Pets and Animals We Love


Have been spinning and doing research to open my online Etsy shop. My patterns, including the Angel Sweater with improvements, and the Arsenic & Old Lace Afghan, will become available for online purchase then. We are looking at a start date of September. Also have some new designs cooking–all no sew items for your knitting pleasure! Yarn, both handspun and commercial will be available.

Just checked my exercise diary to find I have been at it six weeks and making steady progress. I have lost 10 pounds, my waist is smaller, and I am in a great mental/emotional space–not to mention I have been sleeping like a rock at night. I began with just cardio–a slow paced walk with variable incline work included (like on the Camino). Now I am lifting as well. I workout five days a week with two scattered rest days. It feels so good.

The four legged children are so happy with me at home, and I think huz and son are as well. We have been playing card games at night and it’s been great! Let me recommend Sabateur (easy peasy), Pairs, and Boss Monster (for those of you who game). I finally found a way to turn off the technology and gather my family around. Yay!

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Here is Nikkers modeling the Entrelac Tam:

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Slowly, I have been working through all the handouts and my notes from Knitting Camp with Meg Swansen and Amy Detjen. So far I have a hard won understanding of the Ribwarmer; completed the I-cord potholder with a huge number of I-cord variations (including an awesome buttonhole), a Cut Bonnet using hand steeking and two-color knitting and just tonight completed the Entrelac Tam using the Knit Back Backwards technique. Photos below. The rest of the handouts include two more tam ideas, mittens, a very warm hat, and two mini sweaters to put into practice both the EPS and steeks. Photos below.
xx M.E. and Summit Yarn

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Below are photos showing the newest shipment of Opal Sock Yarn, each color paired with a sample sock. The deepest of all those purples is really calling my name — which I attribute to the influence of my newest favorite knitting teacher, Amy Detjen. NOTE: She has a class on Craftsy and having listened attentively to her through knitting camp, this class is NOT TO BE MISSED! I saw the sweater in person and love it!

This week is also Jamie’s birthday–so send her good wishes! August 3rd is her special day!

Below is also a photo of a free cable sock pattern called: Helene. Love it and will knit it. Who will join in the fray?

Loads of Love and Happy Days,
xx M.E. and Summit Yarn Studio

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I try to do a test knit. Nikkers just wants to have fun!

Here are the finished photos and may I add a terrific pattern that can be a small Shug to a comfy Vest to a collared Sweater! So Versatile!!!

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Thanks to Jan Deveney for the Teddy Bear!!!!! XOX

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