Warm and Wild Yarns

A blog to show pcis of my yarn adventures and supplies.

Friday, April 04, 2008

Pajama Party Pictures

Now you can play the guessing game and see if you can put a name to a face! I really like to give out challenges. As you can see we all had fun and actually got some knitting done.

I finally got the shop moved to a bigger location and decides to have a Pajama Party. This gave some cyber friends to come so we could have a face to face and enjoy the night. It was a Great night for both cyber friends and locals to get together and learn about each other. There was LOTS of food and fun. By looking at the pictures I am sure you can figure out what the most comfortable seating is in the shop.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008


Since my last post I have been busy with the shop and will be moving into a bigger spot in the same building. This will give me room to expand which is something I have run out of:) I have also been working on some NEW designs for Crystal Palace, so watch their website for some new yarns and new patterns( http://www.straw.com/ ). Here are a few sneak peeks at some of the new patterns to come.

this is a new Panda Cotton color and woorks up well in a mosaic pattern. There is a new Man's sock pattern I am working on that will thrill even the hardest man to please. The new colorway is georgous and the design keeps the socks interesting to knit.

Another fun project using Iceland is the Fun and Funky Scarf I sent for TNNA in Califonia.

I am waiting on yarn from Malabrigo for a purse they saw and want the pattern for. So you can see I have been busy with the shop , designs and the Holidays. I hope you have fun knitting in the winter weather.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Creme Heart Pattern Corections!

Here are the corrections for round 5 of the creme heart socks. sorry I missed a YO in the end of the round.

Round 5 of the Creme Hearts Pattern should read
Round 5: P 2, P2tog, YO, K 3, YO, (SL 1, K2tog, PSSO), YO, K 3, YO, P2tog, P1.
I forgot the last YO in the original pattern.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

A HAPPY Freind!!!

I finally caught up with Cathy H. who has spent the last 2 1/2 years trying to find the right palace to live. She is finally settled into the place of her dreams with the BEST roommate ever. I am glad to hear the smile in her voice and not the allergies and frustration that have been there for the last 2 1/2 years. She has found a clean safe place that feels like home and she can relax finally and be herself.
It;s about time she felt safe and at home. I was missing the Cathy I know and LOVE.

Pattern Corrections

Pattern corrections have been sent to CPY for posting with the patterns. I have sent a corrected pattern for the Checkered Leaves sock and the Jingle bell Hat out of Taos. I am sorry for any problems this may have caused. Please let me know if you find erros and leave an email so I can reply to you and to the company with any corrections. Thanks Nancy

Friday, November 02, 2007

A fun new pattern is up

Crystal Palace has just put up a new pattern of mine on their web site the link is http://www.straw.com/cpy/patterns2/jingle-bell-taos-hat.html . this is a fun hat for the little ones and will keep them warm this winter. . This is a quick knit for the holidays and will bring a smile to you and the recipient. Hope you enjoy the patttern ,
On another note the shop has been keeping me busy and the classes are filling fast. I hope I can keep up the pace and not let the pain get to me. Be sure to check out the new patterns that have been put up on Crystal Palaces web site and look for more new and exciting patterns to come.
I just got a box of goodies from Susan and can't wait to get started. they are talking to me and I know what every one of the projects is going to become. Now to try and get more hours in a day:)
Look for mor info on the Fall retreat for The Valley Fiber Arts Guild in Alaska Next September. I will be going up for a Family reunion in August and then staying over for a little R&R and then teaching at the reatreat . I am looking forward to meeting all of the wonderful people I met in the Spring and meeting new friends as well. More to come later wehn I know more.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

They really let me play with the big toys today. About 10 minutes after cutting the ribbon for my shop I checked email and found out another one of my designs has been accepted by Art Yarns. I am so EXCITED to work with the wonderful yarns that Iris has:) this will be so much fun. I will post a picture of the project as I go so you can see the progress. I can't knit fast enough to get everything done before the yarn gets to me but I will try.
I am also working on designs for Crystal PAlace and almost heve a box full to send in. The other project I have going is for Cherry Tree Hill. I hope they like as I have fallen in love with this PAIR of socks and will have to make a PAIR for me!This is an unusual thing for me as I normally only do the one sock for the design and then am on to the next pattern. these make me want a PAIR and I am having a hard time knowing when I finish I will have twins and not freinds for sockss I wil have to celebrate.

The Ribbon Cutting

Are they really going to hand ME a weapon that big??????LOL. the ribbon cutting for the shop was today and they really did let me use the giant scissors. This was alot of fun and I meet some new people and have a few more hooked on the shop and off the wall ideas:-)

Friday, August 03, 2007

Ready to update :)

Well the sho has been open a month. I am still on Pacific time so getting up in the morning is a challenge:( Getting lots of traffic and alot of great reactions. Already have had students for the classes and have several good customers who are also becoming great freinds. I am in a small mini mall and know a lot of the other shop owners and we all get along great so it makes the time go by fast.
I am working on a new sock design out of Cherry Tree Hill's NEW sockittome yarn and several new designs for Crystal Palace( would show you but then Susan wouldn't be suprised when she opens the box) HI Susan(waving with a mischeivous grin on my face)!
Hoping to see some pictures from those who have tried some of the patterns. If you have qeustions or comments about the patterns you can send them to warmandwildyarns@verizon.net or the shop snail mail is 136 E. Maumee St Adrian, MI 49221.
I hope everyone is having a GREAT summer and getting in some fun knitting projects as well. I will have a few special projects coming up for a new yahoo group ( new_yarns@yahoo .com ) and my Neice who I found out is expecting her first baby in February. since I designed the sweater for her mother I have to design a set for her and the baby.
As always I am having fun and hoping everyone is enjoying the patterns and the new yarns they get to use with them.
Happy Knitting,Nancy