So many people visiting Yarns Sold and Told have been in awe of the Blue Ridge Transitions Lacy Shawl that Connie Jo knitted and has displayed in our store! This wonderful shawl is sold as a kit of fingering weight merino yarn and was knitted on size “6” needles. Drop by YARNS and see this gorgeous shawl!!
Setting on the coffee table at Yarns Sold and Told is a basket filled with one of the most wonderful spring yarns that we have recently received! This yarn is 65% superfine Alpaca and 35% Rayon. Talk about soft, soft yarn in six different colors. When I searched on Ravelry for all the projects that I could make with this yarn, I could not even decide what to knit. I had finally decided to make a cowl until I saw the beautiful shawl that Connie Jo made. Decisions, Decisions, Decisions.
Have you noticed that the rest of the world is finally catching up with all of us? More and more studies are showing what you and I already know. Knitting and crocheting keeps us healthy! The benefits include pain or stress management, confidence building, and reducing dementia. In addition, knitting and crocheting also connect people to other people because by joining a knitting or crocheting group, a solitary activity turns into a social event.
Best of all knitting and crocheting make people happy, from the person who knits/crochets to those who receive the hand crafted treasures. Now, I am way past ever feeling guilty for knitting when the kitchen sink is full of dishes, but it sure is nice to know that I am doing something good for myself!
I will be honest – I had to look up how to spell “entrelac” so I certainly had no idea what this technique was all about! I have, however, seen many patterns using it although I had not seen a pattern that I liked well enough to explore learning this new skill.
That changed last Friday when I saw the bag model for the pattern that Cynthia is using in this up coming class. I have already signed up for it and told the family that I will not be available during this time. When I am at Yarns Sold and Told tomorrow, I will choose my yarn and be ready to discover the mystery behind entrelac knitting. I do not, however, have any idea how to pronounce it.