Good Morning friends! It's a chilly 33F here this morning, but the weather person assures us that it's the end of the really cold weather for the season. HA! We shall see. They are wrong a lot aren't they? Hubby says he wishes he could be wrong at work as much as a weather person and still keep his job! It is supposed to reach 80F next week and I'm looking forward to that.
I have a finished CAL doily to show you. Stitchy McFloss has a CAL and KAL going on her blog. Her address is in my sidebar. Feel free to pop on over to see what's happening. She's also in the middle of telling us an intriguing mystery all about knitting/crocheting and a bus! The first photo is while it was blocking and the last two the finished object. It turned out bigger than I expected at 21 inches in diameter. I like how the points are so pointy! :-)
Yesterday I got up early and did some necessary things around the house like dusting and vacumming. It's amazing how having two dogs here causes so much more dog hair. They are also both shedding their winter coats so I think vacuuming will be an everyday thing for awhile. After finishing my chores I was at the nursing home visiting by 9:00 and spent a couple of relaxing hours just visiting with the lovely ladies there. They are so lonely for company. If any of you have a spare hour or two to visit a local care facility I know your visit will be the highlight of someones day.
After that I decided to pop in at the Tuesday morning knitting group at Paradise Fibers. Their internet address is www.paradisefibers.com. I know you would all LOVE this shop. Let me show you why. The first two pictures are of where we sit and knit and the others are just a glimpse of this two story paradise. There are spinning wheels, looms and fiber galore for both. These bins are just a fraction of the bins full of spinning fiber available. The spools on the wall are for the looms.
I could have filled many posts with all of the pictures of yarn displays and finished objects. This used to be an old carpet warehouse and it is now chock full of yarn and yarny things! SO much yarn, so little time.
Paradise Fibers is family owned and operated. The kids all knit and spin and Dad has designed a spinning wheel. They raise sheep just outside of Spokane, although they have fiber from all of the well known manufacturers. It started out as more of an internet only business. They were located in a questionable part of town that not very many knitters/crocheters were interested in venturing into. A couple of years ago they purchased their "new" building and now enjoy quite a lot of foot traffic along with their internet busines. No I'm not being paid to tell you all of this. I'm just sharing my local yarn shop with you. After I took the pictures I got home and was concerned about privacy issues and all of that so I called Kyle at the store and he told me to have fun sharing with all of you. They don't mind at all! Check out their website, you'll be amazed at everything they have in their store. I've never seen so many needles and hooks in one place. There are HUGE walls full of needles alone. And if you ever make it to Spokane, I'll be happy to take you on your own sightseeing trip to Paradise Fibers. It really is like a Paradise for knitters.
Goodness! I sound like a commercial don't I? I apologize. I just love this shop. I love supporting a family that is working together and they actually seem to enjoy us fiber peopel too. :-)
And now, I'm off to the lake for the day. Thank you for all of your prayers. I'm feeling much better and I'm scheduled for a heart treadmill test next Monday morning. I'll let you know if I survive it. I had one a few years ago and thought I was going to die right then and there!!! Thankfully I'm still around to chat with all of you.
Have a lovely day and know that I appreciate each and every one of you.