Thursday, February 24, 2011

Where is Diane?

I just returned from a wonderful week holiday in ????.
Of course I took my knitting with me.
Below are some "where is Diane"?? pictures.
See if you can guess.
 I will tell you at the end of this post.

Knitting beside a very old ruins - wonder if they knitted!

Knitting in an unusual place

Did not see any knitting but lots of other wonderful crafts

Shocked look as I just dropped my knitting in the pool

the only "yarn" store I saw

I was lucky enough to go to Panama with some long time girl friends and some new girl friends. We went on a bus tour which was wonderful. Saw lots - including toucans and macaws out side our hotel window, cruising through the Panama Canal. Also ate too much, and did lots of laughing.

Picture #1 - besides of the ruins of building from old Panama City built around 1600
Picture #2 - on the ferry cruising through the Panama Canal - wow is it big and busy
Picture #3 - outside a house in a native village in the rain forests
Picture #4 -  in the pool with my wet knitting at the hotel in the rain forest
Picture #5 - yarn bins in a grocery store in Panama City

I have all my pictures on my computer at the shop. If you would like to see them - be sure to drop in - I would love to share them with you.

 Lots and lots of the ruffling yarns have arrived. There is a great selection of new colours!

Have fun knitting and crocheting, Diane

Friday, February 18, 2011

Baby Cocoon

Sharon, one of our customers, just finished crocheting this darling "cocoon" for her new granddaughter-to-be. What a lucky baby!

Knitting and crocheting for babies is so much fun. The patterns are adorable and choice of yarn colours is unbelievable - pastels, brights, self patterning and more. I am sure that you must have a baby or baby-to-be that you would love to make a special keepsake for. Whenever I knit something for some one - I always tell them that each stitch was made with love. I am sure that you would agree.

The baby books shown are full of lots and lots of projects for your favourite baby. The top two books are a collection of Leisure Arts most popular baby blanket patterns. In the other book you will find blankets, booties, hats, sweaters, playtime pals, wash clothes and a hooded blanket/towel. What more could you ask for?

In the front room of the shop you will find a "wall of baby yarn" and a super selection of baby and toddler patterns. Hope you will drop in soon to say hi and to check all the "baby" stuff out.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Is it a bowl, or a ????

Can you guess what this strange knitted object is?

Is it a bowl?

Is it a flying saucer?

This the finished strange knitted object!!
No, it is not either of those items.

It is a Pinwheel blanket knit using Berroco Vintage KW.
Many of you have already used this yarn and you know how wonderfully soft it is.
The pattern is in a super new book called knitalong.
This book has 20 interesting patterns.
The name of the book suggests that you get together with a group of friends and knit
- which is always fun to do
- but it is also great to find a cozy corner and knit while you contemplate "things".

Remember to keep knitting - it is good for you!

Friday, February 4, 2011


Can you guess what Blogiversary means?

Blogiversary is a noun and means the annual recognition of another completed year of blog posts.
No, I did not make that up.
This definition was found in one of our knitting books called Brave New Knits.

So Happy 1st Blogiversary to Georgetown Yarn Knits!

I has been one year since I challenged myself to be a "blogger"!
I have received lots of compliments on our blog. Thanks so much for making me feel good about doing it.
 I enjoy sharing the shop with you each week.
Even when I was away on holidays this past summer - I set it up so that all Linda had to do was click the mouse and the posts were emailed to you.

I promised myself that if I did a blog I would keep it up to date - and I am so happy that I have been able to keep my promise. In the past year you have been lucky enough to receive over 65 blog posts!!
Some weeks, so much N"EWE"comes in that I could do a post almost every day - but it does take time to take the pictures, write the post, etc.
Mind you, I can do these things much quicker than I could a year ago.
It has certainly been a learning experience for me - just ask my husband Bob about me and computers!
 I have learned that if you put the pictures in first, they "usually" go where you want them.
I was so glad when they added a "spell check" option.
I have learned how to play with font size, colours, formatting, etc.
I am so proud of myself!!
As you all know, I am a knitter - not a computer person!

I will keep "blogging" and hopefully you will keep reading and telling others about our blog.
I would welcome any comments about about the articles, ways to improve our blog, what you would like to see, etc. - either in the comment section on the blog or when you visit in the shop.

Hope to see you soon.
Happy Knitting, Crocheting and Blog reading from Diane