There are so many wonderful activities and places to visit during the summer!
If you are looking for ideas - check out the Lacombe Tourism website. Bonus - "the arts" in many formats are featured - Music in the Park, Art in the Garden are two examples. There are opportunities for nature walks, learning new skills - at the blacksmith shop and more.
Learning to knit or crochet are always an option here at The Crafty Lady, as we offer private lessons. We do ask you to book in advance - so there is a staff member for you and one to mind the store.
Taking your craft to the beach or while sitting around the pool, may sound like an really strange idea, but is very easy - especially when you are working in a synthetic yarn or an easy pattern. It is easy to pick up and put down or put away, keeps your brain focused and stops the grand-children from wanting to throw you in!
The names of many of the yarns encourage you to think about plants, places, colours and textures. Surf engines make accessing information so much easier than going to get an encyclopedia and looking it up.
With the improved access to information, you often get information you may not REALLY want. This past week someone told me how many weeks it is to Christmas. Is this a really great way to spoil a wonderful summer? Or an opportunity to start planning and creating . . .
Last week's special celebrated 'Union' -- a beautiful blend of natural and synthetic fibres. So let's create a union for this week's 75% off special as well. We have great summer colours in a 100% super-wash wool, verging on chunky so will be warm to wear and quick to complete. The suggested needle size is 6.5 - 8 mm. What a great way to reduce stress and get a head start on those holiday gifts!
100 g / 97 m
NOTE: The Crafty Lady will be closed Monday, August 6 for the long weekend, see you Tuesday, August 7!
*Posted by Anne, who is currently working on a cowl in Inca