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Monday, December 28, 2009

What to do with bits of leftover yarn? Doll hair! This little doll is actually a brooch made with wool felts, beads and charms. All my knitterly life I have wondered what to do with leftover yarn. I can not stand to see it go to waste so I reverted back to my childhood when I made yarn dolls to play with. Other girls had barbies but I made yarn dolls especially the summer I spent at Aunt Louvie's farm in Bloomsburg, PA. I loved giving them elaborate yarn hairdos and would fashion clothing and clips for their hair. I think I have finally come to the realization that I have had a life long love affair with fiber! Perfect, I am a yarn Diva!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

The winter solstice is nearly upon us with tomorrow marking the shortest day of the year. We are still right in the thick of winter and now that all my holiday knitting is done; I am planning the next set of projects I can begin. I love the feel of yarn in my lap as I contentedly knit away and plan in my head the gifts i will give the next holiday, the next birthday. Happy Winter Solstice! Happy Holiday season. HAppy knitting!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

This is what inspires me the most about wool felts; the colors! I love that I can work with a color palette that excites me! I envision using all the felt shapes to embellish my felted knit pieces like scarves, purses and hats. Come with me on what will be an interesting, creative and fun journey!

The newly created felt corner soon to grow with even more product. Now, you can embellish your knitted pieces or other work. Look soon for samples that I am busily creating!

Beautiful felted beads in an array of stunning colors!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

This is Regina wearing a scarf that I've just knit made with Noro Silk Garden yarn. I love the riot of colors Noro uses in their yarn and the subtle blending and shade gradation they are able to achieve. It is just a simple scarf, knit of row upon row of garter stitch but in the making of this piece, I was again reminded of how pleasurable just simple knitting is. The meditative and calming that knitting has on me is a true joy.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Are you knitting for the holidays? I am! Less than a month away so I have been told. Yikes!

BUTTONS! Glass czech buttons. All sizes, colors and shapes. Old, vintage and new. All freshly washed and ready for you to run your hands through them and choose a few special ones for your projects. All at an amazing 45¢ a button!!!! Whoo hooo!

Friday, November 20, 2009

New MALABRIGO yarn has arrived! We have been patiently waiting for this yarn for at least four months to show its lovely, warm and wonderful self to us! We have all lusted for it and fondled it throughout the day. Please stop in and see for yourself the luscious colors and handsome hand of this yarn. Mention this blog post and receive 10% off your purchase! ( except books & magazines ) Happy knitting you terrific yarn DIVAS!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

This day feels so solemn and important that I wanted to also say this on my Diva blog - thank you veterans for your service and love of country. Thank you!

Friday, October 30, 2009

THe sale at the shop has come and gone and now it is time to put out some of the new things we have stashed! New book titles and yarn by Punta just to begin to entice you! I will follow soon with pictures! Come and visit us today and get your knitting on!

Friday, October 23, 2009

There are just 2 days left in the great annual Diva Yarn SALE! Everything except books is now 30% off! Wow!! yarn, needles, totes, patterns, buttons and YARN .... you need to come and see the selection! Now is the perfect get ready for the holiday gift giving knit time.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

We have anew fixture in Diva! It is a wonderfully textured, vintage style wire shel unit. I bought it from a fellow vendor at Sock Summit in Portland and I added it and another to our FELTING corner. We have such great new roving and felting books that the whole corner has come alive.

Since I think this holiday season will be the one of handmade gifts; a little felted animal would make a great tree ornament. Come in for an idea or two!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

This new title in crochet has just arrived at the shop and Cathy made a little star granny square from it. I had not seen a star granny square before and I am delighted at how pretty and unique it is! We have an awesome collection of crochet titles and magazines. Crochet is so exciting this past year and we are seeing design potential that I just never knew existed before. I'll see a picture and think how pretty that piece is and then find myself saying, " that's crocheted?! ". Wow! I feel an awakening coming on....

Sunday, October 4, 2009

This is a shot of the Portland Bead Fest display. Judy, Phil and Jacob did a pretty nice job without my creative input! It took me three days of sorting and labeling to make set up easier for them.

A picture of Jacob ice skating while in Portland for Bead Fest. Judy said once he finally let go of the wall around the rink; he wasn't too bad a skater. I used to like to ice skate as a kid but since I only had a friend's used, dull skates; I do not think that I was very good!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

I would post more often to the yarn shop blog if only I could figure out how to not at the exact same moment be posting to my blog! Someday, maybe, I will understand this computer world. Knitting is so much simpler.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

This picture is for Carmen in Tucson. It is a photo of one of my studio work tables as I sit down to make jewelry for my upcoming show this weekend. Creative minds can be creating messy spaces!

Friday, February 20, 2009

I had thousands of things to take pictures of in my yarn shop but I settled on the stitch markers that I make. I love being able to combine my beads with something useful in the yarn business. I also get to use up my odds and ends of beads to make them and I think I have fabulous odds and ends of beads! Some designs are listed on my divyarn.com website but I really enjoy knitting using beaded markers and it is very satisfying when customers purchase them.