New Surf Silk

Posted by Caroline Hershey

On the way from the labeling to the shop, I waylaid Dan because the bundle was so pretty. Soon to be on the website.

surf-silk

MD Sheep & Wool Show was very good in spite of the pretty miserable weather. We sold out of our Tides  6PAK and Tides gradient yarns. We are dyeing these now and soon to be on the shelves.

A customer from Laurel brought her finished Antarktis to show me knitted from the Tides Gradient. I thought it stunning.

antarktis-laurel

We will going to visit Dan’s mom (who turns 98 this summer) and our tribe in Philly this coming week. The Chincoteague shop will be closed Tuesday through Thursday. Reopening for Knit Knight on Thursday night.

 

There’s Morse Code Coming From my Washer

Posted by Caroline Hershey

Our washer is sending out morse code in the form of beeps. Did we leave something in a jean’s pocket, the cat’s trapped inside or what gives? Anyway, most disturbing if you’re trying to work out a pattern and the dots and dashes are coming at you. Where did we put that manual?

Look at this lovely shawl that Sue knitted using one of our Chincoteague Colors yarns. she said,  “It went together in a snap and the “nubs” were fun to learn and do. ” The shawl is Stormy Seas Shawl by Molly Burkart and can be found on Ravelry.

sue-shawl

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We were so tickled with the Great Egret that stopped by our little pond in the woods yesterday. Boy! Are they gorgeous!

great-egret

Homework

Posted by Caroline Hershey

Trying to finish my homework for SoXperience which begins tonight. YIKES! I’ll have to stand in the corner. Embarrassing!

Came across this little ditty at the Hampton Quilt Show. I’m sure they meant it for material, but it is very applicable to yarns.

“If I can’t remember where I put it, do I still have to count it as part of my stash?” Made me laugh. Also made me remember the time at the farm when I pulled the bread machine out from the wall to make bread and a ball of yarn rolled out from behind it. Never can guess where all the hiding places are.

bluesky

Sky so blue on our beach walk last week. We saw Gannets out on the horizon, flying here and there. Large white birds which are spectacular. Wish I could get a picture however the camera equipment needed for that distance would cause a serious rift in wife/husband relationship. Watch for them when you go to the beach, large white birds with black wing tips on the horizon that you might mistake for gulls.

Poems Sock Yarn

Posted by Caroline Hershey

I’m enjoying the colors as they are developing in this shawl by Melanie Berg. It’s called Targetty and available on Ravelry. The yarn is Poems Sock, 75% wool/25% nylon.

poems

The tundra swans have left. So enjoyed their calls and the large number that stayed the winter here made a spectacular show. What beautiful birds!

swanstundra

Winter Is Over

Posted by Caroline Hershey

I pronounce winter is over. Pretty bold but our winter hours are over starting next week. We will resume regular hours on Tuesday, April 4th:

Tues – Sat 10-3
Thurs – 10-8

sunseeker

I tossed these two skeins of Sunseeker yarn on the end of a display rack and have walked by them so many times. What should I make, what should I make? Too bad you can’t see the tiny bit of shimmer in this cotten blend yarn because it would make a gorgeous ___ for spring and summer. You fill in the blank.

If you have visited the Refuge over winter, specifically the Woodland Trail area, you may be wondering if they know what they’re doing. Take a look:

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woodland-trail-pile

question-mark

Are they planning on coming back to fix this? Even they don’t know according to the question mark painted on one of the trees. We are sad.

Surely This Was her Idea of Kitty Heaven

Posted by Caroline Hershey

Our kitty is in the habit of a dash thru an open front door which she did and screeched to a halt with her jaw dropping open. There, spread before her, were robins splashing around in the garden pond, little tiny birds flying with abandon in and out of the feeder, blue jays rooting around in the debris on the ground and a squirrel sizing up the situation. It’s been many years since she did anything but play at stalking. Not since she dragged a squirrel up onto the deck, slung it at the door with all associated matter coating the house. Our horror must have been telegraphed to her because we haven’t seen a repeat.

Denise has been up to her usual – turning out beautiful knitted pieces by the bushel it would seem. Take a look.

sleeveheart

Sleeveheart Shawl using Silk Garden Sock yarn.

anitka

Anitka using our Chincoteague Colors Cove collection-one of our new colorways.

beaded-madron-laceMadrona Lace with beads.

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