norah Gaughan Berroco pattern book. Even if you don't like knitting, you'll love following the story lines of these books. The patterns are also gorgeous. We love Norah Gaughan!
Finished objects coming soon...if you have any photos, feel free to send them to me.