Archive for April, 2009

Keep an Eye on the Classes Page

Some updates have been made to the Classes and Events pages. Check out what’s coming in May and June ~ and leave your comments regarding what types of classes / workshops you would like to attend, as well as the best dates & times. My brain gets tired trying to figure it out by myself!

Well, back to work on my crocheted sock. Watch for a photo coming soon. And I’ll try to remember to take a pic of my hairpin lace sampler too.

Hairpin Lace

Have you tried it?  I did last night at Joplin Chat & Craft and may have found another addiction. Lee had several nice sample pieces to get us started thinking about what we could do with hairpin lace strips and spent individual time showing each of us how to get started. All I have to show for my efforts so far is a little sampler strip which I will keep in the shop to show people. I have two ‘try it out’ hairpin lace tools (sometimes referred to as looms or forks) on my project table for the convenience of the curious. I need to finish some other projects I have started before I can start a major hairpin project but may sneak in a few hairpin strips anyway.

Waiting for the Spring Flowers

Anyone else watching the rain and waiting for the spring flowers?  I’ve seen a few flowers in my neighborhood and my own tulips should bloom soon but with all the rain we’re having I hope we have A LOT of “April flowers”.  And we won’t even have to knit or crochet them ~ although if we do, maybe we could see flowers sooner.  I have a new book of flower patterns, with both crochet and knit in the same book.  Also just received a couple new colors of cotton yarn that have a spring look: Shades of Spring & Pink Lemonade.

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A Few of My Favorite Things:

Knitting Lace & Lace Knitting
Crocheting Shawls
Knitting Socks
Stacks of brightly colored dishcloths I've crocheted
Listening to my granddaughter giggle

"When the dog bites
When the bee stings
When I'm feeling sad
I simply remember my favorite things
And then I don't feel so bad."
~ Maria in the Sound of Music

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