Friday, February 25, 2011

Happy Birthday to Us!

On February 19, 2011 we celebrated our one year anniversary.   Oh boy, did we celebrate and I am just now starting to feel recovered!  Haha!  Thankfully “my girls” (Beth & Becky) were here to lend a hand, and I think it’s safe to say that a good time was had by all.  I suspect there were many happy knitters and crocheters walking around this week and for that I’m glad!  I wonder how many shoppers went home that day and rolled around in all their yarn! Come on, I know the thought has at least crossed your minds – Go for it!
I wanted to thank everyone for making our first year so memorable, and with your continued support, I promise you many more years of yarny goodness!
                Happy Knit & Crochet!    Nina

Friday, February 11, 2011

Congratulations Beth!

Our very own Beth Knox can now add Master Crocheter to her already impressive list of credentials!  Recently, Beth earned her Master’s Certificate in Advanced Crochet Techniques by the Crochet Guild Of America (CGOA) and she has joined the ranks of elite professional level crocheters such as Lily Chin, Doris Chan and Drew Emborsky (aka The Crochet Dude) – to name a few!  We are so proud of her and pleased that she calls Juniper Place Yarns “home”.  What this means for you, dear friends, is that when you take a crochet class at the shop, you can rest assured knowing that you are being taught by a Master Crocheter!  Our girl definitely knows her way around a crochet hook!
Kudos to Beth for your achievement!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

First Afghan - Progress!

After much ado and getting all psyched up,  I finally started my very first afghan a few weeks ago, and I am really enjoying it.  Making it in strips is so much more digestible for me!  Each "round" of the strip is different, so i don't get bored doing the same thing each round.  You can't really tell in the pictures below, but my colors are a super light blue and dark teal.  I'm also using a "join as you go" method to avoid having the sew the strips together.  I'm committed to try to get at least one strip done every week, and I have 4 done already - YAY!   I'm already planning my next one ;-)