How did it get to be November already? I sure do feel it, especially now that it's getting dark so early. The good news is that this is prime knitting time, and we have so many fun things going on that you'll be glad for that extra hour to knit each evening.
We're continuing our two current knitalongs this week: Wednesday is the Felted Eyeglasses case, and Thursdays is the Cavendish Throw. The big news this week is the start of our first ever Mystery Knitalong. If you're not already signed up, there's still time. The first pattern clue will go out Friday morning.You don't have to be local to participate -- we have several folks from our on-line community who will be joining us -- but if you are local, stop by Friday evening for a pink drink with your fellow mystery knitters.
I'm busy working up the sample for our entrelac class which starts November 14th, a week from this Saturday. This is a great introduction to entrelac. Not only is the process simplified a bit, the project is spectacular. I love the shape of this bag and the way it showcases beautiful Noro. I've ordered leather handles from Noni and Jul Designs because great hardware is what takes a felted bag from homespun to designer. This one in the picture was done by Lovetoad on Ravelry
The holiday season is creeping up on us. It will be Thanksgiving before you know it. For those of you who like to plan ahead, mark your calendars for a fabulous promotion Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. We'll have big-ticket items for sale at very nice discounts, so if you've been thinking that you need a set of interchangeable needles, or a swift, be sure to let Santa know where to be those days! Of course, you'll want to scope out the options first so Santa doesn't screw it all up ;) More on that later.
In the mean time, I look forward to seeing you at least a few times this week - you are always welcome here!