Tuesday, 27 September 2016

A Special Vest

Roisin recently finished this special gift. She's hoping to have another photo soon of the recipient wearing it!  
There's a Coast Salish Eagle on the back and Celtic/Nordic designs on the front. Beautiful.

More of the story will be forthcoming...

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Allison's Hats

Two too-cute baby hats knit from one ball of Nako Spaghetti Effects, including pompoms!  Allison has been busy!

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Roisin Is Weel Happit

Roisin's latest, a Shetland Hap*.  The pattern is being written at this very moment (by Roisin...and honestly, "this very moment" was a while ago so may be done already).  Sorry, this gorgeous yarn is ALL GONE, but you can knit it with anything.  Perfect for those cold backs of necks and shoulders.  There's a longer story, stay tuned.

*A hap is a wrap or shawl. Indeed, the word common to Scottish (including Shetland) and Northern English dialects, means to wrap, to cover, or conceal. And definitely to keep warm.

Saturday, 10 September 2016

Maria's Blankie

Maria's beautiful baby blanket.  Ella Rae Chunky superwash, so nice and squishy.  Baby will love it...we all do and it's great choice of pattern.  Congrats (again!) Maria.

Elly's First-Day Socks

Elly's perfectly matchy-matchy'd Regia yarn socks for her great grand-daughter's first day at school.  We bet she was noticed!  Beautifully knit, as usual...sigh....!

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Felted Slipper Class

There's a Felted Slipper Class coming up.  Roisin finished this NOT perfect pair (so she says...they look good to me). "You can do better!" she says.
Class starts Wednesday Sept 28th, 10:30 to 12:30pm.  We might be able to squeeze one more person in, but it's a packed class.

Saturday, 3 September 2016

Closed Monday

It's the long weekend! A reminder that the store will be closed on Monday (and Sunday as usual) but open again on Tuesday at 11am. If the weather has you thinking about indoor activities, GBOW is open today until 4. 

A hat would be a good project for the weekend.  This is Brandon's first knitting project - we're impressed!  Knit with Galway Chunky and following Roisin's directions (no pattern) he quickly knit this to his specific taste.  Looking into our crystal ball we see many brilliant projects in his future knitting life!

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Julie's Moebius

Julie finally finished her Moebius, started last Oct with Jude Skeers. She brilliantly chose the hottest day of the year to model it. Someone is going to be wishing for cold weather soon.

Monday, 29 August 2016

Ruth's Cardy

Ruth is showing off what/how to do with leftover yarns.  This totally fashionable baby cardigan shows off different yarns and stitches.  We've challenged Ruth to do it again, but she can't until she has more left-over bits and pieces.  All yarns were Sirdar Baby Snuggly, and Baby Crofter, oh, and some Debbie Bliss baby too.

Sunday, 28 August 2016

Elly's Super Socks

Elly's great-granddaughter will be starting grade 1 in style with these self-striping Lana Grossa knee highs.  Her next pair is on the needles, and will be in fluorescent yarn.  Roisin says Elly can knit a pair a minute, or so it seems.  Nice work, nice choice.  G-Grandaughter will be proud!