WHAT A WINTER!
Wow! What a month of snow, cancellations, more snow, more cancellations. You will see in the class calendar that we are making accommodations so that you do not miss classes –in short, classes that had to be cancelled will be pushed up a week as needed, meaning March classes will begin at all sorts of funny times as February classes melt and slide and ooze into March.
BITS AND PIECES OF NEWS
Millicent’s is open the last Sunday in February (Feb. 23) We are closed the first Sunday in March (Mar. 2) and open the last Sunday in March (Mar. 30). Then we’ll go back to our regular schedule of being open every Sunday except the last Sunday of each month.
Mel’s shoulder is better, and, yes, Dana, I’m doing my exercises every day three times a day!
Many, many thanks to Carol, Judith, and Carolyn for keeping the Millicent’s thriving during my recuperation.
Jola has been caring for her mother-in-law for two and a half years. Audrey passed away last week. It has been a tough time for Jola, so I invited her to come with me to Stitches South in April. She looked at the class offerings and could only say, WOW! A bit of well-earned R&R for both of us. We plan to bring a lot of new ideas back to the shop for all of you.
Yarn for the Building in Color Afghan has finally arrived. We will meet this Sunday (02/16/14) instead of the Lace Group which will meet next month.
Mel’s been working on the website again putting on our newest yarns: look for Claudia Handpainted Yarns, Cherry Tree Hill, Dream in Color, Classic Elite, Cascade. Hm -- can you tell I’m starting at the beginning of the alphabet? Many of our newest patterns are also on the website now , and many of them are print-exclusive. So when you purchase these or order these from Millicent’s you will receive a beautifully printed pattern on glossy card with full color pictures and charts.
MANY CLASSES STILL TO START IN FEBRUARY
Saturday, Feb. 15 – Ripple Crochet Scarf BRAND NEW!
Sunday, Feb. 16 – Building in Color Afghan - a year long program begins BRAND NEW!
Tuesday, Feb. 18 – Basic Hat – learn to knit in the round with circular and double pointed needles
Tuesday, Feb. 18 – Windschief Hat and Cowl designed by the now famous and always intriguing Stephen West . Intriguing design -- don’t make this your first hat!
Thursday, Feb. 20 – Basic Mittens
Thursday, Feb. 20 – Crocheted Dragon Shawl for advanced crocheters BRAND NEW!
Saturday, Feb. 22 – Needle Felting in 3-D BRAND NEW!
Sunday, Feb. 23 – Building Blocks Afghan continues
SPECIAL! KNITTERS' NIGHT OUTIn February we introduce a new monthly event for the many knitters who can’t make it to the Knitters’ Anonymous daytime meetings. We will meet the last Saturday evening of every month from 6pm to 9pm. Bring whatever you are working on. Bring a snack. Our FEBRUARY KNITTERS' NIGHT OUT is on the 22nd, and our MARCH KNITTERS' NIGHT OUT is on the 29th. Put the dates in your calendar. Come have fun with us!
BRAND NEW MARCH CLASSES
Sunday March 9 - 30: Cable Experience
Tuesday, March 4 - 25: Help me! I’m Stuck!
Thursday, March 27: Knitting with the Magic Loop
Friday, March 7 - 14: Tatting Bracelets
Friday, March 21: Kitchner/Grafting Workshop
Saturday, March 1 - 15: Wingspan Shawl
Saturday, March 15: Fix-It Workshop
Saturday, March 29: Magic Loop Sock Workshop
OTHER MARCH CLASSES include Felted Hat (Tuesday), Cotton Crochet Bag (Wednesday), and Entralac Scarf (Thursday), Felted Entralac Bag (Thursday evening).
You can get all the details on our Classes Page (listing by alphabetical order) and our Calendar Page (listing in chronological order).
MARCH FUN AT MR. TOAD'S POTTERYCome have fun with the Millicent's gang of knitters and crocheters at Mr. Toad's Pottery in downtown Cumberland. On Friday, March 14 from 7pm - 10pm you can decorate your very own Yarn Bowl. The cost will run around $25.
So, what is a yarn bowl? It is a heavy (good for not tipping) pottery piece with a cut-out shape through which you run your yarn. Yarn stays protected in the bowl and not rolling around the floor getting dusty or eaten by pets.
Please register by Saturday, March 1. We are hoping for 9 - 12 folk or more. Bring something fun to eat and we'll party at Mr. Toad's.
MARYLAND SHEEP & WOOL SHOW BUS TRIPIt's only two and a half months away, the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival is! And Millicent's is planning her annual bus trip. We will travel to the Sheep & Wool Show on Sunday, May 4, leaving at 7am and returning at 7pm at the latest. Your $70 will pay for the bus fare, breakfast on board, snacks and drinks for the return trip, a bottle of water as you leave the bus, a Millicent's T-Shirt, and a Maryland Sheep & Wool catalog.
At the Festival you'll visit over 100 vendor sites selling hand painted yarns, patterns, needles, books, hand crafted spindles for spinning, fleeces, and more. You'll be able to purchase lamb related meals, cheese straight from the farm, and the best brooms ever made. It's a jam-packed, fun-filled 8 hours at the show.
Sign-up begins NOW! Please don't wait for the last minute as we will need to reserve the correct size bus for our trip. Call 301-722-8100 to reserve your spot, leaving your name, telephone number, email address and T-shirt size.