Why do we knit? Autumn is upon us, dark nights and chilly mornings will be here soon. This shawl reminds me of summer with its beautiful yellow silk winding through the soft rows of Malabrigo and Mountain Colors. I love filling my hands with these luxurious fabrics and rich colors, while the weight of the yarn warms me.
Laurie Armstrong Carter is the owner of Apples to Oranges. There are several reasons for the name of the shop: a play on Alpha to Omega, a reference to Laurie's love of fruit! the process where yarn is changed from one form to another, the fact that our shop is not just a yarn shop: we also sell Department 56 villages, Sunsout puzzles, locally made ceramic knitting bowls, and candles flavored with local wine scents; and lastly, comparing our shop to others is like comparing apples to oranges!