Amy’s Coffee Gallery
Tuesday - Friday
11:00 am to 4:00 pm
BATIK Workshop, Saturday October 7, 10 am to 3 pm
Join our Book Club – Time & Current Book are on the website
– or call the shop for more info
New members are ALWAYS welcome
Watch for upcoming holiday events
When Autumn Leaves Begin to Fall…..
It’s that time of year again when it seems good to have some routine
back in my life. Summer goes by faster each year. With fall comes
the Sheep & Wool Show (the shop will be closed Saturday, October
21). It is always a great source of inspiration and fun (a single
place with a seemingly infinite amount of fiber & yarn PLUS
a sign that advertises coffee & chocolate – what more could
I ask for?)
I’ve really done it this time. I don’t think I can add any more
cubes to the shop (I bet I can still squeeze in some additional
yarn, though). The shop is flowing with new yarns from Louisa Harding
(and books), Online, Plymouth, Mondial, & Classic Elite. Chunky
Alpaca from Elsebeth Lavold, Raggi sock yarn from Swedish Yarns,
& so much mohair. There are still a few more new yarns to arrive
– so keep checking back.
A huge thank you to everyone that made the 2006 Yarn Cruise a success!!
We had a great time – check the website for some photos. A special
thank you to JoAnne, from the Plymouth Yarn Company. The 2007 Cruise
is already in the planning stages. (Start thinking about the knitted
or crocheted garment/accessory you will be wearing next year). A
big thank you to all those that contributed a square for the afghans.
(YES – there are probably enough for 2 afghans!) Squares keep appearing
– I will keep you apprised of the progress. Also, mittens &
hats have been arriving, too. I will keep you posted as to their
distribution. Baby hats & blankets for the hospital also keep
appearing!! Those are ALWAYS much appreciated. Knitters & crocheters
are wonderfully generous people.
The website is a work in progress – Robin is doing a wonderful
job. The current project, the Island Cotton Sweater Knit Along as
well as the Sampler Scarf message boards will be up and running
for the start of each project. I also plan to have more pictures
of upcoming class projects for viewing on the website. An apology
to those whose emailed me through the website & got NO or a
delayed response. It IS working now.
Stop by and check out the new arrivals. Bring your project to
a Sit & Knit. Join our book club.
But do JOIN US.
Happy Knitting & Crocheting,
Miss Allen’s Knitting
Most of those who know me know about my obsession for mohair.
And why not? To me, mohair is the perfect yarn: soft, light,
warm, with the glowing perfection of saturated color as the
final touch. Mohair fiber and the way it’s spun – the yarn
is composed of a core strand with the mohair spun into/around
it -- is what gives mohair yarns their “fluff factor” and
keeps them lofty during knitting. But this technical detail
doesn’t figure into my fuzzy-wuzzy love: Like most knitters,
it’s the way yarn FEELS that matters to me, and mohair is
the ultimate “feels yummy!!” for me.