hey everyone! its birthing season on the farm and so far Clarice had twin girls and Daffodil had a fairly large boy. they are just adorable and snuggly. Clarice’s twins visited us at the shop on my last play date. loads of pictures were taken but i havent seen any of them as of yet. the sheep will be lambing any time now as well. it’s always a fun, exciting time on the farm but i’m always relieved when it’s over and there were no complications. the cows won’t calve until april and april 2 we shear, so lots going on!
i’ve been super busy rearranging the shop and doing all kinds of new, fun stuff for my customers. i’m not going to give it away this time, but my next post before my opening day will have a lot of information. classes are being scheduled as we speak including but not limited to: beginning knitting, kumihimo, lacey beaded shawl, socks, brioche, socks, wet felting, needle felting, and more. i am going to be featuring a brand new yarn each month. april will be the exception because i will have several to offer but each month after will be a new yarn or perhaps accessory. i will also be holding another stash sale but the date has not yet been determined. i was thinking i should do it before the yarn crawl to make room in everyone’s stash for new stuff.
loads of new stuff for opening day including youghiogheny yarns, a new yarn from meadow croft dye works, handmade buttons from cynthia crane, knitters pride needles and accessories, chiagoo needles, new mesh bags, and some new little knitting bags.
march 18 10-4 final play date at the shop – all welcome
march 24-26 pittsburgh knit and crochet festival*
april 7-9 opening day! friday hours 10-5 and saturday hours 10-2 regular hours resume at this time!
april 29 raggz fiber affair and wool market (NEW vendors)
may 20 crafter’s spring cleanout**
*LOADS of good classes still available to sign up for. Karen Page and i will be teaching an altered couture class on friday (learn how to “Funkify” some old clothes that you love but may need an update or perhaps they don’t fit as well as they used to); susan gibbs is teaching how to make a gorgeous tote bag and you will finish it that day; colleen maguire is teaching several technique classes. these ladies are all excellent instructors and it would be a great opportunity to take a class from them! check the schedule out on this link: http://pghknitandcrochet.com
i am not vending this year at the show this year. i will be teaching friday and helping out at the makers area saturday afternoon. stop by and say hello and learn how to do some felting!
** this is a place for you to buy and/or sell all of your used supplies! we all have them! tina blake is hosting this event at the delmont fire hall. for more information you can contact her at: email@example.com.
STEEL VALLEY YARN CRAWL
we had our first meeting last sunday and we are all very excited about a few changes. stay tuned! there will be a website this year with all the information on it. the dates are July 28 through August 6. mark your calendars and start saving up! eleven stores will be participating again this year.
so long for now. stop by on the 18th and say hello. hope to see you on april 7 too! a more complete blog will be posted a week or so before i reopen.