A busy spring means I’m overdue for a blog post
It’s been a while since I posted – I thought when I opened the store that the spring and summer would be very quiet. I was more than a little afraid I would be right. But so far it hasn’t been quiet, just different. Instead of the larger sweater type projects people bought in the winter, smaller projects – one or two skeins – seem to be what people are looking for. And things I thought would only sell in winter (Thrum kits) are more popular now. I’ve even been performing an informal survey asking people if they slow down on their knitting in the summer and most people don’t. In fact, I’ve had a few people in who have already started on their Christmas knitting.
And add to this the very busy event season that is starting and I’m beginning to wonder if I will be busier in the next few months than I was in the winter.
The Creativ Festival in Mississauga is the start of the craft events and I hope to see you all there. One of my new friends will be giving a free demonstration on thrum mittens Friday at 5:30 and Saturday at 9:30. There will also be rug hooking demonstrations in my booth (booth 120) so please drop by and see me.
At the end of May the Ontario Hooking Craft Guild is having their annual meeting in Oshawa at Durham College. This is a members only event until the Sunday when they will be open to the public. There will be a large gallery of rugs so please drop by Sunday and see the beautiful work that is going on.
I have already signed up for a number of smaller events all over Southern Ontario and have decided to close the store while I’m there. If I can figure out how to update the website I will post the ‘closed’ dates. I will also post them in the store well in advance, and will post them at the bottom of this post.
I have also posted a number of events today. I’m really excited about the Annual Summer Camp which starts June 17th. Take a look at the list and let me know if there’s anything else you’d like to see. I still have to add a few Beginner Knitting Classes – one specifically for teens but I haven’t decided on dates yet. I also know I am going to need to do another Beginner Rug Hooking class in addition to the one in May but again, I don’t have dates. And there is a Quick Noro sock class to be scheduled but I need to get more Noro before I can offer it.
Drop in to the store for more info on any of these classes or events. And remember, Friday Night is Knit Night.
Wool-Gathering will be Closed:
April 24-26 Creativ Festival (Mississauga)
May 3 R.U.G (Barrie)
May 23-25 OHCG Annual Meeting (Oshawa)