December 2010 Update
Here it is December 1st and I just want someone to tell me where did November go? It seems like it was Halloween
night and the next thing I know, Thanksgiving has come and gone, our 18 year anniversary came and went and
now it is December 1. That means only 23 more knitting days until Christmas. Let’s see I have two scarves left, two
pair of mittens (not counting the ones for myself) and two children’s blankets, well at least the hats that will match
eventually with mittens and scarves are done!
As I was contemplating what to put in the newsletter, I realized I did not put one out in November, and November
for me is just the month to be Thankful. Not just because it is the beginning of the holiday season, but it is also the
month that we first opened up our doors. I know nowadays people are finding it hard to be thankful, but there is
always a ray of sunshine no matter how dark the clouds. The economy is hurting Everyone and Every Business, so
we are thankful that our doors are still open and we still have lots of customers, both old and new. I am ever so
thankful to the wonderful ladies who help out here at the shop, Jean Carter, Brenda Bailey, Lori Torrance, and Bee
Jenkins, thank you so much ladies, you have made my life so much easier.
We are waiting with baited breath to see Lori’s December windows. I am thankful for customers like Rita Rollins
who drives all the way from Weatherford, her wonderful husband treats her on her birthday and their anniversary
to a trip to the yarn store. Every year I love seeing this well dressed woman who designs her own tops and wears
them with such pride. There are those of you who are new, such as; little Jessica and Kayla Lawson, two
preteen/teen young ladies who just learned to knit. I can’t wait to see what they do with their new skills. Then
there is a Amanda Harrison, our quiet little knitter, brought in by her sister in law Janet who has since moved
from our area, but her family keeps coming. Amanda has had an ambitious knitting year and I cannot say more for
fear of ruining Christmas surprises. Kathy Sprinkle, who beat the yarn shop owner in finishing her entrelac jacket,
to our regular Thursday Therapy ladies, Karen Rex, thanks for your loyalty, Loreen Smith, not only thank you for
your loyalty, but for your laughter and wonderful, imaginative knitting projects, can I be a relative? Patsy
Valentine and her wonderful mother who has knit way over 100 helmet liners, can you imagine all of the soldiers
her beautiful knitting has helped to keep warm? I love my store and the all of the customers who shop here, the
ones who have moved away and still remember us and the ones who never lived here but just visit, like Mavis
Parsons in Rockford, IL. I love the fact that after all of these years we have so much support, right now it is needed
and we are thankful!
Today, I finished the class schedule and have it posted on line already! I am excited about this class schedule.
Before I did the newsletter, I took a little time to experiment with something that I saw and thought was really
cool. Scarves and shawls made from wool roving. No Knitting, No Crocheting,! Just your hands, a little soap, a little
hot water, some bubble wrap and roving and a lot of creativity makes for a stunning scarf. So it is on the class
schedule and model is in the shop! The Entrelac Jacket has been such a hit and it was nice to realize that once we
teach you some faster techniques for Entrelac, like knitting backwards the projects seem to go much faster. The
crewneck cardigan from Kollage Yarns is just gorgeous and I can’t wait to get it knitted. The BelAir Shawl from
Muench Yarns is not only gorgeous to look at, but the yarn makes it so very soft! Jump into Lace with the little
Lace Hearts Facecloth.
To see pictures of some of the class projects please click the link below to our face book page
For the compete class schedule, please click the following link, if all days on the Calendar show up as one color,
please F5 on your computer to refresh and the class days will change color.
We also want to take a second here to wish Stitches a Happy Birthday, she has been a shop cat for over a year now
and her wonderful friend Vicki Herschberger remembered and sent her her very own birthday card! Thanks Vicki,
she loved it!
Thanks to Brenda Bailey, there is a wonderful table of stocking stuffers and great gifts for Knitters and Crocheters,
send those loved ones in, list or no list we will help them find something wonderful for you!
I would like to take a second here to wish you all a very Merry Christmas, and a safe, happy, prosperous 2011!