April 2014 Newsletter
ROSEMARY’S NEW KNITTING WHEELS
Traded our old car for this new Toyota, Camry Hybrid XLE.
Hoping the passenger seat is as comfy for all my knitting as the old one was!
Monday 10 AM – 5 PM
Tuesday…..Open by chance only, so please call ahead before making the trip!
Wednesday 10 AM – 5 PM
Thursday 10 AM – 7 PM
Friday 10 AM – 5 PM
Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM
Sunday 12 Noon – 5 PM
OPEN KNITTING: I now have three times during the week that are set aside for social knitting to come to the shop and knit together at my tables. We have a great time and welcome you to join us.
Daytime: Wednesday 10 -12 noon or Thursday 10 – 12 noon
Evening: Thursday 5 – 7 pm (This is the time to come if you need some free help with your project.)
COME JOIN US!
Alicia’s baby celebration with the Thursday night “Yahn Sistahs”!
We can’t wait to welcome her little boy, Logan.
Hubby and I had a wonderful mini vacation in Florida for six days the beginning of the month.
We went to Disney and of course I took my knitting along.
We really had a great time and the weather was beautiful.
When we came back we brought Rosa some friends.
RAVELRY ……………I have my own group now and would love you to become part of it. You can see pictures of what others have made using the yarns purchased from my shop and post your pictures too! Just search for Rosemary’s Gift & Yarn Shop under groups to find it and join up today!
FACEBOOK ……………I’m also on Facebook and you can be part of my page by searching “Rosemary’s Gift & Yarn Shop”, and clicking “Like”. This will allow you to get updates of what I am posting of things that are happening at the shop in between my newsletters! I try to keep up with it as best as I can and I’d love to hear from you in between your visits to the shop.
TWITTER ……………I have just got myself on twitter and am trying to learn more about it. Remember I’m not a young chick so these new things take me a little time but if you want to get my tweets, I’m under Rosemary Libby and I’d love to read your tweets too!
THE YARN SHOP NEWS: March arrivals at Rosemary’s:
Baby Alpaca Cherish
Uptown DK Colors
Regina Lyrica Color
Regina Cotton Kolibri
Regina Fluormania Color
It was great to see the “Gafney Knit Wits” from Wakefield, NH again.
They didn’t go home empty handed!
ROSEMARY’S PROJECTS: Well I had fun knitting in March. It helped pass the time and the cold weather and I even knit in Florida!
Worked up a new pattern for this cowl that I knit holding a lovely mohair and a sequined novelty yarn together as I knit.
Then I knit another pair of adult socks for the shop using my new DK Sock pattern.
I had enough cotton/wool blend DK yarn in my stash to knit another adult pair of socks and a Newborn Hat and Sock set.
SHARE YOUR PROJECT:
Jan was in the mood for lace this month and knit a beautiful scarf and cowl using
one of my patterns. She does such nice work.
Katie knit these great socks with the new Neon Now yarn I got in.
I almost think they would glow in the dark!
Louise knit this wonderful cardigan using Encore Tweed.
Looking good, Louise!
Marianna used Jeannee yarn to knit her hat and she has reason to be proud of the great job she did.
Nancy is wearing a very pretty scarf while holding socks in one hand, a cute child’s top and mini scarf in the other hand.
She knit them all from yarn she bought from the shop.
I must say it’s hard to keep up with Nancy!
Here is another “Nancy” that enters my door weekly.
Look at the beautiful Aran Sweater she knit using Encore yarn.
Pat bought some Drifting Gardens yarn a little while back and came in the shop to show me this!
Gorgeous headband and scarf set with a big cable down the center. Lovely, Pat!
CLASS SCHEDULE: Instead of listing all the classes that I have scheduled, you can check them out anytime at your convenience here in CLASSES or anytime by going to my web site home page and selecting CLASSES for the latest list. We’ve got some great classes going on and adding more all the time!
Rosemary’s “Yarn Shop” is the home of “GATHERING HANDS”
Jessica brought me this cute Teddy she crocheted for my donation program.
I love it and it will bring such comfort to a small child!
Thank you, Jessica.
Gathering Hands is comprised of knitters and crocheters who share a common goal of helping others through various projects. You don’t need to live close by to be part of Gathering Hands. Our hands can reach many!
