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Friday, November 5, 2010

Clover Hill High School Craft Fair

The fair will be tomorrow (Saturday) 9 - 3 at the new high school. It is on Kelly Green Road which is across from the fire station on Old Hundred road. Hope to see you there. Look for our sign - TG Designs, LLC

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Rick Reeves wheel for sale

I've decided no reply means its okay to do this, and I want to post before I lose my nerve on selling this one.

Purchased this from a friend a few years ago. She had never finished it, and the bobbin on the wheel is about 1/3 full of the only spinning she says she did. I swore I wouldn't use until I finished it first and I've never done that, so I've kinda decided it deserves someone who can care and use it better than me.

The info:

Unfinished. 24" Saxony. 3 bobbins - one on the wheel and two on the lazy kate. 3 flyer whorls. Still has oriface hook. Signed and dated 2000.

Asking $1000, but will entertain offers, especially if I don't have to consider how to ship it. The wheel is in Spotsylvania County right now.

Below is a second picture of the underside of the bench showing the signature and extra whorls.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Yarn Shop updates

I was wandering around the blog trying to remember who was the "manager" if you will since I was wondering if something was allowed.

Anyway, I noticed the yarn shop list needs updating. Sadly, My Favorite Yarn Shop in Warrenton closed recently. I also discovered that Knit Happens in Alexandria had closed when I went to Old Town recently, though there is a new (to me anyway) one called Fibre Space.

Anyway my question - I've decided to sell a 2 of my 3 wheels - is it okay to post "for sales" here?

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Coordinated Colors Yarn Shoppe Spookiest Sale of the Year

Happy Halloween!
Friday and Saturday are the last 2 days of our
Very Spooky Sale!~~~ Find out what YOUR discount is!
Each one is Different. Scary isn't it?

Bring the kids with you - we have treats for them!

We have brand new solid colors in of LANA GROSSA Sock yarns.
As well as many new and exciting beautiful ribbon yarns
just perfect for the holidays.
Are you an avid lace knitter? Do you want an easier way
to do your entrelac designs?
We have THE workshop for you....NOV. 13th 1:00 $10.00
No material purchase required.
Bring your yarns and needles

Knitting in Both directions without Turning your work.

See your pattern easier, find errors quickly-save hrs of unnecessary frogging.
We will be running the ever popular
Finishing Techniques workshop once again.
NOV. 20th 1:00 $10.00
Homework required

Workshops are limited to 10 people per class so please sign up early.

Don't foget to get your ticket for the drawing to be held on November 20th!

It's our Anniversary and to celebrate our 8th year--we are giving away of set of


Coordinated Colors Yarn Shoppe
4909 George Washington Hwy.
Yorktown, VA 23692


South East Virginia's Largest Retail Yarn Shop
More Yarns~~~Better Prices !

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Come get your pumpkins & black cats!

Nancy and I will be at St. Christopher's in Richmond Va this Saturday for their fall marketplace. Look for our sign TG Designs, LLC. Here are some of our Halloween fun pieces.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Fall Festivals - Montpelier

Well, I want to go to Montpelier, but I don't think my personal life is going to let me.  So, ladies, please do this:  please post here so that Olivia and I can live vicariously - and pics too please! 

I wanted to go to Shenandoah last weekend but depended on Chan for a report ... if you went, please post something here, alright?

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Montpelier Fiber Festival

Who is going? I'll probably be attending on Sunday, but I am open to a change...I'd be glad to carpool with anyone coming this way.

With all the grandbabies things are quite busy. I know I have been neglecting posting. I have been knitting, knitting, knitting. I have two Rose of England Teacloths ongoing in lace weight....Lots of little Mary Janes and I have developed a cute little Saddle Oxford/ Athletic Shoe pattern for the boys...and I have two ripple baby blankets ongoing for psuedo grands ( ie: babies of children that have been like my children..)

Bryer is still with me about 12 hours a day. She is almost two and quite "independent"...Used to be when she climbed out of her crib she came looking for me. Now she wants to know where I not so she can get into something she isn't supposed to....By the time she goes home all I am good for is a little Farmville and off to bed to knit. The house is a wreck.

