Sunday, September 27, 2009

Open Season for Knitting.....

It's just around the corner!

We spend the summer relaxing, knitting leisurely by the pool or in the comfort of a/c while we catch up on movies in the evenings. I spent the summer shuttling 6 (yes, SIX!) kids around for three months - we called it Kamp Kaethe and we took lots of pictures. I'll spare you the full trauma of our massive scrapbook, but there are photos I'll just have to share as we really did get some cute ones!

As some states are getting cooler weather and Florida is starting to inch away from the mid-day 90's, our minds trickle back to knitting. We're planning flashy and luxuriously soft accessories for our small winter, cardigans and shrugs to combat frigid A/C in PTA meetings and every restaurant and movie theater, maybe some substantial sweaters and extras for a trip this winter for the holidays or even gifts for our family and friends stuck in the artic North.

Now that the 6 (SIX!!) kids are back in school, I have time again to visit the Knead to Knit knitters in Titusville and visit and teach in Flagler Beach. I've started carrying yarn to sell and have recently been looking for a space to put a table and some yarn so I can offer more classes.

Lately, my eyes have turned towards Downtown Daytona - I'm spending lots of time these days learning about License to Occupy and Commercial Leases (which unfortunately don't involve knitting) but I hope this will lead to a little shop window of my own.
What was it Virginia Woolf said? A room of one's own or a shop of one's own?
At any rate, I've got a yarn of my own. A line that no one is carrying - guaranteed! My sister volunteered me for Vacation Bible School at Prince of Peace this summer, where I had more fun that I expected and met a young girl named Brooke. When we discussed pets, Brooke listed off a multitude of cats and pugs (with puppies!) and 6 alpacas!! Her mom runs a farm and had a dining room full of mill-spun fiber and the poor woman doesn't knit. So I've gathered her farm and fiber in my proverbial (and literal) grubby paws and even knit a sample garment.
Check out how the aran knits up into Interweave Knits' Fall 2009 French Braid Pullover:

This yarn is great - all I can say is wow!!
More details of a storefront and online shop to come soon.