Friday, October 29, 2010

29 October 2010

Don't forget tomorrow's Porch Party. It looks like the weather will be great - cool and sunny, so it will be the perfect time to wear that just finished sweater! We'll have hot tea available and lots of goodies. The party will be all day so come when you wish.

The PJ Party was another success if I do say so. Lisa Myers of Manos del Uruguay was our guest speaker. She had many sweaters to show and all of the lines of Manos. Lisa also spoke about the Manos project and how it was one of the first "Fair Trade" yarn suppliers. Manos employs women in the very rural areas of Uruguay who would otherwise not have any employment at all.

Hunt Country Yarns has carried Manos del Uruguay yarn from the day we opened our doors in 1997. We will continue to supply the finest that Manos has to offer to our customers.

Check out our website for the exciting news about the shop's upcoming trip to Bermuda! This will be a sit back and relax trip to remove the doldrums of winter. This trip is open to stitchers and their partners. There will be plenty to do aboard ship and much to do in Bermuda. Not to worry if you don't pursue the needlearts.

And lastly, a tip:

If you drop a stitch in a fine dark yarn or fuzzy yarn, hold the knitting over a bright source of light (try a lamp on the floor - take care with the hot bulb). It will be much easier to see where the stitches are and probably very easy to see the dropped stitch. Catch the stitch with a safety pin (we have the coilless ones again). Now you can decide to pick-up the dropped stitch or (heaven forbid) ravel back to the error.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

14 October 2010

Well, I think I am ready for the PJ Party - at least I hope I am. I have the chocolate, so I guess I'm ready. If I forget the chocolate I don't think I should show my face.

I have been remiss in not publishing this picture. It is a fanciful tea cozy from Bath, England. It was brought to the shop as an addition to my sheep collection by Susan Anthony who said that she just couldn't resist it when she saw it. It is officially a "Farmyard Crazy Tea Cozy" specifically "Sidney the Sheep".

I think it is just great! It gives me great pleasure every time I look at it.

Thank you Susan!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

13 October 2010

For all of you PJ Party goers, here is a listing of restaurants in Shepherdstown WV. You should call for a Friday night reservation if you will be dining in town.

(Be sure to call first; this is homecoming
weekend at Shepherd U.)

Rumsey Tavern— the Clarion’s own casual pub.

Sebastian’s— the Clarion’s more formal dining room.

The Yellow Brick Bank– Creative American with
house-made breads and desserts, historic bank
building, 201 E. German St., 304-876-2208

Bavarian Inn— Elegant surroundings and fine European
cuisine in main dining rooms, plus casual dining in
the Rathskeller pub, 164 Shepherd Grade Rd., 304-876-2551

The Press Room— Chic new fine-dining Italian, 129 W.
German St., 304-876-8777

Stone Soup Bistro— Casual spot featuring local fresh
and organic produce, eclectic menu, 112 W. German
St., 304-876-8477

Three Onions— Popular global cuisine and martini
lounge, 117 E. German St., 304-879-3502

Blue Moon Café— Natural foods café and pub, soups,
salads, vegetarian. corner of Prince and High St.,

Kazu— Hearty homestyle Japanese and Thai cuisine, 120
W. German St., 304-876-8798

Betty’s Restaurant— Local old-fashioned small town
favorite, sandwiches, closes early, 112 E. German
St., 304-876-6080

Shaharazade’s Tea Room— Casual Middle
Eastern/Mediterranean and light vegetarian menu, 141
W. German St., 304-876-1000

A-Wok Chinese—Traditional Chinese dishes, Rt. 45,
Maddex Square Shops, 304-876-1088

China Kitchen—Classic Chinese cooking, corner of
German and King Street, 304-876-6620