Knitter's Review
May 4, 2006

Silk shawl in progress

Every skein tells a story—but some say more than others.

Take The Irish Ewe Aran, spun in Kerry, Ireland, as an example. Ireland's remarkable economic recovery resulted in countless beautiful sheep fleeces being tossed on a bonfire because nobody needed the wool.

Until Deb Woolley came to town.

Calendar Highlight
It's finally here! The Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival is this weekend at the Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship, Maryland. I'm traveling down from Maine and will give you a full report next week.

If you're attending, please join us either Saturday or Sunday (weather permitting) for an informal lunchtime gathering on the grass immediately outside the front entrance to the fairgrounds. Bring a blanket, pack a picnic, and meet your virtual friends in person any time between 11am and 1pm!

Shop Finder
Looking for yarn stores near you? Internet mapping company MapMuse has just added knitting, crochet, and yarn-related destinations to its interactive mapping service. Try it out and add your favorite destinations.

In the Forums: Labeling Leftovers
Are your leftover yarns becoming their own stash? You're not alone. One member asks how you organize your leftovers and their labels.

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As always, I thank you for your readership and your support.

Happy knitting, and I'll see you in the forums!
Clara Parkes

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