Archive for July, 2015

Such exciting news from “our” very own Karen King….

King, KarenAlong with a new owner (Karen King), k2tog will get a new name: Avenue Yarns. Planning on opening in early October, the Avenue Yarns team is now dreaming and scheming many, many ways to bring new creativity and excitement to our knitting community. So many ideas! In addition to new supplies of your current favorites such as Rowan, Cascade, Brown Sheep, Shibui, and The Fibre Company, there will be lots of new offerings. Sincere Sheep, Lorna’s Laces, Mrs. Crosby, Juniper Moon, Madelinetosh, Anzula, Appalachian Baby, Malabrigo, Imperial Yarns, Dream In Color, Bagsmith, and Blacker Yarns will all be there, and much more. Also Avenue Yarns will offer spinning and weaving supplies. Knit Togethers will continue and a new roster of fun classes will be created. Watch your email and the website k2togonline.com for changes, news and announcements!

I, for one of many, couldn’t be happier for Karen and our knitting community.

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I am inspired to knit many things….and some of them I do. In this case, Kimberly who purchased the Mountain Chickadee baby blanket pattern at Stitches West earlier this year, inspired me with her version of this lovely pattern. “Off” to Ravelry I went to purchase the same pattern. Both of us used Brown Sheep’s Cotton Fleece (80% cotton 20% wool) …..a great easy to care for yarn for new mom’s.

I have a 2-week deadline…..1/3 done….much knitting to do! I recall the year I decided to make my grandmother an afghan for Christmas…..made that decision at Thanksgiving and was done two days before. I had more time then….but I know I can make this deadline…..I can and I will by golly!

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…..well, we’ve never really been gone….I’ve just been absent from the “blogging board”….what better way to get back than honoring Jean who is so loved by us all. Some 15 of us gathered to celebrate her upcoming birthday! Jean is an avid knitter, witty as can be and a great friend to the Friday Morning Knitting Group aka FMKG peeps.

In the midst of gifts and cards, treats and champagne many of us were clicking our needles.

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