Posts made in August, 2013

Coming Up September 2-8

Tuesday: Evening sit and knit group, 6 to 9 p.m. All knitters, crocheters and stitchers welcome! Free.Wednesday: Midday sit and knit group, noon to 2 p.m. All knitters, crocheters and stitchers welcome! Free.Thursday: Charity knitting group, noon to 2 p.m. We have suggestions for charities and patterns. Come join us!Learn to Knit or Learn to Crochet, 6 to 8 p.m. $20 plus supplies. No registration required.Project Help, 6 to 8 p.m. Stuck on a project? Need to learn a new technique? Drop in for help. Only $5.Friday: Spinning Group, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Join us for our monthly spinning circle. Bring your spindle or wheel.  Saturday:  Surface Design With Felting Needles, 10:30 to 12:30 p.m., $45. Learn to ‘paint’ with unspun wool as you create a picture or pattern on the side of a zippered purse. No experience needed. Contact the store for registration information. Learn to Knit, 1 to 3, $20 plus supplies. Learn to cast on stitches and work with the basic knit stitch as you get started on an easy scarf. Contact the store for registration information.Cast On, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. $20. Bring  your own needles and yarn. Expand your knitting toolbox and learn three new ways to cast on. Contact the store for registration information.Sunday: Learn to Crochet, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. $20 plus supplies. Learn three basic stitches that will allow you to create a variety of simple projects. Contact the store for registration information.Granny Squares, 3 to 5, $20 plus supplies. Learn to work in a circle, create corners and change colors as you create a traditional blanket square. Contact the store for registration...

Posted on Aug 31, 2013 in Charity, Classes | Comments Off on Coming Up September 2-8

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Fall Knitalong Announced

Fall Knitalong Announced

Our knitalong this fall will feature a flattering and unusual sweater designed by Carol Feller of Stolen Stitches.   Ravi has interesting construction, with a yoke that’s knit sideways and shaped to fit with short rows. The rest of the sweater is then picked up and knit downwards.   It features a hem that curves lower in back, also created with short rows, and is finished with i-cord. The sleeves are three-quarter length.   Ravi can be knit in sport- or DK-weight yarn.   As usual we’ll kick off our knitalong with a party on September 15. Join us for door prizes and fun (or if  you can’t make the party, cast on by yourself). The full knitalong schedule is listed...

Posted on Aug 23, 2013 in Knitalong, Patterns, Ravi KAL | Comments Off on Fall Knitalong Announced

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Fall Class Schedule Available

Our schedule of fall classes can now be viewed here. New classes this fall include the Knit, Swirl jacket, the Little Dragon stuffed toy, and quick classes on cast-ons and cast-offs.

Posted on Aug 23, 2013 in Classes, Knitalong | Comments Off on Fall Class Schedule Available

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Weekend Book Sale

   All the books on our shelves will be 10 percent off this Saturday and Sunday. Even better, we have a huge pile of clearance books at 70 percent off. Come check them out!

Posted on Aug 16, 2013 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Weekend Book Sale

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Pop Up Classes This Weekend

We found a little space in our schedule to squeeze in two informational classes this weekend. On Saturday at 1, we will introduce you to the Zoom Loom from Schacht. This portable, hand-held loom is so easy to use. We will discuss blocking a shawl on Sunday at 12:30. Get a few pointers on how to achieve great results. These classes are both free and no registration is required.

Posted on Aug 15, 2013 in Classes | Comments Off on Pop Up Classes This Weekend

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Sale of the Week

Sale of the Week

A swoon-inducing union of four luxury fibers, Road to China Light, needs only to be touched to be appreciated. A fingering to sport weight blend of alpaca, cashmere, camel and silk, it makes airy but warm sweaters and accessories. Some new favorite designs that make us of the subtle, kettle-dyed colors and luxurious feel are Basalt, a squishy hug of a scarf in color-blocked garter stitch. The Sword of Gryffindor Mitts from Interweave’s new Unofficial Harry Potter Knits issue (now back in stock) also make great use of Road to China Light. And the Le Cirque Cowlneck Sweater, from Melissa Wehrle’s Metropolitan Knits, highlights the gorgeous drape and color of the yarn. Road to China Light is 15% off through August...

Posted on Aug 12, 2013 in Weekly Sale | Comments Off on Sale of the Week

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Coming Up August 12-18

Tuesday: Evening sit and knit group, 6 to 9 p.m. All knitters, crocheters and stitchers welcome! Free.Wednesday: Midday sit and knit group, noon to 2 p.m. All knitters, crocheters and stitchers welcome! Free.Continuing Knitting class, 6 to 8 p.m. Contact the store for registration information.Thursday: Charity knitting group, noon to 2 p.m. We have suggestions for charities and patterns. Come join us!Learn to Knit or Learn to Crochet, 6 to 8 p.m. $20 plus supplies. No registration required.Project Help, 6 to 8 p.m. Stuck on a project? Need to learn a new technique? Drop in for help. Only $5.Saturday:  Learn to Knit, 10:30 to 12:30, $20 plus supplies. Learn to cast on stitches and work with the basic knit stitch as you get started on an easy scarf. Contact the store for registration information.Zoom Loom demonstration, 1-2 p.m., free. Come see how easy and fun it is to weave small squares. You can use them as coasters, embellish them with embroidery, or join them into larger projects.  Sunday: Blocking demonstration, 12:30 to 1:30. Free. Learn the basics of wet-blocking a knitted item to size.Learn to Knit, 3 to 5, $20 plus supplies. Learn to cast on stitches and work with the basic knit stitch as you get started on an easy scarf. Contact the store for registration information....

Posted on Aug 12, 2013 in Classes | Comments Off on Coming Up August 12-18

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Knit, Swirl Trunk Show

Knit, Swirl Trunk Show

We’ve long admired Sandra McIver’s amazing book “Knit, Swirl” on the shelves. Now we’re thrilled to announce that a selection of her wonderful one-piece sweaters will be on view at the store from August 16 to September 1. Come get inspired by her dramatic and flattering designs. Then sign up to make one of your own! We’ll be offering a Knit, Swirl class in the fall, showing you how to re-create McIver’s innovative style. Class participants will be able to buy “Knit, Swirl” at a 15 percent...

Posted on Aug 7, 2013 in Trunk Show | Comments Off on Knit, Swirl Trunk Show

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Sale of the Week

Sale of the Week

We’re bringing back the sale of the week!This week we’re featuring Baby Bamboo by Sirdar. Don’t let the name fool you, Baby Bamboo isn’t just for babies. A blend of bamboo and wool, Baby Bamboo has great shine and drape plus washability. It works up beautifully in both knit and crochet. Sirdar offers an extensive collection of pattern books created for the yarn range in sizes from newborn to 7 years old. And it’s great for adults too with a huge array of colors.Baby Bamboo is 15% off through August...

Posted on Aug 5, 2013 in Weekly Sale | Comments Off on Sale of the Week

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Spotlight: Mystification

Spotlight: Mystification

Our wildly popular mystery shawl, created with a single skein of Hazel Knits Entice MCN.

Posted on Aug 3, 2013 in Spotlight | Comments Off on Spotlight: Mystification

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