We are kicking off the summer camp with the focus on vacation! It's an American tradition to pack all the kids in the car and head out on the road. Some of my fondest memories as a child focus around the fabulous vacations my parents planned. We went to the New York World's Fair in 1964. This was my first plane ride, first subway ride, shopping on 5th Avenue, Broadway show, and the fair itself (Disney's Small World and the President's Hall came from this fair). A trip down the west coast of Florida around 1965 to the Fountain Bleu in Miami and the beaches of Key West seemed like an expedition. I had always dreamed of staying at the Fountain Bleu after seeing Jerry Lewis in the Bellboy. I guess I thought he would be there. The vacation started at 6am by heading down Salem Ave. toward I-75 in our new Chevy Impala Convertible. Boy would I like to have that ride now!. Our new cotton triangular scarves that mom had made sticking straight out in the wind. Those tight straps under you chin sure were uncomfortable but stylish. We got almost to the Salem Ave. bridge when someone threw eggs at the car. I learned a few new words from my father that day and realized how much suppressed laughter really hurts. A quick trip into the car wash and we were on our way again. It seemed like it took us forever to get to Georgia. First time I had ever seen red dirt. I was fascinated. After seeing the Space Coast, the fort in St. Augustine, Cypress Gardens and visiting Miami we headed on down to the keys. I had to be hog tied and gagged to make it across the bridge to Key West. I'm sure it was no vacation for my parents with my sister and I in the back seat, but they always took us to see the coolest things with the promise of swimming at the end of the day in the hotel pool. My dad always seemed exhausted at the end of the day and mom was just anxious to get off her feet. I don't remember any vacations where we just went somewhere and sat. Mom always seemed focused on seeing everything (might not get there again!) and dad worried about getting us there and where the money was going...lol! Now I just want to get on a plane, arrive at a destination, and just sit soaking in the view around me. Funny how our priorities change as we get older.
Since we are doing a staycation this year (maybe a destination retreat next year), we are centering this week's activities around my favorite places to vacation as a adult. This is what we have planned for the week. Come on in and put your feet up and dream about your favorite vacation spot. We hope to find a project that will take you to your favorite vacation spot.
Monday - Focus on knitting in the car, on a train, or in the air. Yarn Its will be on sale all week for $32! This makes knitting while traveling so much easier. We will also be featuring our Pick Your Stitch, Build a Blanket and Building Block Afghans. Both are very portable projects. Both books will be 20% off for the week.
Tuesday - Phoenix, Arizona - This is one of my favorite vacation spots. It's hot, but it's a dry heat! Anyone who has been in Phoenix in July or August will tell you dry doesn't make it any less hot, just easier to breathe. We have some pattern ideas with a southwest flare. Any kits that are already made up or that we make for you will be 20% off all week. We will also have southwest colors at 20% off (yarn and beads) - orange, turquoise, reds, golds, and anything with a southwest name.
Wednesday - St. Petersburg, Florida - Focus will be on projects featuring the beach and Florida's west coast. The color sale at 20% off (yarn and beads) will include Coral, pastels, sand, and off white as well as names with anything oceanic in them.
Thursday - Charleston, South Carolina - We will be featuring projects that focus around traditional southern belles, palm trees, mint juleps, and baskets. The color sale at 20% off (yarn and beads) will include palm greens, sunshine yellows, ocean blues, and light tans as well as anything with a southern sounding name.
Friday - San Antonio, Texas - Projects with a TexMex flair will be our focus. The color sale at 20% off (yarn and beads) will include bright yellows, reds, greens, blues, and oranges.
Saturday - We will be closed so we can enjoy the holiday with our families.
We are still offering an additional 20% off the clearance price to get It moving out the door. We will be moving items to clearance everyday as new merchandise arrives.
We have joined the Super Stitchers Book Club so you can earn free books. You can get a free book after buying 9. Come into the shop for details.
Take a break from the summer heat and spend Mondays at the Hutch. We have a rather large fun group that meets from 10am to 8pm. People come and go. The gas grill is out back, just bring your hamburger, hotdog, or steak (lol) for lunch or order out with some of the others. You won't be disappointed.
Hope to see you all soon!
Get Ready for the July KAL from Knit Purl Hunter!
We now have 30 colors (and more coming) of the yarn needed for the July Knit Purl Hunter KAL. Simply Worsted by Hikoo is a Merino Wool/Acrylic/Nylon Blend. You will need 1 skein for the child size and 2 skeins for the adult size. Shop early for the best selection. What are we knitting? Fingerless mitts with a flap to cover your fingers.
Join the Summer
Join Bunny for our Summer Bonanza! We are giving you a challenge each month (June, July, and August) to complete a themed project. Each month's challenge is to be completed before the end of the month. All materials (excluding patterns, needles, and hooks) needed for the project must be purchased at the Hutch during the challenge. We will be offering a prize for completion each month and another prize for completion of all three months. Pictures of completed projects must be posted on the Rabbit Hutch Ravelry group for consideration no later than the first of the following month.
July's theme is "Firecrackers!". All projects must made using 250 yards or more of a metallic yarn. We have several metallic yarns from which to choose. Sunseeker, Hollywood, Gold Rush, and even our new Blue Heron. We will be offering 10% off any supplies purchased for the projects (cannot combine with any other discounts).
We hope to see all of you participating. Need help with selecting a project? Come in and see us soon!
GROUP KNITTING - Monday 10am to 8pm
OPEN CRAFTING - Anytime we don't have anything scheduled
BEGINNING KNITTING - Monday 6pm to 8pm or scheduled by appointment Cost $10 plus supplies
BEGINNING CROCHET -Thursday 6pm to 8pm. $10 plus supplies
STRANDED KNITTING WORKSHOP with Geanie Helfrich - Thursday, July 16th from 1pm to 4pm and Saturday, July 18th from 10am to 1pm - $30 plus supplies - There is homework to be completed before class so sign up early.
Come spend some time with us and find out we're not your Momma's knit shop! 'Cause what happens at the Hutch, stays at the Hutch!
Terri McGill The Rabbit Hutch
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