Excited for Socktober Give Away!!!!

Hello All! Hope you're having a good end to your summer!

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Our downtown Lancaster shop has packed up and moved. Come see us at our new location at 3519 Old Philadelphia Pike in Intercourse, PA. We're open 6 days a week. Monday - Saturday 9AM - 6PM. Join us Thursday evenings between 6 & 8 p.m. for a drop in knit & crochet group. Bring your own coffee, sometimes there's wine to share! More info at http://lancasteryarnshop.com

Owner, Wendy is still knitting the spot check socks, almost through the second sock! She cast on a sweater that will be a Christmas gift--so we'll be vague about it, except to say how much she loves her Addi turbo needles ! She's got a few shop samples underway, too (of course!). Among other things, she's working on a long, narrow scarf in Schulana kid-seta, a mohair & silk blend. Wendy finished up a couple of ballband dish cloths in TSC Cotton Classic that LYS carries. 2 skeins made 2 dishcloths in that pattern, and a third in a simple stripe.

Rachel-Marie has been knitting on her chevron socks and can't wait to dye new colorways! She specializes in "confetti style" patterns, and likes to watch the different colors pop up in her stitches. She's also been dyeing bamboo, organic cotton, alpaca, and wool. Keeping LYS customers entertained with new colors and textures. This knitty dirty girl keeps track of her upcoming projects very carefully here in her Ravelry notebook.

We're still working on our part of the world's longest scarf! This project is sponsored by Heifer International and Keep the Fleece.org. We've got two scarves going; one is a corriedale wool from a farm up in Denver, PA, and the other is a worsted alpaca from Kur-Del Farm in New Holland. Stop in to knit a row or two for this great cause! Your donation of one dollar a row will support an international effort to safeguard rare fiber producing animals!

Wendy is knitting a square for the Poetry Society 'Knit a Poem' project. Check out their website: www.poetrysociety.org.uk

Are you ready for Socktober? The newest season sweeping the hipster and savvy knitting community? We're planning a month of fun, funky sock-y love! Break out those DPNs and try magic loop! To get you all excited about socks in time for this special month we're running a special give away!

Post a sock related comment on this blog and you might win
the pictured set of KnittyDirtyGirl sock yarn +
matching ball of Ballad for heel and toe +
Addi 40" #1 needles + Favorite Socks Book.

(7-29 revised) We'll use a random number generator to pick a name for the drawing on October 24 and contact the winner! Make sure to leave a way for us to get in touch with you.

Sock Related Comment example:
I just love knitting socks Magic Loop style on Addi knitting needles. They go so fast. I'm looking forward to Socktober!

Okay, more blogs soon. Rachel-Marie has lots of bloggity things to share with you! =)

Knit On!
Lancaster Yarn Shop Staff