Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Join Us for a Day Trip to Vermont - Saturday July 14th, 2007

Green Mountain Spinnery - Lunch - Ibiwisi Alpaca Farm Tour
This should be an educational and fun day for those who spin/knit/crochet and those who just haven't learned yet. Board the bus at the shop and enjoy the day. We'll tour Green Mountain Spinnery and make purchases at their shop in the morning, then enjoy a leisurely lunch at the Putney Inn before heading to Ibiwis Alpaca Farm. Besides touring the two barns and seeing these adorable creatures up close, you may want to paint your own fiber to create your own custom yarn.

Well behaved children are invited to join us on a trip that should be educational and fun.
$80 includes the bus, lunch, taxes and tips.
(Children under 12 years who select from the children's menu are $65)
Fiber purchases at Green Mountain and Ibiwisi are on you.
Departure time is 9am - estimated return time is 5pm.

Thursday, April 5, 2007

Photo of the Spring Fling Bag

Here's my first attempt at adding photos to the blog. This is the Red version of the Sping Fling bag; there's also a green version. Check it out.
I broke down today and created our shop blog. Probably because I came back from our 1st Annual B&B Knitting Retreat Weekend on such a high that I wanted to share it with others.

Fifteen guests joined Julie, Terry and me at the Nutmeg Inn in Wilmington, Vermont for a weekend of knitting, relaxation, yarn shopping and indulging in delicious food. We all left knowing each other better (Elizabeth came from NYC not knowing anyone other than me) and lots of knitting (and crochet) got done. Someone said (on Saturday afternoon) "if I were home right now, I'd be cleaning" which brought several nods around the room.

Julie from J.Knits came and shared her lovely hand dyed yarns with us. We shopped!

Julie from Creative Fibers taught a crochet lesson on the Spring Fling bag. Ten adventurous knitters tried their hand at that and made excellent progress over the course of the weekend. About half the group had never lifted a crochet hook before the class so we were all quite impressed with the progress.

Photos are coming and yes, there will be another weekend; I'm working on it. Until then, I've booked a Day Trip to Vermont on Saturday, July 14th. Hop the bus at the shop and tour Green Mountain Spinnery, have lunch at an inn and then tour an alpaca farm before heading home. Sounds like fun and the alpacas are soooo adorable. We might even see a cria (baby alpaca) if we're lucky.

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Windsor, CT
Twelve local shop owners who want to get to know you and have some fun.