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Feb 18


By Bill Anderson | Uncategorized


Gentle Knitter and Serene Croshayer:

As some of you know we adopted Prince back in January.  Prince was a 9 year old English Springer Spaniel, who had been severely neglected by his previous owner.   Through the extraordinary work of English Springer Rescue America, Prince was given the veterinary care that he so desperately needed.  We had such great hopes to have Prince join us in the Shop, but unfortunately he was unable to overcome his sad history and passed away in early March.  He left us with such sadness and we were heartbroken.  Here is a picture of what we believe was Prince’s happiest day.

The Prince-Jan. 28

Since then we have thought long and hard about our life in the Shop with you our Gentle Knitters and Serene Croshayers and after much thought and prayer, we are excited to announce the arrival of Miss Ruby.  But first of all a little primer about my life in the Shop.



Now most of you know about my challenges-I don’t knit, I cannot crochet and I am colorblind, so I need help here and that’s where Miss Ruby comes in.


Yellow Girl 3 - 8 Weeks


Miss Ruby joined us on this Saturday past and she comes from a wonderful set of parents-a moyen poodle Dad and an F-1 Australian Shepherd Mom.  She is 11 weeks old and has already begun her training both at home and here in the Shop.  Originally Miss Elyse and I discussed having her trained to be my assistant in identifying colors, but that would surely be a failed strategy as Miss Ruby is also challenged in that department which means we need to take an alternative approach.

So now we get past the discussion of color and a request for you to visit the Shop to see how Miss Ruby’s YARN RECOMMENDATIONS are going.  To give you an idea of the task ahead, take a look at the just arrived Blue Heron Yarns:

Blue Heron Cotton Rayon Twist Lace (approx. 1000 Yds./skein)

Blue Heron-Cotton Rayon Twist Lace


Blue Heron Cotton Rayon Twist (approx. 630 Yds./skein)

Blue Heron-Cotton Rayon Twist


We’ll keep you posted on Miss Ruby’s progress.

For now I am your,