Miss Caroline Grace came early, 9-11-10, which would have been my father's 100th birthday and it looks like Marissa Elizabeth will be here any day now. They actually made a "trial run" to the hospital this morning....We are triple booked this weekend...with the "beauty queens" going to the fair. Hannah is having a housewarming/birthday/pig roast complements of their landlors and Thomas and his friend Joel...and FC's 45th highschool reunion....so my bet is Marissa will plan to arrive then....oh and Boston College/VA Tech at 12:00.

Caroline picked to come during the VA Tech/JMU game...Bless her...Not that I wanted to sit in the pouring rain while we got our hineys beat or the joyous ride home with my guys...My son did give me a blow by blow update on his "computer" phone...until I told him " if he could not say anything nice, not to say anything at all...Apparently after that nothing nice happened.

Please remember this is not my site, but your site...Please feel free to post about what you are working on.... what you want to work on... and.....what is going on fiber wise in your area...

... and vendors and guilds we WANT to know about your workshops classes and sales...

Monday, August 16, 2010

RCK Market Faire - a day at the Faire

Saturday was River City Knitters' 2nd annual (?) Market Faire - a shopping event sponsored by the guild in order to introduce different types of knitting products to the membership and community at large.  I had a great time organizing and working with all our vendors and Saturday was a day to visit with them and the many shoppers who came by.  Below are some photos for your viewing pleasure!

Barb welcomes participants ... she is way too organized!

Anne's Glass & Pottery Enterprise - AGAPE

Hermes Alpacas
Mary Martin Designs
Issy Thomas says "Whaaat?" (in her lilting British ac-cent)

Janet Pierce's Mary K table - you're right - not yarn!

Serendipitous Ewe (Maryland) indie dyer
Kirtland's Yarn Barn - yarn store in a van!!

Flint Hill Mini Farm

There were more wonderful items to see, touch and buy, but you'll have to send me YOUR photos so I can post them, ok?

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

RCK Market Faire this Saturday, August 14

Here I am in my studio getting ready for the Market Faire on Saturday!

Here is a bit of what came out of the kiln today. ...along with some pretty blue pendants and new shawl/scarf pins.

This Saturday is the RCR 2nd Market Faire from 10am -2pm at Imperial Plaza (1717 Bellevue, 23227). We are having about 15 vendors so you won't have to go home empty handed...you will probably find some gifts to stash away! This event is open to everyone - hope to see you there.

August 28-29 you'll find me and Nancy in Portsmouth VA at the Seawall Art Show in Booth #79 - TG Designs.

Check out my blog: Art In Glass by TG Designs

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Save the Date!

Two upcoming fiber festivals that I'm participating in this year —

The Shenandoah Fiber Festival in Berryville, Sept. 25 and 26,

and the Fall Fiber Festival & Montpelier Sheep Dog Trials in Montpelier Station, VA (near Charlottesville) Oct. 2 and 3.

Come and say hi!


Saturday, July 17, 2010

River City Knitters 2nd Market Faire - August 14, 2010

River City Knitters is proud to announce its 2nd Market Faire - to be held on August 14, 2010, in the Richmond and Virginia Rooms at Imperial Plaza, located at 1717 Bellevue Avenue, Richmond, Virginia.  Imperial Plaza is centrally located almost directly at the intersection of Interstates 64 and 95, Bryan Park interchange. 

Shopping time is 10 am to 2 pm.  Please come and support local artists and vendors!  More detailed info to be posted soon!

If you'd like to be a vendor, please go to the RCK website link above and contact them directly - there's still room for you but the space is filling up fast - which is great for our shoppers, members and guests!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Furniture sale at my husbands store!

If you need a sofa, dinette some bedroom furniture/mattress or a  futon -  go see my husband Gerald (who owns Environs) he is having a big warehouse inventory liquidation event. His warehouse is at 205 East German School Road (232-4133) and his store is at Stony Point Fashion Park.

Friday, July 2, 2010

It's open!!

