Needle Rocket, September 2008
Dear Fiber Enthusiast,
What a pleasure it is to greet you as we enter our second year of Needle Rockin’. Thanks to all of you who joined us at our birthday celebration. It was a party, indeed,
with chocolate cake, champagne and even flowers from some of our favorite admirers. For those who could not drop by, thank you for your loyal support of Needle Rock in our first year. We, obviously, would not be here without you.
Without further ado, we have many new things to tell you about. Our newest fibers range from crochet cottons to luxurious cashmere….from metallic accents to bulky furs…..fibers for everyone from baby to grandpa. We have several new hand-painted single ply yarns that are perfect for worsted socks, mittens or hats. Panda Silk is a lovely fingering weight yarn of bamboo, wool and silk that has an unsurpassed sheen. Cotton chenille is a fun kid’s yarn in solids and variegated. Silk Tweed combines silk with a wool tweed to soften its touch…you will love it. We have new colors in wonderful Savoy (wool/silk) and Karabella Superwash.
We just received a boatload of patterns and books for you to peruse. Mirasol has Book #3 out with more yummy patterns including some for men and small children…definitely a keeper. We also just got a pattern book from Ella Rae as well as Jane Ellison’s book of men’s patterns. For you talented and indulgent grandma’s, we have patterns and cashmere for baby sweater/ hat sets…truly adorable. Brown Sheep has sent us a wonderful trunk show of garments and patterns….everything from women’s cardigans and scarves to wild “Yeti” mittens and headband.
Our newest gadgets for you include Pattern Tamers ( a wonderful marker and place keeper for your patterns and books), Zips (rhinestone zippers for your cardigans) and Fun Specs (magnifying specs so you can actually see what you’re doing and look cute in the process).
**Congrats to our Olympians: Amy Helck, Sandi Williams, Jan Stout, Peggy Sue Williams, Ginni Bosse and Cathy Dickinson!!!!! All big winners. Please drop by at your convenience for your gold medal award. At our Pajama party, September 23rd, we’ll draw the name of the winner of our $25 gift certificate from this event.
**Speaking of which, yes, we will have our FIRST annual Needle Rock Pajama Party on Tuesday, September 23rd from 7pm till ???? We will have a pot luck buffet and plenty of fun music. Our special guest will be Jeannie Davis who moved to Norwood from Denver last year. Jeannie owned the Recycled Lamb, a fine knitting and yarn store in Lakewood, for over 20 years. She will be taking us from skein to skein in the shop with loads of project ideas and helpful hints. So, wear your comfy WARM pj’s and bring your handwork to join us for a really different Telluride evening!
**Important workshop: Monday, September 15, 4-6pm. “Fix UR Mistakes, Block and Finish” with Karen Holloway. Bring your problems and nightmares. $25. Please call to register because space is limited.
**Black Mesa Weavers have put some beautiful handwoven churro rugs and tapestries in Needle Rock. We are showing them and selling them for the organization with almost every dollar going to the weaver. Please come into the shop and view these gorgeous pieces. And, visit their website, http://www.migrations.com/blackmesa/blackmesa.html, for more information.
**Knitting Fingerless Gloves on Magic Loop will be held September 24th and October 1st …4-6pm, $10 per session
**If you are interested in learning drop spindle spinning, please call us for an Ali Crocket update. She has offered to come down and teach a class, but the exact date isn’t set yet. Please go to our website calendar for a complete listing of classes and events.
Ginger & Ann