August Newsletter!

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August 2017

How the heck did August get here so fast?  It has been one crazy summer, full of trade shows and events. It was so great to have Barbara Benson here with her new book and trunk show! We love it all, but boy howdy, time flies. School starts in a couple of weeks and the college kids are rolling back in. That means football and yarny things.  Time to get some hustle in that bustle! Stop by and see the latest yarns rolling in.
We hope you can join us for a class or two. Whether you are learning magic loop, crocheting a bag or learning the basics of in the round knitting, we have a class for you. Make some new friends and get a head start on gift making.

What’s On The Way:

Socks That Rock” finally made an appearance and is making a fast exit.
Also new to our shelves is the deliciousness that is Amano Yarns. Direct from the Peruvian Andes, Amano Yarns are nothing short of an experience. Apu (Quechuan for god of the mountain) is a nearly weightless cloud of Imperial Alpaca that will take your breath away. Ayni, an 80% Baby Alpaca/20% Silk blend, has a soft shimmer and comes in an array of warm shades. Do yourself a favor and come pet them.
We have more of the Tokyo ShawlKits in stock and a fresh crop of Lykke Interchangeable needles sets. So much more on the way!

August Classes

Please be on time and ready to begin. Classes fill quickly and are packed with a lot of information in a structured amount of time.  You don’t want to miss anything!
Learn to Knit
Two sticks and some string, that’s all you need. Come learn to knit with us. All materials are included. The needles, yarn, project bag, and four hours of instruction for $55.
August 5th and 12th,
10am to 12pm

Learn to Crochet
Come get hooked, on crochet that is! All materials are included. The hook, yarn, project bag, and four hours of instruction for $55.
August 19th and 26th,
10am to 12pm

Magic Loop “Hot Coffee, Cold Hands” with Rosa

Nurture you inner knitter and learn the magic loop method of knitting in the round. Whip up this snuggle for your favorite insulated beverage holder in an afternoon and be ready to tackle all the round things! (See toe up sock class below).
When: Wednesday, August 9th, 6 to 8pm
Supplies: Approximately 50 yards of DK weight yarn, US 6, 32” circular needles
Skills: Must be able to knit and purl with confidence

Two Socks Toe Up on Magic Loopwith Rosa

Just in time for the gift making frenzy that is fall. Get thee to the shop and make a pair. We have loads of pretty sock yarn. What says I love you more than a pair of hand knit socks?
When: Saturdays, August 19th, September 2nd and 9th, 1 to 3pm
Supplies: Approximately 400 yards of sock yarn, US 1 or 2, 40” circular needles
Skills: Must be able to knit in the round using magic loop.

Slouchy Handbag with Judy

Are you ready to stretch your newly acquired crochet skills a little? This pretty tote would make a great market bag. All you need is some cotton and a hook.
When: Saturdays, August 19th and September 2nd, 2 to 4pm
Supplies: Two skeins of Ultra Pima Cotton, G hook
Skills: Must be able to single crochet and double crochet with confidence.

Classic Cuff Hat with Rosa

Is learning to knit in the round on your “to do” list? Here is your chance to check off that box and have a cute hat. Whether for yourself, a gift or charity project, hats are fun. Pom pom not required (but it sure is cute).
When: Wednesday, August 16th and 23rd, 6 to 8pm
Supplies: Size US 7, 16’’ circulars, 200yds of worsted weight yarn, stitch marker
Skills: Must be able to knit and purl with confidence