Memorial Day is a day of remembrance, a day to honor all of our service men and women. It’s a day to spend with family and friends. For many, it’s a day to knit, crochet, stitch, or to watch the Indy 500. For the 3 Kittens staff, it’s a day off – the shop is closed. Treasure the time with your loved ones doing what ever it is you love to do! Happy Memorial Day to all!
And now, I am excited for you all to meet the last of our 3 Marys – Mary Drummer. If you haven’t been in the shop to see the exhibit these special women have shared with us – don’t miss out – this is the last week!
I’m proud to introduce you all to Mary Drummer, a mother, a family law attorney, and a needle fiber artist. Mary was introduced to the needle arts by her Grandmother one summer when she was just a little girl. She learned to cross stitch. Her 1st piece was red & yellow in colors and states: “East, West, Home is Best”. Mary still has this piece. Mary continued to cross stitch through out her life until about 4 ½ years ago. After many years of walking to the back of the store “past all those yarn balls” to get her cross stitching supplies, Mary saw Zandy’s advertisement for a Beginning Knitting class and she decided she had to solve the whole yarn ball mystery. She took the class and after knitting 2 scarves, she was ready for anything. Mary needs projects that demand attention to detail. Plain old stockinette won’t cut it for Mary. One of her first projects is a Norwegian knit, and admittedly still on the size 2 needles to be finished another day. Her next project was the beautiful slip stitch sweater on display. Her favorite designs feature interesting shaping and color. Mary is prolific in her knitting and like most knitters, she is also a generous knitter. Her husband has no less than 3 sweaters, 2 of those are Aran knits. And Mary says knitting 1 sweater for Craig is like knitting 2 or 3 sweaters for her self – he’s 6’2” – long torso & long arms! After watching his Mom knitting, Mary’s son, Alex, gave knitting a try when he was about 10 years old. He completed a scarf! Mary has learned to be creative with storing her yarn stash. Alex’s top bunk bed is a favorite place to stash new projects, as is the basement, since 2 closets are fully stocked! She’ll admit to at least 30 projects on needles. Her favorite yarn fibers are wool and silk blends and linen blends,
and her favorite weight yarn is lace weight.
3K Club Perk – Attention 3 K Club Members:
This is the last week to get 20% off artyarns Silk Pearl, Silk Ribbon or Karabella’s Terrain and receive the “All Tied Up!” pattern free. You still have time to knit this unique gift up for the special man in your life for Father’s Day!