A blog about knitting socks, shawls and various other items of interest including felted bags, hats and fingerless gloves. Also discussion about Golden Retrievers, reading about knitting and our local knitting group. Beginning in April 2013 this blog also added information about Main Street Yarn, my new yarn shop in Rebersburg, PA.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Opening Day: April 11
Just a quick note with a couple of photos from yesterday...work continues:
Friday, March 29, 2013
Yarn Comes Out from Hiding
This is the weekend...the yarn starts to be put out, models get displayed and needles and accessories will be put into their designated spaces in Main Street Yarn. Opening day is just around the corner -- April 11. Our hours will be Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays noon to 6 p.m. The shop address is 121 E. Main Street, Rebersburg, PA. The shop phone will be installed next Friday. Once I'm sure of the phone number I will add it to this post.
Main Street Yarn will have a website, Ravelry page and Facebook page. There also will be a monthly newsletter emailed to all who are interested.
Here are just a couple of photos from today to peek your interest. Hope to see you soon! Kim
Saturday, March 02, 2013
This is a quick post to show you my lovely yarn bowl and the sock yarn I currently have on the double pointed needles. I chuckled at the coincidence of the nearly matching colors of the yarn bowl and the yarn. Aren't they lovely? I'm going to the shop tomorrow to dust and clean the small room and the middle room. Hopefully I can actually get some yarn and other items in place. If so, I will take photos and update tomorrow night.
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Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Closing In On The Finish Line
I took these photos a few days ago so even now they are outdated. The two contractors/renovators have done a spectacular job to transform a neglected very outdated space of 3 rooms into a light and bright yarn shop. There is some minimal interior work to be completed. We need signs for the building and parking lot and some cleaning is required to remove remnants of sawdust and dirty boot prints.
Boxes of yarn arrive almost daily. I think the last ones -- except for the backorder -- arrived today. Needles and hooks are here. Project bags are here with some others to arrive in a few weeks. Hand-dyed yarn is being dyed into beautiful colors and will arrive in a few weeks. Fixtures need to be ordered but the delivery is overnight. I have arranged, rearranged and rearranged several more times in my mind's eye. I think I have the design now. Time will tell.
Here are the latest photos:
Watch for more soon....
Saturday, February 02, 2013
And So It Begins.....Main Street Yarn
Some of you might think...uh-oh...what happened. The title of this post can be interpreted in to way -- positively or negatively. This post is positive VERY POSITIVE.
A long-time dream has been to own a yarn shop. In a month or so that dream will become a reality thanks to my husband. He purchased a former bank building in Rebersburg, PA and gave me the back three rooms and funding to open the shop, purchase merchandise and hire a fabulous person to work there with me and teach classes. No, I'm not leaving my fulltime job so a knowledgable co-worker was a requirement.
Keith is opening Forefathers Used Book Shop in the front section of the building. Those renovatiosn are complete and it looks gorgeous. The shelves are getting fuller and fuller each day.
Renovations began a week ago and the difference is amazing. Oh there is a long way to go but the guys are quick workers. The changes in a week are startling...the place already looks bigger and brighter!
This blog will be connected to the website once it is up and running. I do hope people comment and ask questions. I considered an additional shop blog but had to be realistic with my time limitations. The shop is me and so is this blog.
I have a beautiful logo but am not unveiling it or giving clues to what yarns or other products will be in the shop. I am still deciding and ordering -- althought boxes are arriving almost daily.
The building has a long history in Rebersburg and has some special touches that are remaining with the integrity of the building. It also had some paneling that was removed.
Two days later. Walls are up.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Happy Birthday Timber
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Beautiful Yarn Bowl
Saturday, November 03, 2012
Sunday, October 21, 2012
After years of adding loose DPNs to the basket, I decided it was time to organize them to see what I have. Well, I discovered I have a lot -- especially 5's, 6's and 8's. But they come in handy for hats which I knit a lot of these days. I was wasting time searching through needles to find a matching group, so I purchased a canvas case which as you can see is nicely divided and marked by sizes. There are three rows of pockets allowing for safe storage of various lengths of needles.
I have looked for a workable solution for several years but knew I needed something large. I found it. I prefer shopping from local vendors but after exhausting all possibilities I caved and purchased on-line.
Saturday, October 13, 2012
They Look Better in Person
Tonight I finally finished these cabled fingerless mitts in some Noro I had in the stash. When I say finally...I truly mean finally. I started them last Autumn, tucked them away to knit Christmas gifts and just found them last week. There wasn't much knitting needed to finish the second mitt.
This isn't a good photo...taken with a camera on my iPhone in bad lighting. I really don't like these mitts. It isn't the mitts but the Noro. I am NOT a fan of Noro yarn...very scratchy and it changes from thick to think on the skein. Yuck!
But they are done and will be kept in the car in case of an emergency. The colors are prettier than the photo shows...two shades of teal, a light rose, a deep rose and grey. This photo makes them look like they are not the same length. They are. It also distorts their cable and other stitches. They are fine. I think I will soak them tomorrow in Eucalan and water and see if that will revive them a bit.
They truly do look better in person.
Sunday, September 09, 2012
Stripey Socks Finished
Love this yarn -- lovely multi-colored Knitcol from Adriafil and it is super wash, too! This pair is finished as of a few minutes ago. They are almost a perfect match. Obviously off by a full row or two.
I have two more balls destined for fingerless mitts...almost like making socks but a bit quicker. These colors are awesome. This is color way 049. Yarn purchased at Doghouse Yarns and More in Culpeper, VA which is one of my favorite all-time yarn shopping places.