Tuesday, July 8, 2008
We have a great selection of Mazy, from Crystal Palace. Mazy is made of corn fiber and knits great socks, baby clothes and lots of things you need fingering weight yarn for.
Our Tofusitie selection is off the hook!! Summer is a great time to knit socks and other small light projects!
Not to mention the fabulous selection of Cascade 220 for your felting projects and Superwash for Afghans, baby - kids sweaters and much much more.
Come by soon while the supply is HUGE!
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Thursday, May 8, 2008
As her 'Official' (I love that word) Yarn Store for her Quest, I am delighted to offer free shipping of yarn and needles for her hats. I am easily persuaded too, so if you need anything else to add to your stash or tool supply, I will pay the shipping for that as well! If you are local, I am offering a 10% discount. I'm not too familiar with shipping internationally, so that may be different. But what better time than now to get my feet wet!!
Please call or email me with any questions about in-stock colors, etc. I also can't wait for the contest rules. I love to win prizes, so giving one or two or more is going to be great fun!!!
Friday, March 21, 2008
Look at all the greens and blues. There are browns, rusts and even some new greys.
Monday, March 10, 2008
Saturday, March 8, 2008
O my Gosh!!! Look at all of these packages!!!!!! All of the pink ones were for me and the purple ones for Anita. It was just like Christmas, even my little brother Matthew wanted to help unwrap the packages!
Here are our washcloths, mine is on the left and Anita's is on the right.
Here are Anita and I with all of our goodies, we got note pads for the fridge, crystal light drink packets, 2 balls each of Sugar and Cream cotton for clothes for us to make, Anita got sugar free candy and I got Hershey's - a hometown favorite. We also got travel size hand lotion and body wash. We really had a great partner.
Thanks again Criquette!!!!
Saturday, March 1, 2008
Irene's hat (after pulling it out and starting over. Gotta love that gauge stuff).
Here is Anita working on her hat:
Here too is Deb's hat. I have about one inch left to knit before decreasing as of lunchtime Friday.
Lest you think that hats were all that was happening on Wednesday, here we have Linda and Judy working on jackets
while Kaylee, Suzy, Julie,Jean and Rose have serious and not so serious conversation!
Last, but definitely not least, Irene, Lynn, Loretta and Denise (great picture of her back, don't you think?)
As you can see, we have a great time both in class and at Girls Night Out. Come on down and join us!
Every Tuesday at 11:00 we are working on the Great American Afghan, March is block #2. Block #1 was great fun, we are just 'tinking' along. Julie Thompson offers her classes from 4-6pm (see below for a list of projects) Kaylee repeats her classes on Friday mornings at 11am. The fee is $25.00 per project. You are welcome to come in anytime for help between classes.
Wednesdays are when we have our Groups. From 11-12 we have a group of Seniors that are refreshing their skills. At 3:30 the young kids come in, our beginners work (talk) from 3:30 to 4:30 and the Advanced kids knit from 4:30 to 5:30. The fee is $10.00 for 4 one hour sessions. And in the evening, from 7-9 we have Girls Night Out, bring a project and join the fun. There is no charge it's just fun to share stories and laugh.
Thursdays Kaylee is offering a Technique of the Week. The fee is $10.00 for 30 minutes of instruction. These lessons are on a drop-in basis, so no appointment is necessary. Some lessons have homework, homework should be done with worsted weight yarn on size #8 needles, so please check below for more information.
3/1 & 3/8 Linda Casey will teach Crochet Socks from 10-12 and Knit Socks from 1-4. She requires a minimum of 4 students to hold her class, so please sign up 1 week in advance. $25.00 per project, plus pattern and materials.
3/4 4:00-6:00 Julie Thompson will do class #2 of the Fair Isle hat. We had a great time last week and it will be fun to see how everyone is doing.
3/6 Picking Up Dropped Stitches - Homework 20x20 swatch and crochet hook.
3/11 & 18 Fair Isle Felt Easter Basket.
3/13 Kitchner Stitch - 2 swatches, different colors, 20 sts X 10 rows, darning needle
3/15 Knit Pattern Reading 2-4 $15.00 What do those letters mean??
