Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Easter Events

April 4, 2007
Easter is here…

So to celebrate, our Accessory Club on April 6th is a felted basket, perfect for the Felted Bunny Slippers and needle felted eggs we have been making. Isn't it cute? My photography skills suck, but I feel like one has to have some weaknesses. Maybe some day I'll take a photography class. Right!!! About the same time I learn to work on a website! Whine, whine, whine.....

We are also having an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday and Sunday. We will have eggs hidden all over the shop and when you make a purchase this weekend, you get to “hunt” and open one to receive the prize inside. There will be everything from 10% off (and up), free lessons & patterns, a gift certificate and other goodies (sorry, CAP can’t be used with any other discounts).

We have the square needles and crochet hooks coming in next week. The response has been great from everyone, especially those with joint problems. They should be here by next Friday so come in and try them out.

I have become enamored of the Kollage Cornocopia so have ordered a bucket of new colors. The drape on this is marvelous and, with the Spring and Summer fashions being soft and flowing, it is perfect for these designs. Look for a KAL next month using this yarn. There are additional yarns coming from Kollage and we will have items completed in them by next month.

On Sunday April 22 we will be starting our Furry Friends Club. Our first project will be the Pet Pi bed which is a great way to use up odds and ends of novelty yarns. My “kids” love them and you can make them to coordinate with your décor. We have some ideas for other projects but, as always, we are open to suggestions and ideas.
Last, but not least, we are going to try some dyeing next month. I will be ordering the fibers next week and will then do some experimenting to see what will work well in the shop. Hope that you will check in with us to see if this is something you would like to try.

Several things to look for in the next few months:
Scrumbling or Freeform knitting & crochet
Hairpin lace
Bead knitting & crochet
Socks, socks & more socks
Lace patterns, including IK’s Lacy Kerchief Scarf (maybe in Cornocopia!)
Shaded knitting

We hope to see you soon!
Karen, Bonnie, Charlene, Tierney & Natalie

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