Monday, July 25, 2011

Mad, I Say!

The sock madness continues for just a few more days, and some of the team members have taken this challenge very, very seriously!

July 23 was Sock Madness Day at Yarn Cravin' and many knitters took the time to show off their completed socks, and spend the day in the cool comfort of the shop knitting away toward their goals.

Enjoy the photos of some of the participants and their socks.

Here's Laurie

Some socks by SarahLou


Alana, Kathy, Sandy and Sarah


Alana's sock in progress


Bobbie and some of her socks


Dale Ann's finished pairs


Other knitters dropped in and out, and others have more than 6 pairs completed for July already! Wowee! Me? Well, I set a goal to complete 2 pairs this month. I am at 1.5 right now, so maybe, just maybe I will get there.

How are you doing toward YOUR goal?

Monday, July 11, 2011

Bus Trips and Sock Madness and Handpaints... Oh MY!

Wow! There are NINE teams of knitters signed up for Sock Madness at Yarn Cravin' right now. That means there are going to be some very happy, warm feet this fall and winter! How are you doing so far on completing those unfinished pairs of socks? Remember to call or stop by the shop and get a star by your name each time you complete a *pair* of socks.

Personally, I know I would be doing better if a couple of yarn shop owners would stop ordering yarns like all of the gorgeous Claudia Hand Painted sock yarn pictured below! It's flying out of the shop, by the way. Some colorways are already gone.






Those beautiful yarn bowls are for sale, too, by the way. If you like those, you'll love these little guys:


They are just waiting to be adopted and placed on someone's kitchen table. Look!


Yes, they are salt and pepper shakers! Please save me from buying them! These gorgeous sheep are handmade right here in town.

The Book Club book this month is Knit Noro. If you have a love affair with Noro yarns, you won't want to miss out on this one! Book club meets the last Thursday of the month.


Now, on to some serious fiber business. Bus Trip. Yes, bus trip!

Saturday, August 20, is the Michigan Fiber Festival in Allegan, MI. Our very own Bad Amy is organizing a bus trip (no driving = knitting time!!) for anyone who wants to go. The details can be found here:Michigan Fiber Fest Bus Trip. The cost is $40 per person, and this will be for a charter bus. You can bring food/drinks, and there is plenty of cargo storage underneath for any purchases you may make during the day. There must be 35 people signed up and paid in advance by AUGUST 1st to make this trip happen. As of today, the trip is 1/3 full. If you are a knitter, crocheter, spinner, weaver or fiber enthusiast of any sort, this is a trip you don't want to miss. The vendor list is huge! Your money will be refunded if not enough people sign up for the trip. More questions? email Amy!