Archive for October, 2010

Winter Retreat

Put this on your Holiday wish list

Before long the folks who love you will be wondering what to get you for the holidays. Being an avid knitter I always thought it was fairly simple to come up with a great gift idea for me. And yet, my family seemed to struggle with it every year. If your family has the same difficulty I have a suggestion. Picture yourself relaxing and knitting among friends, settled before a toasty fire, away from the demands of home and spoiled by great food and the ambiance of charming 1700’s era home located on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay. Now imagine all of that as the doldrums of January and February settle in. I don’t have to imagine it because I have been attending the annual knitting weekend for the last ten years. This fabulous retreat is coordinated by the ladies of the Lambs Wool and the proprietors of the Mitchell House, a lovely Bed and Breakfast in Tolchester, Maryland. The fee for the weekend includes accomodations, a wine and cheese reception, Friday night dinner, breakfast Sunday and Sunday mornings, snacks during the day, a variety of classes and plenty of time to just sit, knit and bond with your fellow house mates.
The 2011 retreat is offered three different weekends. January 21st, 22nd & 23rd
February 4th, 5th and 6th and February 25th, 26th and 27th. The cost is $260.00 for a single, $240.00 for a double and $215.00 for a triple. Contact the shop for information on availablity for the weekend you’re interested in.
Trust me this gift is way better than any body wash sampler or pair of slippers I have ever gotten for Christmas.


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New Sock Yarn


Every season , the yarn companies bring out new sock yarns.   Many of our knitters have asked for solid  colors to  knitted patterns in the  socks.  We now have some wonderful  new yarn for pattern work in both light and dark colors.

  • AUSTERMANN  Step  classic  with Aloe Vera and Jojoba oil :  75% Virgin wool   25%  nylon   # 2 or 3 needle  100 g  ball  460 yds  $18.80    8 bright colors plus grey and white.
  • FORTISSIMA Alpaka   50%  Merino superwash     25% Alpaka   25% Polyamid    #2 or 3  needle   100 g  ball   460 yds   $17.90     5 colors – off white, tan,  brown,  grey and dark brown
  • AUSTERMANN  Royal   60% Merino   20% Polyamid   10% Silk  10% Cashmere    # 2 or 3 needle   50g    220 yds    $11.95       5 colors –         off  white   black   tan    med. brown   and grey

The other exciting knitting we have been doing with sock yarn is making baby sweaters and dresses  and with the left over  yarn,  a pair of booties.  They are all such FUN!!!!!!!!!!!


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