Monday, August 26, 2019

The Three "C's"

Thank you Darrel and Deb for the burgers. These customers appreciated them a lot.
 (and thanks for leaving the cookies) 


As we transition from "summer" to "fall" and from "Cybertech 360" to "Creativfestival", The Crafty Lady will be in Sherwood Park at Millennium Place Sept 6-7, 2019. We would love to see you stop by the booth. Lori will be teaching three classes: Tips and Tricks on Make One Increases - Left/Right leaning, Lifted Left and Lifted Right; new techniques to cast on - including two colour cast on, crochet cast on, crochet cast on without a crochet hook; and new techniques to Cast-Off including the perfect bind off for lace. 

This year festival organizers are not printing the 2 for 1 admission tickets, please print from this PDF, take a picture on your phone, go on line to pre-purchase tickets and enter the code, CFW19TF1 or bring the code with you to get Two for One at the door. If you have questions on Lori's courses, or on tickets, please message us on Facebook or through e-mail. 

Continuing to the third "C" this week's 75% off yarn is Cosma. I was intrigued to learn according to Wikipedia and the Oxford dictionary - "Cosma" is not actually a word, it is a name.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  • Cosma may refer to:
  • Cosma, a Lithuanian athletics sports club from the capital city Vilnius
  • Cosma Foot, a French Guianese football team playing at the top level
  • Cosma International, a subsidiary of automotive component manufacturer Magna International
  • Cosma River, a river in Romania

This internet photo of the Cosma, Romania, might make a person think of fairies spinning a wonderful yarn in the twilight or early dawn of a fall morning. This region is one of the wildest, remotest parts of Romania. 

According to Berroco: Cosma is a luxurious blend of merino wool, alpaca and silk with a sophisticated, contemporary color palette. The multi-plied and refined twist creates a classic yarn that’s perfect for wearable sweaters and heirloom accessories*

by Berroco
50 gms/150 m

60% Camelid/30% Merino/10% Silk

Reg. $15.00
75% Off

I have worked with this yarn! It is a soft, beautifully spun fine, hand-wash, with great stitch definition and wonderful drape, warm and light. A knitter's dream until you discover Berroco has discontinued this product - the only reason it is on sale. 

Come in, browse and drool - before we see you at the shows!

Written by Anne, currently crafting with a different merino - no camel in this one
* Copied from Berroco website

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