Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Annie's Hands conduct the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra!

Annie's Hands have done a lot of things, but this may be one of the funnest evar!

Labor Day weekend 2014 saw the Hands waving, flailing, and beating furious time for the exceedingly gracious members of the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra. I still get a thrill watching this, but nothing like actually conducting this orchestra.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Knit One

Knit One 

 I want to go to there.
YOU want to go to there.
Trust me. 
2721 Murray Avenue Pittsburgh, PA, 15217 | (412) 421-6666 
Christina and I were walking with friends along Murray. We were on our way to the game store. Fun! Then out of the corner of my eye, I spotted yarn. Lots and lots of yarn! Chris and the rest of the gang got ditched and I scurried inside to check this out. I had stumbled upon Knit One. 

No sooner had I crossed the threshold than I was greeted and welcomed by someone over on the couch. Yep, I did say couch. There are a couple of comfy couch-ey areas where folks come to hang out and do yarn-ey things. You might find the owner, Laura Knoop Very, or others of the staff among them. There might even be cookies. This place is COZY, people!

One thing led to another and now I am their very first artist! They are selling my swifts and Spin-Rs, and I am looking forward to turning more sorts of wooden doodads and thingies for them. Go see!

Monday, November 2, 2015

Christmas Ornaments

 Aren't they just the cutest things? Like just about everything else I make, I saw a picture somewhere of something like these, and set out to make it myself. Which means I have to figure out the chucking and the steps and design and all that. And these came out! 

I think they are about three inches high. Having left town as soon as they were completed, the task was left to Rudy (the shop owner) to photograph them for me, and I forgot to ask him for measurements. Suffice it to say, they are itty bitty.