Southern California Quilter’s Run, June 16-19 and 23-26

For all you knitter/quilters in the area,   Red Barn Yarn  will again be at Ginger’s Quilt Shoppe,  in Upland, Ca.  during this furious quest for fiber in the form of yardage.

Ginger’s is stop # 9,  1120 Dewey Way, Suite B, Upland.   909-920-3099.

We will feature our one of a kind skeins,   and the perfect pattern,  Lace Rim Shawl by Lorna Miser,  designed and released in celebration of her newest book,  The Knitter’s Guide to Hand Dyed and Variegated Yarns.

We will also share our newest goodies shown at TNNA   just yesterday!

See you there,  Catherine

Lace Rims Shawl, yarn by Red Barn, pattern by Lorna Miser

Headed to TNNA, Booth 255

Well the last goodies are drying, or getting finished,  last edits to patterns,  price lists,  and oh, yes, packing some clothes, then off we go in the morning  to fly all the way over to Ohio.  I grew up in Ohio,  so this is always a little bit of a homecoming trip for me.

Last year we drove up to Akron and Cleveland  to revisit some of those old familiar spots.  This year  we will be introducing two absolutely new favorite colors in honor of my Grandmother,  Marie Sholes Stavely.    The color names are Marie’s Purple and Marie’s Rose.  There is a story,  and the reader’s digest version  is  “that afghan” that my grandmother knit for me when I was 12,  all bobbles,  in three shades of rose and purple.  I have it and use it to this day.

Marie was born in 1895, in Sterling, Kansas,  and achieved a Master’s Degree in Voice  from Northwestern University in Chicago.  Although her BS was in Chemistry,  her dad would only agree to  the Northwestern idea if she agreed to take a degree in music.  So,  off she went,  where she met my Grandfather  who has his own very interesting story.  That is for another post.

Photos  are of the newest colors,  shown in Bulky,  palette,  is shown in worsted weight.

See you soon,  Blessings,  Catherine

Marie's Multi, on Ribbon
too wonderful!

PaletteMarie's RoseMarie's Purple