A Girl's Gotta Knit

A blog about opening A Swell Yarn Shop, knitting and the rest of the stuff that makes life fun :)

Friday, January 26, 2007

The Renton Stitchers

Here is a photo of the Renton Stitchers, the knitting group I meet up with every Wednesday night. They are by far and away, the neatest, most generous, extremely talented, and diverse group of people you could ever hope to meet!!! I do want to mention that one of the regular fellow Renton Stitchers insisted on being left out of the photo (you know who you are), but she is very much 'one of us'. There are also a number of other people who come when they can, but weren't able to be there for the photo. I am very lucky to be part of such a neat knitting group!!!

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Another Duet Sock!!!!!!! :)

I think Pearin just realized that the hay was not as good of a disguise as she had hoped! Sorry to break it to you bun bun, but I can see you!!!

Started another pair of Duet Socks (sorry this colorway is already sold out...but it was call Hip Chic). I love love love these colors!!!! Chartuese green, pink and brown....does it get any better than that?! I think NOT! :)

Anyways, as you can see, I am already past marking the after-thought heel. My goal...finish these so I can start a pair out of this colorway before it sells out. My rule...not to grab another skein of Duet Sock Yarn until I have finished the one I am working on. This may sound like a pretty reasonable rule, but let me tell you...it requires a great amount of will power.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

So much more to catch up on....

You know how it is when you haven't talked to a friend in FOREVER and you can't remember all the exciting things that have been going on to fill them in on...well, that's how I feel right now.
I know that Christmas has come and gone and it was excellent!!! Santa was very very good to me!!! We have had tons and tons of snow and I have had lots and lots of 'snow days' in the middle of the various weeks. That has been a really treat! I have been knitting like crazy and here is another pair of Duet Socks. This being the 4th pair in 4 months, can you tell I truly love this sock yarn?!

But most exciting is that Renaissance Yarns is now carrying Swell Yarn's Duet Sock Yarns.

This is the batch of Valentine Themed yarns for the upcoming sweetheart's day in February.

And this is their order of Everday Colors.

In addition, I did add 6 new colorways to www.aswellyarnshop.com yesterday, but I am already down to only a few skeins remaining after less than 24 hours of getting them up there.

I will add more as soon as I possibly can...in the mean time, if you are local to the Kent, WA area and want some Duet Sock Yarns, I highly recommend stopping by Renaissance Yarns. Their store is beautiful, parking is easy, the owners are so very sweet and they have Duet Sock Yarn in stock (at least at this very moment!) :)

I hope everyone's New Year has gotten off to a great start and I will try my very best to be better about keeping my blog updated!!!

Happy 2007!!!!