Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Knitting as a Two-Person Job!

We caught Carol and Christian knitting together with the biggest needles we've ever seen -- (what d'ya think . . . size 10,000? U.S., that is). They worked out a good rhythm together and were heard to say they were just glad no cables or bobbles were involved.

Somehow we missed the part where they wound that huge ball of yarn on the swift/ball winder. (okay, maybe that didn't happen . . . )

Their efforts are for our October window display. Be sure to come by and see it. You can tell anyone who asks, "Yes! That really was hand knit on giant needles!"

. . . or maybe they are normal needles and the knitters were teeny tiny Lilliputians . . .

Kim (Norman) and Carol admire the finished product,
thinking about easy, quick possible curtain ideas.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Hats Across the Nation

Haley, Nell and Olivia sport our newest hats
-- all the way from Oregon!

Our friend Tracie in Oregon, 3,000 miles from here, sent us three soft, warm hats for our hat drive this week. It's exciting to see a response from such a distance, making us feel connected in a very special way. Now we're wondering if there may be more hats coming from even further afield?! Europe anyone? Antarctica?