Arne & Carlos Edition 3

Posted by Caroline Hershey

Just received their new edition and it is even better than the others.

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These are on the website now at this link: Arne & Carlos

SoXperience 2013

Posted by Caroline Hershey

Two socks at one time!

Who thought they couldn’t do it? Most everyone came with a bit of trepidation – is this going to make sense to me?  But, thanks to our excellent instructor, Melissa Morgan-Oakes, we were led through the intricacies of knitting two socks at one time from the toe up. That’s not to say it didn’t take concentration and determination but we did it!

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More photos will be posted on the SoXperience page once MD Sheep & Wool Show is over. Sorry, we have been preparing the MD show, teaching classes, dyeing yarns, and have not even gotten our newsletter out for April. We have many new yarns that I can’t wait to show you. Some, like the Tiffany, are selling out in the shop before I can even get them on our website. But be not dismayed. We are restocking of course. So, check back, watch for our newsletter coming out the beginning of May with all the goodies.

Classes & Workshops

Posted by Caroline Hershey

Schedule set for Jan & Feb

Classes and workshops are listed below. Please email or call the shop for more information.

Special Class in the Linen Stitch: Jan. 26th, 10-1. make a bookmark, embellish with beads or leave plain to show off the stitch. $25

KnitXperience Lite: March 8-10th – Information/registration.

Washcloth Pizazz! Jan 16th, 11-12
    We know you’ve done washcloths but have you tried a variety of patterns? It’s an excellent way to increase your skills. We’ll make one a month until October when we’ll have a soap making class so that we can bundle all the washcloths into gifts. Fee for washcloth class each month: $5 + supplies

Beginning Knitting – Jan. 17, 24, 31, 1-3
Learn how to cast on and bind off, knit and purl by making several items.
Fee: $35 + supplies

Owl Hat – Jan 11, 18th , 1-3
Knit an owl hat perfect for little ones and also that adult who still enjoys whimsical things. Fee: $20 + supplies

Beginning Sock Knitting – Jan. 25th, Feb. 1st, 8th, 1-3
Introduction to knitting socks with the magic loop. Make a miniature sock and then you’re ready for the real thing. Fee: $35+ supplies

This month we are having Bermuda Shawl KAL at 5pm every Thursday evening.

The Socks Without End

Posted by Caroline Hershey

Josh cast on for this pair of socks using the magic loop. Ahhh, success, no problem there. Then he knitted and knitted the leg of the sock. Is this sock looking a little large? Oh, what the heck. I’ll just keep knitting. Oh wow! this heel is a little baggy do you think? I’ll just keep knitting. Oh my gosh! This is the sock without end!

Never one to let a sock beat him, Josh ripped it out and began again, this time with needles several sizes smaller and comparing foot and sock many times over. AND SUCCESS!

Josh has a super measure of perserverance!

KnitXperience Lite

Posted by Caroline Hershey

Two Great Weekends Coming Up!

We are putting together the last details for KnitXperience lite, a weekend on Chincoteague for knitting, relaxing, learning some new techniques. The date is March 18-20 at the Island Motor Inn on Chincoteague Island. They have given us great off season rates, just say you’re with the knitting group. More information is coming up in the next week.

SoXperience will be April 8-10th on Chincoteague Island. Wendy Johnson will leading the workshops on this weekend.  Get out your sock knitting needles because you’re gonna get them flying this weekend. The weekend workshops will be ready for registration in the next week. We have chosen the Hampton Motor Inn for this event. Just mention SoX to receive their reduced rate.

Socks and Cattails?

Posted by Caroline Hershey

Socks that last and last and last

cattailsHow come the cat thinks it’s all about her? I’m talking about the Regia sock yarns. These in the photo are some of the Kaffe Fassett Regia yarns which I have had 2-3 years. Over winter they are one of my favorite socks and get worn once a week for sure and washed and dried in the machine. They just keep going and going. 

 
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 Here they are without the cat running interference.

 In one of the recent posts I talked about changing colors and weaving in the yarn ends as you go. Here’s a youtube video of changing colors.

The way I accomplish it is almost the same.

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