Saturday, February 25, 2012
Heads up: workshops coming up soon, limited spaces, more listings here
• March 2 Tarrytown NY Photo Bootcamp for Crafters & Etsians 10-1
• March 17th Photo for Knitters at Wildfiber in Santa Monica/LA 2:30-5:30
• March 20th Photo Safari for Knitters in Santa Barbara CA at Loop & Leaf, 10-1
• and if you're a member of the El Segundo Slipt Stitchers, March 17 & 18
When I packed up after the fun Craft Activism show & tell & booksigning at the library in Madison CT last weekend (such a great knitting crowd they have there), I was invited to pop by the LYS around the corner. Since I have good manners, and, um, it's a yarn store? I said yes. I'd been there before, it was a sweet little shop.
I didn't know it had changed hands a few months ago and now Madison Wool is MadWool,
owned by Dayna, aka The Crafty Scientist, an artyarn spinner, crafter and purveyor of the handmade, handspun, handdyed, and excellently curated commercial yarns too. The little cottage has a newly added room for classes , and is bursting with Things I Want to Touch and Make. I recommend a visit or three, they are open on Sundays. Do I hear field trip from you?
I broke one of my personal yarn rules: absolutely no single souvenir skeins. See this stunning Shalimar Breathless ? It's fingering weight wool, silk & cashmere. I reversed some of my rule-breaking damage by winding and casting on immediately for Kat Coyle's new shawl Flying Home.
Yes, you can judge a shop by its sign. Yarnbombing!!!
I feel so spoiled. I have Knit New Haven as my wonderful
clubhouse LYS and now, slightly further but still handy, a shop to revel in the handspun. Must get busy with them needles!