Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Stitches West was a blast!

I hope everyone who wanted to got a chance to make it over to Stitches. It was amazing, as usual. Don't forget to bring your goodies on Wednesday night to show everyone what you came home with. I seem to have an overabundance of sock yarn even though I keep saying I don't knit socks! I do know that two of the skeins are going to make a lovely pair of fair isle wristwarmers. One of those two has 350 yards on it and I only need 175 yards for the wristwarmers so maybe I will make some anklets. Then there is the 1100 yards of fingering weight cotton, and the Mountain Colors sock yarn I got at the banquet and ... Oh well, it's all pretty and I didn't go completely bankrupt so that's a plus. The next Stitches West is the last weekend of February next year so write it down now. There, no excuses! It's already in your appointment book so you know not to make any other commitments on those dates. See you Wednesday night at GNO. I'll be the one lugging in two bags instead of my usual one.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

New Extended Hours - YES!!!

I am very excited to report that I will be here in the shop full time now! I love it here and I love the friends I've made and now I get to be here all the time!

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