Just general news

Since I last posted, I have  been doing knitting classes while pursuing other work and interests.  I am finally getting around to making  the yarniashop.com website  look better this week.  My domain/server etc changed and it really looks wonky.  Without the shop it just wasn’t a top priority and I just let it slide.  My goal is to get it done by next week.  It is always good to have goals.

Since it has been so long since I posted here are some bullet points:

  • I started a Needlechat group at the Plain Local community branch.  We meet every  Wed 10 AM. Knitters, crocheters, cross stitch, needlepoint or anything with a needle please come by.  Most library branches have a group.
  • I finally signed up and when to the schoolhouse knitters camp last summer.  It was a wonderful experience.  Traveling there was an experience but the camp was great.
  • Still enjoying ravelry.  It is truly a great reference source.
  • I recently completed a scarf for the humane society fundraiser.  To make it look more special I went to Avenue Antiques.  The pins I got there were perfect.  She also has a great selection of cuff links.  Cuff links are a great way to pin a shawl in position around your shoulders.
  • I  will teach group or private lessons.  If you have a group, I can come and do a one time session or multiple sessions.   If you have a scout troop or a kids camp and need an activity contact me.
  • I have posted several videos on the yarniashop youtube channel.  I find youtube a handy tool for students to be able to look up skills they were taught in class.

Totally non knitting tip……  I love caramelized onions but they take so long.  So, when I do them for a dish, I will chop up 5-6 onions and make a HUGE batch.  I use what I need and then I put 1/2 cup to 1 cup plops on a sheet with parchment paper on it and stick it in the freezer.  In a short while, I pull these off and store in an airtight container.  This way if  I want them on a burger or it pops up as an ingredient for a dish and  I don’t have the time or energy to make them, I can have some in a matter of minutes.