What does one do when on a small sailboat in the Whitsunday Islands of Australia? Why, knit a hat with Whitsunday yarns from the Queensland Collection, of course. And then, because the wind is chilly in September, wear your hat while knitting a scarf with Araucania Huasco yarn, using the ever popular Hitchhiker pattern by the incredible designer Martina Behm.
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!