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Monday, June 18, 2012

Let's talk yarn!

Seems like since both feet hit the ground at the airport, from returning from Italy, I've been running. There is a lot going on right now. But I do take a little time out early in the morning to fiddle with yarn.

This is the stuff I made on the plane, or in the Hotel room in Italy. Several small flowers (from Attic 24 blog)

A couple of coasters,

part of a black bird (from Attic 24 blog) that needs another wing, some eyes and legs!

and a crooked cross! My Sister told me I should try to make a cross. I didn't have a pattern, and all I had was cotton yarn, but I did try. This is about as good as it got.

I took one of those flowers and made my sister a cup cozy, but apparently she wants something a little more adult-like.

I think a beer in a flowered cup cozy looks adult-like, don't you? And very feminine.

And here's some great yarn news. This is a peek inside Groovy Girl Yarn store. It opened while I was gone. Not the little room in the upstairs of an art gallery. She opened a real live yarn store. Check out her blog.

Every now and then I take some time and pop by her shop. It's only about 5-10 minutes from my house! D a n g e r o u s!

This was grand opening day. I was trying to teach Kathy how to make tissue flowers. We were having a difficult time, and found out we were using the wrong size of tissue paper. (Plus, as you can see in the above picture, she wasn't taking this serious at all, and she kept ripping the petals)

Look how nice!

Did I mention I have my own cabinet in the kitchen at the yarn store?

VERY D a n g e r o u s! (wanna know what's in the bag?)

Should I be offended????

I made this scarf from cotton yarn and I LOVE IT! It matches everything denim.

And it's loosely crocheted, and cotton, so I can wear it on the cooler days in the summer.

I also learned how to make hexagons.

More yarn stories to come....

Cindy Bee


  1. I love that scarf Cindy! I may have to make me one!

    My boy is hangin in there. Has his good days and bad. Last night he got out of bed and went and slept in the living room on his couch until I got up this morning. He has never done that, and he didn't look like he felt good. I don't know what's up with that. I hated to leave him this morning.

  2. The scarf is beautiful. I'll have to check out your friends yarn shop if I ever figure out when I am coming down this summer/early fall. My sis called the other day asking. Have a week off in July but I need to spend some or all with the hubs. We did not take a vacation together last year because of the wedding.

  3. Great scarf...I love them for cold weather!...:)JP

  4. Wow, that might be the most colorful post you've ever done! Beautiful scarf!

  5. Oooh, I like the colours in your hexagons Cindy - sort of berry colours, nice.

    You have your own only wonders what you did to deserve that.


  6. I love the yarn shop...Its my happy place

  7. Ha ha, the beer in a flowered cup holder is amusing, does it taste different when it is so pretty??

    I spin my own yarn from the fleece of my Jacob sheep, and enjoy seeing the varied yarns & fibers, and what others make with their yarns.I am going to check out the blog you mentioned.

  8. Cindy,
    that is a beautiful scarf. I love the looseness of it. Looks like you did some work while you were gone even. Smiles, Susie


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