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Rosemary’s Newsletter

OCTOBER 2017 NEWSLETTER

OCTOBER 2017 NEWSLETTER


Kitty n’ Me.
Kitty loves when I knit on the couch so she can rest her head on my arm
or try to get at my yarn!  
She was PURRRRRRING so loud in this picture:)

 

Monday 10 AM – 5 PM
Tuesday open by chance – call ahead
Wednesday 10 AM – 5 PM
Thursday 10 AM – 5 PM
Friday 10 AM – 5 PM
Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM
Sunday 12 Noon – 7 PM

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Social Knitting and Crocheting Times:  Come join us!

Join us for our Daytime Social Knitting: Wednesdays and Thursdays 10 to 12 noon.
Evening Social Knitting plus FREE help from Rosemary: Sundays 5 to 7 pm.
(No evening Social Knitting if the following Monday is a holiday)

Chicks
Here is my “Chick’s with Sticks”, Thursday morning group.
They welcome you to join them!

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CLASS AND LESSON INFORMATION: You can now sign up for private one-on-one lessons with Rosemary for only $15.00/hr.   The best thing about this is you will get her undivided attention and not have to share it with other students.  You can schedule a time that is convenient for you and not have to wait for a class to be scheduled!  If you are part of a group that would like to have a particilar class held that you can attend together, that can be arranged.  Check LESSONS to see what you can learn with Rosemary or give her a call at 207-894-5770 with any questions you may have.

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RAVELRY ……………Have you joined my group on Ravelry yet? If not please do and post pictures of the things you have made using yarn purchased from my shop! You’ll love all the great things that have been knit or crocheted so far.  Just search for Rosemary’s Gift & Yarn Shop under groups to find me.

FACEBOOK ……………I’m also on Facebook and I’d love you to “Like” me by searching “Rosemary’s Gift & Yarn Shop”, and clicking “Like”. This will allow you to get updates of what is 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 managed to get 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:  So many new yarns have arrived at the shop that you might want to check out 🙂

CASCADE
Pacific Color Wave in 7 colors
Avalon Multi all the new colors
Fixation all the new colors
Luminosa in 6 colors

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BERROCO

Remix Light in all 12 colors
Plush has returned in cream and black
Suede has returned in 12 colors
Folio Color in 5 colors.
Millefiori BIG in 8 colors.
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HARFIELD
Blossom DK in 8 colors
Blossom Chunky in 8 colors

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JAMES C BRETT
Fairground DK in 6 colors
Marble Chunky Glamour in 6 colors
Aztec Aran in 9 colors
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PLYMOUTH YARN
Select Reserve Robust in 8 colors
Select Reserve Sport in 10 colors
Incan Spice in 6 colors
DK Merino Superwash Collage in 8 colors
Encore Starz in 6 colors
Calico in 5 colors
Pendenza in 9 colors.
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REGIA
Regia Pairfect 4 ply in 5 colors
Regia Pairfect Colour 4 ply in 8 colors
Regia 8 ply in 5 colors.

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ROWAN
Softyak DK in 11 colors
Kidsilk Haze in 11 colors
Felted Tweed in 11 colors
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SCHACHENMAYR
Catania Color Originals in 11 colors
Catania Denim Originals in 7 colors

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ROSEMARY’S PROJECTS: I was bit by the felting, crochet, knitting and sewing bug and this is what I came up with…..

                                                   

               I made a couple felted “Yarn Bowls” and love how they came out.
Then I felted some of my jewelry bowl for the shop.

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While sitting on my couch watching TV I decided to crochet a set of coasters that I think
came out pretty good if I may say so myself.

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Next I decided to write a hat pattern and used
Plymouth Baby Alpaca Brush yarn to knit my sample.
Then I knit a baby sock and hat set along with a sock sample for the shop
using Plymouth Diversity sock yarn.

