Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Recent Events & Random Information...

A couple of weeks ago, we had our very first Pajama Party at The Yarn Haven. It was a lot of fun and I thought you might enjoy seeing some of the photos. Barbara even came from Nova Scotia to join us. We made felted soap, ate pizza, and watched "The Tooth Fairy". It was a lot of fun and is the reason we've scheduled some Chick Flick Movie nights during the summer.

Jasmine joined us during the Pajama Party. We tried to teach her to knit, but she spent most of the time just sleeping. Isn't she cute in her little nightgown!

Another fun thing that happened was when Girl Scout Troop 723 came to visit the shop. They are working on a badge and came to learn all the ins and outs of running a yarn shop. They were a great group of middle school girls from Cedar Bluff, Karns & West Valley Middle Schools.

This past week was a week devoted more to family. We went to Memphis to see my niece, Bekah, get married to a wonderful guy, Joe. It was good to catch up with family and see some faces that we only get to see a couple of times a year.

Then some more challenging news came to our family when my husband, David, got laid off from work last week. He has worked as a computer hardware specialist with this company for 10 years, but the poor economy finally caught up with him. So we are entering another chapter of our life as we seek to find him another job and keep everything afloat financially in the process. We would appreciate your prayers during this stressful time in our life.

And before I close, I have to share with you some of the finished projects that folks have brought in.

Leigh brought in these fingerless gloves that she made from a free pattern on Ravelry. The yarn she chose was Mountain Colors River Twist...one of my favorite yarns.

Monica made this Moose hat for her hubby. It was her first project in double stranding and she did a great job!

Paula finished an Evelyn Clark shawl out of J. Knits sock yarn. The colorway was called Reno. Wonder if she has plans to go there?

And finally, Ginny's vest out of Noro Silk Garden was so pretty on her. She did a nice job as well.

Don't forget our Summer Club is starting up next week. If you want to keep improving on your knitting skills during the summer, this would be a great class to join.

And on Thursday evening, June 3, from 6-8 pm we start our Rockin' Knockers Night as we make breast prostheses for women in our area dealing with cancer. It's a way to support the Knoxville Knockers Club that Sue Klipsch has started. It's a group of Knoxvillians that make Knockers for women dealing with Cancer. I hope you'll join us that evening as the yarns we are using for this charity project will be 20% off that night. We'll be meeting the 1st and 3rd Thursday evenings from June - October.