Happy New Year! Happy New Decade!
What will 2020 bring for you?
I know many of you have made resolutions to finish projects, trim your stash, and hone your skills. We’re here to help. There’s nothing like accountability. Our fun and friendly knit, crochet, spin and weave groups meet Tuesdays from 12:30-3 pm and Thursdays from 5-8 pm. People of all ages and skill levels get together to encourage one another. There’s always someone who can offer a little advice, and it’s totally free.
Now on to all those yarns from your stash. You feel guilty, you don’t know what to do with it, it just doesn’t excite you any more… We’ve been there too. Holding an exuberant variegated yarn double with some of our lace weight mohair or alpaca can give it a lovely halo and a more subdued look.
We’ve just added KFI Collections Teenie Weenie Wool to add a pop color to a sedate color scheme or for a beautiful fair isle design. We’ve just restocked our Intrepid Otter and Earl Grey Fiber in beautiful rich colors.
And now for skills. Our class list is hopping.
Learn to Spin 2.0—On Thursday, January 16, 1-3 pm, Barbara of BJS Fibers will help you take the next step. If you’ve taken the beginning class and want more, this is the class for you. Bring your wheel or we have some in stock that you can use. All other materials provided. $45
Learn Inkle Loom—On Wednesday, January 29, from 1-3 pm, David will share his love of inkle looms in this informative beginning class. All materials are provided. $40
Learn to Weave 2.0—On Saturday, February 1, from 1-4 pm, Yvonne of Lavender Sheep will help you bring your weaving to the next level. Patterns will no longer frighten you, with her tried and true techniques. Bring your Rigid Heddle Loom (Or we have them in stock) $55
Knitting a Super Bulky Roving Blanket—On Thursday, February 6, from 1-4 pm, Judy will teach you how to knit a roving blanket. You've seen them on Pinterest and Instagram, come learn this tecnique and soon you’ll be wrapped in your own cozy blanket. Order roving by January 31. Class Fee $40 Materials $180
Learn Tunisian Crochet—On Saturday, February 8, from 12-2 pm, Kim will teach you the basics of Tunisian crochet and talk about embellishing options. With one skein of worsted and a size G hook, you can make an Ipad case or a table runner. $30.
With all these cold, crisp days, we are collecting hats and beanies to donate to the homeless. Bring in a hat to donate between January 15 and February 15, and you’ll be entered into a prize drawing. We are donating to Youthcare.org.
For our KAL in February we've decided to do something a little different. Are you wanting to get some of those WIP's finished? Come in on Wednesdays from 1-3 and let's cheer each other on as we work on our knits (and crochets). Lets finish some projects! No judgement here!
And who doesn’t love new yarn? We’ll be hosting Apple Yarns Trunk Show on Saturday, January 25, from 10 am – 5 pm. Come see all their beautiful colors and styles.