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Rosemary’s Newsletter

November 2014 Newsletter

WELCOME TO NOVEMBER
and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

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We went for a drive to enjoy the Fall foliage.  It was so beautiful this year and Rosa loved it too!

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IMPORTANT NOTICE:
THANK YOU FOR THE GREAT BLACK FRIDAY & SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY SALES! You all were so great to support my business that I want to say thank you by extending my sale through Monday for all that could not make it. That means I’ll continue to offer over 200 different yarns at 25-50% off and patterns/books at 15% off. (Sunday from 12:00 noon – 5:00) and Monday from 10:00 – 5:00!

IT WILL BE WORTH MAKING THE TRIP!

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REGULAR HOURS

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

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SOCIAL KNITTING:  I now have two times during the week that are set aside for social knitting during the day and one time set aside in the evening that combines social knitting with a time to offer free help, if needed, or a free “Learn to Knit” time.  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  (Social Knitting, Free Help and Free Learn to Knit)

COME JOIN US!

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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!

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THE YARN SHOP NEWS:  I’ve had many new yarns that have arrived in the shop that I know you will love.  Not all are on my website yet to purchase on-line but you can always purchase them in the shop or give me a call and place an order over the phone.

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TIVOL
Tivoli
By Cascade Yarns in all 14 Colors

60% Wool, 40% Silk, 109 yds, 100 g
Bulky Weight, 12-14 sts = 4″ on US 10-11 Needles
Hand Wash, Lay Flat to Dry

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TOYBOX CONFETTI
Toybox_Confetti
By Plymouth Yarn in six colors.
100% Acrylic, 240 yds, 100 g
Worsted Weight, 20 sts = 4″ on US 7 Needles
Machine Wash Gentle, tumble Dry Low

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TOYBOX RAINBOW
Toybox_Rainbow
By Plymouth Yarn in five colors

100% Acrylic, 240 yds, 100 g
Worsted Weight, 20 sts = 4″ on US 7 Needles
Machine Wash Gentle, tumble Dry Low

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TOYBOX CANDY
Toybox_Candy

By Plymouth Yarn in eight colors.
100% Acrylic, 240 yds, 100 g
Worsted Weight, 20 sts = 4″ on US 7 Needles
Machine Wash Gentle, tumble Dry Low

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SESIA BIMBO
SesiaBimbo

By Plymouth Yarn in six colors
100% Soft Cotton, 195 yds, 50 g
Fingering Weight, 14 sts = 4″ on US 7 Needles
Machine Wash Warm, Lay Flat to Dry

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KIMERA
Kimera

By Plymouth Yarn in 8 colors
100% Egyptian Cotton, 148 yds, 50 g
Sport/DK Weight, 24 sts = 4″ on US 4 Needles
Machine Wash and Dry.

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ROSEMARY’S PROJECTS:  I had fun this month being creative with doll clothes, necklaces and custom orders.

     Here are the doll clothes and pattern I worked on this month.   
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I created some braided necklaces using some of my ruffle scarf yarn and some embellishments.
I could get four necklaces out of one skein and they make a great gift!
I have a free pattern if you purchase a skein of ruffle scarf yarn.
I’m working on a cowl using the same yarn that you can arm knit which will be on next months newsletter : )

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I had a couple custom orders to make up.
The first one is a crochet hat and the second I knit using my cable hat pattern.

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SHARE YOUR PROJECT:  I’m sure you are going to love the projects that my customers have made this month using yarn purchased at my shop .

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Amy has finished her afghan and didn’t she do a great job?

Amy

 

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Betty Ann decided to make some pillows for Christmas this year.
Some family members are going to be real happy to receive these!

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Gretchen knit this terrific Fair Isle pullover using my Lamb’s Pride by Brown Sheep.

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Pat looks beautiful in her new super bulky merino wool cowl that she knit!
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Sharyn has been a busy gal.
She knit and felted this great back pack that she said is called a “Day Pack”
using Lopi yarn .  She also knit these fantastic super bulky cowls using my Bravo Big Color.  
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What a lovely job.  Some little one will be all snuggly warm this year!

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It’s a winner!
Harriet knit this great pullover using Encore Worsted by Plymouth yarn
and entered it in the Fryebury Fair this year and it took the blue ribbon.
Congratulations, Harriet.!
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What a great hat!
Using Cascade 220 by Cascade Yarns, Helen knit, felted and
embellished this fantastic hat with beads.  Great job, Helen!
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It took my breath away when Karen brought this beautiful shawl in to show me.
She knit it using Jaggerspun’s Zepher and a pattern called Benitoite which she told me means
“Rare Gemstone”.  This shawl is surely a GEM!

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Sandra knit this terrific shrug using Gina yarn and pattern by Plymouth Yarn.
It is simply stunning with the entreclac work across the back.
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Sarah knit this Jolly Christmas Stocking using Lamb’s Pride by Brown Sheep.
Great stocking Sarah, Santa can’t miss it.
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Stephanie  knit this lovely ripple afghan using Plymouth, Jelli Beenz.
This afghan just has to put a smile on your face!
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Theo’s needles never stop clicking.
She knit this adorable baby romper using James Brett’s Flutterby,
then knit a warm cuddly blanket using Encore Worsted by Plymouth and she still had time to
make the necklace she is wearing from my Broadway Ruffle yarn by Knitting Fever.
Then she knit the cable scarf she is wearing using Encore Mega by Plymouth and last
but not least the hat she is holding in her hand using Gina Chunky by Plymouth.
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Val has been knitting some more really cute lambies using Plucious by Universal Yarn.
She also used up some scaps from yarn she purchased at the shop to add some dolls to her family.
In the last picture you see her wearing a pretty pullover she knit using Marble yarn by James Brett.
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Marilyn did not want her picture taking and asked Val to model the shrug that she knit.
She also used Marble yarn by James Brett.
You did a great job, Marilyn.

ValMarble

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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!

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Rosemary’s “Yarn Shop” is the home of “GATHERING HANDS”

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Carol dropped off 18 Teddy Bears for my “Operation Sunshine Program” that she had knit.
This is what Gathering Hands is all about.  Knitting from the HEART!
I can’t thank Carol enough for all her hard work.  She will bring 18 children lots of happiness this year!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Cold weather is heading our way and I am needing some volunteer  knitter’s to help with my “Operation Warm Hands” and “Richie’s Cap”programs for mittens and Chemo Hats.  Please contact me if you would like to help out little children with cold hands and those fighting cancer.  207-894-5770.

 

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:

 

MilitaryChildren January and February 2014 Newsletter

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.

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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 gifts@maine-crafts.com and I will see that you get a pattern!

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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.
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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.

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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: gifts@maine-crafts.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.

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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.

Rosemary



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