Sunday, March 20, 2011


Not much to show lately, except for these cupcakes!  I did finish the hat and am almost done a scarf to match (at least the colors match!) Pictures to follow soon. Grace talked me into buying yarn for 3 more hats, to be finished by next winter.  Maybe.  I think I'll probably need to find a different pattern so I don't get bored!

I've been so  busy I haven't picked up my hand quilting in a few weeks.  That might be done by next winter too!

Saturday, March 05, 2011

What was I thinking?

A few weeks ago there was a Groupon offer that I couldn't pass up.  Three knitting lessons at a yarn shop in Haddonfield, NJ called Woolplay, for only $40.  Grace and I decided to go on a little adventure on Thursday and head to Haddonfield to sign up for classes. Of course, we couldn't leave without buying a little something!  Grace saw a sample hat that she loved, so somehow I offered to make it for her.  The pattern is the Star Crossed Slouchy Beret by Natalie Hanson and is a free Ravelry download. She picked out a gorgeous Malabrigo Twist yarn in the Damask Rose colorway.
Yesterday, in spite of having far too many projects started, I wound the yarn and figured I'd give it a whirl.  This is where I am after an evening's knitting.  I hope to finish it this weekend.  I love the drape of the knitted fabric, it's so soft. Grace is already putting in orders for her next hats...she figures if I make her 365 of them, she'll have never have to wear the same one twice!  I think I'll have to teach her how to knit!

And what classes did I sign up for? An "Easy Lace" class and a class on fixing your mistakes...I need that one badly! I'll have one more class, which will be in the fall.  The surprising thing is, this delightful shop has been there for 6 YEARS and I didn't even know about it!