Friday, December 18, 2009

Spinning Class at Woodland Woolworks

Our next introductory spinning class will be held February 6th and 20th!  For the full write-up, please see our website.  You can take one, or both sessions, depending on where you are on the spinning journey.

Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Knitting Along

A couple of weeks ago I was enchanted by a pattern from Classic Elite, sent out in their email newsletter, for the Fresco Basket Whip Cowl (free pattern here).  I printed it out, thinking it would be fun to do "sometime"...  I must have queued it in Ravelry too...  Then the very next day, I received an invitation on Ravelry to join a Knit Along (KAL) for the very same pattern!  Queue the Twilight Zone music! (do do do do, do do do doo).  Oh yeah, I queued it - she's not reading my mind, right?  (do they know about the felted double knit trivet-y thingeys I'm thinking of trying? - no pattern, just want to try out double knitting... is there a Knit Along for that too??)

Anyway, I joined and found a lovely shade of blue and am enjoying making this!  It's a quick knit (I'm NOT a quick knitter, alas), it only takes 2 skeins of Fresco from Classic Elite.  I ADORE this yarn!  It has 60% wool, 30% baby alpaca and 10% angora so it's wonderfully soft.  In the skein it's not overly remarkable, but once you start knitting it, it softens up and the angora halo introduces itself and is as charming as it can be.  ("Hi, I'm Angora, and I will be caressing your neck, and keeping you warm").

The Ravelry KAL is ongoing, so feel free to join in!  I put Fresco on sale to make it even easier.  I put a couple of Dale of Norway yarns on sale too - check it out!

Friday, December 11, 2009


One of our lovely customers recently gifted us with a beautiful spinning wheel and loom - miniatures!  The detail is amazing on these, and you can even actually weave on the loom.  Paper clip added for perspective...


Would you just look at that little reed!  I think it's threaded with sewing thread. 

Thank you so much, Mary!!