I am pleased to announce that I have a Toys for Tots collection box at the shop. Toys must be new and unwrapped. The Marines will be collecting the box on 15 December in order to have time to sort and distribute the toys. The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens. Anything you can give is appreciated.
New at the shop - "Pixie Dust" by Knit Collage. Pixie Dust knits on #17 - 19 needles; one skein makes a hat, two skeins make a scarf. Ideal for last minute gifts. The hat in the photo took one hour to knit, and that was with doing it on #15 needles. Also - the hot pink colorway of Feza's "Alp Light"; three new colors of Feza's "Fanatic": green, bubblegum pink, and blue & yellow (Notre Dame, anyone?).
The Interweave Knits Winter issue is in! Muted colors and fancy stitches abound, but there are also easy patterns.
Super Bowl 2012 will be held in Indianapolis! The Super Bowl committee is asking Hoosiers to knit scarves in Colts blue and white for the 8,000 volunteers that will be working the game. The scarf count is currently at about 1,500, and there are only 14 months to go. SO - I have Colts blue yarn in the shop in Cascade 220, with 220 Superwash coming soon. The scarves need to be 6" - 8" wide, 70" - 84" long. You can go to their website at www.indianapolissuperbowl.com for simple patterns, you can knit any other scarf pattern in the Colts colors, or you can create your own pattern, as long as whatever you make is gender-neutral (read: no lace, fan and feather, or similar).
As a reminder - the shop will close at 3 PM on Wednesday 24 November and reopen at 10 AM Friday 26 November. Have a great Thanksgiving!
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history if you die.