Monday, December 24, 2007

The Hanks Question of the Week

Does the weather or outside temperature dictate what you'll be knitting? For example, it gets plenty hot here in Florida during the summer, and I don't know about the rest of you but there's no way I'm working on an afghan when it's in the 90's all day. But cold weather? Bring on the big projects!

What about the rest of you?

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Orenburg Lace update

I don't know if you remember us blogging a few weeks ago about Orenburg Lace (you can see our selection here); but we've recently heard that due to stricter export rules, Cherry Tree Hill will no longer be able to import this handspun yarn from Russia. It's our understanding that there are only a small handful of stores - less than ten - in the United States that carry this, so if you are working on a project using this lovely lace yarn, you might want to check what you have and perhaps pick up a little extra before it's too hard to find.

Orenburg Lace

Monday, December 17, 2007

The Hanks Question of the Week

Have you ever had anyone been rude to you, or look down upon your craft? How did you deal with that?

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Wasn't that a party?

We had a blast last night at our first yarn shop slumber party! Happy holiday music was played, munchies were consumed, and swatches were knitted. Friendships were formed and fun was had by all. Check out the rest of the photos on the Hanks Flickr Group, and be sure to read Mym's poem on The Rav!

Slumber party at the yarn shop!

The next slumber party will be on Friday, April 18th. Signups will begin a couple of weeks before then. Keep your eye on the blog and we'll let you know what the theme will be!

Monday, December 10, 2007

The Hanks Question of the Week

Crafting in public: yes or no? Do you knit/crochet/spin in public? Or perhaps varying degrees of public, as in, you'll pull out a project in a waiting room, but not on a bus or subway. How do you feel about being approached by people when you're doing your thing?

Monday, December 3, 2007

Yay! Rocket Yarn!

We are proud to announce that we now carry Rocket Yarn sock yarn! Rocket Yarn is dyed locally in Lake City by our wonderful friend Celena. The yarn is 75% superwash wool and 25% nylon. Let me tell you, the colors are just gorgeous. The only reason we have any on the shelf is because Lorena and Ginger and I couldn't afford to buy it all up ourselves. If you live too far away to visit us in person, you are in luck because Rocket Yarn has an Etsy page as well. Celena, do you mind if I use the picture from your blog? You don't? Ok, thanks! =)

The Hanks Question of the Week

Elaborate baking...? Soap making...? Candle making...? Sewing costumes...? Quilting...? Do you have any other crafty hobbies that you've either done in the past and enjoyed, or still make time for in addition to your fibery pursuits?