New Granddaughter!

Posted by Caroline Hershey

We welcome Elouise Grace to our family, Sarah and Ben’s newest. Sweet little girl.

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Just over 8 lbs, 20ins.

Spring is Coming

Posted by Caroline Hershey

I just know it. Look at this little iris that is blooming.

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So excited to find it when we returned from the quilt festival.

I taught a class at the quilt festival (yes, knitting at a quilt festival) for my Whisper of Waves Shawl. Walking on the beach one day, Dan and I saw patterns in the sand that were left by the waves. Took a photo of them and worked on replicating the design in a knitting project. Which is how I came up with the Whispers  pattern.

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Denise knitted this sample for me showing off two of our yarns, the new Seagull speckles yarn and one from the Cove Collection. The pattern is called Kindness and can be found as a free download on Ravelry.

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Mistakes to Make You Howl

Posted by Caroline Hershey

Don’t look back on the past year to your knitting mistakes or they will make you howl if you are anything like me. The latest is – have you ever been cooking on a pattern, just flying along because, hey you know this pattern now, no problem. And all of sudden your stitches at the end of the row come up short. Back and forth across the row. Where is it, where is it??? And the light finally dawns (of course after you have counted and re-knitted several times) you forgot that, yes, you have an edging of two stitches, and the first two stitches of the pattern are k2, so you guessed it, just moved right into the pattern counting the edge stitches as pattern. UGH! Should put in edge markers also as well as life lines.

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The class will be a shawl, Whisper of Waves. The design is one that was inspired by the pattern the waves leave in the sand. See all about the class by clicking on the quilt festival logo above.

Snow then fog here on the Island has made for an interesting couple of weeks. We went out to the beach this week and found it in a fog bank. This is riding along the short causeway near the beach, Swan Cove on the left and oyster castles on the right. You can barely see the duck blind that is out in water.

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KnitXperience 2017

Posted by Caroline Hershey

Our knitting retreat at Graves Mountain is coming up this weekend and we are excited about having Kate Atherley present several workshops. registration has been closed for some time now and we will descend on the Poplar Lodge and transform it into a knitting paradise. Oh what fun!

Every year Dan and I dye a special yarn for just this event and we are getting it done not without some late evenings along the way. Rhinebeck and this retreat came a little too close to each other. We haven’t even settled on a name for this collection. Maybe you can help us out after seeing it.

Here’s a sample of what I’ve come up with putting together one of Kate’s patterns and Stephen West directions on how to fade for one of his patterns. I’m hoping to finish by the retreat. We’ll see.

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Rhinebeck YAY!

Posted by Caroline Hershey

Not a bad trip up, got an early start and Dan did all the driving. I finished two pair socks. TaDa! Had dinner at unexpected restaurant find. Lia’s in Pine Plains. Delicious Italian food.

Looking forward to getting everything set up tomorrow and hopefully not discovering anything strategic that I forgot. That would be cause for happy dance. Can’t wait to show off Tides gradient yarns and rest of the Chincoteague Colors. New models for Wave Action scarf using Surf Silk and Smattering of Lace in fingering wt stole width.

Chincoteague Bay was smooth as glass as we left this morning. Cormorants and egrets were about and we spied several black back stilts in the marsh. The beautiful Glaswort plants were ruined by the high tides.

Upcoming NY Sheep & Wool Festival

Posted by Caroline Hershey

We’ll be traveling to Rhinebeck for the festival. Look for us in Bldg. 39, booth spaces 7 & 8.The festival is Oct 21 & 22 and we will have the Chincoteague shop closed all week.  We’ll have lots of Tides Gradient and 6-PAK mini skeins as well as our other Chincoteague Colors yarns.

Don’t forget about our Birthday Girl Sale which ends Saturday night, 14th,  at midnight. Lots of great yarns are still left.

This Great Blue Heron just flew in to chase an egret off this spot.

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and settled in to peruse the neighborhood for a meal or maybe nod off after a good meal?

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