Cotton Harvest

Posted by Caroline Hershey

We raised just a few plants of white and brown cotton this summer and I caught them just in time as the cotton bolls were bursting open.

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We were traveling up the Eastern Shore last November and came across fields of cotton which we never realized was grown here on the Eastern Shore. Looks like a field of snow.

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Returning from Charlotte NC last December, we came across the baling rigs. All very interesting when you always dealt with animal fibers.

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Herringbone Lace Shawl

Posted by Caroline Hershey

design by Kate Atherley.

DSCN3198Denise knitted this lovely shawl out of one of the new colors of Silk Garden Sock yarn. It is definitely an eye catcher.

Kate will be here giving the workshops in April for our SoXperience knitting retreat. Make sure you don’t miss her!

Baby Blanket of Many Colors

Posted by Caroline Hershey

DSCN3190Shirley knitted this baby blanket from six colors of Noro Silk Garden Lite dividing each ball in half so that she could knit another whole blanket.

Very pleased with the results until she discovered a mistake. At first she left it but then in a day or two proceeded to take out a good half of the blanket. She couldn’t look at it without her eyes going immediately to the mistake. I think many of us have had that happen to us.

PA National Quilt Extravaganza

Posted by Caroline Hershey

I-AM-PNQE-postWe will be at the PA National Quilt Extravaganza this week and the shop on Chincoteague Island will be closed from September 15 – 22nd so that we can pack it all up, be at the show and then unpack and catch our breath. Hope you will join us at this great quilt show at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center. We’ll have lots of our Chincoteague Colors yarns for you to love on. (Yes, we are pleased with them too.)

Arne & Carlos Edition 2

Posted by Caroline Hershey

arnecarlosArne & Carlos are back with another edition of their creative sock yarns. Great fairisle and striping designs. Just a warning…it’s a very limited supply.

SoXperience 2016

Posted by Caroline Hershey

kateWe are pleased to announce that Kate Atherley will be here on Chincoteague Island presenting the SoXperience workshops in April 2016. Kate is a technical editor with Knitty and has authored three books,: Beyond Knit and Purl, Knit Accessories: Essential and Variations, and Pattern Writing for Knit Designers. She will be teaching 3 workshops, one of which is 2 Socks in One: The War & Peace Method. Now isn’t that intriguing? The date for SoXperience 2016 is April 15-17th. Mark your calendars!

And don’t forget our upcoming KnitXperience, a Knitters Retreat at Graves Mountain Lodge, VA, November 6-8, 2015. We’ll be teaching how to knit those cute Swedish Dala horses while incorporating lots of techniques into the whole process. Gretchen Frederick of Solitude Farm will also be there telling about her sheep farm and whole business experience with it.august-dala

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