Thursday, August 20, 2009

Summer Yarn Crawl

Colorful Stitches, Lenox, Massachusetts

Yarns for Your Soul, Manchester Center, Vermont

Twin Hearts, Pittsfield, Massachusetts

Interior of the new Twin Hearts Handworks, Pittsfield, Massachusetts

At the Arts and Crafts Festival, Pittsfield, Massachusetts

A review of all of the places I bought yarn this summer: The short list: The Pittsfield Arts and Crafts Festival where I found Kay, who dyes beautiful wools and invited me to her spinning group; Twin Hearts Handworks, now in its brand new location, Yarns for Your Soul, Judith Rudnick Kane's awesome yarn emporium in Manchester Center,Vermont: Judith's incredible eye for color and artistic touch is evident throughout her charming shop, and at Colorful Stitches in Lenox, Massachusetts , that gorgeous fiber emporium where my lace retreat participants had an opportunity to explore two full floors of fiber and books (and buy some interesting yarns as well)

What I Knit on Vacation

Everything. Hats, shawls, baby sweater, scarves, lace, bulky, I did it all. It was an all knit all the time summer. I set out with a goal of finishing several long term projects, such as my Shetland Tea Shawl shown above, before I began any new ones, but alas once again, I started a few more, finished a few too and managed still to have quite a few on the needles. I've posted a few photos here. the Sea Swirl capelet knit with Prism lace doubled, my soap slivers bag knit from Tahki "Palma" cotton, Shown on the bottom, another one of my hats - this darling beret is knit from Debbie Bliss "Prima" , a divine bamboo and merino mix.