I am so sorry about being gone for a while!! We’ve just been insanely busy! We had our retreat at the Lake and it was a big success! We already have next years in the works!! We’ve been getting in some new yarns and making a few new friends here and there.
Last year at the Sunflower Guild festival we met a really fabulous lady name Gina who owned a farm up in Iowa. Gina raises her sheep, shears them, washes and cards the wool and then spins and dyes it. We were very lucky to get to know her and even more lucky to have her at our Lake Getaway. This farm has been in Gina’s husbands family since the 1850’s! Click on the name above to see her website! We are going to start carrying her yarns at the shop; just waiting on the dying and spinning process, as patiently as we can!! Gina and Karen sat down at the Lake and figured out some custom colors. I can’t wait to see how they turned out. As of right now, we do have some of her roving at the shop.
Ladies Night Out
We excited to have our first Ladies Night out at the shop!! Friday, April 19 from 6 to 9 we are hosting a get together at the shop! Bring your own alcohol; we’ll provide the mixers, appetizers, coffee and tea. Bring your knitting and relax with us! And I promise we will have curtains up by then so you don’t have to be worried about the people walking by. Every body that shows up will receive a coupon to use at the shop later; we’ll have a door prize of some Esther Purl yarn; and there will be a MYSTERY SPECIAL for that night! (Even I don’t know what it is and I’m the bloody manager! She’s tight-lipped on this one so it must be good!!!) We really hope to see you there for this!!
We are so pleased to be having our 2nd Winery Retreat!!!!! Join us on the Missouri River at Les Bourgeois on Saturday, June 1 from 11 to 3. If you joined us last year then you know how delicious the food is and how much fun we all have together! This year, we are changing things up a little and having a class with Jessica Dekker, who was at our Lake Getaway. Jessica is going to teach a class at the winery this year, about casting on. She has multiple cast ons to show us and I don’t know a single one of them!!! You know, there’s always more to learn! We have 30 spots for this even and we are filling up quickly so please hurry in to sign up if you want to come!!
I think we will also be having a fall retreat at the Winery since we’ve gotten such a wonderful response for this one!!