Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Close Knit, Gastonia, NC

Sherry Balke, a friend and neighbor of mine, has opened a new shop in Gastonia, on Oakland Avenue, near Piedmont Charter School and Roosevelt Tire. You walk in and Sherry's easy manner welcomes you into a haven (and Heaven) for yarnaholics, like myself. The walls are lined with a delectable selection of soft, colorful, multi-textured fibers of all descriptions. She is quite a connoisseur of yarn. And, her prices are reasonable too. I highly recommend this shop to those who wish to peruse finer yarns.

Monday, August 25, 2008

August EtsyFAST Team Challenge

All the gold the American athletes brought home from China inspired the creation of this scarf. I used Red Heart Sports weight yarn and some Yarn Bee Yarn I had left over from another project. I love these projects that just speak to me and let's me know how to work them. The American Women's Gymnastic Team uniforms/Leotards inspired the colors used - gold, red, blue. This scarf is light weight with lots of sparkle. Photos don't do this one justice. LONGGGGG for lots of wrapping!