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Love Across the USA ~ Akron!

Love Across the USA ~ Akron!

Posted by Cindy Michael on

We are so excited at the opportunity to work with Olek and proud to bring her Love Across the USA project to Akron!  Check out the video about Olek & this project! The location of the installation has been confirmed in downtown Akron at Lock 3 and we couldn't have asked for a better spot. Thank You City of Akron! Our target date for our installation is May 28, 2018 and there's LOTS to do between now and then!  Raise Money for Project - Thanks to the $16,000 grant I received from the Knight Foundation, we already have half of...

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2017 Custom Colorway Contest!

2017 Custom Colorway Contest!

Posted by Cindy Michael on

We always have so much fun with the Three Irish Girls custom colorway contest...  so let's do it again!  Same rules as before...1)  Find a photograph that depicts the colors you would love to see transformed into yarn.  It can be anything!  A still life, a portrait, landscape, original artwork, etc.2)  Send an email with the subject "Contest" and attach the photo in .jpg format to yharma@harpsandthistles.com  (Limit 2 per person) 3) Deadline for submitting entries is midnight Friday, January 26th4) I will then provide a link to view all of the entries and voting will begin!  The winning photo and colorway will be revealed at our Three Irish...

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Charity Knitting Days!

Charity Knitting Days!

Posted by Cindy Michael on

We're planning to set aside some time each month this year to knit or crochet together for charity.  On the last Saturday of each month we will focus on a different project and a different charity to provide warmth to those who are less fortunate. January 27th from noon-3pm will be our first get together of the year and we plan to knit hats for the homeless!

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Chemo Caps!

Chemo Caps!

Posted by Cindy Michael on

Back in October/November we collected chemo caps for breast cancer patients and during that time someone came in looking for a chemo cap for her daughter who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.  At the time we had just started collecting so I gladly gave her the one and only hat we had so far.  But it got me to thinking about others who might need hats but don't know where to go for them and I made the decision to be that place.  So if you are inclined to knit or crochet more chemo caps you can drop them off...

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2018 Gift-A-Long!

2018 Gift-A-Long!

Posted by Cindy Michael on

Join us for help with setting your 2018 gift giving goals!   Better than ever this year (or at least better than last year)!  And thanks to Ravelry, we have a better way of tracking our accomplishments.  It's like they were reading my mind! We've all been there.  During the holiday season you swear that you're going to start your gift knitting in January next year so you're not rushed because you waited until the last minute AGAIN! And, like all the rest of us, in November you end up drastically slashing your original list and downloading every worsted (or better yet bulky)...

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