Archive for July, 2012


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The name of this afghan comes from the one I created my mom was ill…in memory of Mom-this design lives on! Marsha is knitting her version in Lorna’s Lace Shepherd Worsted.

Photo didn’t make it….will post it later..

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The KnitOlympics are Here!!!!.


Check out Kimberly’s personal Olympics! Very creative!

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Marsha finished her beautiful bolero…knit with two combined yarns…pattern “The Fan” in “Japanese Inspired Knits”. She was one of us who was inspired by Terry’s version….which can be seen in this photo collage –  the Fan Bolero!.

Now the details…the yarn used was Classic Elite Yarns Pirouette and Crystal Palace’s Panda Silk.

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July 12, 2012

On Facebook Brown Sheep posted an appeal to help those been affected in the Arapaho Fire. So much fire….and any help will can give will be of benefit! Here is the Facebook post.

Skeinlane Studio shared Brown Sheep Company‘s status

10 hours ago

Skein Lane Community….and all other knitters…do you want to join in this effort. Let’s do it!

I just spoke with Mary from the Platte Valley Disaster Relief Effort, and she was so excited to hear that we have stitchers willing to contribute to those who lost their homes in the recent Arapaho Fire. She said anything we want to contribute would be wonderful: hats, scarves, mittens, socks, prayer shawls, afghans, dish clothes. . . most of the folks who lost their homes are older. . .no children that she knew of (for sure).

Anyone who wants to contribute to this project can send their finished items to me:
Melissa Robbins
160472 Sauer Rd.
Mitchell, NE 69357

When we have a good supply of items, we will take them to Wyoming for distribution. If you have any questions, concerns, please let me know, and again, thank you for all of your input for this project. Thanks, too, for others who listed other resources where we can donate our finished goods.


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Yesterday was a day of many joys…..knitting workshop in the morning…I am ever inspired by the knitting and thoughts of all the knitting groups who gather with Skein Lane.  Back track another day to Friday….there were those of who caught up on the Colorado fires. Several of us had and have family and friends to concern us….the good news is that none of those lost their homes to fire! Now I hear the rains have come…we have new worries for our family and friends.

Now to Saturday group – those of you who haven’t heard…Nina’s husband Abe died this past Monday. We were all so grateful that she came to yesterday’s Saturday knitting workshop not just to knit and share but be comforted. We have journeyed, through our knitting time, with Nina and Abe’s illness. Many of us did not know Abe personally….but we knew him through Nina. I felt like I knew something about him…and I did….then I read his obit. I finished my reading feeling humbled, grateful, and sad about his leaving us. Thank you Abe for all of your contributions!

I will have to write the next of my thoughts “About what has been going on” separately.

Blessings and love to Nina and her family!

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Good morning all! Check out this blog….it’s charming, flirty, and I think I need to wear hats so I can use hats pins. We could join the trend. Charming…enjoy!

Fascinators & Hat Pins.

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