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  • Jack and the Yarnstalk: A Slightly Longer Yarn, Concluded

    franklin habitContinued from Jack and the Yarnstalk: A Slightly Longer Yarn

    Jack proudly presented his mother with the stolen sheep. Her delight was, at best, moderate.

    “She’s a nice enough little thing,” said his mother. “But we have no ram, and I have no spinning wheel; so I shall sell her come next market day and she may fetch a fair price.”

    “No, mother!” said Jack. “She is wondrous. You must not think of selling her. Here, I’ll just feed her little bit of hay and you shall see what she can do.”

    The sheep munched and swallowed. Then, turning pink about the face, it deposited from its other end a neat skein of yarn upon the grass.

    “Mercy me,” said Jack’s mother.

    “Baa,” said the sheep.

    Within weeks, the tumbledown shack had become the most popular yarn shop in the valley. Jack’s mother opened the door each morning to an eager crowd clamoring for her wares. These surpassed all others for quality, beauty, and variety. Weavers fell over each other to lay hands on her fine, strong linens. Embroiderers gasped at the sight of her smooth, lustrous silk threads. Those who knit and crocheted filled their baskets with heaps of her wools, miraculously soft and colorful.

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  • Join the Fun with the I Love Yarn Day Scavenger Hunt!

    October 14, 2017 is I Love Yarn Day. In celebration, the Craft Yarn Council (CYC) is running an online scavenger hunt. The hunt takes you through a virtual tour around different yarn industry websites in order to complete a 20-question registration form. All tasks must be completed and entered in the online form by October 21st 11:59 pm CT in order to be eligible to win 1 of the 20 awesome prizes totaling more than $1,200.

    Check out the complete set of rules HERE and then get hunting!

    Prize List:

    • Interchangeable “Takumi” Circular Knitting Needle Combo Set
    • Interchangeable “Takumi” Tunisian Crochet Hook Combo Set
    • Prize package of Red Heart yarns
    • 3 Clover PomPom Makers
    • 2, 1- year subscriptions to Creativebug online classes
    • 3 sets of booklets from Leisure Arts: Emoji Crochet, New Twist on Macramé and Yarn Crafts
    • Prize package of yarn from Lion Brand Yarn Co.
    • Amazon gift card from Prime Publishing
    • 1-year subscription to I Like Crochet digital magazine from Prime Publishing
    • 3 Boye Pom Pom Tassel Makers
    • 2 Prize packages of newest yarns from Yarnspirations
    • 2 Vogue Knitting Ultimate Knitting Books

    cycPlease note this scavenger hunt is being run by the CYC and not Lion Brand Yarn. Any questions or concerns should be directed to the CYC.

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  • Comfort Afghans: Crafting for a Women's Shelter

    October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In light of this, I wanted to share the story of the Needlework Group at Valencia Palms that recently contacted me looking for yarn to create afghans that will be donated to the shelter at Women in Distress in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. After researching the organization, I was motivated to send this group a yarn donation for such a worthy cause. Women in Distress of Broward County has a simple yet powerful mission, “To stop domestic violence abuse for everyone through intervention, education and advocacy.” The Needlework Group does their part by donating afghans to the emergency shelter. These blankets are placed on the beds before women arrive letting them know there are people who care about them. When the women are ready to leave, they can take the afghan with them.

    women in distress

    I would like to personally thank the members of the Needlework Group at Valencia Palms for the work that they do and send my support to the women rising from unthinkable conditions and bettering their lives with help from the Women in Distress Organization.

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