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If you’ve joined us on our trips to the New York Sheep & Wool Festival in Rhinebeck, you know what fun these trips can be.  This year we are again partnering with Amati Travel and Tours to offer a trip to the popular Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival in Maryland.  Join us as we travel in comfort to enjoy the 40th anniversary of the festival.   New this year is the option to register and pay online.   You can also register at the store and pay by check.

If you are a knitter, weaver, fiber-enthusiast or just fascinated with sheep, llamas and goats, this is one festival you do not want to miss. Besides livestock, there are crafts and vendors galore including some of the most beautiful yarns to be found anywhere. In addition to the exhibitors the festival features book signings, food and entertainment.  For more information about the Festival, visit: http://sheepandwool.org

What: Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival 2013

Where: Howard County Fairgrounds, West Friendship, MD

When:  Saturday, May 4, 2013

Schedule:

  • 6:00 am                                Departure from Montgomery Mall
  • 10 am – 3:30pm                 Enjoy the Festival!
  • 3:30 pm                                Departure from the Festival (return approx. 7:00 pm)

Cost:

  • Early bird – $65.00 before 4/7/2013
  • Regular  -    $75.00 after 4/6/2013

Price includes round trip bus transportation on deluxe motor-coach, admission to festival, driver gratuity, and snacks on the bus.

To Register Online Click here.

We hope you can join us!

Save the date!

Maryland

We’re putting together a trip to the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival on May 4th, 2013. Join us for a fun-filled day of live animals, yarn and wool, crafts and supplies, entertainment and more. Registration information will be coming shortly.

We’re excited that Rose will be here next Tuesday evening (1/22/13) from 6 – 8 pm in the store for a needle felting workshop.  Come get an early jump on spring and learn how to make these adorable Chicks and Bunnies.  Call us at the store for more info and to register.

bunnies and chicks 2

Now is the time to sign up for the 15th Annual Lamb’s Wool Knitting Weekends.  The dates are January 18, 19, 20, 2013 and February 8, 9, 10, 2013.

The following is a quick list of class that will be offered on the weekends.

How to join yarn that doesn’t show- Learn 6 fool proof  ways to join yarn and how to choose the best one for each situation.

If I cut that I will get a scarf? – Make a fabulous simple scarf. This scarf is worked in the round and then cut to make a great dress scarf.

Cute Hat! – Make this simple ear flap hat with no finishing.

Fleece Stuffed Mittens – Learn how to make mittens stuffed with fleece or yarn like the ones that are on sale in the stores now.

Join us November 6th for a Felted Bag Open House with Lauren Loeffler, the Fearless Felter.
Where
The Lamb’s Wool
When
Election Night – November 6, 2012 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Bring
Your interest and ideas for a fun night

Just in Time for the Holidays!

Join us for a felted bag open house with Lauren Loeffler, the “Fearless Felter”. Lauren is a local fiber artist who has developed a line of original bag patterns that are easy to follow, if you can knit and purl, you can create one of these designs!  Let us know what inspires you and we’ll help you select a pattern, yarn colors, and various embellishments.  Tap into  your own creative spirit and see how easy it is to come with a unique and original bag, decorated to showcase your personal style. If you are interested in combining machine felting and needle felting, these are the perfect projects. They knit up fast so you will have plenty of time to complete holiday gift projects.

Lauren will have many of her actual bags on display at the store to give you ideas about size, embellishment, and the finished product.  Yarn will be 10% off as it is during classes. We have a great selection of yarn and colors perfect for these bags. If you want more information about Lauren and her designs, take a look at her website at www.fearlessfelting.com. We look forward to seeing you November 6th.

Wine Bags

The Building Blocks Afghan is a series of 12 fun patterns that will grow your knitting skills – starting with simple knit and purl stitches.

Each square, or block, builds upon the skills learned in the previous patterns, giving knitters more confidence and knowledge.

At the completion of the series, the reward is an abundance of knitting know-how along with 12 gorgeous blocks to assemble into a sampler afghan.

Date: Starting October 28th (remaining class dates will be determined at this class; plan on meeting once a month until completion!)
Time: 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Instructor: Marjorie
Cost: $6 per class
Level: Advanced Beginner. This is NOT a learn to knit class. You should have a basic understanding of knitting and be comfortable with casting on, knit and purl.
Supplies: Book “Building Blocks by Michelle Hunter”, Size 10 24″ circular needle, cable needle, stitch markers, sticky notes and/or highlighter tape, tapestry needle. For class participants only, the yarn and supplies used in this class will be 10% off.
Yarn: Pick from over 50 colors of HiKoo’s SimpliWorsted yarn! This yarn is a soft, machine washable worsted weight yarn. We will be placing orders for it soon, so make sure to pre-select your color(s) right away! Other yarn suggestions: Galway or Encore. You will need approximately 140 yards per square.

Please join us for this fun monthly skill-building opportunity. Contact us at the store for available seats as well as advance homework!

We’ve got some new yarn from the Skacel Collection.   Tamarillo is 100% Cotton tape with a soft hand, lovely drape and multicolor slubs for interest.   It comes in a variety of fresh colors and would make a beautiful summer weight sweater, such as the tunic pattern which is available on the Skacel Collection website.

Tamarillo

New yarn – Tamarillo.

Product Details:
•100% Cotton
• 142 yards per 50 gram ball
• US 6-8 needles
• 4-5 mm needles
• 5 sts per inch

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