December 7: Holiday Happenings

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Guthrie is the place to be during the holidays. Our Territorial Christmas Celebration can’t be beat!

The first of two Victorian Walks start this Saturday. Join us on December 10 & 17 from 5 to 9pm. Stroll Guthrie’s brick sidewalks and enjoy life as it was in Christmas past.


Saturday, December 10

Siddal, 10am-3pm

This eyelet scarf is a great introduction to lace knitting, worked in Andean Mist. You’ll love this ethereal blend of super fine baby suri alpaca and mulberry silk. Class is free, supplies must be purchased at SWAK.

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Victorian Homes Tour, 10am-4pm

A great opportunity to see inside some of Guthrie’s fabulous historic residences and buildings. Along with several homes, (a few of which are for sale!), this year’s tour also includes St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the Carnegie Library. My son goes to school at St. Mary’s and the stained glass inside the church is gorgeous! Tickets are $15, available at the Frontier Drug Store Museum located at 214 W. Oklahoma.

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•Mini Make-n-Take Classes, 1pm-8pm

Drop-in at SWAK and create quick handmade gifts. No experience required and great for all ages. We’ll be making crochet jewelry, pompons, lucet braiding, ornaments and more! $12 each/all supplies included.

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Saturday, December 17

Aspen Mittens, 10am-3pm

These chunky mittens knit up in a flash! Worked in Gusto, a thick-n-thin chunky wool offered in bold & colorful or quiet & sophisticated shades. Class is free, supplies must be purchased at SWAK.

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•Mini Make-n-Take Classes, 1pm-8pm

Drop-in at SWAK and create quick handmade gifts. No experience required and great for all ages. We’ll be making crochet jewelry, pompons, lucet braiding, ornaments and more! $12 each/all supplies included.

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•Youth Musicians, 4pm-9pm

We are happy to again host this group of talented youth, who will be performing throughout the night inside our shop. Included in this group is my little maestro, who has been playing piano since he was 5. Seeing the kids perform is always a treat!

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You’re going to love the Berroco yarns featured in our December classes.

As an added treat for you today, I have linked a several free patterns featuring Gusto and Andean Mist, courtesy of Berroco for you.

 

 

 

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5 thoughts on “December 7: Holiday Happenings

  1. I finally made it to the Victorian Walk last year, and was overwhelmed by the crowd! I knew it was a popular event, but didn’t realize just how popular until that evening. I don’t know if I could do that again, LOL.

    I grew up in Pittsburgh, Andrew Carnegie’s adopted American hometown, where the library system is named after him. I learned that he financed libraries all around the world — see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnegie_library. How cool there’s a Carnegie library in Guthrie! I look forward to visiting it, and SWAK, soon!

  2. I love the Guthrie Territorial Christmas and had been involved in singing with the carolers in previous years. Guthrie is truly such a lovely community at Christmas. Wish I could join all of you on Sat., but will be giving my day to help the less fortunate. Because I will be spending my holidays totally alone, then am looking for ways to “give to others”….it reminds me that even though I’m alone w/no family or friends, there are many whom have worse circumstances than mine.

    Merry Christmas!

    1. Jane, I think it’s wonderful that you are volunteering! That’s so kind and thoughtful, and I know many will be blessed by your generosity.

      Christmas for me is just my son and me. My tradition for about thirty-five years was to fly home to Pittsburgh. 2013 was the last year I went; I reached my fill of partial disrobing/unpacking at security, feeling like a sardine packed into a crowded regional jet, and staying in a cluttered room at my parents’ home. None of that was how I wanted my son to remember his childhood Christmases! I’m still discerning what new traditions feel right now that I choose to stay here. (I drive to Pittsburgh around Memorial Day instead, and stay at a hotel very near my parents; MUCH better all around.)

      Every ending is also a beginning. It sounds like you, too, are looking for new traditions that make the holidays feel right for you. I think serving others is a wonderful embodiment of the Christmas spirit, and I hope you have a fantastic time!

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