Monday, November 22, 2010

Square in a Square Class

Andjareenas hosted a wonderful "square in a square" class on Saturday with Brenda Allen. What a great day. All went well, which is not always the case. The ladies were delighted and all signed up for the options class in January. This is a very neat technique and is one of those things everyone should try. Fun was had by all and that really is the point isn't it.
Thanks to Brenda for being such a delightful teacher and fun to be around.
Mary Anne

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Malibrigo Sock now in

Malibrigo Sock Yarn is now in stock. Beautiful, merino, kettle dyed and we decided today it was much to nice for socks. I wouldn't mind a sweater out of it or at the very least a very nice scarf.
There have been new arrivals of fabric, yarns and stitchery supplies almost on a daily basis but I find it hard to get motivated for the holidays somedays because the weather has been absolutely amazing. If we can just through the month of November with no snow I'm sure the winter won't seem as long. One customer told me today that "we are going to pay for this". Something about the groundhogs. lol
"Baby Alert"
Our little girl is up to 4.7lbs. and the boy is 5.8. The doctor is keeping a close watch on Sheena but I'm wondering if I'm going to be a Grandma sooner than I expected.

Mary Anne

Friday, November 12, 2010


Just a note to let you knitters know that I now have the 9" circular needles in for socks. They are already starting to sell so I thought I should let you know before Tuesdays knitting group.
There are a few new colours in stock of the On Your Toes sock yarn and there are 10 colours of the Malibrigo Sock Yarn on its way. Hope it's here for Tuesday.
I have part of the sleeve done on the babys sweater so I figured I could maybe knit socks. lol

Mary Anne

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Christmas at Presquile

I had the opportunity to check out Christmas at Presquile this Sunday past, and I encourage all of you to make the trek out this week. They will be open again on Wednesday, then Saturday and Sunday. The tearoom was my first stop where Mae served me their lovely rum cake and coffee. One piece of cake and you can still drive, two and you may not pass a breathalizer.
There is something for everyone and for every price range inside. Beauitful silk scarves from the county, paper toile pictures, knitting, felting and lots of candy and canned goods. I picked up a couple of cut little plaques for the babies rooms as well as some nice fresh catnip for Gilmour. He has been having a love affair with it ever since. It was for his Christmas stocking but I thought he needed and lift.
I also managed to take in the Quilt display at the Salem Church on Sunday. They had a wonderful selection of quilts and wallhangings. It is a lovely old church that I have passed numerous times on my way to shows but had never been inside.
We missed Janice today at knitting but understand that those grandchildren come first . Hope the garage cleaning went well, although it was such a nice day I would have been inclined to leave it till spring.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Sheenas Shower

A great day was had by all. The older generation(omg I just called myself the older generation) had a great time visiting while I noticed most of the younger generation had been to a few Halloween parties the night before and were not at the top of their game. I wish I had their energy. Thanks Hailey for staying so long when you hadn't been to bed yet. lol . Lindsey for taking all the pictures and Jennie for helping Sheena unwrap her gifts. Sharon, Sharon and Bev ( I will get even at knitting) and the twisted sisters and everyone for all their help. Sheena was overwhelmed with your generosity. Thank you so much. These babies are much loved already.
Diane D. had left me a bag of sock yarn and although I thought I had passed the remnants all along, I discovered little balls of yarn on the weekend and have begun knitting "leftover socks". I figure if I make the toes and heels out of one colour and the rest of the socks with the remaining balls in similiar colours I could have myself several new pairs of socks this winter. THanks Diane. I know once you knit a colour you're done with it but you will be happy to know I'm using it up. That's what happens at 4 a.m. when you've left your grandchilds sweater at the shop and you need some knitting.
Hope to see all of you out to knitting on Tuesday afternoon. The snow is going to fly soon and maybe I should be making myself a pair of "hot dog mittens".