It’s that time of year where we get to see new friends and old ones!!! This year we are excited to have the following Trunk Shows at our shop:
October 5th – 12 noon – 8 pm – Undead Yarns
October 6th & 7th – during crawl hours – Brazen Stitchery
October 8th – 10 am – 6 pm – Kimarie’s Knit Knacks
October 9th-12th – all day – introducing Nana’s Colorful Creations
October 13th – 10 am – 8 pm – Irish Girl Crafts
Don’t forget — The Discalced Carmelite Nuns generously gave us a knitting machine with a custom cabinet. We decided to host a food drive for them in September & October as part of our “Thank You”. Please bring in canned/baking supplies/other dry goods to the shop so we can pass them on.
We offer beginning knitting and crochet classes once a month. Our goal in these classes is to give you enough knowledge that you can walk out and go stitch a scarf! We will also point you to online resources that can help you continue learning and advancing in your fiber quest. Cost for beginner classes is $30 for instruction only or $40 for instruction plus supplies. By appointment only.
Crochet 101 – CANCELED – Saturday Oct 13th: 1-3pm – We cover chain stitch, single crochet, double crochet, and how to finish a project. We also discuss other crochet stitches, such as a half double crochet and treble crochet, as variations of those we learn in class.
Knitting 101 – Saturday Oct 27th: 1-3 pm – We cover casting on, knit stitch, purl stitch, and binding off. If time allows we will also show you some patterns and designs you can make using only those two stitches!
If those dates aren’t convenient for you, we also offer private instruction for $15 an hour that can be arranged to fit your schedule!
We also offer more advanced and pattern classes that change from month to month. Be sure to sign up for our newsletter or check our calendar to stay updated on what we’ll be offering next! (We promise we won’t send out more than two emails per month.)
$15 per hour: By appointment only
Already know a thing or two about knit or crochet? Or can’t make the Saturday 101 classes? Private instruction with any of our staff may be right up your alley! We’ll have you feeling like a pro in no time!
Monthly Classes for October 2018 – Sign up here!
Chic Aran Cowl (crochet): Fri. Oct 19th, 6 pm – 8 pm
A relatively quick project, this cowl has an all-over crocheted cable design that gives beautiful texture. A break from the usual front post/back post method of cabling, the cables in this cowl are created with a simpler cross-stitch variant. Pick up a couple hanks, skeins, or balls of your preferred fiber and let’s hook on!
Suggested Yarns: Herriot, Tide, Brisbane, Comfort, Remix, Millefiori Light
Sign of the Prancing Pony Socks (knit): Sat. Oct 20th, 2 pm – 4 pm
$20 includes pattern
In honor of our unofficial motto – if you can’t see it from a prancing pony, it don’t count – these socks feature a horseshoe motif, “prancing” down the foot. They’re a rather simple knit with one cable stitch and a bit of basic lace, so a relative beginner to sock knitting can feel more comfortable giving these a try. Part 2 will be November 3rd and Part 3 will be November 17th.
Pre-class work: Cast-on & work cuff
Suggested Yarns: Indie-dyed fingering, Frolicking Feet, Lace Merino
My Orchid Beret (crochet): Fri. Oct 26th, 6 pm – 8 pm
This smart beret will give you that chic look yet won’t break your bank – SCORE! This takes one ball of your fave DK weight yarn. The designer rightly rates this as a project for intermediate crocheters – full of half double crochet, front post double crochet, and third-loop double crochet. Take courage – you will LOVE the results!
Suggested Yarns: Sunshine Coast, Modern Cotton DK, Millefiori Light, Summer Silk
Snag the pattern at the shop or before coming to the evening’s session – your choice!
Events & Upcoming Classes:
Zig Zag Fab Shawl (crochet): Fri. Nov 2nd, 6 pm – 8 pm
I’ll be working up this shawl in our new acquisition yarn – Perth from Queensland Collection. Stop by the shop after Yarn Crawl (bring your Crawl goodies to show off, if so desired!) and check out how this project is progressing. More details to come…
Felted Needle Vase (knit): Sun. Nov 4th, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
$15 Yarn Kit – Needles 25% off – Class $20
Using multiple strands of yarn creates a thick fabric when felted, strong enough to hold up a huge bouquet of needles. Yarn kits & needles will be available. Part 2 will be November 18th.
Squares for Veterans – Every Sunday!
Mondays & Wednesdays: 6 – 8 pm
Tuesdays: 10 am – 12 noon
Teen Asylum – Fourth Friday of every month: 6 pm – 8 pm