Wednesday, May 20, 2015

My First Woven Project

I had a lot of fun learning on the Ashford Knitters Loom. I made this scarf in just a few hours. I used Marble Chunky, Cascade 128, and Tokyo. I can't wait to experiment with patterns and other yarns!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Ashford Knitters Loom

We are excited to be carrying the new Ashford Knitters Loom. Tis portable loom assembles in a matter of minutes and is a breeze to warp. The loom folds to a compact size making it ideal for travel. 
We currently have the 20" loom in stock with the 28" being delivered later. Kit includes a warp and weave booklet, warping peg, 2 hooks, 2 clamps, 2 shuttles and retail for $299. Stands retail for $135. You will want to be sure to check out the classes for this loom in June. Artist/weaver, Susie Skaggs, will be our featured teacher!


Thursday, May 14, 2015

The Gourmet Yarn Co. Fall 2015 Retreat


 
The Gourmet Yarn Store is proud to announce the 2015 retreat from September 25 – 27, 2015. Relax and treat yourself at the historic and atmospheric Roman Nose Park.

The Roman Nose Lodge is set amidst a beautiful canyon and the conference room affords beautiful views of your surroundings.  Margaret Schroeder, Master Knitter, will be your host and instructor during this creative weekend.  Of course, we feel the best part of the weekend is socializing with other fiber enthusiasts.

If you're bringing a non-crafter with you, the park offers many recreational activities that include an 18-hole golf course, swimming pools, hiking trails, two lakes, trout-fishing in season, canoeing, paddle boats, mountain biking, horse stables, and hayrides by reservation.

Each retreat package contains one twin and one queen bed. Packages also include all class instructions, yarn, and patterns. Coffee and tea will be available throughout the day. Meals are not included.

Retreat package rates are as follows:

Semi-private: $180
Private: $300
Spousal/friend rate for room: $325

Directions: Roman Nose is located just 80 miles northwest of Oklahoma City off of 1-40. Take SH 8 north to Watonga. Follow SH8 to SH8-A and then head west 2 miles to the park entrance.

Check-in time will be after 3:00pm on Friday, 9.25.2015. Check-out time is by 11:00am on Sunday, 9.27.2015.

Reserve your spot today by calling 405.286.3737. (Payment in full is required at time of registration.)

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

A New Spinner

Bree shared with us her recent adventure into spinning. She purchased a drop spindle and some Malabrigo Nube Roving and look what she produced:
Way to go, Bree!!

Saturday, May 9, 2015

May Yarn-In Cancelled

Due to the forecast for the evening, we are canceling the Yarn-In. We will be open during regular hours (10a-5p). Coffee and cookies available, come hang out and storm watch with us!

Monday, May 4, 2015

The Retreat is Back!

The countdown has started for the 2015 retreat at Roman Nose Park! The dates are Sept. 25-27th. Details will be forthcoming in the next few days.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Mary Jane's Cabled Scarves

Mary Jane has been very busy knitting these two cable scarves. What a lovely job she has done! Yarn: Malabrigo Rios. Pattern: MG's Cabled Scarf.