Saturday, February 28, 2009

Kristeen Griffin-Grimes! aka: French Girl

Bonjour! Renaissance Yarns is honored to host Kristeen Griffin-Grimes. Kristeen is a world renown knitwear designer who loves to design without seams. I don't know about you, but I can certainly speak for myself - love those seamless designs! When I'm done knitting a piece, I want to be done!

You can check out Kristeen's amazing designs in her new book French Girl Knits. The piece pictured here is Delphine, knit by Michelle. This gorgeous piece is in Blue Sky Alpaca's Alpaca Silk (a 50/50 blend of alpaca & silk). Below is a close up of the lace work.
Kristeen also puts together several knitting & cooking tours to France. You can learn more about these tours by going to her website. I personally find myself daydreaming about a week in France with Kristeen and a few friends!




Monday, February 23, 2009

Pucks & Purls 2009 at ShoWare Center

On Sunday, February 22, 2009, folks from Renaissance Yarns, The Yarn Stash and Skacel enjoyed a WHL hockey game at ShoWare Center in Kent, WA. The game, known as Pucks & Purls, was between the Seattle Thunderbirds and the Vancouver Giants. The T-birds pulled out a win in a closely battled game. One of the highlights of the game was the penalty shot that Boyer took against the Vancouver goaltender. Boyer skillfully manevuered the puck down the ice and took a shot - 'HE SCORES'! But, how could he miss?

Cool Bird demonstrates his knitting skills. Of course, he received a considerable amount of help from his fans! For the mavens who are reading this blog, we are talking US 50 needles here!

A trio of spectators enjoy knitting at the game. How they managed to knit and keep an eye on the puck and knit is beyond me!

We tried our hand at 'Chuck a Puck'. We sent in our big guns (the kids in our group - of course). We had a great time watching these pucks come from every direction! A still picture certainly does not do this unusual event justice!

Yes, the did pay attention to the game! Looking forward to next year's event!