I dropped in on my friend Karen Jelenfy the other day, on my way to Augusta for a meeting of Fiber Maine-ia. It was a cold brilliantly sunny day. With snow on the ground. Perfect knitting weather! I love Karen's baskets of yarn about the place.
Karen owns Village Books, a charming used bookstore in Washington, Maine, and she is a painter. But when she heard the story on our audiobook Knitting Memories of the knitted map of Paris, she started knitting her art (WIP above). Her knitted pieces can be seen at the Dowling Walsh Gallery in Rockland, Maine.
Karen carries local crafts in her bookstore, and I bought these gorgeous mittens knitted by Carol Bacon. They remind me of the Swedish mittens in The Mitten Book by Inger Gottfridsson.
I am knitting a pair of socks.
Isn't Karen's stash pretty? It made me want to rush right home and organize my stash in baskets according to color.
The Jelenfys recently acquired two cashmere goats. They are Lucy and Winnie.
My camera isn't working very well, and it was very sunny, but here is Karen with her goats. What a gift, to spend a few hours knitting with a friend.
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