Woe is Me

Posted by Caroline Hershey

How many times have I reminded customers to make sure and use a lifeline? Well, here I am working merrily along on the Reciprocate by Romi, a perfectly lovely shawl, in the Summer Silk yarn. And low and behold, inches in, approaching the end of a row and not enough stitches. I’m looking and looking to find the error. Back and forth searching, taking out, mind has gone into la la land apparently, stitch falling off dropping a couple of rows, anguish! And NO lifeline. What in the world was I thinking. Like this is a simple pattern that you can retrace your steps easily? So…with many sighs I pull it out, all those inches. Have begun again AND there is a lifeline. It is always a hard lesson to learn. Do check out Romi’s pattern. It’s beautiful and the Summer Silk yarn.


Bragging here on our newest additions to the Hersheys. Spent this past week with the family helping out and getting my snuggles in. Welcome JD and Fisher.



Earlier in the week, checking out the beach during all these storms to see the damage, and found this Monarch on the beach. Didn’t know that we could help, but picked it up out of the sand and put it back in the grasses. Hopefully after drying some, getting the sand off its wings, it headed off to southern climes. Dan said that Friday there were tons of Monarchs out there since the winds had diminished.


Call or email if there are colors you want in the Chincoteague Colors that don’t appear on the website as being in stock. Afraid we are holding back for the Rhinebeck show coming up.


Posted by Caroline Hershey

Did you know that you could buy a lighthouse? A good number of the old light houses in the Chesapeake Bay are owned privately. Some have been repaired and serve as weekend retreats for the owners: Baltimore Light


You can actually tour another: Thomas Point Shoal


and some are pretty derelict: Bloody Point



Denise used Melanie Berg’s pattern, Tamdou, to knit this lovely shawl out of three of our Cove Collection colors.

Knitting Designs are Everywhere

Posted by Caroline Hershey

Eatting lunch on our front porch and happened to look closely at the elephant ear plant that had been growing there all summer. The beautiful leaves had these interesting patterns in them and what appeared to be 2 rows of garter stitch edging. What fun.



Our frogs have gone bonkers in numbers and types this summer around our garden pond. We have bull frogs, green frogs, leopard and now this one. Anyone know what it is? Beautiful two stripes of neon gold up the back and to stand out on the back of the eyes meant to startle predators I’m sure.


Find new yarns on sale on our web site:

We’ll be at the PA National Quilt Festival just outside Philadelphia the week of Sept. 12th. Beautiful quilts on display and our Chincoteague Colors will be there also.


The yarn I ordered over the net has arrived safely today. I am delighted with the colours & can hardly wait to get knitting. Last year when I was in Germany I purchased some of the Regia brand & was wondering how I would get some more until I found your website.Thank you again for your efficient service.


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