Hello friends, this is a friendly reminder that Rocking Horse Farm
will be doing business on an "appointment only" basis for the rest of
this week. Carole and Fred are away at the wedding of their
granddaughter. The store will be open by special arrangement only.
You can imagine that Carole will be presenting the bridal couple with
gifts made with her own loving hands. The bridal couple will receive
a Wedding Ring Afghan, knit with Tamm acrylic yarn (so it is easily
washable) using the design motifs from the pattern book "Heirloom
Afghans." The design includes wedding bells, interlocked rings, and
an area where Carole was able to include the couple's name and the
date of the wedding. (Jason writes: speaking as a man, I'm sure the
husband will appreciate the date shown, for future reference. There
will be no excuse for forgetting their anniversary date.) The afghan
is machine knit using the G Carriage, and finished by hand. The
afghan panels were assembled by hand using the "afghan latching
technique" that was illustrated in a past issue of the ROCKING HORSE
NEWS pattern newsletter.
For the bridal shower, Carole did machine embroidery on a number of
items that the couple will use in their kitchen and bath.
Anyway, after this weekend things will be back to business as usual.
I am currently preparing a mailing that will be sent soon to former
newsletter subscribers and other friends to remind them about the
SEPTEMBER SEMINAR, Sept. 28-30. I will write more about it as soon as
I have posted the class schedules. Some of our guest demonstrators
who will travel here to teach have yet to confirm their sessions.
The list of knitting machine demonstrators who have confirmed are:
Joyce Anderson, Shawn Dolan, Skip Grettum, Diane Juul (Passap), Linda
Molden, Pat Plett, Carole Wurst, and Jason Wurst; as well as Jerome
Jensen and Barb Kuklok (machine embroidery and sewing), Sharon
Rassier (round sock knitting machines and spinning wheels), and Jan
Ebner (wagon wheel rag rugs). We will also have a hand knitting
instructor as well as another machine knitting instructor.
There is a printable registration form in the "files" section of this
Happy knitting and sewing!