Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Waiting for the Monorail

Last fall the grandkids went on the Monorail with me. The boys are hard to sweater, but the girls popped into their ponchos without hesitation. The goal this year is to get something the boys will wear. Any suggestions?

Monday, September 22, 2008

New Newsletter

The new newsletter is up and available for download. Just click here to see what we've got planned for the rest of fall.

And be sure and mark your calendars for our Day of the Dead celebration on Saturday, November 1. More details in the newsletter!

Friday, September 19, 2008

The Wedding Shawl

What does a yarn lady give her daughter for her wedding? A shawl for sure.

This is not the bride--this is the proud father who happened to be home when the shawl was finally finished--about three days before the wedding. The poor shawl barely goes over his shoulders. LeRoy worries that Ruthie probably doesn't need a muffler for her wedding, but I assure him that it will be alright--just trust me.

First thing I did was wash the shawl, then I draped it wet over my blocking board.

Then I pinned it using rustproof brass pins. The blocking board has been in service for about twelve years and is made of standard size ceiling tile with contact paper--as you can see, I could only find one roll of the blue and white check paper so I added another country print to finish the board--very effective, but not too pretty.

After drying overnight, LeRoy once again models. He can now drape the shawl around his shoulders and over his hands with lots of ease--and you can see the pattern, too.

And finally, this is the happy bride with her shawl, her pearls and her husband.