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Happy Holidays!  Happy New Year!  

Our SAMPLES FOR CHARITY auction raised $282.00. The following is a quote from DCF (Department of Children & Families):

“Thank you so much for your contribution to support our family in need in Leon County. Mom and son moved into their new place and are so grateful to everyone who helped them get a home. Many donors have also helped fill their home with furniture and household items and even donated Christmas presents for the boy.”

Thanks for making this holiday wish come true.

We just continue to be awesome!

Here’s hoping you enjoyed a wonderful holiday! Let’s ring in the New Year with a “Lower The Inventory” Sale! Really!

We are calling it the “Just Kidding, We’re not Closed!” Sale. Here is what will be on sale ONE DAY ONLY starting at 10 am Monday, December 31:

  • “Sale Wall” 40% Off
  • Orphans and Twins and Miscellaneous Items (Including some Cascade 220 Superwash solids, heathers, and paints, 128 Superwash, Luna Cotton, and Ultra Pima.) 30% Off
  • All Koigu 30% Off (Really!)
  • Scrumptious Lace, Juniper Moon Farms Findley Lace, and Cascade Alpaca Lace 30% Off
  • Washcloth Kits 20% Off
  • Simple Spectrum Scarf Kits 20% Off
  • All Bags and Project Bags 30% Off
  • All Blue Heron (including Rayon Metallic and Bamboo Lace) 25% Off
Yarn Therapy, Inc. is beginning a local chapter of The Knitting Guild Association. TKGA is a national organization dedicated to knitting and knitting education. For more information, visit TKGA’s Website.
On the Horizon!

We have some of the most amazing yarn on the way. “Pet me” 100% mink is on the way (don’t worry, they comb them) and the Mad about Tosh folks need not worry, there is more on the way in a riot of color and a huge new round of Malabrigo is coming too.  And a new book! Yes, Malabrigo Book 4 is out and on the way!

Let us also introduce Prism Merino Mia just in time for Spring!

Winter 2012 Class Schedule:

Rob and the Three Dancing Looms: Come learn to weave with Rob.  Learn about harnesses, treadles, warps, wefts, shuttles, ends and more.  Each student will have the opportunity to weave on three different looms.  The first class will teach dressing a loom and the second will focus on technique.  Each student will take home a finished product.  The ability to weave on three styles of loom will let you find the right loom for you.

When: February (Reserve your seat with Rob: robronbar@yahoo.com)
Skills: None
Materials: Provided
Cost: $65.00

Intwined Bag: Sharon will take you through using stranded colorwork and cabling techniques to create this interesting bag using bulky weight yarn. Once the knitting is completed it is then felted in your washing machine to make the bag sturdy. It will last for years! This class is for advanced knitters only.You must be comfortable knitting in the round, increasing and decreasing. Previous cabling or colorwork whilst not necessary would be an advantageous.

When: Saturday Jan 12, Jan 19, Feb 2, and Feb 9 10am-12pm

Skills: You must be comfortable knitting in the round, increasing and decreasing. Previous cabling or colorwork will help but is not necessary.

Materials:

The pattern is written for using dpns and various length needles. You will need one US Size 10 set of dpns, one US Size 10 circular 24 inches length and one US Size 10 circular 32 inches length.

OR

IF you are comfortable knitting using magic loop then feel free to do that method using the longest circular only,  one US Size 10 circular, 32 inch length needle.

A cable needle

Two contrasting colors of bulky weight yarn, 310 yards of each color. Yarn must be able to felt. Good option include Cascade 128 Bulky or Cascade Eco

Cost: $65.00

Public Steeking with Sarah: What’s a steek? It’s when you CUT YOUR KNITTING APART! That’s right! Just like a controlled burn, a steek allows something new and amazing to come from something destructive. Come sit with Sarah and practice knitting in the round, colorwork using both hands, and wrapping your floats.  On the second night, it will be ready, aim, snip! In just a short time you will have a beautiful Fair Isle neck warmer perfect for the Florida winter.

