Signs of Spring!

photo courtesy Duo Fiberworks c 2011
There are signs of Spring everywhere!  From the thousands of geese & swans winging northward over Lancaster County to the backyard peepers-Spring is nearly here! Spring at LYS brings lots and lots of new yarn, workshops & classes & big plans for the summer! 

Last week at Knit Night, I cast on a pair of Knitting Pure & Simple Easy Children's Lightweight Socks.  I'm using a new yarn from Knit One Crochet Too: Soxx Appeal.  This yarn is 96% Superwash Merino, 3% Nylon & 1% Elastic.  Reviews on Ravelry rate this as a 5 STAR yarn.  I'm happy with the beginnings of my little socks.  I may have another one or two--or five--projects on my needles.  I'm designing a couple of hats & some kits that will be in the shop next week.

Other new yarns this week:  Crock O Dye sock, Ty-Dy Sock, Alpaca Yarn Company's Paca Peds, Whorled Peace, Crabapple Yarns,& Kettle Dyed.  

Have you joined us for Knit Night?  We knit together every Thursday evening between 5:00 and 8:00.  Grab your knitting, your crochet, your spinning wheel or spindle & come set a while!  We'll make you welcome--& you may even get some knitting done!

Our Free Workshops have been really fun lately.  Filling the studio upstairs with knitters anxious to learn new techniques & tricks makes for a fun day at the shop!  New listings for workshops in April & May are on the site now!  Please sign up in advance for the Free Workshops as the fill up fast!

Filling almost anything with knitters is a good bet for a fun day!  We are really, really excited about our first Bus Trip.  We filled a large, luxury bus to take us to the Smithsonian Institute to see the Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef exhibit on March 13th.  Many of our Thursday Night Knitters helped create 'polyps' for this amazing display.  It should be a grand day out!