Sunday, March 29, 2009

Fun pics......

Our friend (who will be knitting Sylvi) came in today wearing her completed scarf and bottom-laced vest.  This was her first attempt at lace - a perfectly knit, flattering and lovely design.  
She said she would be casting on for Sylvi "very soon" and would keep us all updated -- I imagine her knitting skills will fly as her 13 skeins of Briggs & Little Scarlet Atlantic become a sweater-coat.

Last week a bright young couple came into the store looking for hat patterns!  He was a beginning knitter (she had taught him) and he was wearing his very first hand knit project - a gorgeous gold and rust coloured scarf.  She was wearing a beautiful bulky blue/lilac hat that she had knit.  
We have a few male knitters on the island but this one is the first to let us take a photo - bravo!  
His and hers......

Also, Mary came into the shop on Thursday wearing another one of her absolutely exquisite sweaters - a traditional Scottish fair isle (her design) knit with her own handspun, hand dyed Romney/Hogget from Courtney, BC.
Beautiful details!

Today on Quadra Island there is sun (long have we waited) -- it is shining down warmly on us all and I'm thinking that many of the knitters I know will be setting their yarn aside to go plunge their tools and fingers into garden soil.
Happy digging!

1 comment:

kate said...

So many talented knitters!