Thursday, January 27, 2011

Celebration on Saturday February 5th

Lo and behold everything takes longer than it should!! We are open for business by appointment, and we are putting together a great class schedule.... Nonetheless, things are far from perfect yet, so we are postponing our little celebration until Saturday, February 5th. Stop by if you can, between 12 and 5. Can't wait to catch up with you all!!

Friday, January 21, 2011

A day on the farm. Make an appointment.

Come See Us ~ Make An Appointment Now!

Anneke's will open up for business again on January 25th! We will focus primarily on offering workshops and classes and even, when the time is right, sheep shearing demonstrations!! We will be offering weekly beginning knitting and crocheting classes, as well as technique classes, with Pat. We will offer once a month project classes with Andi. We will offer spinning classes with Beth. And we will bring in experts to show you the process from fleece, to fiber, to yarn! We may even throw in some classes to teach you all about organic vegetable and herb gardening. Our first class schedule will be available the first week in February.
Please make an appointment to come out for a visit, either give a call or send an email. Our phone number is the same at 305.665.6222 and the email address continues to be Appointments for Tuesday January 25th are already taken!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

The Youth Sheep Show.

Yesterday my 14 year old Sophia and I decided to embark on a new adventure. We headed to Orlando for the day, to visit the Youth Sheep Show, we really did not know what to expect but were curious to see what was in store, and we were meeting up with some new friends. We got a little lost, and it took us a while to get there, but finally we made it and we knew we were in the right place when we could see and smell all the livestock!
It was a very, very fun day and a great experience! We learned all about different breeds of sheep both wool sheep and hair sheep (now being referred to as shedding sheep....) We saw how they were shorn, bathed and prepped for the big showing. What was most fun, was that this show was being put on by kids all the way from 5 and 6 year olds, up to 18. It was quite a show, and let me tell you, it did not look easy! One young boy who was showing his sheep saw me spinning yarn on a drop spindle, and he stopped by to comment on the wool produced by his sheep, very charming.
Here are some pictures, enjoy!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

With a little help from a friend.

Thank you Alix!!! We made some very good progress in stocking the store today, boy it's a lot of work!! Take a good look at the picture of the bags and bags.... that's what it's like to move a yarn shop! We had good fun today, spent the day stocking yarn, catching up, chatting and planning our next upcoming weekend in Long Beach, CA at TNNA. Alix came in from Martha's Vineyard where she has her own very lovely shop "Vineyard KnitWorks", check it out!