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Happy Holidays!

The shopping, decorating and anticipation has all come to its peak:  Christmas is here!  Merry Christmas!

Holiday Wishes:

  • Good times and great memories with family and friends
  • Peace and health in the new year
  • Completed Projects – We hope you finished all your holiday knitting before Christmas Day!

The store will be closed on Christmas Day while Sean and I and all of our staff enjoy the holiday!


A note to procrastinators: 
E-mail Gift Certificates can be ordered up until noon on Christmas Eve!  It’s not too late!

Merry Christmas & Happy Knitting . . . . Amy

Night of the Luminaria

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

November Dream Club Yarn & Pattern

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.

Sachy Hat

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

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