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Archive for July, 2010

Is it hot enough?

Saturday, July 24th, 2010

Wow. What a week. The heat just seems to keep coming. I have never been a hot weather person-thank God I work in an air conditioned yarn shop. And the rain! Someone bumped my car this week not paying attention and slid up against my bumper in that deluge.
Alot has been happening however here at the Yarn Cupboard- new yarns from Malabrigo, Berroco, Spud and Chloe, Blue Sky Alpaca and Tahki are in. It seems that Nancy has found the last cubby hole to put the excess. Have I mentioned Thank God for Nancy? And new classes are forming and are on the go. Shannon is a whirlwind! She has people doing Fair Isle and graphing patterns. Entrelac is next- don’t miss it. Her scarf is gorgeous- as are her fingerless wristies. She has an entrelac sock class coming soon.
And of course Carmel-here every Saturday. Helping those who need it, and making a gorgeous Maggi Knits sweater. If you are interested, you still can join up.
And then there is Beth Coye who is the Lace Queen. They are upstairs now learning Beth’s own lace scarf pattern and also the lace leaf shawl. And I need to clean my desk.
August is looming and we know what that means- Its almost the holiday season!!!!!! I hope to see you soon-and don’t forget to check the class schedule. That may help with holiday gifts!!!

Skinny Knitting!

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

I’ve been thinking of this one for awhile. And aren’t we lucky-Bunny Dimmel has offered to lead us in a group on the first Wednesday night of the month from 6pm to 8pm. This will be a discussions/support/weigh ins if you like.and of course knitting. There will be a $5 donation-and please RSVP. Lets do this together-because if we support each other, we can do anything!

Its Starting-Come and Join Us!

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

For those of you who do not know, we are having our first KAL. Sandi Wiseheart (Wiseheart & Friends on Ravalry) is designing a sweater that will actually fit! Hoorah!
Sandi who is the editor of the Knitting Daily Blog (and was with Interweave Knits forever) has agreed to do a KAL after seeing us here at Yarn Cupboard. It has taken on a life of its own with 300 people joining Wiseheart&friends.
Jennifer, at Holiday Yarns, is dyeing two new DK weight yarns for the KAL. One is a superwash merino and the other a merino/silk. This is a great opportunity, as the Kal is a virtual class with Sandi. She is a wonderful teacher. After this KAL you should be able to apply Sandi’s techniques to all your garments.
Please give us a call with any questions. And we hope to see you soon.