I went by the old store location. It is now a cycling place. Interesting. Next door is a Mead tasting place that is open 3 days a week ( yes the drink made from honey). Interesting.
Muggswisz has added a location and it is in the Shakertown Plaza of my old store location. I plan to put some business cards on their bulletin board in the next few days so if you are interested in group or private lessons come by and pick one up. Even if you don’t want a card, their coffee is great.
Since I last posted, I have been doing knitting classes while pursuing other work and interests. I am finally getting around to making the yarniashop.com website look better this week. My domain/server etc changed and it really looks wonky. Without the shop it just wasn’t a top priority and I just let it slide. My goal is to get it done by next week. It is always good to have goals.
Since it has been so long since I posted here are some bullet points:
- I started a Needlechat group at the Plain Local community branch. We meet every Wed 10 AM. Knitters, crocheters, cross stitch, needlepoint or anything with a needle please come by. Most library branches have a group.
- I finally signed up and when to the schoolhouse knitters camp last summer. It was a wonderful experience. Traveling there was an experience but the camp was great.
- Still enjoying ravelry. It is truly a great reference source.
- I recently completed a scarf for the humane society fundraiser. To make it look more special I went to Avenue Antiques. The pins I got there were perfect. She also has a great selection of cuff links. Cuff links are a great way to pin a shawl in position around your shoulders.
- I will teach group or private lessons. If you have a group, I can come and do a one time session or multiple sessions. If you have a scout troop or a kids camp and need an activity contact me.
- I have posted several videos on the yarniashop youtube channel. I find youtube a handy tool for students to be able to look up skills they were taught in class.
Totally non knitting tip…… I love caramelized onions but they take so long. So, when I do them for a dish, I will chop up 5-6 onions and make a HUGE batch. I use what I need and then I put 1/2 cup to 1 cup plops on a sheet with parchment paper on it and stick it in the freezer. In a short while, I pull these off and store in an airtight container. This way if I want them on a burger or it pops up as an ingredient for a dish and I don’t have the time or energy to make them, I can have some in a matter of minutes.
Knitty – Lots of free patterns, but don’t forget to check out the features and knittyspin.
winter 2012 Twist Collective Beautiful pictures, patterns to purchase, interesting articles.
Knitters review – This link is to get the newsletter. You can look at the website, but I really find the newsletter Clara sends out easier to read.
Petite Purls – Great online children magazine