Thursday, August 23, 2007

What a beautiful day!

Today is a lovely summer day. The sun is shining, and I'm going to take a chair out front and work on my bee fields shawl!

Here is my shawl through row 7 of the bee fields section. It's so much fun to work on. I'm enjoying the challenge!

This is my youngest son, Nick. He came into the shop today to help me open up, after we had a delicious breakfast together at Beaterville Cafe.

Nick is the one who came up with the name for The Naked Sheep Knit Shop. It was a couple of years before we actually opened; and we were all sitting around at my parents house, dreaming about opening a knit shop. We were brainstorming, and we all gave suggestions for the name of the shop. When our dream became a reality, we pulled out that list of names...and Nick's idea was the winner! Thanks, Nick!

And here is Riley, our sweet little shop dog. He's doing what he loves best; hanging out at The Naked Sheep, watching out for all of us knitters!
Good job, Riley!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Lovin' It!

Have I mentioned that I love my bike? It looks cute, and it makes me feel good!

Here are a few members of The Naked Sheep Cycle Team. This group started as a handful of people that wanted to do the Providence Bridge Pedal together, and is growing all the time! Last Sunday we rode from The Naked Sheep Knit Shop and ended up in Sellwood. We had dinner and adult beverages at a cute little restaurant, and then peddled home.

This Sunday we are going to go on a fun ride to Laurelhurst Park. We are going to wine, dine and kick back in the park while enjoying a free concert by the Providence Stage Band (big band music). Want to join us? Leave a comment with your e-mail address, and we'll send you an invitation to join our group!

I swatched the Bee Fields Shawl, and I've actually gotten about 25 rows into the shawl. It's fun to see it take shape. I'll post a photo tomorrow.

Brad and I are going to Harvey's Comedy Club tonight, and I need to choose the right project to take for knitting while laughing and drinking in the dark. I think I'll start a vest for Brad. We received the new Pastaza Paints from Cascade Yarns, and I'd love to knit with it! Stockinette stitch in the round sounds pretty safe to me.

Saturday, August 11, 2007


This is another finished blanket for the Easy Baby Blanket Booklet I'm writing. I love doing entrelac. I just finished teaching a class on it, and I'm planning on teaching it again this fall. This blanket was knit using Teseo, one of my favorite yarns from Cascade. I like the fact that you don't have to worry about changing colors, the yarn does it for you. It makes such an interesting fabric for scarves, blankets and even felted projects.

I'm gearing up to do the swatching for my bee fields shawl. Check back for a picture soon!

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Bee Fields Shawl

I found it! The perfect shawl to knit with Bob's new laceweight. Okay, I realize that pink doesn't have a whole lot to do with bee's; but the shawl is beautiful, and I love pink! This lovely laceweight yarn is now available at The Naked Sheep Knit Shop!
Thank you, Tif'eret, for the tip! Here's a photo of Tif'eret and the rest of the Friday Morning Knitting Club at Di Prima Dolci. Come and knit with us from 9-11am the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month.