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Sunday, January 25, 2009

Great Presents

Christmas was a month ago and I am just getting around to writing thank you notes. Here are a few of my favorite gifts.

My sweet niece found these fun knitting earrings for me. I am not sure where she found them but I am glad she was thinking of me!

A very good friend made me this beautiful scarf! I am so lucky! It is the most beautiful shade of blue with some shades of purple throughout. I am not sure what the yarn is- I think it is a handpainted merino bamboo blend. I love getting hand made presents!  I especially love this scarf because my friend made it just for me! The color goes with lots of things that I wear. I don't carry the yarn and don't have the pattern so I can't use it for a store sample. I Love IT!!!

This is a close up of the lace pattern. The yarn was a perfect pick to show off this lace pattern.

I made 2 scarves for Christmas presents this year. One was a cashmere/silk blend for a friend who had a very tough year. He was surprised with the gift and very thankful. He said it was like a hug when he wore it.
The other scarf I made was for my stepson Adam. He has just graduated from college and is starting to appreciate nice fibers in his clothes. I made him a beautiful cashmere scarf in a shade of green that matches his eyes. He was very happy  with his present when he wrapped it around his neck.

It is just as much fun to give hand made presents as it is to get them!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


We've made it to YouTube folks!
If you Haven't checked out Mary Dalton's Documentary about the love of knitting and our very own Yarn Queen, Mary Stowe, here it is...

What a wonderful talent to share!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

The next generation of Knitters

These are the members of the Monday Afternoon Young Ladies Knitting Class at Yarns etc... in Chapel Hill. Hannah is their dedicated teacher who makes it all so much fun!!!

The girls have all learned so much and are very creative with their knitting projects. I hear there is every bit as much talking and joking as when the grown- up knitting ladies come to class. I wonder which students listen better???

We are happy to be able to offer classes for children. We had a great Fiber Camp this Summer and now we have a regular knitting class scheduled for children. We are also pleased to offer Beginning Crochet and Beginning Knitting for children at Great Yarns in Raleigh.
It is so much fun to watch the next generation learn all about knitting and watching their skills and love for the activity grow!

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