Yay! Let's go to Culpeper and visit Doghouse Yarns ---> check out Chan's report here, ok?

photo borrowed from Chan : )

I can't hardly wait to drive on up!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Trips & jobs

Still looking for work, the job I really wanted I didn't get. Had a phone interview this past Friday and a face to face this past Tuesday. Not really sure I want the Tuesday job.

We travelled to South Caroline for South East Linux Fest (SELF) June 11-13 and had a great time. I got the chance to go and knit with a bunch of lovely ladies from the Spartanburg Knitting Guild. One of ladies was kind enough to come to the hotel and pick me up and take me to the meeting and to a nice little yarn shop outside of town. I also met a couple of other ladies that knit/crochet at SELF. One of the ladies joined us at the Barnes and Noble for the knitting time.

I and my son made 360 sugar cookies to be handed out at SELF and they were a big hit with everyone.

I finished my socks from the yarn that I kool aid dyed in orange and cherry. I used the "Leaves of Whimsy" pattern.

July 19th was knit in public day, my local yarn shop had an event where we sat outside and knitted in the parking lot. She had a nice sale on all her yarns and knitting bags.

July 19th was also the USS Yeager/Rising Star Picnic which was held in Blacksburg at the Caboose Park. We had a great crowd and a good time with good food.

This Saturday I will be travelling with my hubby and father in law to Lynchburg for a home board meeting (The Odd Fellows & Rebekah Home). This will give me some knitting time.

It seems we stay busy during the month of June.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

WWKIP in the Northern Neck

Please join the knitters in the Northern Neck at the Knit in Public event at the Farmers Market in Heathsville on June 19. We will be knitting from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. We will have space either inside or outside, depending upon the weather. Bring your knitting and come join us. We will have some afghan blocks on needles for those who would like to knit, but don't have a project that is appropriate for knitting out. We will also provide some quick instruction for those who have never knitted, but would like to contribute a few stitches to the afghan blocks.

The finished blocks will be donated to From the Heart Stitchers.

The Farmers Market will be held in the field and pavilion behind the old courthouse off Hwy 360 in Heathsville. Lunch will be available at the restaurant in the Rice Hotel/Hughlett Tavern adjacent to the Farmers Market. The Tavern Spinners and Weavers Guild will also host an open studio in the room above the restaurant.

Please come enjoy a quiet, knitterly day in the beautiful Northern Neck.

Monday, June 7, 2010


Melissa Morgan-Oakes
author of
2 at a Time Socks

Toe-Up 2 at a Time

Friday June 18, 2010
Coordinated Colors Yarn Shoppe
4909 George Washington Hwy.
Yorktown, VA 23692


South East Virginia's Largest Retail Yarn Shop
More Yarns~~~Better Prices !

Friday, May 28, 2010

2 At A Time...Toe with Mellisa Morgan-Oakes


JUST 2 ( maybe 3) SEATS LEFT

Toe Up 2-at-a-Time Socks - 6 hours
Taught by Melissa herself right here in Yorktown, VA.!

What could be better than socks knitted 2-at-a-Time?
Why 2-at-a-Time socks knitted from the
toes to the top, of course! Now there’s no “second sock syndrome”, and you can build your socks
from the toes up – no yarn shortage surprises, you can make a cuff shorter if need be! Under the
tuition of the creator of this novel knitting method, students will create their own miniature
sample socks using the technique outlines in the book
Toe Up 2-at-a-Time Socks.

Class Date June 19, 2010

Held at : Coordinated Colors Yarn Shoppe
4909 George Washington Memorial Hwy.
Yorktown, VA 23692


Thursday, May 27, 2010

Sedalia Fiber Festival

I was a vendlor at the Sedalia Fiber Festival. What follows are random thoughts:

Wonderful fibers, great colors, but what happened to worsted weight yarn? Patterns still call for them.

Great support for raffle items. Lots of chances to win great yarn, a spinning wheel, etc.

Traffic was less than desireable. With the yarn available, more should attend. Understandably, the venue is out of the way, but perhaps the VA community could help support this great event.

