Friday, April 10, 2009

Our May Meeting

The next Yarn Mavens meet up will be on May 16th from 1 to 4pm at the Doubletree Inn Coffeeshop in Bakersfield. Food service shuts down from 2 until 4, so plan accordingly.

Suzanne has promised a surprise of some sort for us. Hmmm..... it's certainly got me curious! I can hardly wait to find out what's up. See you then!
Update! Dee Dee King/weaverlyone from Squaw Valley will give us a presentation on her experiences weaving, spinning and knitting. She has worked with fiber her whole life, and especially loves weaving. Dee Dee and Sandy/sandyspinslace both came from Squaw Valley to the Dulitz Tree Farm event this month. Her presentation is sure to be interesting. See you then!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Dulitz Tree Farm

So it seems I missed a fabulous time on Saturday out at the Dulitz Tree Farm in Springville. Did you? I certainly hope not.
I spot knitters.
I spot spinners.
I see shopping goodness. ooo... pet the yarn.
Dee Dee
Someone will have to explain the horse. :) Because I'm sure there's a story involved.
Remember Christy promised brownie points if you could name everyone!
The group again
All in all, a wonderful afternoon was had by all, and I hear the food was drool-worthy with recipes floating around too.
The Yarn Mavens have one more monthly lunch meeting at the Bakersfield Doubletree or is it two more meetings? until our huge meet up on June 13 for World Wide Knit in Public Day. Mark your calendar.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Sit and Knit Saturday

The scent of Christmas trees and wildflowers wafts through the air. Comfy chairs set up in the warm spring sunshine. Fellow knitters are working nearby. What lovely ideas!

The Yarn Mavens will be travelling up to Springville on Saturday, April 4 to visit the Dulitz Tree Farm. We plan to meet at the farm at 11 am, and carpools are being arranged departing from Bakersfield, Hanford, Visalia and Porterville.

Carole Dulitz and her husband raise Christmas trees. In her downtime, she runs a yarn store that she opens for groups like ours. Carole’s is 5 miles after you turn off hwy 190 onto Balch Park Rd at the white barn.

If you want to attend, please bring a simple potluck dish to share with the group. Suzanne will supply the plates and such, and Carole will contribute the drinks.

The picture is from last summer's visit to the tree farm. Thank you to Ruth/Grandy for its use.