When: Jan 23 & 30, 6-8 pm

Skills: Must be able to knit and purl

Materials: You’ll need two complementary colors of DK or Sport weight yarn and US size 4 circular needles 24” long

Cost: $30.00

Fix-a-Stitch: Jen will walk you through the science of finding—and fixing—your mistakes.  Pick up dropped stitches, set your twisted stitches straight, take care of mysterious yarn overs, un-catch caught stitches, learn how to avoid accidental increases at the ends of rows, drop down to fix flubs, and learn how to back out a few stitches when you find a mistake.  This class will cover a gamut of fixing techniques essential for every knitter.

When: Feb 16, 2-4 pm
Skills: Must be able to knit and purl.
Materials: Bring a 4×4 stockinette stitch swatch knitted in worsted weight wool on size 7 needles. Leave the swatch on the needles. Do not bind off.
Cost: $30.00

Baby Heart Blanket:  Join Larinda as she walks you through making this awesome baby blanket, working one row at a time. The hearts will pop out as you learn how to outline them in this simple elegant baby blanket.
When: Mondays: Jan 21 & 28  and Feb 4, 6-8 p.m.
Skills: Must know how to single and double crochet
Materials: Yarn weight of your choice, corresponding hook size, scissors. The shop sample is made with a G hook and 6 skeins of Universal Yarns Supreme Cotton.
Cost:  $40.00

Firefly Sweater with Rubino: This class is a two part class that introduces you to raglan sweater construction.  This type of sweater is constructed seamlessly.  The project is for a baby sweater (ages 6-12 months).  You will learn raglan sweater construction, picking up stitches for a sleeve, and magic loop (if you’re interested).

When: Jan 15 and 29, 6-8 pm

Skills: Must know how to knit and purl. Must know how to work in the round.

Materials: 400 yards of worsted weight washable wool (Ex. Cascade 220 Superwash, Classic Elite Liberty Wool, or Kraemer Summit Hill). 16 inch circular size 8 needles and a set of size 8 double points.  Or if you want to challenge yourself with magic loop, a single 40 inch size 8 circular.

Cost: $35.00

Cowl in the Round: Come and learn to knit in the round. Larinda will teach you to knit a beautiful basic lace cowl.
When: Saturday, Jan 19, 2-4 pm.
Skills: Must be able to knit and purl.
Materials: US Size 6, 24″ circular needles and 400 yards of fingering weight yarn.
Cost: $25.00
Two Socks, Toe Up, Magic Loop with Jen and Teri: Never suffer from second sock syndrome again!  Learn to make two socks at once from the toe up. Teri and Jen will guide you through the ins and outs of Magic Loop. Join this popular class!

When: Feb 5, 12, 19, 6-8 pm
Skills: Must be able to knit and purl
Materials: 250-300 yards worsted weight superwash yarn (two separate balls half and half), needle size 4-5 circular 40″, stitch markers
Cost: $40.00

Basic Socks 101: If you have never knitted socks before, this is the class for you! Lindsay will guide you through the steps of creating socks one at a time. You will learn how to use DPNs (double pointed needles) and how to complete a sock from the cuff down.

When: Feb 13, 20, 27, 6-8 pm
Skills: Must be able to knit and purl.
Materials: 2 skeins of Cascade 220 Superwash (440 yards of worsted weight superwash wool. You will not use it all but you will break into the second skein.)
Cost: $40.00

Felted Entrelac Bag: Learn the knitting technique of Entrelac and experience the magic of felting while you create a beautiful bag with Carol. Choose some fun colors and make a bag that is truly one-of-a-kind.

When: March 6, 20, 27, 6-8 pm

Skills: Must be able to knit and purl.

Materials:
Worsted Weight Wool (NOT superwash)
Color A – 243 yds
Colors B, C, D, E – 163 yards each
Size US 8 24″ circular needle
2 Size US 8 DPNsCost: $55.00

As always: Learn to Knit Saturdays with Heather, every Saturday and Learn to Crochet Saturdays with Shari, every second and fourth Saturday of every month.

Call for your seat at the table by the Thursday before. $35.00 for two sessions!

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