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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.

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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

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As of April 1, 2012, The Lamb’s Wool hours will be

Monday, Wednesday and Friday – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Tuesday  – Noon – 8:00 pm

Saturday – 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

We will be closed on both Thursday and Sunday. If you have any questions please give us a call at (215) 361-9899 or stop and see us.

 

Liz

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Fun with sock yarn

You know something has staying power when it’s been around a really long time. Take for instance, Regia sock yarn. It was the first sock yarn Betty and Liz brought into the shop and it’s still one of their best sellers. New this fall, Regia has published some adorable pattern books featuring socks as well as the sweetest sweaters, vests,hats even complete outfits for the babies in your life. The books are very affordable at $5.99 each. If babies aren’t your thing then check out the book filled with patterns for gloves, socks, shawls and more for the adults in your world. Regia sock yarn is also very nicely priced. A 50gr ball of Regia, Extra Twist Merino Color sells for 9.50.

We also have some beautiful Hand-dye Effect Regia in many different color combinations.100gr ball sells for $15.95.

Besides being very affordable, Regia sock yarn is very washable and very wearable. Check out the books and yarn the next time you’re in the shop.

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I bet that got your attention.  But before you start to stress about all the gifts you are going to have to give, I want you to think, for just a moment, about about the gift you’d like to get.  Can you picture it?  Good.  Now lets talk about how we make that a reality.  #1. Experience has taught me that it’s best not to be shy or coy or anything but extremely bold about what I’m hoping for as the holidays approach.  My husband loves me.  But he has no clue about what gift to give me.  This is evidenced by a few of the gifts I have received over the years.  After a few tries at what he thought was perfectly reasonable gift giving he gave up and told me, “Buy what you want, I’ll wrap it up and everyone will be happy.”  To which I reply.  “I won’t really be happy.”  You see, at least for me, part of the joy of  gift giving and getting is not always knowing what is in all those packages.  I do know  because I’m almost always the one who has bought and wrapped all of them.  I want to be surprised.  It’s a conundrum, I know.  I want a good gift but I don’t want to have to buy it myself.  I want it to be obvious to the man who shares my life what sort of gift I am hoping for.  I don’t really want to put a picture of it on the vanity mirror so he sees it while shaving one morning.  Alas, what am I to do?…

Well, I found a solution to this vexing problem.  I filled out a wish list at the Lambs Wool and told my wonderful hubby that he should check it out someday.  Now, I spend a lot of time at the shop, and I spend a lot of time knitting, so really my dear sweet husband should not have needed this kind of nudging but hey, after the  OV glove Christmas,  I was no longer too proud to prod.  That’s my suggestion.  The ladies at the Lamb’s Wool will hand you a form.  You fill it out. Then you  print out directions to the shop and sneak them into your significant others briefcase, lunch box, whatever and leave him a note that says  “Mall Schmall, honey. This year I’ve made it easy for you.  Talk to these ladies.”  Hey, it can’t hurt!

And just in time for the approaching holidays The Lamb’s  Wool is going to be offering some new tote bags. They are a quilted bag, in three different varieties.  There’s the Betty Bag, the Liz Bag and the Lamb’s Wool Bag.  Each features inside pouches just the right size for holding needles, etc.

Stop in and check them out.  You could put them on your wish list.  You know the list that’s going to make your spouse a hero this year.

Dana

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Sure signs autumn is nearly here: The kids are back at school, nights are getting cooler, the days are getting shorter and there are new cooler weather yarns in at the Lamb’s Wool.  It’s time to pull out the larger needles and cast on a new fall sweater or vest.  Or maybe it’s time to put together a list of projects you are considering for holiday gift giving.  Felted items make for quick and easy projects. For some other great ideas, check out the latest projects in Interweave Knits Holiday gifts edition now available at the shop.

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Betty and I have just sent out or first electronic Baa Baa Blabbler. It went out with modest success. We had too many bounce backs for the host and they had to suspend our account temporarily. They thought that we were spammers. Which you all know that we are not. Our account is back in good standings again, but what I need you to do is to go onto the new link and sign up for our e newsletter. That will keep the spam police at bay and let you receive our newsletter with out any problems. Thank you for your help and I hope that you enjoy the e newsletters that follow. We hope to send one about once a month. Please let us know what you think and what you would like to see in our newsletters.

Liz

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