Sadly, today's young ladies have almost no idea what I mean by this newsletter title. No one wears a slip anymore. When I was growing up, a full slip was de rigueur under most everything, and even today I wear a half slip under unlined skirts and dresses. I have two daughters who do not now, and probably never have, owned a slip of any sort. So odd how times change. I know this is way more information than you need, and you're probably wondering why the heck anyway when the newsletter is actually about this week's mosaic knitting class. Mosaic knitting is a beautiful technique that gives you the look of complicated stranded knitting but is actually accomplished with a simple slip stitch. So, now you see the connection. Slips were on my mind. Isn't it funny how the brain jumps from one thing to the next, dragging up images of completely unrelated items and putting them right next to each other! In truth, Sally Melville shared with us that this juxtaposition of completely unrelated things is at the heart of creativity. This why even the most sophisticated super computer will never come close to the creativity of the human brain.
This week we have so many fun things going on in the shop that my little brain is on fire. I'll be busy adding them to the website and the calendar and Facebook, so please check often. One big thing I can share with you is that the Sock Club yarn is IN THE HOUSE! It arrived recently, and Jenny is knitting up the sample so we can photograph it for the pattern and make everything beautiful for this special offering. The yarn is quite lovely and very much in keeping with our theme for the first shipment. Laura Bryant sent me few extra skeins, so if you missed the sock club sign up and are feeling left out, we have a very limited number of slots remaining. If you don't want to miss out on the exclusive colorway and stitch marker, and the pick-up party, register on line here, or you can call the shop or come by to register. This is your last chance to treat yourself.
If you love the exclusive yarn concept but are not a sock knitter, that's okay. You can always use your beautiful hand-dyed yarn to knit a Curl. Don't know how to make a Curl? That's okay - Mary is teaching a class on knitting Curls, which are wonderful little accessories you can make with any gauge yarn and any amount.
The Curls class includes a skein of beautiful Huasco DK, a wonderful yarn that's easy to knit and works up beautifully.
Keep your eye on the newsletter and the calendar for all the happenings in the shop! I'll be updating with links to the details, but you can always email me if you have a question about something in particular.
I look forward to seeing you in the shop and around the table. You are always welcome here.