Tuesday, May 12, 2009

A Gift from New Friends

We've made lots of new friends throughout the region and beyond thank to STITCHES South. Among them are Yarn Bazaar, an online vendor based out of New Jersey. Yarn Bazaar came all the way to Atlanta to be in the STITCHES South market. You may remember the stall with all 170 colors of Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock yarn? Or maybe you recall the merging colors kits by our upcoming October 2009 superstar, Candace Eisner-Strick? We were delighted to meet Jo Ellen and her group and look forward to seeing them again next year.

She has been very encouraging of our group, and has given us a gift. This lace blocking wire kit, a $45 value, will be available for check-out. If you have never used blocking wires, one of the new benefits of AKG membership will be that you can take these home and try them. Wires can be especially helpful for blocking delicate lace. They are almost essential for scalloped edges. And they can simplify sweater assembly by making sure the edges of garment pieces are straight and square. Additionally, Yarn Bazaar will be offering AKG members an ongoing 10% discount. Information about how to get the discount will be in the June newsletter.

Many thanks to Jo Ellen and Yarn Bazaar!

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