Things you NEED to know!
Two things you NEED to know....
Ok, so we here at CFA will readily admit to being fair weather sports fans. The Broncos are down this year, so WHA HOO - GO ROCKIES! But, did you know that baseball has it's roots in the fiber community!?
1 - One day, over the close line, Hester Preene and Abigail Adams (not THE Abigail Adams, of course) were lamenting to each other their inability to get any spinning, weaving knitting or crocheting done, what with all the kids underfoot all day long. Along came Betsy Reese, who suggested they send the kids out to play. Well, one "warped" idea was "thrown" out after another and before long the original version of today's game of baseball was born. The first ball was, of course a very tightly wound ball of wool, and the bat was a pedal from Hester's 4-harness oak loom -- and it never did break. Disks of wood, resembling plates, served as the bases and, don't you know, home base is still referred to as home plate today!
2 - On the fantasitic new ABC show Pushing Daisy's - the detective KNITS! He has a knitted file folder holder on his desk. Has knit a vest and two knit pistol cosies...that he wears around his waist. The knitting needle saved the show this week, so I certainly hope it continues. I laughed out loud and my family was in tears. Love it!!!
New things at the shop. A brand new line of Colorado Fiber Arts own Three Shakes yarn just arrived. Handspun fabric yarn called FABU. And it is fabulous! Baby boucles, silk blends, bamboo blends and more. Did we mention yarn with lampwork beads?
New books and patterns arriving almost daily as well. The new Queensland Collection for fall is here, along with the much anticipated Itty-Bitty Nursery. OMG - you have to see this book. It will make you smile and give you a warm fuzzy for the whole day.
New Cascade 220 in - New Pastaza stock - including the handpaints! If you haven't worked with Pastaza yet, you havent' met one of our dreamiest yarns in stock. Check out Cindy's finished EZ Mobius Vest in Pastaza. It's so flattering, a great easy knit and a wonderful introduction to the amazing world of Elizabeth Zimmerman.
More beaded scarf kits are on their way. They fly out the door as fast as we can get them in. Call ahead if you would like to reserve your favorite color.
It's a great cloudy day, perfect for snuggling up to your favorite fiber. Don't forget we have Knitting 101, Felted Bowls, Silk Fusion, Hats, Ornaments and Crocheted Shells classes all coming up this week!!
The Staff At CFA