Wednesday, July 25, 2012


So, if you know Cindy then you know she likes yarn that makes a statement, yarn you can really get a handle on, yarn that doesn't mess around, in other words........thick yarn.

We've tried to get her to play around with the small stuff but she wasn't having any of it. We bribed her with beautiful shawl patterns and then it came out that she didn't really like those either and that was it, our hope for her was lost. That was until Zen Yarn Garden came along.

The picture above is of the shawl (she calls it a sharf, shawl/scarf but whatever it's a shawl) that Cindy knit out of Serenity Silk Single.   The pattern is Mezquita Shawl by Roxanne Yeun and it's lovely, but made so much lovelier by the delicate fingering weight yarn that is Serenity.

So I advise you all to take a look at Cindy's masterpiece when you come in and maybe make a little comment, nothing too forward but if you can add some good sarcasm it would be appreciated. ;)

Monday, July 23, 2012

Seeing Red

Well, I don't know if you heard but we are doing a Knit Red KAL for the month of August. In preparation we obtained an obscene amount of Red Yarn........seriously, we're overflowing. See:

We have new lines in from vendors that we have never carried before like Cascade Venezia, Misti Alpaca Tonos, Rowan Kidsilk Haze and a few more.

You can choose any project from the book you like and just show up on Thursday from 5-7pm to join in. Who doesn't want to be the lady in red helping support a wonderful cause? For more details please see our Ravelry group page.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Jane Austen Night

Jane Austen, the woman knew how to write didn't she? Thank goodness there are so many movies made from her books and that Colin Firth decided to take a part in one of them. :)

We had a our first installment of the Jane Austen movie nights on the 13th.  By way of votes, we decided to watch the 5 hour long A&E version of Pride & Prejudice, one half now, the last half on the 27th (5pm, be there or be square). I think the following picture will explain why we chose that version.

 We had lots of yummy food. Fresh made scones, iced tea, peaches, chocolate dipped bananas and strawberries, cookies and lemonade. I mean just take a look at how wonderful everything turned out.

 Not only did we enjoy the amazing movie, the great themed food and drinks, but we also enjoyed each others company and our fun projects. We had everything from socks to sweaters. It was particularly fun to discuss which version we liked better........the A&E version or the most recent one and why.  We told who we would take from each to make the perfect flick ourselves.

I can't wait for next week to do it all again. There will be more yarn, more food, and of course, more Mr. Darcy. We hope you can make it to the festivities because really people, you missed out. :)

Friday, July 13, 2012

Openings for the Top Down Sweater Workshop

There is still time for you to sign up for the Diane Soucy Top Down Sweater Workshop on Saturday, July 28th from 10-4:00. 
This workshop will show you how to knit a sweater seamlessly from the top down and how to get a perfect fit in your own handmade creation.

  You will learn to:
Make the correct size
Add color and stitch patterns.
Add pockets.
Add zipper or front bands.
Change collar cuffs and lower edges.And more..

If you have always to make a sweater and haven't had the confidence or skills, this class is for YOU!