This Saturday (December 13) Galena will light up the night with its annual Night of the Luminaria from 6 to 9 pm.
Modern luminaria usually consist of a small candles inside paper lunch bags weighted with sand, the simple bags trace their history to ornate, hand-cut Chinese paper lanterns. Spanish merchants were intrigued with the Chinese paper lanterns, and when they returned to Spain they created the simpler version. The Spaniards used the lumineria along the walkways of their homes to help lead the spirit of the Christ child into their home at Christmas time.
Luminaria are beautiful in almost any setting, but Galena’s over 5,000 candle-lit luminaries along the streets, steps and walkways of Galena’s steep hills and riverbank create one of the most beautiful and romantic visions of the year. The old fashioned charm of Galena is enhanced by the unforgettable magical glow whether you are strolling along Main Street or pausing at a high point to take in the view.
We will be closing at our usual 5 pm closing time. I think Sean and I will take a walk and enjoy the annual event … be sure to say hello if you bump into us!
Relax and enjoy the beautiful night this Saturday – And Happy Knitting . . . . Amy
|Sachy Hat & Mitts|
Join the club! It’s time for Dream in Color’s Dream Club exclusive November yarn and pattern! This exclusive color was dyed only for the Dream Club – and when it’s gone, it’s gone!
The Dream Club has no membership fee or secret handshake. Just order the kit and start knitting!
November’s cozy color is a subtle mix of pinks, purples, tans, and reds. The yarn’s subtle color variation is enhanced by the pattern, the Sachy Hat & Mitts by Connie Chang Chinchio. The pattern uses stockinette stitches and eyelets for a delicate, feminine texture that looks difficult, but is really quite easy.
|November’s Exclusive Color|
The kit includes the yarn and the pattern. The yarn is Dream in Color’s Everlasting DK yarn, a 100% superwash Australian merino wool. Everlasting DK is soft to the touch, but very durable. The extra-large skein is enough to make both the hat and the mitts. The pattern is an electronic download that will be waiting for you in your FiberWild! account immediately after your purchase.
You will also need (not included) US 8/5.00 mm needles, or the size to obtain the gauge of 19 stitches over 4 inches in the eyelet pattern. You’ll need a 16″ circular plus a long circular for the magic loop method or double point needles. In addition you will need stitch markers and a tapestry needle, which are also not included.
A fun project in an amazing color and an awesome yarn. Will you keep the hat and mitts for yourself, or give them as a gift?
Happy Knitting . . . . Amy
We are thrilled to introduce FiberWild!’s Patterns Powered by Ravelry – a huge selection of knitting and crochet patterns! How huge is huge? We have 3,493 patterns so far – and we are adding more every day!
So what is Patterns Powered by Ravelry? We’ve worked with Ravelry to bring an incredible selection of knitting and crochet patterns to the FiberWild! website. Ravelry, as you may know, is a free site for knitters and crocheters to share tips, ask questions, give yarn recommendations, and post photos of completed projects. Our huge collection of FiberWild! patterns have been combined with the enormous selection on Ravelry, so you have access to an incredible array of designs. You simply choose the pattern you want and add it to your FiberWild! cart, select the yarn and needles you need, and check out! Your pattern is available immediately after you complete your purchase, and you don’t even have to be a Ravelry member!
|Braided Back Wristlet|
How do I choose a pattern with such a large inventory? Well, you could scroll through each and every one, but we assume you would rather be knitting than scrolling through thousands of patterns. So we have an easy search menu so that you can view only the patterns that fit your criteria. Search based on craft (knitting or crochet), category (accessories, clothing, home, pets), pattern designer, yarn weight, needle size and more! Your search can be as broad or as pinpointed as you choose.
Bonus: Your Patterns Powered by Ravelry purchases earn you FiberWild! rewards, just like any other purchases on the website.
|April Winds Socks|
“Oh no, I want to knit another pair of those socks I made last Christmas but I can’t find my pattern!” You won’t say that again, because you can save your pattern in your Ravelry Library and go back to it long after the project is completed and you’ve lost the paper print-out.
Not a Ravelry member? You can join Ravelry for free and enjoy the comradery of a community of knitters – but you don’t have to. You can purchase patterns at FiberWild! without a Ravelry membership. You’ll get the same patterns, pay the same price and get the same immediate access to your pattern after your purchase, but you won’t have the benefit of storing your patterns in your personal Ravelry library.
Don’t like electronic patterns? Some people just prefer a paper pattern, and we still have our selection of pattern magazines, booklets, pamphlets and hard cover books both online and in the store.
Are you a pattern designer? We’d love to help you add your patterns to our Patterns Powered by Ravelry inventory. Click here for more information or call the store at 815-777-3550.
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Spring Forward, Fall Back! So what are you going to do with your extra hour this weekend as we end Daylight Savings Time and return to Standard Time? Knit, of course! How many times have you said “I wish I just had one extra hour to knit?” And now you do – enjoy it!
Happy Knitting . . . . Amy