Saturday, January 9, 2010

Bears & Gnomes

Sheila has joined the shop as part of the team...and we are thrilled about that!  She will be teaching classes beginning in January, so stay tuned for a class she'll be doing at the end of January.  If you can't wait to hear about it before the newsletter comes out...pop into the shop to find out what it is!  In the meantime here is one of her beautiful sweaters.  This sweater is called Babies & Bears Sweater for Grown-Ups.  This is one of the patterns by Carol Anderson of Cottage Creations.  She offers a unique variety of patterns, which we carry in the shop...that include an afghan, hats, sweaters and toys. The yarn  used for this project was Lambs Pride.  The booklets are fun to read through and have a unique style developed by a dedicated hand-knitter of a small cottage business.  We enjoy supporting small companies when we can.

Look who showed up at the shop....Mr. Gnome!  He doesn't have a name yet....any ideas?  Linda knit this gnome out of an old pattern she had from when her daughter was little.  She enjoys knitting toys of all sorts.   She used Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride to knit the body.  His face is knit out of Shetland Jamieson wool and he's stuffed with wool.  In the waldorf tradition of toymaking dolls and toys don't typically have faces so that the child can imbue the toy with his or her own imagination.


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  2. YaY! Gnomes! He is wonderful & my thought for a name?...Gee...Knitknack Merryfoot~ very gnome-ish don't you think???