We’re excited to announce a new speaker series beginning April 14: Gosh’s Guests. It’s free – please be our guest!
A brick-and-mortar yarn shop is more than yarn – it’s also a gathering place, a forum for sharing ideas and inspiration. Walk in any Saturday afternoon, join the group around our big table, and you’ll see what we mean. We thought, why not tap into this rich vein of creativity to bring even more voices to the conversation? That’s how the idea for Gosh’s Guests was born.
We’re delighted to announce our first three guests presenting in April. The talks are all on Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. If you can come early, join us at 1:00 p.m. and bring a bag lunch. Drinks and dessert are on us. Mark your calendar for these not-to-be-missed dates:
Saturday, April 14 – Beaded Knitting with Gina Thackara
Saturday, April 21 – Little Looms with Linda Mesavage
Saturday, April 28 – Embroidery for Knitters with Tina Woodward
Complete details are listed on the Events Calendar. While you’re there, you’ll see our new classes have been posted through July. You can also download the class calendar as a PDF. (Watch next month for news about our annual Summer Camp.)
And one more bit of BIG NEWS: The National Needlearts Association (TNNA) – the folks that present the yarn industry’s trade shows – have created Local Yarn Store Day in recognition of the unique role local yarn shops play. Saturday, April 21 is the first-ever, and you bet we’re celebrating!
In the morning, before Gosh’s Guest Linda Mesavage’s Little Looms presentation, there will be two free half-hour demos, since putting yarn in your hands and ideas in your head is what LYSes do best.
- Yarn Substitution, 11:00-11:30 a.m.
Your pattern calls for one yarn, you want to work with another. Will you be happy with the results? We’ll show you how to switch yarns successfully.
- Helical Striping, 12:00-12:30 p.m.
Here’s a little-known technique that completely eliminates the jog in stripes knit in the round and offers a better way to blend yarns from different balls.
There will be some new products from our lovely vendors, available exclusively to yarn shops, plus a few surprises, of course.
And, at last, your finished projects…
Gina worked up a sample of the Koigu Beaded Beret* from Churchmouse for her Gosh’s Guests Beaded Knitting talk on April 14. She used a gorgeous teal shade of Dream in Color Smooshy.
Bonnie’s latest Pablo the Serious Cat may be the cutest yet.
Look at that adorable face; she’s really perfected embroidering Pablo’s features. (Don’t miss Tina Woodward’s Embroidery for Knitters on April 28.)
Dawn brought in a commercially knit hat that she loved and wanted to recreate as a handknit. She figured out the pattern and pulled it off beautifully with some Maxima from Manos del Uruguay.
Denice also used Maxima for her new favorite Brioche Cowl*, one of our in-store patterns. (You may be able to see our shop model above her head on the shelf.)
I have an updated photo of the Wee Liesl* sweater I finished recently. Here it is worn by the young lady for whom I made it. I smile every time I see that smile!
I loved making this Ysolda Teague sweater so much, I created a class for it. If you have adorable handknit-worthy babies in your life, please join me May 19.
Rebecca’s Floral Trellis table runner in #10 crochet cotton makes the perfect show stopping finale. She says she’s been working on it for years, and I can believe it. So many stitches. But it was worth it!
Note: Patterns marked with an asterisk (*) are available at Gosh Yarn It!