Saturday, February 11, 2012

Tehachapi Local Art & A Little Giveaway


We have some amazing local artists and their beautiful murals can be seen on many of our downtown buildings.  I didn't get a real clear snapshot of this top mural, but the detail work is extraordinary.


The one above was placed on our little movie theatre.  

This mural depics what life was like for the Indians in their villages.  Remember, these murals are all hand painted.

All the buildings are within walking distance of each other and make for a wonderful walking tour downtown.


Ok, now for some knitting news:  My old swift broke and today's mail brought my new one from Knit Picks.  I'm quite pleased with it and what a timesaver it is.


In a matter of minutes, my hank of Yukon from Pagewood Farm became this!

And since this was so much fun, why don't we have a little giveaway to celebrate Valentine's Day.  Just leave a comment on this post and on Tuesday, Feb. 14th I'll randomly draw one lucky name to win this very skein of hand painted sock yarn.  Be sure to leave contact info to make it easy on me.

See you on Valentine's Day!

35 comments:

Beathag said...

Nice colors! I still use a tube and my hands. It takes loads of time!!!

craftink on raverly

amchart said...

I love what you are doing. Your blog pics make me I miss my native California even more. Negative temps here in Nebraska. BRRR. Perfect for sock knitting tho! Rav amchart

LynnIL said...

Enjoy your blog! I check almost daily to see what's happening. Sure could use some California temps here in IL.
Lynn

tinygeekcrafter said...

The arts on the building is very interesting gotta love eye candy and the artist feel it lends to the surroundings :)

tinygeekcrafter (ravelry)

Mary said...

I enjoy your blog, aren't swifts and yarn winders wonderful things. Beautiful yarn...

Leah said...

Those are possibly my very favourite colours!

winterlover on Rav

Iesadora said...

I love the touch of purple in the blue - beautiful!!!!

Heather J said...

The murals are fabulous! We have a few new ones here now that they have redone our downtown. Yours are at least people or a subject ours are modern art types.

Sara said...

I do enjoy your blog and am really thinking about one of those sock machines! There is a crank-in near my house. Maybe . . .
But a giveaway is always great!

Michaela said...

Glad to read you got a new swift! I got my very first swift and ball winder for Christmas 2010, and I don't know how I lived without it, lol. Actually, I got it right when my shawl kick started. Before that I didn't use to knit all that much. Thank you for a chance to win some lovely yarn!
I am knitmish on Rav :)

Nicole said...

I love the postcard/letter mural on your theater!

Knittinggirl said...

Lovely colours used in the yarn! Would love to win.

Knittinggirl13 on rav.

PJ said...

Hi,very nice color!
Thank you for the change to win

http://knitandgo.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

What a lovely blog, I have just spent a good 30 mins of interesting reading, I am drooling over the yarn!

rosebob on ravelry

riverwatcher said...

Wow! Those murals are amazing. I can imagine how much time goes into making such beautiful work.

Yea for getting a new swift! I love mine! They really do cut the time down!

I am riverwatcher on ravelry.

Debbie said...

I would love to win! thank you, I really enjoy reading your blog. Debbie H gussek on Ravelry

sparky136 said...

I love the murals, such great talent. sparky136 on Ravelary

Nicole said...

I love hearing about local artists!!!!! And what a beautiful skein of yarn!

HermioneWeasley on Ravelry

Dovile said...

I could use a swift too...

spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

Knittingdancer on Ravelry said...

My favorite colors blues and purples. I like the new design on the blog. Happy Valentine's Day to you and your family. The murels are beautiful.

Karen E said...

What fun. I love seeing murals around town.

InJuneau said...

Sounds like you've been busy!

Those murals are all wonderful; what a great touch for town.

Anonymous said...

Please enter me, I would be overjoyed to win some scrummy sock yarn.
reiki on ravelory

cara said...

I had never heard of a swift before, I have learnt something new!
Wonderful yarn!

cara

Lynda said...

Beautiful artwork! I love the colourway of the yarn. Beautiful! thank you for the opportunity to win this yarn.

amanda said...

the yarn sounds really nice!

Amy Jajliardo said...

Oh, what a yummalicious sock color!!! Enjoyed perusing your blog as well.

catsmum said...

oh my favourite colours :)

ikkinlala said...

Wow, those murals are impressive!

I can manage pretty well without a ball winder, but I'm really glad I have a swift (my dad built mine).

ikkinlala AT yahoo DOT ca

Marie said...

Lovely colors. I am just about to start knitting socks as a wedding present...

Beth W. said...

Beautiful colors...ok, I use a chair - or I beg my son to sit still for a while! Thanks! yhime407 on Ravelry

Gale said...

Love the color of that Pagewood Farms yarn! Happy Valentine's Day!!
GaleKnits2 on Rav

chels said...

What beautiful yarn! Thanks for the chance :-)

Fourpeanuts said...

That is such a beautiful color. I don't have a swift but one of our knit night girls have one. When we ask shell bring it and we will use it at knit group. It's really nice not having to buy one of my own.

Anonymous said...

love the building art! and the sockyarn is lovely!!
-Mickv Ravelry