Spring has Sprung!

We had no more finished inventory this week and Marilyn, Connie Jo and I were digging through boxes and boxes of all the new yarn that has been arriving at Yarns Sold and Told.  For weeks, I have been waiting for everyone to finish the models made from these wonderful new spring yarns.  I was not disappointed!

As Marilyn organized all the yarn displays, and Connie Jo thought of all the new patterns to highlight these yarns, I, as usual with any new yarn, just touch and dreamed of all the knitting just waiting for me in each lovely skein!

Drop by Yarns Sold and  Told and see for yourself!


Knitting Keeps me from Unraveling

There is not a single day (actually, there might not be a single minute) of my life that I do not knit.  As a homeschooling mother of a big family, my day can get quite crazy.  There is always someone (or the telephone, doorbell etc.) needing my attention.  There is always the never completed “to do” list.

Therefore, my knitting is always handy.  I am one of those knitters who has many projects going at once and so there is knitting in almost every room of the house as well as in each van.  I have been known to knit while cooking and I always knit during meetings.  Somehow the constant repetition of knitting keeps me sane, happy and ready for the day’s challenges.

I just saw the perfect quote on Pinterest:  “My yarn and I are very similar . . . as it begins to unwind, I do too!”

photo (3)Sometimes when winter seems to last forever, you just need a little dab of color. Sometimes you need a whole vest of color! Recently Susan Paine dropped by Yarns Sold and Told to show us her “Side to Side” vest she had created with Gina yarn. This 100% wool yarn comes in a array of gorgeous colors. This vest is a quick and easy but fun project. It was be an excellent choice for a first garment.