Archive for April, 2011

Sorry, I’m home today

Today, Thursday (April 21), I’m home dealing with a reaction to one of my newer meds; hope to be out and about again by tomorrow morning. It has also occurred to me that I might be late on Saturday as my home is on the Hearts & Hammers list so I’ll at least need to be there for the workers to get started.


Events Page Updated

I’ve just spent a few minutes updating my Events Page. Both the Midwest Fiber & Folk Art Fair (June) and the Summer Knit & Crochet Show (July) are up. Is anyone interested in going to either of these events? Seems like there is something else I was going to add but can’t remember what it is.

In the past I’ve attended a couple of the Knit & Crochet Shows when they were held in California and thoroughly enjoyed them. Imagine a large convention hotel with the lobby filled with people knitting and crocheting as well as filling special seating adjoining the classroom area, nationally known knitting/crocheting designers, teachers, authors leading workshops on many topics, fashion shows, large market areas where one can purchase yarns, books, craft accessories. Many of the vendors also have special demos and sometimes mini-classes in their booths. I haven’t read this year’s vendor list and don’t remember some of the names anyway, but at one show I watched a lady knit directly from roving, then moved on to another booth where a drop spindle lesson was underway, and nearby an elderly man was displaying some of the most fabulous knitted lace I’ve even seen. Someone was demoing a spinning wheel and across the aisle were the most fabulous crochet hooks and knitting needles I’ve ever seen. Next to the hooks & needles booth was a booth with a very large display of handmade buttons. Ok, yes, I really want to go but don’t know yet if I will be able to; hope to have a better idea in a week or so.

Location & Hours:

703 N Broadway
Pittsburg, KS


Professional Memberships

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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