Saturday, June 14, 2014

World Wide Knit in Public Day (Week) begins TODAY!! So come out and knit or crochet or spin or????

We are having a sale to celebrate WWKIPD and we are actively encouraging you to come out and Knit or Crochet in Public, either in our shop, or at the WWKIPD get together at Books-a-Million on North Parkway, or anywhere else you feel like it. Pick you favorite coffee shop and grab some friends, or your favorite bookstore or ??? And sit and knit, crochet, spin, weave - make something wonderful out of fiber.

I will be travelling this week, but I can promise you, I will be knitting or crocheting in public, everywhere I go (a flight attendant on my last flight last week wanted the shawl I was crocheting)!

And don't forget, we have a bunch of great knitting and crocheting classes coming up; they are listed in the newsletter below.

We have two new ones we'll be adding this week - Kirsten will be offering her Cozy Cowl 2 session workshop on Wednesday, July 9 and 16 from 530 to 730 and another session of Knitting Essentials 101 beginning on July 15th - if while knitting (or other fibercrafting) in public, anyone asks, please mention that we have introductory knitting and crocheting classes coming up and that we also offer private lessons for those in need of a more flexible schedule.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Last chance to sign up for this week's classes.... And more classes to come!

2 classes starting this week - sign up today - and more every week all summer....

There are still some openings in the classes starting this week - Kirsten asked me to send out this reminder so that you can sign up for Knitting Essentials 102 and let all your fledgling knitter friends know about Thursday mornings Knitting Essentials 101 Introductory class.
Click on the class name for all the details:

Knitting Essentials 102: Knit a Slouchy Hat:  a 3 session class: Wednesday evenings at 530pm, starting on 4 June; $65.
Knitting Essentials 101: Introduction to Knitting:  a 3 session class: Thursday mornings at 930am, starting on 5 June; $65.

Knitting Essentials 103: Simple Lace Shawl: a 3 session class: Tuesday evenings at 530pm, starting 10 June; $65.
Crocheted Broomstick Lace Scarf: a 1 session workshop: Saturday afternoon at 430pm, 14 June; $30. 
 Crochet Essentials 102: Crochet in the Round: a 2 session class: Tuesday (not Saturday as shown on the flyer, and not June 17  - both typos I can't fix right now - sorry - corrected copies at the shop)  evenings at 530pm, starting 10 June. $35.
Crochet Essentials 103: Granny Square Blanket: a 3 session class (2 hours each, another typo in the flyer that I can't fix right now): Tuesday evening at 530p, starting 24 June; $65.

Crochet Essentials 104: Bavarian Cowl: a 1 session workshop: Wednesday evening at 530pm, 25 June: $30.
Crocheted Lucci Cowl: a 1 session workshop: Sunday afternoon at 430pm, Sunday 29 June; $30.
Christmas in July (Knitting): a 3 session class: Monday evenings at 530pm, starting on 7 July; $65.

Blocking Essentials: a 1 session workshop: Saturday morning at 930am, 12 July; $30.

Christmas in July (Crochet): a 3 session class: Wednesday evenings at 530pm, starting 15 July; $65.

Crochet Essentials 101: Learn to Crochet: a 3 session class: Tuesday evenings at 530pm, starting on 5 August; $65.
We have more classes in the works, but we wanted to get you started with these. Some of the other classes we're working on is a needle felted scarf class, a needle felted "critters" class, a triloom class, possibly a children's knitting class, a ZoomLoom workshop, a class using weaving sticks, something in the late fall on RIgid Heddle looms, and ????? What else would you like to see?
It's KnitAlong CrochetAlong Season!
The Classic Elite KnitAlong is in process - if you're making something from one of this season's books using CEY yarn, and you bought both the yarn and the book from us, make sure we have you on the sign up list to be eligible for the Gift Basket prize. Make sure we have pictures of your completed project by 25 July.

Sharon is working on a Crochet Along - it will meet once a month, on a Saturday afternoon. You can work the project on your own, or you c200CrochetBlocksan participate in the group. The group will run like a group class, at a discounted rate from our private lessons, and you will be able to sign up for as few or as many sessions as you want.  We will be crocheting squares from Interweave's 200 Crochet Blocks, starting with simple ones and increasing in complexity. Since the book does have 200 blocks, if you're an intermediate or advanced crocheter, you can skip the simple ones if you choose to do so, but Sharon has a plan for beginners to develop their crocheting skills. We are hoping to start up in July and continue indefinitely, as long as their is interest.