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


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:




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 Shawl using Silk Garden Sock yarn.


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

beaded-madron-laceMadrona Lace with beads.

Henley With a Twist

Posted by Caroline Hershey

I love it when people bring their finished projects into the shop to show me the results especially ones using my Chincoteague Colors yarns. The customer wore The Henley With a Twist into the shop last week and boy was I impressed. Look at all those little cables. She loved the yarn (Chincoteague Bay Collection) and bought more for another project. Lovely.



The weather never lets you think that spring is almost here. However we do discover turtles out basking in the sun,


and this little guy testing out the environs to see if it’s hospitable today. The Delmarva Grey Squirrel.



SoXperience is Fast Approaching

Posted by Caroline Hershey

Don’t forget our SoXperience Retreat which is coming up fast on April 7-9th. Nancy Shroyer will be sharing her knowledge of fair isle design and techniques for socks this weekend.

Design your own individual adult sized sock and in the process you will learn how to fit the patterns together, chart it and then learn all the techniques to make a sock as they did in Fair Isle Scotland.

These techniques will naturally transfer to other fair isle projects, not just socks. If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to knit fair isle, this is the workshop you will want to attend.

One person at a workshop of Nancy’s took a photo and adapted it to a sock pattern. Personally, I’m looking for simple, straight forward designs that Nancy will be providing and that I can incorporate into the top of a sock. Interested?

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Grandchildren Calleth

Posted by Caroline Hershey

We will be closed Friday, March 10 and Saturday, March 11th.
Add two more to those below!


you are my saviours. this is the second time you have saved my crazy knitter's inspiration so you are elevated to yarn goddess!!

Julie from CA

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