Summer’s Here & Knitting is Easy

Posted by Caroline Hershey

Summer temps are soaring, sunflowers are blooming and it’s the perfect time to knit shawls and scarves. Donna B. brought her finished Choose Your Fade shawl by last week. She used numerous colors of our Chincoteague Cove Collection yarns to make this beautiful shawl.

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Our sunflowers have been blooming for quite a while and now ripening. Calling all goldfinches!

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Don’t forget that we have several Noro yarns on sale for just a bit longer – Kureyon ($5.00/ball), Silk Garden ($6.00/ball), Obi ($9.00/ball) and the lovely Elsebeth Lavold Cotton Patine ($3.00/ball).

Chincoteague Colors Yarns on Display

Posted by Caroline Hershey

Kathy brought a shawl she had knitted using our Harbor Collection yarn. The pattern is called Heaven and Space by Marina Behm and found on Ravelry.

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Here’s a close-up of the pattern stitch:

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And Jackie has a new pattern coming called Hedgerows which she showed off at Knit Knight along with Denise who was test knitting it for her. She used our Tides Gradient 6-PAK.

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Just a note – we have posted 3 Noro yarns on sale on our website – Kureyon, Silk Garden and Obi – along with Elsebeth Lavold Cotton Patine. Prices are great. Take a look.

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We find the little tree frogs everywhere – living in the handle of our sprinkling can to hunkered down in this lily flower.

New Surf Silk

Posted by Caroline Hershey

On the way from the labeling to the shop, I waylaid Dan because the bundle was so pretty. Soon to be on the website.

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MD Sheep & Wool Show was very good in spite of the pretty miserable weather. We sold out of our Tides  6PAK and Tides gradient yarns. We are dyeing these now and soon to be on the shelves.

A customer from Laurel brought her finished Antarktis to show me knitted from the Tides Gradient. I thought it stunning.

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We will going to visit Dan’s mom (who turns 98 this summer) and our tribe in Philly this coming week. The Chincoteague shop will be closed Tuesday through Thursday. Reopening for Knit Knight on Thursday night.

 

There’s Morse Code Coming From my Washer

Posted by Caroline Hershey

Our washer is sending out morse code in the form of beeps. Did we leave something in a jean’s pocket, the cat’s trapped inside or what gives? Anyway, most disturbing if you’re trying to work out a pattern and the dots and dashes are coming at you. Where did we put that manual?

Look at this lovely shawl that Sue knitted using one of our Chincoteague Colors yarns. she said,  “It went together in a snap and the “nubs” were fun to learn and do. ” The shawl is Stormy Seas Shawl by Molly Burkart and can be found on Ravelry.

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We were so tickled with the Great Egret that stopped by our little pond in the woods yesterday. Boy! Are they gorgeous!

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Homework

Posted by Caroline Hershey

Trying to finish my homework for SoXperience which begins tonight. YIKES! I’ll have to stand in the corner. Embarrassing!

Came across this little ditty at the Hampton Quilt Show. I’m sure they meant it for material, but it is very applicable to yarns.

“If I can’t remember where I put it, do I still have to count it as part of my stash?” Made me laugh. Also made me remember the time at the farm when I pulled the bread machine out from the wall to make bread and a ball of yarn rolled out from behind it. Never can guess where all the hiding places are.

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Sky so blue on our beach walk last week. We saw Gannets out on the horizon, flying here and there. Large white birds which are spectacular. Wish I could get a picture however the camera equipment needed for that distance would cause a serious rift in wife/husband relationship. Watch for them when you go to the beach, large white birds with black wing tips on the horizon that you might mistake for gulls.

Poems Sock Yarn

Posted by Caroline Hershey

I’m enjoying the colors as they are developing in this shawl by Melanie Berg. It’s called Targetty and available on Ravelry. The yarn is Poems Sock, 75% wool/25% nylon.

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The tundra swans have left. So enjoyed their calls and the large number that stayed the winter here made a spectacular show. What beautiful birds!

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