Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Introducing Mooi By Louet

Here’s what Louet has to say about their latest yarn - MOOI:

Mooi (pronounced moi) is a unique blend of fibers that combines all of the natural qualities of bamboo, bison and cashmere into an amazingly soft yarn. Mooi is simply a pleasure to knit and adds lustrous color to any project. The name of the yarn is based off Louet’ heritage and means “pretty” in Dutch. The bamboo is dyed, while the cashmere and bison content remain natural, producing a stunning and vibrant visual effect. The fibers are blended prior to spinning.
Mooi has received amazing reviews by customers just like you. Check out the what Knitter’s Review has to say about this luxurious yarn! Experience luxury and elegance - experience MOOI!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

He's Leaving on a Jet Plane...

Hey Folks! The day is rapidly approaching when William will be on his way to Fordham University. Even though classes don’t start until fall, there are several things that William needs to do once he lands in the ‘big apple’. Here are a few of the tasks at hand (perhaps in the order of importance):
  1. find a new LYS until we get our webstore up :)
  2. make sure he likes the place he found ‘virtually’
  3. get a job
  4. did I mention, get a job???

Along his knitting career, William has made several friends and acquaintances. Did you know that William has been part of the Kent Knitting Community for 6 years? To give everyone the opportunity to wish William a warm and fond ‘so long for now’, Renaissance Yarns will have an open house on Saturday, July 26th - Sunday, July 27th. Please join me and my team as we send William off to pursue his educational goals. Light refreshments will be available.

P.S. August 4th is the day William gets on a plane!!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Great American Aran Afghan - Play Yard Close Up

This year, I spent Independence Day with a small group of my closest friends. In additon to each other's company, we had great food and drink. I focused on getting my square done for our 2008 Breast Cancer Awareness Project. My square is currently drying. I cannot wait until more squares are complete so the assembly process can begin!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

2008 Tall Ship Festival

Al & I enjoyed a rare play day! We ventured down to Tacoma to the Tall Ship Festival. We've gone once before, so we've really been looking forward to enjoy the day at the Foss Waterfront. We saw many amazing ships, infamous pirates (including Captain Jack Sparrow) and a magic show. I love photography, so I really enjoyed the opportunity to explore! For those of you who haven't been to Tacoma's waterfront lately, you should. It is incredible how the waterfront has changed.

I thought the most spectacular ship was the CGS Eagle. This tall ship is part of the US Coast Guard and is the only sailing ship in service. I can only imagine how elegant this ship must look with her sails unfurled! The festival runs through Monday, July 7th. This is a fabulous event, fun for the whole family!