Friday, April 27, 2007
Friday, April 20, 2007
Does this little guy look like he needs a sweater, or what?! Don't worry, Riley; help is on the way! This is Riley's May sweater...he's going to be a sweet little bumblebee. My son, Nick, once remarked that I was embarrasing Riley by dressing him up. To that I replied, be thankful it's not you anymore! I think that Riley secretly enjoys his personal wardrobe! He wants to do his part to support the shop!
My two boys, Cory and Nick, are also big supporters of The Naked Sheep; and they help out any way they can. They wash windows, put away yarn, take out the garbage, and even wear sheep costumes! Oops, I guess I do still get to dress them up!
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Saturday, April 14, 2007
Friday, April 13, 2007
This cute little Ribbon Vest is knit with Ischia Silk. I found the pattern in Silk Knits by Elaine Eskesen, a lovely book.
Besides knitting sweaters for myself, my sweet dog and my VP of Everything; I enjoy making shop models for The Naked Sheep. Owning a yarn store definitely feeds my knitting addiction. As new yarns and patterns arrive, I feel the need to "test" each one out personally. Not such a bad thing, there are definitely advantages to touching and working with the yarns myself. Also to become familiar with what patterns are available and how easy or difficult they are to follow. The problem is starting more projects than I finish. But I do tell my students that it's not all about the finished product; we need to enjoy the process. Good advice for myself.
This Ribbon Vest will be happily displayed in the shop very soon.
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Saturday, April 7, 2007
Project #1 is the Summer Cardigan from Knitting Pure & Simple. I'm using Sierra Quatro from Cascade Yarns, color #86. This is one of my favorite yarns; it's a really nice blend of 80% cotton and 20% wool, easy to knit with. Finishing this sweater is high on the list of priorities since I'm teaching it as a class this spring. I'm using Bryspun circular needles, which allow me to knit longer because they're a flexible plastic, easy on my hands and wrists.
This knitting blog is a new beginning for me. I thought that this would be a fun way to record my knitting adventures, for myself and anyone else who is interested!
During the next few days, I'm going to gather up all my knitting projects in their various degrees of being done, take pictures, and post them on the blog. I'm hoping that this will help me to finish up some of these projects. While I love new beginnings, it feels good to have happy endings, also. Wish me luck!