Sunday, June 9, 2019

Found Again!

I keep losing this blog! 


Sunday, April 14, 2019

What's Happening!

Look what is happening in our sister shop! The bead store is having its annual trunk show & Sale!!! Come one or come all! As for Diva, a HUGE Malabrigo order arrives any day now! Totally cool!

Monday, April 8, 2019

A Pictorial Update

Share a little pattern with for me.


Is it wrong to dream in yarn?


Yep, They are here and beautiful!
Wood you love this wooden yarn bowl? It would look so lovely in my knitting spot by my chair.
Fiber humor!

Just For fun! 
I Made Glow in the DARK stitch markers. Czech glass beads. 

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Free Help Dates

Tomorrow, March 28th from 1:00 to 3:00, Theresa will be in Diva to offer free help and advice on your knitting projects. Yes, she can even help you get started knitting. I will be in the bead shop but can also help you with crochet questions. Come see us for help and inspiration. With more bright and sunny days on their way, knitting outside is on my agenda. I hope it is on yours too.

Additional HELP Dates


April 11th 1:00 to 3:00

April 25th - 1:00 to 3:00

As always, private instruction is available at $30 an hour! XO, Lois

Tuesday, March 12, 2019



Annual SPRING YARN SALE! The sale begins March 14th at 11:00 and ends a Sunday, March 17th at 5:30 pm. All yarn is 25% off the regular price. Get your spring knitting on now!  Wools, cottons, acrylics, silks, cashmere, alpaca and more. We need room for all the new yarn arriving at the end of March and through the summer.

Friday, March 8, 2019

A Nearly Spring Weekend

Winter is perhaps losing its grip on town this weekend and although it is below freezing tonight; tomorrow is supposed to be a balmy 43 degrees! How wonderful! There has been the barest of hints of spring arriving: birds gathering and singing, primroses are popping up, the air smells sweet, adventurous and Lucas runs through the yard like a mad dog, remembering where he last saw rabbits in the summer of 2018.

Tonight finds me cold, writing this blog, my knitting on the table beside me. The house is quiet save for the fireplace video on the television. I saved the Yule Log that comes once a year at Christmas time on the satellite. Certainly is a lot easier to maintain a fire this way!

This is my knitting project, a simple scarf of Bouton d’Or, Made In France ( mais oui ) of 60% alpaca and 40% wool. It looks like what we used to call a rag wool but oh, it is such a sweet, fine yarn and my friend, Howard is going to love it.

This yarn s available in three colorways in Diva at $15.20 a skein and I can mail it to you. ( 360-385-4844, daily 11-5, closed Tuesdays or www.divayarn940@ gmail.com. )

Now my other little “ addiction ” - knitting bags. I swear, each of my projects needs its own bag for carrying about and this one was made by Virginia King in Port Townsend, two years ago. I purchased it because I love the vintage look bark cloth and carefully stashed it away until a week ago. The bag reminds me that spring truly is coming and the bright yellow interior makes me smile.
Now the evening is ending and tomorrow begins with sunshine. So sweet dreams!

Sunday, February 10, 2019

A Winter’s Day

I think I am posting here to my old DIVA blog but no matter; I will update it anyhow. I am more into my knitting, crafting and running my shops than I am into techie computer things. Someday, maybe by the time I am truly grown up, I will have mastered all or most, of this computer stuff.

I have recently returned from my gem buying trip in Tucson and while there, traveling with two knitting projects, I found a sunny spot, poolside, under palm trees,  and stretched out in a lounge chair to knit. I only needed a cabana man to bring me fresh squeezed fruit juice drinks and a chocolate, to make my afternoon perfect. Next time!

Under the Tucson sky with palm trees.
Now, I am home to a season of white, deep winter. Stuck. So what is a girl to do? Knit. Craft. Read. Bake. Netflix. That is what I am doing this evening and probably tomorrow too. The shop has been closed 4 of the last 7 days. Sigh..... I need a new yarn fix. See you all soon in my dreams under your own palm tree....
Knitting & Netflix