We want to see your projects and share them with our community so we can all inspire (enable) each other. You may email pictures of your completed project to firstname.lastname@example.org along with the name of the pattern and the yarn used or bring your project to the shop and we will photograph it for you!
Starting with February there will be a featured pattern and associated yarns for each month. Buy yarn for the pattern and the pattern is free. February is a one skein hat that uses extra chunky yarn like Plymouth handpaint. There will be a display and information on a shelf in the great wall of wool. They may be simple or challenging but always useful.
The class calendar is up for February and March! There are lots of things going on so take a look.
Okay, I've been neglectful...there is so much going on I can't remember to write every day. Weaving classes are still going strong. The next available space is February 17th. Jamie's Fair Isle class has one space left on Feb 3rd. Feb 10th is the next yarn swap - red or pink or white yarns only for Valentine's Day. Carole is doing another sock class starting March 1st. She teaches a toe up technique on one needle. The sock is made to fit your foot, not a generic pattern. It is five weeks and will show up on the calendar soon.
There is Charity Knitting tomorrow (Thursday) from 4-6pm. Remember that? 10% discount on yarns purchased for Charity knitting for group. I think tomorrow we could work on chemo caps. Though you can do whatever.
There's a brand new book in this afternoon. Favorite Socks. I met with a yarn rep yesterday and we will be adding a few new things over the next couple of months.....
There's still time to join in the Knit ALong....we only got this far and you could catch up...
We love lace, really we do. Denelle is hosting a blog for knit alongers too. She'll have pictures and commentary starting Tuesday. Here's how to get there..... http://knuts4knitsheepshawlkal.wordpress.com/. There's is (or will be in about half an hour) a newgallery for weaving pictures. The classes have been doing some really beautiful stuff. The next class with an opening is 17th.
And then Deborah's color class came up with some incredible combinations of yarn... This one is begging for a modular project and Denelle found the perfect one in Mason Dixon Knitting.....coming soon....
Bronwyn here - all is going well with my Argosy scarf in Silk Garden Lite. I like it (and the yarn) so much in fact, that I bought enough in another color to make a second one! Even though I'm doing a larger one (9 squares vs. 5) I will still only need two balls. But, it isn't finished yet and to get me through the long haul (and provide entertainment for Meredith) I give you:
Cute Overload! A weblog dedicated to all things that make you feel warm inside. Our current favorite is on Jan 17 (scroll down); a penguin that shops for all the fish for his human family, using a little penguin backpack! Any time I feel frustrated or down I hop on cuteoverload.com and feel 100% better. You try it too, and report back!
Stick A Fork In It is tomorrow afternoon, at 4pm. If you've got a project you're stalled on (like me, sewing together my Klaralund, hehe) bring it in and chat and enjoy the radio while you work. Sort of like Mary Poppins. A spoonful of our company helps that project get off the needles....
Plymouth just came out with a new yarn - Boku - and it is the closest thing to Noro Kureyon I have seen yet. Many of the yarn manufacturers are trying to do this because many of the stores have asked for it and this one is really close. There are six colors, it felts, has a touch of silk just for extra softness and will cost less. There are several bags of each color on the way here along with patterns and I can't wait.
And the knit along for the sheep shawl got off to a good start last night. We will meet again next Tuesday at 5, so it is not too late if you want to get in on it.
For those doing the Sheep Shawl Knit Along, a new supply of lace weight yarns in luscious colors just arrived, along with the Addi's in the correct size for the pattern. I think Addi's are a must with lace weight yarn, with other needles the yarn tends to stick in the joints. It has been a busy week, and tomorrow afternoon is the Spin In ....I've been spinning at home too but am anxious to see what everyone else is doing.
For those who have been asking, the cat is adjusting well, and is over his cold. He about gave me heart failure the other night getting on the stair railing on the second floor and pacing back and forth. It would have been a long fall. He loves to prevent knitting from occurring - cats are more important that afghans, or sweaters or hats. He also obviously believes that spinning occurs for his entertainment - so he can watch the wheel go round and lay in the roving.
Boy, Sunday Knitting group was fun. Everyone was laughing a LOT! And Vera brought an old pattern for a jacket that uses just strips of fabric - knitted, woven, crocheted, felt, whatever you might feel led to use. Several of us have decided to do it. Let me know if you want to join us in the knit along.
Speaking of knit alongs....the sheep shawl knit along starts next week. We will meet the first time on Tuesday the 16th, at 5:00, just to get started.
Deborah is teaching Color Theory for Knitters, starting this Thursday. There's a place or two left if you want it. Just call or come in to register. If you have been unsure how to pick out those colors for your project this'll help (A LOT).
I've been working on finishing up projects that have been sitting a while. Finished a blue vest out of Lang Pearl that is just lovely......pictures later. And I will be done with The Suri Merino sweater - fair isle, cover of Knitter's (Fall 06) by Friday. Then it is back to other things that are old - gotta go through the project stash...I guess....