It has been a busy couple of days at the shop and even more fun is on the way.
First, let me share a few shots of this past Knit at Night. I did a tour of the knitting happening around the room.
Above we have Lesley’s very first completed sock! Isn’t it lovely?? Congratulations Lesley!
Mary Ellen finished her first anklet sock out of Wick and conquered the second sock syndrome by casting on for the next one immediately.
I have a serious case of second sock syndrome at the moment. There has always been a sock on my needles all summer, but never a completed pair. My reasoning went along the lines of “well, since it is summer, no one can wear these now so I might as well enjoy knitting all different sock yarns and patterns.” When the end of August approached, I realized this kind of rationalization no longer worked. Now I am trying REALLY hard to knit all those second socks. Dad’s beekeepers are done. I’m casting on for Peter’s second tonight, and hopefully Alec’s tomorrow.
Enough of my problems, back to Knit at Night.
Sarah has an incredibly gorgeous feather and fan shawl almost completed.
Linda is another sock knitter putting me to shame with her speeding progress.
(Sorry for the fuzzy picture - the socks are very lovely when in focus.)
Bridget is getting ahead of the holiday knitting rush with a very merry stocking.
Liz just needs to weave in the ends of the most adorable sweater for Sophia. She used Cascade Sierra and has completely convinced me to make a sweater for Alec out of Sierra (as soon as my Rogue is done. 40 more rows!!!!!).
Patti is working on another incredible design for her upcoming class at the shop.
In Design Your Own Décor, Patti will be walking students through all the basics of cabling, including chart reading, and then showing them how to design their very own cabled pillow. Feel free to call or email the shop for more information.
Terri was working on toe-up socks on two circular needles. She is considering offering this as an option in one of her Socks on Circular Needles classes at the shop.
Sandy was casting on for a gorgeous cardigan from Blue Sky Alpacas. I love the red Alpaca/Silk she is using.
Oh, and I almost forgot, Patti brought in the sweetest gift a friend of hers had made for her:
The perfect clock for a knitter!
On Saturday, Karen called on her way home from a scorching farmer’s market to ask what my plans were for this coming Knit at Night.
Ummm.... I don’t know. (This was my brilliant response.)
You need to have a party, she said. It’s your anniversary! Then she offered to bring cake and a party was born.
So with many, many thanks to Karen for the inspiration and frosted goodness, we’ll be having a Happy 2nd Anniversary party this Thursday during Knit at Night. Bring yourself, bring a friend, bring your knitting! (Thanks to Marge I have a cake knife ready to go.)
And in further excellent news.... Teresa is coming to visit!!! Mark your calendars. Sat. Sept. 15th, Teresa is planning on spending the day with us at the shop. It promises to be a wonderful time.