Tuesday, February 24, 2015

We have a winner

Cathy, Lynn and Beth did the draw for those who donated to the Food Drive on Friday afternoon. Congratulations to Barbara H. who won an amazing gift basket of yarn, needles, books, basket, accessories and the suitcase.

We collected $425 and a lot of food. Thank you to everyone who donated!! You guys rock.

I think that we will be getting warmer weather sooner or later so it's time to get ready for it.

Here is a great spring/summer scarf from Classic Elite.

This garter stitch based mesh stitch scarf would work well in any number of yarns, but it is particularly pleasing in our newest yarn, Sandpiper. 
Sandpiper is the perfect weight for a cotton: not so bulky as to be heavy and not too lightweight as to take forever to knit. The most interesting aspect of Sandpiper is its color – 5 shades are space-dyed in each strand, in short bursts of color, then 8 strands are plied together. Highlights and shadows occur organically as the colors in each of the 8 plies interact. From a distance, Sandpiper looks solid colored but up close the 5 hues dance and mingle, adding depth and interest. The most amazing aspect of Sandpiper: despite all the color play, due to similar values in each combination of colors, Sandpiper shows texture and lace beautifully! 
Sandpiper's softness and drape, combined with its subtle undulating color changes, make the ideal summery scarf. Change the stitch count, in multiples of 4 stitches, to alter the width and make a skinnier scarf or wider stole. 

Lynn and I are getting ready to redress the mannequins into bright spring colours. We need some bright to put cheer into these long cold days. 

I really like how Ley Lines looks on my friend.
It's cold, blowing and snowing here right now. That means sitting on the couch and knitting tonight. I have so many projects that I want to get finished for the Knitter's Frolic.

1 comment:

Donna Burton said...

Congrats to Barbara H.

And Thank you Needle Emporium for being an awesome LYS