3/20 Basic Cables - Cast on 28 sts, knit 5 rows, cable needle
3/22 - 24 Closed for Easter
3/25 & 4/1 Entrelac Head Band
3/27 Toe Up Cast On - 2 #6 circular needles and Worsted yarn
3/29 2-4 Mini Bird Houses - Fiber Trends pattern $25.00 project fee, plus materials
Thank you again for your interest in our shop. It is a great pleasure to work with our current friends and if we haven't met yet, come on in! TTFN (Ta Ta For Now - Tigger says that)
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Everyone has been asking about a new calendar of classes, and I am changing the format a little. Instead of a calendar I will put out a monthly newsletter that will highlight our projects, etc. This is a rough outline of what we will be doing:
11:00 to 12:30 We are doing a Knit-A-Long (from now on, I will lovingly refer to it as a TINK-a-long) of the Great American Afghan, XRX Books. The 25 block patterns have been redone in Cascade 220 yarns. We are going in order as they are presented in the book, so February is #1, March #2 and so on. At this rate, it will take 2 years - I love it!!! But of course, members can knit at their own pace, in the colors they chose doing the blocks they want.
4:00 - 6:00 Julie Thompson will teach class. $25 per project + materials
2/12 & 2/19 Double Knit - Heart of Hearts Pot Holder.
2/26 & 3/4 Faire Isle Hat
3/11 & 3/18 Double Knit - Four Leaf Clover
11:00 - 12:00 Beginning Knitting for Adults, $10 for 4 sessions
3:30 - 4:30 Kids Club, Beginner childrens class, $10 for 4 sessions
4:30 - 5:30 Kids Club, Advanced Knitters, $10 for 4 sessions
7:00 - 9:00 Girls Night Out, Bring a project and "Come In and Unwind"
Kaylee will teach a technique of the week through out the day. $10.00 for a 30 minute class.
11:00 - 1:00 Kaylee will repeat Julies Tuesday class of the week!
3/1 & 3/8 from 10 - 12 Linda Casey will teach Crochet Socks
3/1 & 3/8 from 1 - 4 Linda will teach Knit Socks
Please sign up and prepay for all classes and get a materials list and homework assignment if necessary.
Private Lessons and/or dropping in for help is welcome when we don't have a class scheduled. The first 5 minutes of help are free, then the fee is $10 for up to 30 minutes.
Also this month, we will be closed on Friday and Saturday 2/22 and 2/23 so we can attend Stitches West. See you there !
Thank you so much for reading all of this, I hope to meet you in the shop soon. TTFN
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Also, the new Knitting Calendar (in the box) has tons of patterns using Crystal Palace Yarns. I am planning on selecting at least one a month for a class or a knit-a-long depending on the size of the project.
Friday, January 18, 2008
I call it a washcloth, it washes everything! I think that a facecloth is specifically for your face and a dishcloth/dishrag is for dishes and they are more heavy duty.
Though, I can see how people can get upset when others call their work a dishrag when you put all of the work into it.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
1. Do you knit, crochet, or do both? Knit
2. What types of needles do you enjoy using for making dishcloths?Bamboo and Wood
3. What types of cotton do you enjoy using for making dishcloths? Is there any that you've been wanting to try? Cascade, Sierra, Cotton Chenille and want to try Sugar and Cream
4. What color(s) are your kitchen and bath decorated in (if any)? Bathroom- white and blue But I like pink!
5. What are your favorite colors for yarns? Least favorite? Favorite Pink and purple Least Fav. Green and Yellow
6. Do you like Winter, or do you count the days until it ends? Love Winter but really love Spring!
7. What's your favorite way to brighten your day when you're down in the dumps? Spend Time with my husband and or friends and a GOOD CUP OF COFFEE! Also, ofcourse knitting and reading!
8. What is your favorite treat to indulge in and when your down in the dumps? A good strong cup of coffee w/ a little whip cream on top. Love hot chocolate with whip cream.--- Please no sweet coffee!
9. Do you drink coffee? Tea? Cocoa? Coffee and Tea and Hot Chocolate
10. If you could take a vacation starting tomorrow and go anywhere for one week and money were no object, where would you go and what would you do? I'd go see the Grand Canyon or maybe Hawaii or take a cruise to Alaska. Also go on a trip to Europe!
11. Do you have any allergies or aversions your pal should be aware of? Anita is Diabetic.
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Getting back to my brother, he is a soldier in the Army, and at Christmas he asked for a bright red hat with a big pom pom on top. I used the Stitch n' Bitch Nation Basic Cable Hat pattern with Cascade 220 and he loved it. Now, he wants me to make him two more.
So I've got to get to knitting, more later!