november 1, 2014

november is support your local yarn shop month, remember!  time for getting started or finishing up (depending on how organized you are) those quickly approaching christmas gifts.  there are a couple of quick knits you might like, including arm knitting and a three-stand cowl – come to the shop to see some samples.

as you all probably know by now, donna is back and better than ever and raring to go!

UPCOMING CRAFT SHOWS

THE WORK OF OUR HANDS*
friday, november 7th from 10 to 7
Lamplighter Restaurant in Delmont (route 22)
this is the third year for this show, which used to be the open house at the Mock residence in murrysville.  we outgrew the house, that’s why we had a change of venue.
THE SHOP IS CLOSED SO THAT I MAY VEND AT THIS SHOW AS WELL.  STOP BY AND SEE US!!

SNOWFLAKE SHOWCASE OPENING RECEPTION
Greensburg Art Center
saturday, november 15 from 2 to 4
this annual event runs from november 15 through december 21

LOG CABIN CHRISTMAS
friday/saturday/sunday november 28, 29 and 30
friday/saturday/sunday december 5, 6 and 7
10 to 5 each day
117 hay lane, off of windover road in murrysville
this show has been running for 15 years by Lane Neff and is a wonderful tradition

LIGONIER MARKET CHRISTMAS SHOW
saturday november 29 at the Y in ligonier
come back and visit your favorite vendors from the summer market!

PLEASE PLAN ON SHOPPING WITH SMALL BUSINESSES AND LOCAL ARTISTS AND CRAFTSMEN THIS YEAR FOR THE HOLIDAYS.  each of these shows are special and unique and worth checking out!  thanks for your support!

What’s New you ask??

ViJay silk yarns!  these gorgeous silk yarns and amazing color ways are now available for your perusal.   i have available two patterns for purchase using vijay yarns.  vijay yarns have been featured in quite a few knitting magazines of late and once you see it in person, you’ll know why.

also new are some FEZA yarns including new colors in alp premiere and alp dazzle as well as fanatic, alp virgin, and fiesta!  fanatic is a wonderful yarn consisting of acrylic, wool, and nylon – good for those of you who are allergic to wool or want a nice yarn that is washable.  this yarn has a beautiful color way change – very subtle.  and with 231 yards per skein, it goes a long way.  see photo below of a sample knitted with it.  
premiere, dazzle, virgin, and fiestas

fanatic

sample of fanatic knitted up
SO TO CELEBRATE THESE NEW YARNS, for the month of november only, each skein will be $1 off the regular price.

dates to remember

monday 11/3 – knit chix meet at the bean at noon
thursday 11/6 – purlin girls meet at the bean at noon
saturdays 11/1, 8, and 15 craftique fiber group meets at craftique 10-12
tuesday 11/11 – close knit girls meet at panera
tuesday 11/11 – shop open 1-6

shop’s open fridays 11/14 and saturdays 11/1, 8, and 15
SHOP CLOSED FRIDAY NOVEMBER 7 FOR LAMPLIGHTER SHOW

TURN YOUR CLOCKS BACK TONIGHT BEFORE BED!  we gain an extra hour to knit!  YE- HAW!!!

upcoming classes*

11/10 arm knitting
11/12 faux silk flower
11/12 polish star
11/19 felt loom scarf
12/2 chatelaine
12/3 snowman purse (3 classes)

*all details on on the website raggzfiberart.com

don’t forget that i am now an approved ravelry shop.  you can purchase your patterns through me at the shop and i give a 10% discount on all patterns if you do!  well worth the wait!

well i’m in a rush myself so this is short and sweet.  below are a couple of miscellaneous photos for your enjoyment

cathy, the nice witch

look at the treat i got!!!

Lane the samurai

wow it turned out tiny, but this is a panoramic view of the shaenandoah valley taken while visiting Zach in Winchester last weekend.  it was peak leaf season and sky view lane was not accessible due to all the peepers but this place was just as pretty.  we got to take a hike down to the river.  beautiful!
beautiful jean with her new hat

moi with my new progressive lenses.  

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