What's going on with this weather?!?!

Silver Lining: you get to wear your winter knitwear a little longer

I think this weather is having an identity crisis - I haven't seen anything this hot and cold since my mother went through menopause. Though I did grow up in Colorado, I have only lived in Denver for a few years and everyone tells me "don't plant until after Mothers Day." That seems to be a local Commandment. Well I always took that bit of wisdom to mean "Don't pack-away-your-winter-knitwear until after Mother's Day." Taking that advice this year had me rummaging through my box of winter hand-knits looking for something weather-appropriate to wear. I told my frustrations to my husband while drawing a recently finished pancho from my vault, and he replied "Aren't you glad that you get to wear that one more time this year?" Yeah, I guess he's right. I suppose I can be one of those people who doesn’t really mind a little winter mixed in with their spring.... at least for the knitwear. 

Until Next time, 
Whitney 

Holiday Hours

We will be open from 9AM-3PM Monday, May 27th 

On your day off you’ll have just enough time to pick out a new project on your way to that Memorial Day BBQ! Just remember, we won't be here to pick up any dropped stitches. So, use a life line and we'll see you Tuesday. 
I know exactly what you're thinking... Isn't everyday a day for knitting in public?!  We think so too. But, because this is a national holiday of sorts, we are going to celebrate! Snacks and refreshments will be provided.  All you need to do is bring your own chair. Yep, you heard that right! We are taking this event to the streets (mainly to freak out our neighbors, but also to enjoy some fresh air and great company). Stay tuned for details on the sale we will be running Saturday June 8th... uh oh, did I just spill the beans? 
Knitting4Peace welcomes the support of crocheters, knitters, travelers, and promoters of peace!  We are a volunteer-supported non-profit based in Denver and have been providing useful and comforting items to people in need since 2006.  We provide requested handmade items to under-resourced communities facing difficult situations around the globe and in our own neighborhoods. We serve over 20 organizations in the Denver area including Casa de Paz, the NICU at University of Colorado Hospital, and elementary schools who serve low income students.  Each year, we deliver upwards of 10,000 handmade baby blankets, hats, mittens, scarves, and washcloths to these organizations.  Additionally, we deliver hundreds of Peace Pal dolls to children facing circumstances such as abuse, AIDS, cancer, and trauma.
We welcome your support of our work in the world in the following ways:
  1. Crocheting and knitting these items. You can mail or deliver them in person to our office: Knitting4Peace, 2600 Leyden Street, Denver, CO 80207;
  2. Delivering handmade items on your international humanitarian or mission trips. Please contact info@knitting4peace.org for more info; or
  3. Purchasing Peace Pal making kits at the LambShoppe.
Please visit www.knitting4peace.org to find free patterns and to learn more about us!
Upcoming Classes

Magra Bag

This is the perfect Summer Bag – fittingly crocheted using Berroco Estiva, which is Italian for summer!  Estiva is a beautiful ribbon yarn that graduates from dark to light.  The solid body of the bag is topped with a series of medallions and straps.  The main stitch used is a half double crochet, so no panicking about the stitches being too difficult.

Sea Scale Tote with MC

**New dates** There are felted bags, and then there are FELTED BAGS!  This FELTED BAG is a textured tote created from the bottom up. It starts with a series of ridges, followed by shell-shaped rows, and is finished with ridges and a handle built into the ridges. Did I mention it has ridges?! Space is limited. Click here for dates and times. 

One-Day Kids Camp! 

Now that school is out, it's your kid's turn to come to LambShoppe to take a class. Whitney is offering 2 separate kids classes on June 6th for kids 8 and older. Morning class we will be making Yarn Wrapped Animals and then we are breaking out the Loop-de-loom in the afternoon. Click here to find out more OR call 303-322-2223 to sign up your little one today!  

New Round of Beginning Classes 

You might not need to go back to the basics, but I bet you know someone who has said, "I wish I knew how to knit/crochet." Well, now is their chance. Have them sign up for one of our beginning classes. Let's get them hooked! Pun intended. 

Dropped Stitch Openwork Wrap 

Craft a visually stunning wrap using the unique and interesting dropstitch openwork technique to create vertical columns within the piece without breaking yarn! This beautiful project is made with two different yarns: a chunky weight chainette and a lace weight mohair. A true eye-catcher. This class is for intermediate-plus to advanced knitters. Come learn something new, we promise you haven't done this before!

Reywa Cowl

A colorful Fair Isle cowl crafted with 13 mini cakes of Reywa’s yak and wool blend in bright, coordinating colors. Students will learn the provisional cast on, how to work with two strands of yarn at a time, how to read a chart, and much more. Start your first colorwork project and finish in time to wear it this winter!

Hey Sandi! What's on your needles?... uh-I-mean Hook

Sometimes customers walk in with an adorable little pattern that all of us at the Shoppe can not believe we haven't seen.  Ice Cream Cocoon and Hat by Cunningham Crochet is just one of those patterns. The pattern calls for a bulky weight yarn, but if you know anything about Sandi, you probably know that she loves working with Ella Rae's Cozy Alpaca. Usually crocheting up as a worsted weight yarn, she held this yarn doubled to create the right gauge and the perfect combination of softness and structure for this adorable little pattern. We are all anxiously waiting for her to finish the matching hat... and it has a cherry on top! I know right!?!?! Just when you thought it couldn't get any cuter. A cherry on top... awwww.
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