We have had so many amazing workshops this season and so many more in the works. Babs, the artist and genius behind the many colors of Miss Babs Yarns, was here a couple of weeks ago to teach a felted scarf workshop. This was the kind of felting that doesn’t involve knitting, just lots of water, soap and fibre. Everyone got to agitate some fibre a bit and make a really cool scarf. It was probably a rather relaxing activity. Sometimes you just need to get your fingers dirty.
We also hosted our first yarn tasting for the fall last Friday. It featured our tweed yarns and a sampling of teas. Our next yarn tasting focuses on rustic yarns (woolen spun, etc). I am excited to host this with our neighbors at Olio, who are bringing over a sampling of their infused balsamic vinegars and olive oils. You should definitely check out this new shop! They are conveniently located across from La Fromagerie…(who, by the way, is expanding to have in house seating. They will be serving small meals, making our lunch options in “uptown Old Town” that much better).
This weekend, one of my favorite designers is in town for the weekend – Ann Weaver. This zany lady has some really unique and interesting designs (here on Ravelry) and knows more about color than even Kel. (shhhh, don’t tell Kel.) Her top down traingular shawl design class has only one spot and the colorwork class is already sold out. BUT, you can come by the shop this weekend and meet her and hang out a bit. She is amazing!
You might notice on our events page that a few new ones have been added. Registration for these will all be open tomorrow (October 6th around mid day). Be on the look out for our newsletter or just keep an eye on our site here. This includes: Shirley Paden workshops, Molly Miller Handspun workshop and two workshops with Cirilia Rose. (do you know about Cirilia yet?! Check out her designs on Ravelry here.)
In non event related news, designer and blogger extraordinaire Sally Rainey stopped by, and she and Kel discovered that they own the same shoes. So they did a little “we wear green sweaters and green shoes” dance in the middle of the store. It was odd. So I photographed it. Here is your evidence: