Monday, February 13, 2017

We Have Absconded with Valentines Day!

A long, long, time ago, back when Friends and Seinfeld were on TV the first time around, most of us didn't have computers or the internet (news was transmitted by the ancient inventions of radio and TV), and we were thrilled by the freedom of a cordless phone at home, but had no concept of ever carrying one in our pocket, Lori opened up a magical store.

Not a magic store. That's something different and involves whoopie cushions and card tricks.

No, a magical store where you could wander in and pick up eyes of newts and toes of frogs and make your own wonderful creations.

The store has evolved over time. The eyes and toes have disappeared and in their place is fantastical magical string that comes to life with a little bit of awe and wonder.  There are wands that come in different shapes and sizes made out of woods that come from enchanted forests and metals from mountains where ancient dwarves mine. A flick of the wrist, a twirl of the fingers, a breath of air and a wish of love, and before long, scarves, sweaters, hats, shawls, socks, slippers, and afghans appear in rainbows of colors, mountains and valleys of textures and clouds of softness.

With a little silver stick and multi-plied cotton harvested and dyed by fairies, pictures of mermaids and tigers appear on blank fabric. Round little pebbles with holes, long protected by fire breathing winged dragons, become delicate art to adorn wrists, ears, and necks. Paper milled from the talking trees take odd shapes and bloom into flowers, fans and hearts.

It has been twenty-three years since Lori's shop of awe and wonder appeared, disguised as an innocent looking brick and mortar store on main street Lacombe.

In celebration we offer you our annual anniversary sale. Lori has chosen not to divulge what will specifically be on sale. You will have to come in to discover the mystery.

Sale is on Tuesday February 14 from 9-6.

Yes, it's our valentine to you.

And speaking of sales. We are still doing our weekly 75% off sale too! As always it starts at 9 am on Monday and ends on the following Saturday at 6 pm (unless we sell out of it first).

In honor of Valentines Day we present to you...

Red Heart Heart & Sole
73% Wool 27% Nylon
50 g/187 y/171 m sock weight (1)

Free knit Cap pattern on Red Heart Website
Uses 1 ball each of 2 colors

Free Crochet Pineapple Shawl pattern on
Red Heart Website
Uses 4 balls
Regular Price:$6.00
Sale Price: $1.50

Free Knit Shawl pattern on Red Heart Website
Uses 2 balls of one color, 1 ball each of 2 other

Two balls will make a pair of socks. But you don't need to limit yourself to socks. There's a free scarf pattern on the ball band and more freebies for this yarn can be found on the internet.

Red Heart Heart and Sole Website

Posted by Anna Maria Junus (happy employee who hates Valentines Day but loves many many people, places, and things.)

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