Heavenly Socks Yarns

May 2008

New yarns in the shop this month include:
-- Claudia Hand-Painted: lace weight mohair and linen.
-- An assortment of wool and mohair blends by Done Roving. This Charlotte, Maine spinnery has wonderful hand-dyed yarns.
-- Misti Cotton. This is a very soft cotton/silk blend that knits up at 4 sts. to the inch.
-- Sheep Shop 3. A hand-dyed sport weight wool was missing from the selection here -- but now it has arrived!
-- Sierra by Tahki Yarns. This is a worsted weight silk, linen and nylon blend which has the durability of linen and the softness of silk.
During the month of May, we're offering three wonderful workshops:

An Introduction to Crocheting:
Michelle Boulier will help you through the basics -- and if there is time, you can start a project. Monday, May 12, 10:30 am-2:30 pm. Cost: $10.

An Introduction to Needle Felting (2- or 3-Dimensional):
Bob Nichols, whose work will be at the Working Art Gallery during the month of May, will guide you through an exciting way to manipulate fiber. Saturday, May 17, 9-11 am. Cost: $20 plus $5 material costs. (The charming granny, shown at left with her plate of homemade cookies, is one of Bob Nichols' needle-felted creations.)

Finishing: Seaming and Buttonholes:
Sue Wright, designer and certified knitting instructor from Brooklin, Maine, will offer invaluable information and techniques to make a professional looking garment! Tuesday, May 27, 5-7 pm. Cost: $20.

Space in workshops is limited, please call or e-mail us to reserve your place.
Needle-felting granny by Bob Nichols
Waldo County Hospital would like some lightweight chemo caps suitable for warm-weather wear. They are very much appreciated. Our Web site has an easy lace pattern you may want to try. You can drop your hats here or at the oncology department at the hosp. There are "Hearts, Hands and Hats" labels here which state who hand-knit and designed each cap, if you would like to attach one to your creations.
Do you have yarn that you no longer want? A group which is knitting for charity, called Afghans for Afghans, is requesting unused wool yarn (must be at least 75% wool). Sometimes getting rid of old yarn can free up your creativity! This can also be dropped off at the shop.
Would you like to practice your French while you knit? The Penobscot School in Rockland is offering a French Knitting Workshop. This class is an opportunity for knitters to converse in French about a favorite pastime. All-level knitters are invited to bring their current project (yarn and needles) for 90 minutes of French conversation. Includes a handout of vocabulary, patterns and references. An advanced-beginner's level in French conversation is recommended.
Shipper with handcart Yes, we do ship!

Even though our Web site is not designed with a shopping cart, we will happily ship anything to you.

At this time, we only ask for the exact cost of the shipping; there is no handling charge.
CHAOS at Aarhus Gallery, May 1-May 25:

Please join Aarhus Gallery for an opening reception on Friday, May 2, from 5-8 pm. Chaos, from the Greek khaos, originally referred to the formless primordial space, the chasm of the great mystery; Einstein may have used the term elsewhere!
Chaos and War, by Samuel Gelber
The artist Sam Gelber says of his 27-foot painting Chaos and War (shown above), "It is about violence, patriotism, confrontation, antagonism, blood and politics." Ten other artists join Sam at Aarhus to grab hold of this worldly word and come up with some chaos of their own: Edward Anthonis, Kenny Cole, Norman Tinker and Seth Whited, as well as Aarhus artists Kevin Johnson, Mark Kelly, Annadeene Konesni, Richard Mann, Wesley Reddick and Willy Reddick. The show will be on view Thursdays-Sundays, noon-6 pm, May 1-May 25.

Aarhus Gallery is located at 50 Main Street, Belfast, and is open year round. Winter hours are Thursday-Sunday, noon-6 pm, by chance or by appointment. More information can be found at (207) 338-0001, or at the Aarhus Gallery Web site.