Tuesday, May 22, 2007


I realize that it's been a whole week since I last wrote; and I was trying to figure out how I let so much time go by. We did have a big Spring Sidewalk Sale at the shop last Saturday; and I was busy preparing for that, but that isn't the real reason that I was procrastinating my next post.

Here's my dilemna. In my last post I said that I was going to finish two current projects before beginning anything new. Well...before the day was over, I gave in!

I started this baby blanket using Cash Vero, an oh-so-soft new yarn from Cascade. It's a wonderfully luscious blend of wool, microfiber and cashmere. I didn't have anything knit up with it in the shop, and so I decided it would be perfect in a baby blanket. I'm sure that you agree, I had no choice but to start this project.

And my good friend, Laura, is making me the most beautiful king size quilt ever. Bright and colorful and just lovely! This is the sweater I'm making her to say thank you. You can understand that I just had to start this project, also.

I feel better now that we have this out in the open. And ironically, these may just be the two projects I finish before starting anything new! Thanks for listening, and understanding, the confessions of someone who knits too much!

Monday, May 14, 2007

Friday Morning Knitting Club

These are some of the ladies that come to our Friday Morning Knitting Club at Di Prima Dolci Italian Bakery. We meet the second and fourth Friday of each month from 9-11am; and the bakery is just a block east of The Naked Sheep Knit Shop. We've recently been referred to as the Naked Knit Ladies; although we've been known to have men join us, also!
This is a wonderful group of knitters; diverse in age as well as skill level. What a fun time we have knitting, chatting, drinking coffee and eating Italian pastries. My favorite is the ham and cheese brioche bun. Nummy!
This group is open to anyone who is interested in gathering for knitting, conversation and lots of encouragement. It's a great place to ask for help, get a second opinion, or just have someone ooh and aah over your project! Join us!

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

It's All About the Buttons

Here is the darling Minnowknits Baby Sweater (Confetti #190) that is getting mailed off this week to San Diego. Check out the clever square buttons that the wonderful woman at Button Emporium helped me to find. I think the cream buttons on the red placket goes well with the cream and red checks at the hem of the sweater. So cute, even if I do say so myself :)

This is the Summer Cardigan from one of my very first posts, finished and all buttoned up. These buttons are so awesome! They are a see-through pink and they are flower shaped. Perfect. Simple buttons for this fun and somewhat busy yarn.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007


I finished Riley's May sweater. Isn't he a sweetie? He even seems to enjoy posing for the camera.

Of course, there are always the bloopers! Even good little doggies have bad days :)

Back to finishing...yesterday I finished up my Summer Cardigan and a little Minnowknits baby sweater I'll be sending off to San Diego for Logan Wyatt. I'll be heading to Button Emporium tomorrow morning to choose the perfect buttons for these two projects. I'll let you know what I find!

I've decided that I'm going to finish up two more projects before I start anything else. The questions is, can I hold out?