Friday, September 08, 2006

If I have anything to say about it ...

Knitting is here to stay! In my house anyway ...

I had promised to show the hat I knit for the DH's birthday. His birthday is this Sunday and the hat is now an FO! It's the black, red, white & blue one. You can see it's a little big on the Head form ... which is more femine than masculine anyway, LOL [the form, not the hat]. Hope the hat looks good on him and he likes it! Remember, he picked it out of the book Hip Knit Hats. I might talk him into a picture of him wearing it when I give it to him on Sunday ... or maybe not ... unless I surprise him. We'll see ...

The other hat is going into the donations that the Seed Stitch Fine Yarns store is collecting for in October called 'Circle of Love' hat project. Knitted or crocheted hats and caps will be donated to cancer treatment centers. The donated hats will be displayed on trees in their windows for awhile also.

I have another hat in my WIP pile for myself. Just need to do the pom-poms which always takes me awhile to get around to doing. I should have enough Merino yarn left over to knit yet another hat for the donation tree.

Last night was Community Knitting night in Salem at the Seed Stitch Fine Yarns! This is the new yarn store in Salem, MA that I've been talking about and here are some pictures finally ...

At the counter is our cheer leader, Victoria. As you can see, she's pretty busy. Ah, she was busy all right ... yup, with all of us SERIOUS knitters! What a nice group of people I've met here!! We did a lot of knitting, shopping, talking and yarn feeling. If they don't get sick of me and my camera, I think I'll keep on going every Thursday. What fun ... and

Meet the girls. Notice they're all pretending to be absorbed in their knitting. Only the StitchingNut is posed with a big smile [the ham] ... wait, I think she spotted something to buy before she leaves tonight ...




Oh what could it be?







It's not the sweater over on the wall is it? Notice all that beautiful color ...

Nope. That's the one I'm doing the in the Jo Sharp's Silkroad Aran in green. Lots of new yarn & books on the shelves since last week. But...

It must be the Casmere Silk scarf from Florence, Italy that will go just perfect with the green sweater when it's done. Yup! That's it.

Isn't it beautiful with the green yarn for the sweater?











And there's empty shelves waiting for a delivery. That's right ... more yarn is coming in.

Oh dear, I'll be back every week on Thursday - PAY DAY!!

5 comments:

Shelley said...

I wish there was a LYS around me...no I don't, otherwise I'd spend what little money I do have on yarn I don't really need - yet...

Actually there kind of is one but it's like a 15 min drive away (or maybe 20) and it's out of the way and there wasn't as much of a selection as I would have likes - and the prices were a little "high", but I did buy some. Like I said, I'd go broke if there was a LYS close by...

Dipsy D. said...

I really love the hats you've been doing, they both look so great! And thank for sharing these lovely pics, it seems you had such a fantastic time!

togbean said...

I love the little touch of embroidery that you added to the blue hat - so personal. And what a fantastic LYS! Those pics look like dinner on someones porch - what a way to knit.

Dorothy said...

Nice hats. I like the embroidery too.

Beautiful yarn store. Very neat, tidy and pretty. I'd be there every week too.

Louise said...

Love the hats. Looks so warm.
The scarf is so colorful and extremely beatiful. Loved it as well.
Really like The photoshow, make me want to go to Rockport.