Annual Heritage Holiday Bazaar is this Sunday
This year we have 10 different local artists joining us to share the work of their hands with you. You will find a nice variety of creative, one-of-a-kind items that may be just the thing for that hard to shop for person on your list.
Jack, wood artist – items for the home and for fiber folks
Cathy, Clara, Karen and Marie, weavers – handwovens for the home and body
Jesie – pottery buttons and vessels
Tanya and Kitty – bags and totes for work, play and knitting
Deb and Jack, glass artists – buttons, jewelry
Sandy, henna artist – body art and items decorated “henna-style”
Free hot chocolate to all who attend. Print a flier here.
Spinning loves knitting
This is the latest thing off my knitting needles … and spinning wheel. The pattern is Drachenfels, available in the shop via Ravelry, and is a very simple knit that can be modified to suit your whim. I made it through about 12″ of the pattern and then took off down my own path, enjoying changing colors at will, leaning more heavily on one than the other to use the available amounts of yarn. The shawl took two balls of black Rauma Tumi (50/50 wool/alpaca) and one of pink, plus about 320 yards of two ply handspun. If you aren’t a spinner, Stonehedge Crazy can be substituted for the handspun. This is a pattern suitable for a beginner, but I must tell you, I enjoyed having an easy knit for a change. Totally enjoyable.
Heritage: Your one stop shop for Shetland and Norwegian yarns!
Our selection of Norwegian yarns has expanded! We now have Tumi, a fingering weight alpaca/wool blend that is scrumptious. It will substitute in patters calling for Finullgarn or Spindrift. It is the yarn specified in the current issue of Interweave Knits for the Endless Rose Cowl (which will be a shop sample very soon).
Did you know that we carry the ENTIRE line of Jamieson’s Spindrift–you will find color cards at the link at the top of this page and you will find one to purchase in the Fair Isle knitting book section. We also have Jamieson’s Ultra Lace and their authentic Shetland cobweb yarn.
We carry Rauma Norwegian yarns for sweater and accessory knitting and for weaving, specifically: Strikkegarn, Finullgarn, Prydvevgarn, Tumi, Mitu and a bit of PT5 Sport and Pandora Cotton. Be sure to visit the pattern and book pages to view patterns straight from Norway in both traditional and modern designs.