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Wednesday, May 28, 2008


Hi all. I'm de-stashing knitting and craft books here, and will be adding yarn later this week.


Tuesday, May 20, 2008


2nd Annual World Wide Knit in Public Day Celebration

Hi there. Just letting you all know that we'll be sponsoring the Berkeley Springs, WV Knit in Public Day event on June 14, 6pm onwards. Here's the scoop!

• Location: Berkeley Springs park, near the bandstand
• Date: June 14
• Time: 6pm onwards 6/14

Bring: chair, project to work on, bottle of water and snacks

If anyone is looking for a WWKIP event, please feel free to pass along the information!

To be honest, I am ambivalent about the somewhat goofy name of this event. I always knit in public, everywhere. It’s not something that needs to be done “in private”! Am I over-reacting? Let me know your thoughts! But it will be fun, and we might get some new people interested in knitting (or crocheting)! We could also do a group dinner at Tari’s or Mi Ranchito later. Mmmm, margaritas!

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Rustic Tarts & Old Farts Gathering

A reminder...and news to those of you who've just joined...we are having a knitters gathering on June 15th from 1-6 in Martinsburg WV. I have set up a Yahoo group for those of you interested in attending.

This is a casual gathering of local and not-s0-local people who have a yen for knitting, spinning and/or crocheting. We'll be meeting at our photography studio, where we have lots of room both in and outside. We plan a potluck meal whenever we get hungry - the DH and I will provide beverages, plates, and utensils, you all bring food. There are plenty of stores nearby if you don't want to carry anything.

I can guarantee fun, and the designer MMario will be in attendance. Any vendors attending are welcome to bring their goods for sale. So if you're free that day and interested, join the group and all questions will be answered!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


My name is Linda. I was led to this site by Eugenia. Thank you Eugenia!
I like to do a large quantity of crafts. My favorites at present are knitting, spinning, and x-stitch. I was with Eugenia at the MSWF the other week. Enjoyed it so much that I went back again the following day with hubby. I mainly bought roving this year. If you want to see the roving, and what I have spun from it, you will find it here on Ravelry under "stash". I have two websites. These show all the crafts I do. ( At least the ones I have pictures of!) The websites are webshots and Multiply.
I'm looking forward to getting to know you all,


Hi my name is Cathy and I live in Southwest VA near VA Tech with my hubby of 18yrs and our son 13 yrs old. I love to knit and have been knitting lots of wedding and baby gifts for the past several months. There have been 2 weddings and a baby born since August of 2007 with two more babies due and 2 more weddings to happen. I help with two local SciFi conventions, one of which I am the Convention Chair and one I am the Dealers Chair. I have a blogger account called Windy Knits which is sadly neglected and I will try to be better at keeping it updated.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Introduction to new members and proposition

Looks like we will have three new memebers today counting Margaret. Happens like that. Cat is our technical director and blog mom since she has to do all the work. I'll let her add your links to the list. I am tend to be the one who gets all the credit while she does all the work, so I figure that makes me the blog daddy. We ae a very odd couple indeed. We have actually only physically met a couple of times but have been emailing for over a year now.

Please let us know if you hear of any great goings on in your area. I am also working on ideas for some kind of swap and a round robin and I will be re sending questionnaires soon as I can get the mailing list straightened out again. When I upgraded my AOL account everything changed and I don't know if it was deleted or just changed. I did however print all the responses I had so the information is not lost completely. I have several major projects other than knitting I am working on so I shouldn't be playing on the computer at all. ....Cat, I can almost get through the hall to the first craft room. Once I can do that the goal is to get both rooms organized so that I can work in at least one of them. Then it is on to the basement...but I stillhave to use the nice days to get the yard and downstairs ready for Jade's birthday party. Ladies I confess I am a terrible housekeeper...I'd much rather be knitting or gardening.

Ladies, besides two rooms full of craft stash, I have a huge basement with outside access. It needs a major cleaning out and dressing up, but it'd be a great place to meet for workshops on occassion. I'd really like to organize a multi craft cooperative and share some of my excess craft stash and equipment...I am in sort of eastern central Virginia. I am less than an hour from most of Richmond and Fredericksburg and only about an hour from Charlottesville/UVA depending on which tractor or school bus you get behind, which it seems I always do when I am in a hurry. Itt is a windy, but pretty rural drive most of the way. I am only about 15 minutes west of I-95 at Kings Dominion/Doswell the other way and it is practically a straight shot....

I am thinking perhaps we could make up and sell some of it on e-bay or etsy or craft fairs and provide us some kind of income to support our habits and maybe some charities. Cat and I have been tossing about the idea, but haven't been able to actually get together and work on it. It could be the start of a great cottage business if a few of us could really work at it....What do you all think. Ideas? Suggestions?

Intro - Margaret (LotsofYarn) in Charlottesville

Hi All! Thanks to Olivia-Lee for the invitation to join after she mentioned the blog on MMario's lace group.

I'm a knitter and spinner from Charlottesville, though we also spend some time in Mathews (down by the Bay). Most of my knitting and spinning adventures make it onto my blog, where I talk about lace, socks, startitis, some spinning, and lots of yarn. On Ravelry, I'm lotsofyarn.

We've got a weekly Wednesday night stitch-n-bitch/meetup in at the Hollymead Panera and all are invited to join us if you find yourself in Cville at mid-week. On Ravelry, we're Cville Knitters. Please get in touch with me if you want more info or links to our Yahoo group.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Cross post from www.bonaircat.blogspot.com - MSWF

I was dismayed to read the following today:

Five minutes before the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival opened last weekend, someone stepped into the Brooks Farm Yarn booth and slipped the Optic Waves Shawl from my (Clara Parkes') book off its hanger and into her bag.

That theft kicked off a series of break-ins, thefts, and acts of vandalism that kept the Howard County Sheriff's Department busy all weekend—and that left a lot of knitters wondering what was happening to our once-sacred little community.

But the sheep were plentiful, the lines long, and the vendors well-stocked.

I agree with Clara - what in the world is going on? What is wrong with people?!

Despite all the above, I had a wonderful time. My photos are posted here on flickr if you'd like to see them.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Maryland Sheep and Wool

Hello everyone,

Did anyone go the MS&W this year? I have been expecting to hear comments about your experiences. I went on Saturday,but couldn't walk for long, due to poor circulation in legs, but did manage to buy some yarn and a pattern. I attended the Raverly gathering. I was surprised at the number of members that were there. It was very crowded.