Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Fall in the Sierras

Fall has been beautiful here - lots of yellow, red and orange Aspens, lots of blue skies and warm days.  This scene is of the Truckee River in beautiful downtown Truckee. The San Francisco Chronicle did an article on
Quincy, as a great weekend  trip to see Fall colors.  Quincy is about an hour north of Truckee and we decided to take a trip up there to check it out.

We were a little early for the changing of the leaves, but it was a nice trip.Years ago, we took a trip there and stopped at Medrith Glover's yarn shop, The Wool Room.  In the early days of  The South Bay Knitters group, a bunch of us traveled to The Continental Stitch in Morgan Hill and took a class with Medrith to learn how to knit her Circumnavigated Cardigan, all knit in one piece.  Looked this pattern up on Ravelry and there are about 60 people who have knit it, if you care to take a look.  She is a wonderful and very clever designer and all her work displayed at her shop is really worth seeing.

Medrith's sweater designs work well for all body types.  Here is the back of her Elegant Shirt Yoke:

                                                                                                                                                                           The Wool Room doesn't have a web site, but if you contact her, she can send you her catalogue.

Medrith's mother is Emily Ocker, who invented the Circular Cast On , and they were good friends of Elizabeth Zimmerman and are friends of Meg Swanson, her daughter.  Emily's Lace Garden Shawl is on Ravelry  as well.  Medrith's shop is a great resource for all of Elizabeth Zimmerman's patterns, newsletters  and Schoolhouse yarns.                                           


  1. I have fond memories of that class with Medrith. She taught us her leaf lace (which I used in my first sock design -- remember our newsletter?) as well as several different ways to turn a heel. The most important thing I learned was the difference between left leaning and right leaning decreases (how to make them, how to see them in your knitting). It was a huge "AHA" moment for me. From that time on, I was able to "read" my knitting -- what a gift she gave me!

    I've enjoyed all the fall color photos from your area as well as back east.

    Let me know when you'll be in the Bay Area next -- I'd love to see you.


  2. It was really nice to see her and it brought back alot of memories for me too. What a great group we have - people come and go, but many of us manage to stay in touch. Will let you know when I am in LG again for a visit.