As the last days of 2017 are waning, we are thinking about the year that was. Only with great mental effort can we turn our thoughts to the year ahead. 2017 was a good year for Fiber Frenzy. We made so many new friends this year, and deepened our relationships over stitches. The yarn, hooks, needles, and wheels are only the vehicles for advancing the friendships. The hours we spend with each other while stitching allow us to share our joys and burdens, and support one another through the process, whatever it may be. You made gifts for family members, welcomed new babies, assisted breast cancer survivors, and warmed the bodies and hearts of strangers. You brought smiles to so many faces when they found the yarn bombed tree. You created beautiful works of art, one stitch at a time. 2017 was a good
year - thanks to you.
And now a new year is upon us. In the stillness of winter we have an opportunity to try something new, broaden our perspectives. Maybe this is the year we really will do some exercise every day, or reduce fat in our diets, or take up yoga, or practice mindfulness. Maybe this is the year when you expand your stitching - learn a new technique or a whole new discipline! We will offer new classes throughout the year to help you along the way. And we can help you find other resources when we are stumped. Whatever it is, we wish you every success as you grow and learn in 2018. Happy New Year! - Joan and Judy
If the weather outside seems frightful, chances are that we might be closed. Our policy is to stay home if the Madison County Schools are closed. We all have yarn emergencies, but please call before you make the trip in those snowy, icy, blustery days. Better yet, stock up in advance!
If you are ready to learn to knit, January is the perfect month to
start. Joan will teach beginning knitting on Friday afternoons, January 5, 12, and 19 at 3:00 p.m. The class fee is $5 for all three sessions. Materials are NOT included. Bring size 7 or 8 needles or purchase them in advance. By the last session you will be ready to make a pair of fingerless mitts.
Which needle do I need and why? Spend a little time with Joan at noon on January 6 and learn about the different styles and materials used in knitting needles, as well as when one type is preferable to another. Using the right tool makes the job so much easier - find out for yourself! The class fee is $5.00, but take that $5 in credit towards the purchase of your next needle.
Join Judy on Saturday, January 13th to make the Gallatin Scarf; worked
from the bottom up, this scarf is a very quick knit using Gina worsted weight yarn and size 8 needles. A simple pattern repeat makes it fairly
a great travel or knitting-with-friends
project. The scarf grows rapidly as you cast
on 4 new stitches at the beginning of every row. Class fee of $30 includes the yarn but not the needles.
Spinning Day is January 20, from 2:00 - 5:00. Bring your new spinning gear or fiber for a little post-Christmas show and tell. Pick up some new techniques from the others who attend, who all are crazy good spinners. Bring something delicious to share - or not, there is always plenty.
January 20 is also the day to schedule your private spinning lesson with Jessica. Call to reserve your spot at noon or 1:00. Remember, when Jessica is in the house,
Jessica's Creations yarn and fibers are 20% off - that's a great deal!