May is a big month for Oh Yarn It. 1) the store opened on May 10, 2011 and 2) May means All Schools Day Celebration in McPherson
For the store’s anniversary, I’m celebrating all month-long. There will be daily specials and possibly a give away (more on that soon!). The first of the specials will be a free set of Tools and Totes beaded stitch markers with every purchase of at least $5 from May 1 to May 4.
Also on May 4, there will be chalk art going on at the VAAM Gallery next door.
I know people not from here have no idea what we mean here in McPherson when we talk about All Schools Day. This is the 100th anniversary year of All Schools Day. The quick of it is – in May we celebrate all the students here in the county. Big Parade. A carnival. Games. Events. Concerts. All sorts of great, old-fashioned fun. There will be pre-parade sales at most of the stores on Main Street prior to the parade with all sorts of specials if you have an All Schools Day button (and some without the button, but it’s a small price to pay). To get more info, go to http://www.allschoolsday.com/ Main Street is blocked off for the parade, so plan on parking in the lot on Ash and Elizabeth, or on one of the side streets. Come early and stay for the fun – it is definitely worth it!
And here is the schedule for the classes I told you about yesterday. All classes are $20.
May 4: Beginning Crochet 10 AM to Noon; Knitting Without Purls 1 PM to 3 PM.
May 11: Beginning Knitting 10 AM to Noon; Intro to Lace 1 PM to 3 PM
May 18: Crochet 2 10 AM to Noon; Crochet Hats 1 PM to 3 PM
May 25: Knitting 2 10 AM to Noon; Lace Knit Tank Top 1 PM to 3 PM