Designs in the MAKing is the place to go if you want to see what kind of mischief I'm getting myself into these days: quilting, knitting, glasswork, designing, teaching, soccer, and moving details will all be found here.
Here are photos of the Chevron Scarf knitted with bits and pieces of sock yarn. You can see, it's not finished, but you can't see how much fun it is to knit!
So little time, so much has happened. First, the owner of my favorite yarn shop, Betsey Macholz, sold Baskets of Yarn to Patty Frame, who in addition to being a reputable and hardworking CPA is the Crochet Diva of the yarn community in Charlote. First things first, the shop had to move. Patty and her husband, Gary, and her mother, Nancy, along with the help of lots of "elves" found a fantastic location in Charlotte with lots of space and light and windows, and I just couldn't be happier. The store hours have increased to include Tuesday through Saturdays, late on Tuesdays and Thursdays, with 2 knit nights and 2 knit mornings every week. Rumor has it that the store will be open an occasion Sunday, too! The Grand RE-Opening was Wednesday, December 1, and continues through the week. The store was crammed with knitters and yarn enthusiasts all day long on Wednesday. So much fun! Classes began yesterday with my beaded lace ornaments and will continue through the month of December with quick "little luxuries" for gifting. Saturday will be a big day with Sue Dial and Patty teaching all day long. I hope you will take some time and treat yourself to a visit to the new store. Be sure to say hi from Margaret when you go in.
In the meantime, we've had big news on the family front. My son Cory and his wife Sandy are expecting a baby in early May! We already welcome little Tiffany Rose into our family and can't wait for her arrival! She's already claimed her own space in our hearts and we pray for her healthy development and safe delivery when the time comes. We anxiously await the arrival of her family here for Christmas later this month.
I'll be publishing a free scarf pattern in the next few days, so please check back often.
Wife to the greatest husband in the world, mother of 3, stepmother of 4, grandmother of 13. I love to work with most textiles, meeting with a group that makes prayer quilts each Wednesday, teach knitting classes whenever I can, design when I have time. I currently live on beautiful Lake Norman in North Carolina, but my family is exploring the possibility of relocating to the area near Raleigh in 2012. The only child we have left at home is now 16, a junior in HS and he loves to play soccer on his high school team. He keeps us busy with soccer, piano, and keeping up with his friends. He loves all his big brothers and 1 big sister of whom none live near enough to see every day. The sibling closest to his age is still 20 years his senior. We like to think our 'family tree' looks like a rose bush!