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Next on my list was knitting one of my Cable Hat patterns using
Berroco Ultra Alpaca for a shop display
and then I used a Plymouth Free pattern for the hat sample with a
pom-pom using Plymouth Woca yarn.

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My employee, Angela, and I made six of these cute yellow project bags
and some larger bags for the shop.

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Then we made some Needle Holders that can hold your Circular or Double Points needles.  We made some with 16, 20, 24, and 30 pockets that each have a flap that covers the needles to keep them in place.  The outside is a quality upholstery material and we added a cord tie for closing.
Like I need to add more things to my to-do list…….but I love to sew too!

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SHARE YOUR PROJECT:  Here are some great projects to show you that were completed with yarn from my shop.

    
Debbie knit this beautiful creation written by
Norah Gaughn called “Connate” for her granddaughter McKenna.
She used Universal’s Deluxe Worsted Tweed.
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Serena is only 8 years old and knit a purse, headband and case for her mom’s glasses.  Here is a designer in the makin’

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Anne knit a wonderful baby blanket!

 

Donna knit this lovely baby blanket using Plymouth Encore yarn.

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    Jane knit this adorable sweater.

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Joyce made all these great projects for Hillcrest Community Craft Show
using various yarns from my shop.

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Cathy knit this great hat using Noro Kureyon yarn.

 

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Ruth can’t be missed wearing this hat she knit using Bartlett’s Bright Orange yarn!

Cindy made the great Paca Ped Heal Toe socks.  What Fun!
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Barbara knit this beautiful afgan and Theo put it together for her.  What a team!

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Val knit that beautiful pillow along with her ever so cute baby sweaters and hat sets.
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Mary knit this cute smocked jumper using Cascade 220 yarn.


Christine knit this beautiful mitered square afghan using Classic Shades by Universal.
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Jan knit this lovely pullover using Nettle Grove by Plymouth.

Jane knit this cute poncho using James Brett Marble Chunky.

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

     
Here are some wonderful gals that knit all the time and very seldom is it for themselves.  Doris, Pat and Theo are very generous with the time they devote to others.  These are just some of the bears that Pat has brought to me!

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 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:

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  I am now taking donation for the 2017/2018 seasons.   If you can knit or crochet something to donate to one or all of my programs it will be very much appreciated.

MilitaryChildren
OPERATION MAINE MILITARY FAMILY
: (Now is the time to knit for the Military Families) My former program “Operation Homefront Kids” has been replaced with “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 have started collecting for the 2016 Christmas and will need all items turned in no later than December 1, 2016 in order that I can get them distributed in time.  This is a nice way to say  “Thank You” for your service.

PreemieSet
OPERATION PRECIOUS BABY
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Preemie sweater, hat and bootie sets are made for the Maine Medical Center, Neo-Natal Unit.  Once these sets are turned in to me, I give turn them over to Project Linus Cumberland York Counties where they match them with a little blanket/quilt and deliver them.  If you would like to help with this project I have a free pattern that has three sizes that will fit from 1lb to 5 lbs.

Teddy_Bears[1]
OPERATION SUNSHINE BEARS
(I ALWAYS NEED MORE BEAR KNITTERS)
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.

RichiesCap
OPERATION RICHIE’S CAP
(IT IS TIME TO THINK LIGHT WEIGHT HATS FOR SUMMER)
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.

OperationWarmHands
OPERATION WARM HANDS: (IN MAINE WINTER COMES SOON AND I WILL NEED MITTENS
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This is another wonderful project of making mittens for donation for the 2016-2017 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……it’s a great summer project too!

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!

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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 check out their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ProjectLinusCumberlandYorkCounties/

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GIFT SHOP……Maine & USA Made 


In addition to all my yarn I also have a nice selection of Maine and USA made gifts to choose from.

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 and I appreciate your supporting these talented craftsmen.

I do sincerely thank you for your continued support of Rosemary’s Gift &Yarn Shop



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