Cool Knits for Hot Days
Already we’re being teased by summer’s heat (and
winter’s chill—it’s Texas). I’ve heard so many knitters and
crocheters say, “I just don’t make anything in the summer.
I can’t stand it”. Someone please explain this. I can see
not dragging the heavy wools out under the tree when it’s
110 out there, but we’re in the house with the AC blowing
like a blue norther. Really, now, aren’t we made of
Let me add to the incentive. Come by and see all the
beautiful lightweight cottons and blends that are just for
summer. Our latest is Universal Cotton Supreme DK
Seaspray in yummy, denim-y colors. Then there are the
great summer standards, Cascade Ultra Pima,
Sunseeker, Luna, and Avalon. Check these out and
you may not be able to resist summer knitting with lacy
Sock Class Encore
We had two wonderful sock classes with guest instructor Helen Williams of Denton. If there is such a thing as a sock genius, Helen is it. Her creations are so gorgeous I couldn’t bear to put them on my feet. I’d have to frame them. We all learned a lot, but some people missed it and others wanted more. So, Helen came back for another round Sunday, June 4, at 1:00 pm. We will do this class again if you missed it. If you did, be sure and see me. The cost of the next will be tuition plus materials, if you didn’t attend one of the previous classes. You will need sock yarn of your choice and #2 needles, either double points or two short circulars. Bring these or buy them at the shop.
New Sock Yarns and Needles
Speaking of sock yarns, a new one is here, by customer request, and another is on the way. We now have an undyed superwash merino/bamboo/nylon blend for people who are sensitive to dyes. This is a great yarn from Universal.
Ordered and on the way is Wisdom Saki Silk sock yarn. Say that one three times, fast. It’s a beautiful self striping silk blend that feels wonderful and comes in several gorgeous colors.
Let me also remind you that our handspun, hand dyed collection from Morandia includes sock weight yarns. All are beautiful and you won’t find them anywhere else. They’re dyed to order.
For those customers seeking jumbo circular needles for summer shawls, your search has ended. We now carry birchwood circulars in sizes up to 50.
Marvelous Mystery Bags return
The Marvelous Mystery Bag Contest is back! Each month beginning in June Cynthia’s Corner will give away a bag of yarn worth at least $50.00. Last year we had four happy winners. What do you need to do to be
eligible? Visit the shop and put your name
on an entry. Difficult, huh?
Guests of Honor
In early May Cynthia’s Corner was
privileged to host a busload of visiting
knitters. These were members of the
prayer shawl ministry at Our Lady
Queen of Peace Catholic Church in
Wichita Falls. They made a day trip to
Gainesville, having lunch at Sarah’s,
shopping for yarn and visiting with us,
then proceeding to find bargains on the
square. What a marvelous group! Hope
to see you again soon, ladies!
Made With Love
Made With Love has added some new
members and projects. From the beginning in June 2016 through December, we made 60 throws, 46 hats, and 24 washcloths for local facilities. We’re still making throws, stacking them up for disaster victims. We have already been able to help one family that had a fire. We know that eventually there will
be another tornado in the area, and we
hope to have enough throws by that time
to make a difference.
We have also started two new
projects. We’re making preemie caps
for a hospital in Mali, Africa that is
establishing a neonatal intensive care unit.
The nurse in charge of this project is a
friend of one of our knitters.
Our second project is soft prostheses
for mastectomy patients. This is a great
cause with a growing need. If you
haven’t heard of the Knitted Knockers
organization, check out their website,
www.knittedknockers.org. Or drop by
the shop and we’ll answer your questions.
If you’re in the Gainesville area, join us on
Tuesday mornings at 10:00 AM for
stitching and fellowship. Meet our
dedicated knitters and crocheters and see what we do. We promise we’ll do our best to get you crocheters hooked and keep you knitters in stitches. Yeah, it’s an old joke, but this is a low budget publication.
DFW Yarn Crawl
The Yarn Crawl will be August 18-27, and of course Cynthia’s Corner will be a destination again. Their website is dfwyarncrawl.com. All I can say about our planned events is “Expect surprises!”
It looks like we’ll have a busy summer at the Corner, so keep an eye on us. You don’t want to miss anything.
That's all for this time, folks. Hope to see all of you soon.
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