Thistledown Shoppe
April 9, 2009
Thistledown Shoppe Newsletter

In This Issue
Community Service Project
Easter Egg Sale
Free Patterns
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Community Service Project - Donations requested for the Traverse Bay Poverty Reduction Initiative.

We have a pink laundry hamper at the shoppe and are asking that you help us fill it up by April 17 for the Opportunity Conference that will be held on May 2. 

Requested articles include:  laundry detergent, fabric softener, dish soap, bath soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo, cream rinse, deodorant, toilet paper, and facial tissue.  Other optional items are:  rolled fleece blanket, non-perishable foods, dish towels, coffee, sanitary products, razors, shaving cream, hand cream, body lotion, and fun items appropriate for the coming season. 

Please do not donate any item that has been opened or used as we will have to throw them away.

We are hoping you will help us fill and overflow the hamper, since there are many others needing to be filled.


We have restocked the following yarns with new and more colors!!!


Merino Ribbon

  Merino Ribbon - buy two skeins and receive a free pattern for a shawl.  We have a sample in the Lady Slipper colorway.


Mable Chunky

  We can't keep this yarn in stock.  You keep buying and we keep ordering.  As I write this, we have fourteen colors in stock and more on back order.

 A DK weight to the Marble Chunky.  We have five colors in stock.

A box of ChiaGoo needles came in the other day.  Addi's are on their way, along with some Brittany's and Rosewood's. 

We know how important needles are to your knitting and we are doing our best to have what you want.
Easter Egg Sale

Don't forget our sale.  Starting Wednesday, April 8 until Tuesday, April 14 you can receive anywhere from 10% up to 40% off on your purchase. 

Come in, pick out what you want, and  chose an egg from our basket, and discover your discount.

Free Patterns

Jill pointed this pattern out to me last year and I promptly forgot about it.  This year, while I was perusing Ravelry  (love that site)  I found it again.

lace scarf

For those of you who have Ravelry, here is the link for the Lace Ribbon Scarf by Veronik Avery.  Otherwise, go to Knitty and this is your link.  Either way, it is an amazing pattern.  Use any of our sock yarns, the ShiBui Silk Cloud, Stella, Prime Alpaca, Baby Ull, Dawn, Euroflax, Cotton Fine, Bamboo, Nature Spun Sport, Pima Tencel, Melody - there may be other yarns I am missing. 

If you are on Ravelry, check out some of the 3272 finished scarfs. It is great for warm or cold weather.  I also suggest blocking as it certainly makes a difference in how this scarf looks when completed. 

Another cute pattern is Helena.  You could use Sierra Quatro, Stella, Bamboo, Cotton Fine, sock yarn or Baby Ull for this.
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