Why do I dread tax day? It comes every year and it’s not really a suprise, we owe money. It happens….sigh. Oh well, I’ve paid my taxes and now I’m looking forward to this weekend when I’ll be at The Golden Fleece, 317 Potrero St, Santa Cruz, CA., Saturday, April 21 at 1pm. Jocelyn, aka Fiberdev, will be there with patterns and samples. I’ll bring the yarn! Its the shop owner’s one year anniversary. Now that’s something to celebrate!
Trunk Show! Saturday, Feb 25, 6:30-9pm
Uncommon Threads, 293 State St., Los Altos, 94022
(Just 15 minutes from Stitches West, lots of free parking) 10% off all Handwerks yarns this evening
Join us for a great evening enjoying hand dyed yarns, silk, cashmere blends, superwash merino, sock yarns, lace, refreshments and more with local dyer Laura Schickli of Handwerks! Enter to win a gift basket and meet designer Jocelyn Blair with her patterns and many gorgeous samples.
No reservation necessary, just come and join the fun!
Knit Together, a new yarn and fiber shop has just opened in Exeter, California. It caters to knitters, crocheters, spinners and weavers alike. They have a wonderful selection of yarns from both big companies and small indie dyers (yes, me! ). The spinning corner looks so inviting with its baskets of fiber and large mural tree. I’m torn between wanting to sit under its “shade” and spend an afternoon with the rovings or plan my next warp in front of the beautiful cones of weaving yarns on the wall. The owner has included something for all my favorite crafts in her new shop. I’m so glad I found Knit Together and thrilled she found Handwerks yarns!
I’m ready for a roadtrip!
If you were at Sock Summit then you already know about the new charity to raise awareness for breast cancer, The Honeysuckle Project, knitting for a cure.
What you might not know is the single sock , Montara, on the edge of the table in the middle looks like this:
and the yarn looks like this:
Patterns and yarn are available directly from The Honeysuckle Project. Individual patterns may also be available from the designers who participated in this initial launch. I’ll be offering Montara through Ravelry and Handwerkstextiles.com with a portion of the proceeds being donated to breast cancer research.
In case you haven’t heard The Golden Fleece, 317 Potrero St, Santa Cruz, CA, has a new owner. Tomorrow (Sat, June 4) is the Grand Re-Opening Event. I’m thrilled to be a part of it and will be there with trunks of yarns and patterns from 12-2pm. If you are in the area, chase away the rain clouds and come on by. Its going to be fun.