Sunday, September 11, 2011

Just in from Classic Elite

Fall is an exciting time at the shop as deliveries come frequently bringing wonderful new yarns. This week we received a 46 lb box from Classic Elite - my heart did flutter a little as the yarns are so soft and the colors so beautiful.

This is Toboggan, a chunky alpaca & merino blend that is super soft - above are half of the colors we received. It has a pattern book which has adorable sweaters & a beautiful cowl pattern in it.

The cowl takes just two skeins and is a great fast knit for yourself or to give away... early holiday knitting anyone?

We also received a sampling of Silky Alpaca Lace in neutral colors which are so soft and beautiful.

The soft colors work really well to make the Lowell Cowl, a free pattern from Classic Elite which is currently on display in our front window on the mannequin. Come by & see it for yourself.

Finally we brought back Kumara from last fall as it is a gorgeous camel & mohair yarn. It is soft and has great stitch definition, perfect for cables.

Come by and feel the softness!

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Summer Vacation 2011

This summer we took a trip to a rather remote part of France, Le Vernet.

It was a very relaxing and peaceful place to visit. The village we stayed in was over 300 years old and gorgeous. Our daily drives would give us views like this...

and this...

as we drove on roads like this...

It was nothing less than amazing. Below is the village of Le Vernet at night.

Here is the view from our bedroom...

I didn't get in as much knitting as I had hoped- but that is what happens when you take a 13 month old on vacation.

We went wine tasting and Grace took to helping with the bottle carrier.

Below are just a few more of our favorite photos from the trip.

We are very grateful to our friends Ash, Brittany, and Andy for a wonderful vacation. We are also excited to be home, well rested, and ready for a great 2011 fall season!