This year at Smiths’ in Oberlin we wanted to start a new tradition. We wanted to reward some of our loyal customers (and bring in new folks to our great store) by selecting a pattern every month and giving you the opportunity to receive 10 percent off your materials to make that pattern.
Going further we thought, why not have a super duper way to reward one of our yarn friends……. We tossed around the idea of doing a 12 for 2012 project similar to several Raverly Knit a Long groups, where you knit 12 socks, sweaters, shawls etc. in the upcoming 12 months. Then we heard the reality alarm going off in the background. While some of us yarn junkies may very well finish 12 projects a year, for most folks that is just crazy talk. So we decided to sponsor a SIX in TWELVE. A person who purchases their yarn at Smiths, and completes 6 finished objects has the opportunity to throw their name into a raffle for a grand prize at the end of the year. Once names are thrown into the pot , the winner will be chosen strictly by luck of the draw at the annual holiday party.
Alas, there are a few restrictions. A pair of socks only counts as one project, I personally feel the second sock is anti climatic and unnecessary, instead of the two I feel it deserves. If you haven’t seen them, Kathy S. is knitting the cutest little fish toys for cats. She generously donates them to Gingko for use in their kitten rescue project. As these are very small, less than 2 inches long and 1 inch high, they have been disqualified. Yarn must be purchased from Smiths. Projects are your choice. Kathy S. has generously donated her time to provide suggestions and will showcase a Project of the Month. March is the gorgeous Mara currently on display in the shop, April will be the stunning Wingspan. Patterns are available from Ravelry. Kathy S. used Liberty Wool for the Mara and is currently knitting Wingspun with Poems Sock.
Elaine and Chuck have the entry forms in a super secret location and are eagerly awaiting your finished projects.