Everyone is invited to be a part of GATHERING HANDS. You can help from your own home or your own knitting/crochet group and if in Maine or within driving distance of the Windham area please drop by and say hello.
“GATHERING HANDS” PROJECTS:
OPERATION MAINE MILITARY FAMILY: The intention of this project is to make a difference in the lives of active duty Maine Military men & women whose families are living in Maine. I’m working together with the Steven’s Avenue Armory to provide knit and crochet items for the families at Christmas time. I can use anything that you think they would like from birth through adult. I must have all items turned in no later than December 1st each year in order that I can get them distributed in time for Christmas.
OPERATION PRECIOUS BABY: (I AM IN NEED OF SIZES TO FIT 3-5 lbs OR 5-8 lbs AND NO MORE VERY SMALL SIZES. WHEN I AGAIN NEED THE VERY SMALL SIZES I WILL POST IT HERE!
I have written a pattern that I will give out free to anyone who will knit for my project. My pattern is for preemies and written in three sizes. The first size is done on fingering weight yarn using a size 2 needle and will fit a preemie under 1 lb. The second size is done using DK/Sport weight yarn using a size 3 needle and will fit a preemie between 1-3 lbs. The third size uses worsted weight yarn and a size 4 needle and will fit a preemie between 3-5 lbs. Each set will be delivered to the Maine Medical Center, neonatal unit. If you can help with this project please drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will see that you get a pattern!
OPERATION SUNSHINE BEARS: (I ALWAYS NEED BEARS)
This is such a touching and fun project. I have a free one-seam knit Teddy Bear pattern available at the shop or by email at your request. The bears will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House and Maine Medical Child Life Program Barbara Bush Wing in Portland, Maine, and to Police and Firemen to give to children in crisis. These are wonderful Teddy Bears and I hope you will participate by making them too and help bring a smile to the face of a child. I want to give a very special “Thank You” to Eva McDonald who created this pattern and gave me permission to use and alter it for this project.
OPERATION RICHIE’S CAP: (Don’t forget men and boys need hats too!)
This is a project for making chemo caps for cancer patients in memory of my friend, Richie Aaron. I have created a knit and crochet pattern and it’s free when you’ll make a cap to donate. This project continues to be such a success as I receive hats from all over the country from customers that have come by the shop or read about it on-line and mail them on to me. I encourage soft yarns for warm caps during winter months and cotton, bamboo, etc. for summer months to protect against the sun.
OPERATION WARM HANDS: (MITTENS ARE ALWAYS NEEDED WHEN YOU LIVE IN MAINE!)
This is another wonderful project of making mittens for donation for the winter season to those with a need. What a great small project for the knitter with little time and so worth while to a child with cold hands! I invite you to help in this project!
IF YOU KNIT OR CROCHET……CAN YOU HELP AND BECOME A PART OF GATHERING HANDS?
Just drop me an email: email@example.com
Together we can make a difference!
Deliver or ship Preemie Sets, Mittens, Richie’s Caps, Sunshine Bears
and Maine Military Family items to:
Rosemary’s Gift & Yarn Shop
39 Roosevelt Trail
Windham, Maine 04062
PROJECT LINUS……ROSEMARY’S GIFT & YARN SHOP IS ALSO A PROJECT LINUS DROP OFF LOCATION: Please drop off quilted blankets or knit and crochet afghans for Project Linus at my shop. To learn more about the Cumberland Chapter for Project Linus click HERE for their latest blog.
GIFT SHOP……Maine & USA Made (No Imports)
I have placed many of my Maine & USA made gifts on sale from 25 – 50% off! to make way for some new gift products. This applies only to in-stock items and includes Kim’s Stenciled Slates, Metal Decor, Pewter Ornaments and many, many others. It is a great time to purchase at a great price and support a Maine or USA family!
I also have some neat gifts for knitters and here are just a few samples: The Knit Kit, a great selection of necklaces any knitter would love and a Yarn Wheel that makes knitting or crocheting a breeze.
Remember, when you purchase from the gift shop you are supporting a Maine or USA family. I think you’ll find we have a good selection of very inviting gifts. I appreciate your supporting these talented craftsmen.
I do sincerely thank you for your continued support of Rosemary’s Gift &Yarn Shop.