Charity Knitting at the Beach

Feeling rather smug, but thankful for my vacation at the Outer Banks, NC. Decided to charity knit this week in thankfulness for my good fortune. You know, knit on the beach....So far, 12 preemie caps & one chemo cap for a neighbor with ovarian cancer. I indulged at the LYS for patterns & yarn for a caplet & shrug (a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do!). I love supporting the LYS. Hope this blog inspires VA interchange of ideas.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

WWKIP - NoVa Edition

For those Northways - World Wide Knit in Public Day - Event NOT knitting exclusive!

12 * June * 2010

Join us as we knit with hundreds of other knitters around the world on the same day! Come share your enthusiasm, projects, food and laughter as we all come together and knit in public!

Where: Kitty Pozer Garden, 3999 University Dr., Fairfax VA 22030

When: June 12th 10am to 2pm

Bring: Chair, Picnic blanket, Hat, Sunscreen, Snacks to Share & Your Project!

A special thanks to our local area yarn shops for their support by donating goodie bags to be raffled:

Fibre Space (Alexandria, VA)
Uniquities Yarn Shop (Vienna, VA)
Old Town Needlecrafts (Manassas, VA)
Natures Yarns (Fairfax, VA)
With Yarn In Front (Centreville, VA)

Spread the word and help us all spread the love for our crafts!

Event hosted by: Angelica Sauceda creator and organizer of Knit Together Fairfax http://www.meetup.com/Knittogetherfairfax/

Monday, May 24, 2010

WWKIP - invitation from the Chesterfield Knit Night Group - Aloha!

Hi. The Chesterfield Knit Night group is hosting a WWKIP on June 12. Feel free to post the following info to your group if you’d like to join us!
United States, Virginia, Richmond
Hosted by: Chesterfield Knit Night
Location: Maymont Park
Time: 11:00 AM - Dusk
Date: June 12, 2010
How to get there:
Maymont Park is located at 1436 Hampton St, Richmond, VA. Directions can be found at www.maymont.org
Please bring:
Water, a bagged lunch or snacks, a chair or blanket, extra yarn/needles for people who would like to learn to knit! Feel free to bring children and make a day of it at the park. There will be no “official” meet-up spot - so wherever you feel inspired to knit/crochet/talk (and they have many gorgeous settings), enjoy!
If it rains, the event will be canceled
This KIP is not knitting exclusive
Be aware:  There are no bathrooms nearby.

Thursday, May 13, 2010


A reminder for those of you that may be unaware...June 6 is the third annual Rustic Tarts & Old Farts Hoot 'n Holler in Martinsburg, WV. If you'd like to attend, please email me at Diana (at) TLCPhotography (dot) com. I'll send you an invite to our group on Yahoo, where you may learn all the details!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

What's this?

I started working on this project Friday evening. I worked Saturday and Sunday too. Any idea what it's for? I'll give one hint: Sedalia Spring Fiber Fest. I needed it because I am going to Sedalia for Saturday's festival.

The photo above was taken Saturday.This photo is the almost finished project.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Like I needed another reason to knit...!

I got sucked into the Harry Potter Knit & Crochet House Cup on Ravelry... have any of the rest of you joined that particular bit of insanity?

Earrings and pretty things for Mother's Day

Look for my tent on Saturday, May 8 at the Strawberry Street Festival in the Fan, on Hanover Avenue. I will be in spot #38, TG Designs, LLC. This will be a great time to pick up gifts for Mothers Day.

The Sarah Collections - these square bright transparent studs were originally created for my best friend Sarah.

The earrings featured on the right side are called Fire in Ice. Once you put them on they throw out firey colors which are different with everything you wear. There are pendants to match. These are also a favorite of brides.

Yes, we make clips too!
We take Master Card and Visa.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Checking in!

Take a look at this cool blog: Totally Tutorials - lots of good info here folks!

How are you guys? Post something - tell us about your crafts, your kids (2 or 4 legged), your garden ... come on!

Totally tutorials tips tricks recipes how tos

Friday, April 23, 2010

Daisy Days, April 24 - Pick up your Mother's Day gift!

