We have lots of beautiful yarn and needles in the store. Still waiting on some to make its way here. There has been a surge of this craft coming alive again and especially demand for the USA hand dyers, and spinners. The dyers have to wait on the wool to come to them and then it has to be spun in all different weight options, additional fibers added and get it just right for the dye. The colors are incredible, and the textures equally so. We have an impressive list of vendors. I think some of the best! Madtosh,Dream in Color, Mountain Colors,Zen Garden,Blue Moon Fibers,Blue Heron, Feza, Jitterbug, Berroco, Cascade, Clasic Elite, Anzula, Juniper Moon, Universal Yarns, Mirasol, Arucania, Artyarns,Tahki-Stacey Charles, Plymouth,and I know I have forgotten more.We are very excited to be representing Linda Huff in our shop. She is a local lady who raises Angora rabbits. She often takes in abused bunnies and nurses them back to health , and then shares the bounty of their amazing Angora fur with knitters,weavers,and fiber artists. We have some of her beautiful yarn already at the shop and are looking forward to much more in the future. What a treasure she is. She feeds them,nurses them and then shears them,and spins the fur into yarn. She also has a pattern on Ravelry that will be available for purchase through Yarn on Youree. We are hoping to in the future to have her do some demonstrations for us. She reminds us of what women used to have to do in order to have cloth or wool for clothing.
We also have the amazing Jackie Bell sharing her pottery skills with us. She is making yarn bowls for us, and the most beautiful ceramic buttons and shawl pins to accessorize our shawls,sweaters,hats and gloves. So unique and special. We can take special orders for her also, maybe a personalized yarn bowl, or mug for Christmas or birthdays!
Classes are going to start up very soon, we will have a calendar posted on the website, and on Facebook. If you have any classes you are particularly interested in please let us know, and we will try our best to accommodate you. We offer private lessons on technique,and special projects. We also have a classroom that will be available for your own knitting groups to meet and sit and knit! Its a nice break sometimes to have just a few close friends to knit and enjoy only each others company.
We are thinking of having a monthly knit,lunch club. You would pay a fee per month to come and knit, eat lunch, and dessert we provide and perhaps a nugget of something new. Tell us what you think of this idea. And if you have any requests let us know! We are thrilled beyond words to be able to have this shop. Our hope is that we can expand the love of knitting,crochet and make lives richer through friendship and caring. We certainly hope to see you on Saturday November 8,2014, but if not then soon after! Just Keep Knitting!
Penny and Linda!
Yarn on Youree