Friday, September 17, 2010


Good morning, my fiber friends! I hope all is well on this fairly rainy, dreary day! I want to complain about it, but we definitely need the rain! So we are going to grin and bear it here at Woolworks, which is oh so easy when we have Don's splendorous Gaia shawl on display!

He used Noro Sock yarn. Everytime the color changed, he changed the pattern! yummy!
It's so yummy in fact, we have decided to replace the spa set class with a Gaia Shawl class! The people at Woolworks spoke, and we listened! Sign up now because the the spots are going quickly!


Our very good friend and truly valued custumer, Dr. Sheri Kroll is counting on all of us to make this winter and holiday season a warm one for kids. Her organization, Knitting For A Cause is dedicated to collecting hats, gloves, mittens, scarves, headbands, and socks to place under the Christmas Giving Tree in the Pediatric Center at Day Kimball Hospital.

Christmas is not that far away, so please start knitting and crocheting for this fantastic cause! Bring them to Woolworks and Dr. Kroll will come pick them up.
Here are a couple ideas for cute baby hats...

Thank you in advance for your contribution!

The new Spinoff is here! Come and flip through this great magazine!

Ok, my friends! My day has officially begun! I'm going to grab a cup of coffee and try out the Channel Island Cast On that I just read about. It looks interesting! Happy Day, my friends, HAPPY DAY!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


It's always exciting to us when a customer comes in with the desire to learn how to knit or crochet. Today, three very ambitious girls came in with that exact agenda. They wanted to knit! In a matter of minutes, they were all sitting at the table with Tasha, and before they knew it, they were knitting away!

Makenna carefully wraps her yarn around a stitch. This is a lot of dedication from a seven year old!

Her big sister, 12 year old Hayley is well on her way to mastering her new hobby!
Jennifer intently looks at the beginnings of her new scarf.

They spent a few hours with us laughing and knitting. Tasha sent each of them home with an assignment to complete over the next week. Finally, homework they WANT to actually do! We are proud of your accomplishments, girls! Keep up the good work!

Our store is now fully stocked with Kertzer's Northern Worsted Yarn, a very nice and very affordable yarn which is perfect for our new knitters and anyone else who loves to knit for babies and children.

Knit with this and your masterpieces can be thrown in the washer and dryer without any worries! Come in and check out the wonderful colors that are available to you!
Speaking of colors, you must come in and feast your eyes on the Nashua Handknits Sitar! This yarn is saturated with rich, bold colors!
Another new addition is the Spice Berry! It is as yummy as it sounds!

Last night was the first night for our Bella's Mittens! The Twilight Saga inspired mittens were such a hit, we might have to offer another class! It was a full house! I started another pair while I taught some very enthusiastic knitters. This time I am using Ironstone for a slightly larger mitten.
And last but not least, Tasha wanted to post a better picture of the shawl I wove now that it's blocked and displayed in the shop. It really is quite lovely and I can't wait to make another one.

Here's to new adventures and new projects! Have a fantastic day!

Monday, September 13, 2010


Are you ready to knit, but you're not ready to commit to a large, elaborate project? Well take a peek at some of the cute, quick- to- make knitting treasures!

I whipped up this great Fair Isle baby hat in just one night! If you use the two handed Fair Isle method, this works up in a flash!
What do you think about this festive baby elf hat? It's fab, isn't it? By taking a Jester's Hat Pattern, changing a few minor details, and adding a jingle bell to the tippity top, your precious baby will be more than ready for the holiday season!
People tend to groan when they think of making a scarf. Well, this Ruffly Potato Chip Scarf is anything but boring and it is so incredibly easy!! Why not pick out your favorite yarn and make a couple! They make great gifts!

Come on down to the shop and rifle through our huge library of patterns.

I finished my first shawl using the triangle loom that Shelby was nice enough to let me set up at the shop! It is the warmest, coziest thing ever and the drape is absolutely beautiful!
What will go on the loom next, I wonder?? Hmmmm...

I'm off to sip a cup of tea, knit a few stitches and daydream about oodles and oodles of yarn! Have a great day!

Sunday, September 12, 2010


It's here! You can feel it! The telltale chill of fall is in the air, and it has definitely put us all in the mood to dive into our yarn stashes and knit and crochet the days away!

Here at Woolworks, we are still spinning to our hearts content and its now almost impossible to know what to knit with....the glorious yarns we have stocking our many shelves, or the beautiful yarn that we have made with our own hands, using the local roving!

Here I am hiding my face behind the mittens I knit using my own hand spun yarn.

And here are "Bella's Mittens" which I knit using Silky Flamme.
They are fantabulously warm and luscious! It's why I had to teach a class!

The Brooklyn Fair was in full swing a couple of weeks ago and Tasha was asked to participate in the Sheep To Scarf Competition! Although we all consider ourselves to be novices, she met the challenge head on and had a blast!

The two teams that spun that day.

They all did great!

A nice picture of Tasha spinning on her beloved Ashford wheel!
In the last hour she picked up her knitting needles and helped out her teammates by knitting a second piece.
And her team took FIRST PLACE!! YAY!

While the spinning was taking place, Myra was warping her floor loom.
Erin is triumphantly showing off her very first woven scarf! She wove it while the rest of the ladies competed. And because of everything she learned at the fair, Tasha is one week away from getting her very own floor loom and I am almost done with a triangle shawl that I am making on the loom our friend Shelby let me borrow! The madness never ends!

Back at the shop, one of our newest knitters nimbly wove in her ends so that she could pose in her newest creation!
The first thing she knit was a hat....the second thing she knit was a lace hat.....the third thing she knit was this cardigan! She is amazing!
The image of a very happy thirteen year old! We're proud of you Tessy!

We love inspiring people, we love teaching people, and we love seeing what you all do! The looks of accomplishment and pride makes our day here at the shop! Not only do we love to see what you've made, we love to see your happy faces even more!
If you don't believe us, take a look at this face! Doesn't it make you happy??!! Isadora shyly shows off the little beret that she snagged from one of our displays. Of course I let her keep it! She is adorable and undoubtedly one of Woolwork's future knitters! We can't wait!

Happy Knitting, Crocheting, Spinning, Weaving......okay, the list just keeps getting longer and longer! Just be happy, my friends! BE HAPPY!