Give your Mom a one of a kind gift for Mothers Day, I'll be at St. Catherine's Daisy Days(6001 Grove Avenue, Richmond Va) tomorrow. I'm inside, look for my banner TG Designs, LLC Handmade glass.

Check this out:

This is a photo Brooke submitted to a conntest. It is of the Princess Jade (aka The Queen of Mean) ....She is wearing a 5 hour baby sweater and standing on a blanket I knit in Ol'shale of a very loud variegated Redheart Yarn. Not my best work but possibly now my most famous.

see more

Friday, April 16, 2010

Sedalia Fiber Fest - May 15, 2010

I have volunteered to help and would love to see people I know (or people I know but don't know what they look like!)!

Please say hello if you do make it to Sedalia - you can probably find me in the Raffle area b/c that is where I will be working.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

2 At A Time...Toe Up by Mellisa Morgan-Oakes

We just received 25 copies of Melissa’s new book and it’s wonderful!
Copies are available at a 10% discount to those signed up to take her class in June.

Ok now it is seriously time to sign up if you have been hesitating. Need payment arrangements, see me.
The shop is not making any money off the class fees. Wish we were but we’re not. Bringing Melissa to you for her classes is costly….we appreciate you signing up and buying her book here with us.

Those who took her first class know how much fun she is and what a great teacher too.

Join us in June for Melissa’s new class….Toe-up

There is a Days Inn here in Yorktown within walking distance for those coming from out of town.

Coordinated Colors Yarn Shoppe
4909 George Washington Mem Hwy
Yorktown, VA 23692


Monday, March 22, 2010

Manchester HS Spring Bazaar

Dont' forget to come visit us this Saturday, March 27 from 9am -2pm at ManchesterHS on Baily Bridge Road for the spring bazaar. Here is a look at one of our newest pieces.

TG Designs, LLC
Christina & Nancy

Monday, February 1, 2010

TG Designs will be at Daisy Days in April.

Mark your calendar on April 22 & 24th TG Designs, LLC will be at St. Catherine's Daisy Days.
We have our kilns fired up and are working on some new items.

I recently read that turquoise is going to be one of the "hot" colors this spring.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Knitters - Plan Ahead ~ save the Dates

Coming This Summer: Melissa Morgan-Oakes author of
“2 At A Time Socks”

You’ve taken her class 2 at a time socks, now why not try toe up?
Melissa will be here soon after her new book debuts. Her classes are not only instructional but they are FUN!

Toe Up 2-At A Time is the title of her new book. advance copies can be reserved now at Coordinated Colors Yarn Shoppe.

A $50.00 deposit will hold your seat with the remainder due on or before the class date. ($40.00 )
We are currently looking at class dates on JUNE 19th and 20th.

Plan Ahead - Save the dates!

So please if you are wanting to take Melissa’s newest class, please drop me a note (sb@coordinatedcolors.com) and let me know.

There have already been people asking to reserve seats in this new class and we expect a large full class very quickly.

Melissa Morgan-Oakes was taught to crochet, tat, and sew at an early age by women who
encouraged her to work without commercial patterns. Looking for new inroads in fiber art,
Morgan-Oakes taught herself to spin and knit. She brings the perspective of a self-taught knitter
to her classes. A registered nurse and former home-schooling mom she now teaches knitting,
writes, and designs patterns in beautiful Western Massachusetts

Toe Up 2-at-a-Time Socks - 6 hours
What could be better than socks knitted 2-at-a-Time?
Why 2-at-a-Time socks knitted from the
toes to the top, of course! Now there’s no “second sock syndrome”, and you can build your socks
from the toes up – no yarn shortage surprises, you can make a cuff shorter if need be! Under the
tuition of the creator of this novel knitting method, students will create their own miniature
sample socks using the technique outlines in the book
Toe Up 2-at-a-Time Socks.

Information will be published on this group, on Ravelry and by newsletter. If you are not getting the newsletter, please go to our website (www.coordinatedcolors.com) and sign up for it.

Coordinated Colors Yarn Shoppe
2703 George Washington Hwy.
Yorktown, VA 23693


Hampton Roads Largest Yarn Shop
More Yarns~ Better Prices