January 2005 news from RHFarm
- Hello, hope some of you can make use of the bulky baby mitten pattern.
You will notice that I've changed the format of this group/mailing
list to have files and photos accessible from the home page. To kick
off the new file section, there is a printable schedule for the DAK
seminar we are hosting on January 22. More features may be made
available in the future.
ROCKING HORSE NEWS:
The January issue of the Rocking Horse News was mailed in December.
If you did not receive a copy, your subscription may have expired. I
will happily check our records if you ask.
Remember that we have a nice stock of "Landscapes" Yarn Dyes from New
Zealand. They aren't listed on our website, but they are in our store
catalog (Fiber World).
Carole is working on an article for INKnitters magazine about plying
yarns using a spinning wheel for use on knitting machines or for
knitting by hand.
Jerry has a huge variety of backings and stabalizers, as well as
beautiful wood thread cases with clear fronts. He will also be
scheduling another digitizing class soon. Jerry will also be
demonstrating at the "Purls of Joy" seminar on April 29-30, 2005 in
Moundsview, Minnesota. Contact him at greenwing@... for info.
We sold a number of tilt stands before the holidays. We found
ourselves sending pictures of the completed stand and method of
attaching knitting machine clamps. So, I thought it might be
beneficial to post these pictures on the website for all to see. Look
for a new page devoted to "Knitting Machine Tilt Stands" coming soon!
In the meantime, you can purchase a stand with assembly instructions
for $96 +shipping.
Details are in the newsletter, or check out the file section.
Participants should bring a laptop/notebook computer with DAK already
PURLS OF JOY Seminar:
Registration materials will be available soon. There will be 12
demonstrators for machine embroidery and machine knitting.
NEW CLUB AT OUR SHOP:
For the past few years we've had spinning guilds and a hand knitting
club at our shop. We are pleased to announce a NEW group that will
meet once a month involving hand knitting, crochet, spinning and
fiber arts in general. We are calling it "FIBER FRIENDS" which may
sound a bit corny, but we are determined to make this an all-
inclusive group for people of all interests and skill levels. This
will be a FREE group. FIBER FRIENDS will meet on the 3rd Tuesday of
each month from 6-9pm. Bring your knitting needles, projects,
spinning wheel, whatever. We will do "show and tell," have coffee,
occasional demonstrations and most of all FRIENDLY chat. Bring
questions about projects... we can all help each other.
CLASSES & CLUBS for JANUARY:
There are some changes due to the holiday being on a Saturday~
Machine Embroidery: Saturday Jan. 8, 10am (free)
Machine Knitting: Saturday Jan. 8, 1:30pm (free)
Fiber Friends: Tuesday, Jan. 18, 6pm (free)
Antique Round Sock Knitting Machine gathering: Sat. January 15, 10-6
Knitting Software (DAK) Seminar: Sat. Jan. 22 ($25 fee)
Mid-America Knitting Extravaganza, April 8-9 in Kansas City. Carole
is one of the demonstrators.
SILVER TEA at Rocking Horse Farm: Sat. February 5. 1:30pm. We are
arranging a style show of items from KNITWORDS magazine.
Items related to knitting software (DAK) will be available at special
prices during the DAK seminar. Afterwards, remaining items will be
made available on this list.
Yarn sales: there will be an upcoming sale of Trenzado yarn in the
month of February.
That's all the news, happy new year.