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Archive for April 6th, 2009

Health Benefits of Knitting

Monday, April 6th, 2009

CBS did a report on a morning show about the positive health effects/mental health benefits of knitting. (Yes, it can reduce memory loss, how cool is that?) They also mention crocheting, sewing, and other repetitive movement activities… but of course, knitting is my own preferred “flavor,” if you will.

I am not a morning person and I do not watch TV. (Yes, I know, I’m not normal, but I’m happy.) The internet is full of friendly people sharing what they have found…

I found the CBS link from a Portland, Michigan blog called chickswithstixs. Thanks to “chattypenny” for inviting me to their upcoming new knitting circle. I dance on Wednesday nights so will not be able to participate, but here is the information for other local folks:

Starting April 29, 2009. We will meet at Portland Public Library, every Wednesday evening from 6:30 p.m. thru 8:00 p.m.

April Surprise

Monday, April 6th, 2009

April 1, Robin and violets:

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April 1 (and 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th…), daffodils and myrtle/periwinkle flowers:

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April 6, blankets of snow:

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The news says we had 6 inches in Lansing. Truthfully, we always get some snow in April. Often it is not this much. I figure that once we get this much snow on April 6, we are done with winter and can get down to growing flowers and food.

Luckily for me, today I need not drive anywhere. It’s dyeing day at Chez ColorJoy.

Rae’s shop is having a 4th anniversary celebration starting on Thursday, and Rae asked me if I could get some of my yarns dyed up for the occasion. I hope I can move that fast!

Meanwhile, staying in is the perfect antidote to a late-season snowfall. Maybe I will start with a cup of hot chocolate. Hmmm….

P.S. I had an email asking for details on the sale. Given that Sunday is Easter, her sale is Thursday through Saturday this week. Here is what Rae’s email letter to her newsletter subscribers said:

April 9th marks the completion of our 4th year in business (5 years including our year as a booth in the Mega Mall). To celebrate we’ll be having a big celebration on April 9-11. This includes our biggest sale of the year.

I’ll be sending out another email next Monday or Tuesday with more details on the sale. For now save the date… we’ll see you next week.

If you want to be on her email list, send a note to info@raesyarnboutique.com and she will add you to that list.