May 2016


Hours of Operation:
10 am to 5 pm, Mondays and Tuesdays, 
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

Closed Sundays and Wednesdays.
Click  here   to access the current calendar containing information about upcoming classes and events.  Call or email us to register for a class.


Learn Continental Knitting:  If you "throw" but always wanted to "pick", here's your chance! Joan will coach you on continental knitting on  Monday, May 2 and again on  Monday, May 16 (repeat class, not a continuation).  Stop in at  11:00 either day and learn how to speed up your knitting and de-stress your right hand. Class fee is $20. Bring your favorite yarn and needles.




Josh Ryks'  Bad Nut  shawl is perfect for a knit along! Set up in sections, t he small version requires just one hank of sock or fingering weight yarn!  C ast on with Joan on  May 6  at 
11 am and you'll have a  beautiful new garment before Memorial Day.  Join the discussion thread on Ravelry! Pattern is $6.00. The KAL is FREE with purchase of yarn (and we have several from which to choose in a wide price range).    



 

Seed stitch is the perfect pattern to practice picking, and results in a lovely textured fabric full of visual interest. Joan will get you started on the per
fect purse knit in seed stitch using Juan Les Pins, a cotton polymide blend with a great marle d effect.  The purse is knit in one piece using 1 ball of yarn.  The class is FREE wi th the purchase of yarn and meets  Monday, May 9 at 4:00 , continuing on  Monday, May 23rd , at  4:00 .







Seabrook Vest.  This simple, open vest is worked at a loose gauge, in Ultra Pima cotton, resulting in an airy textured fabric that drapes beautifully. Using size 11 needles, it knits up quickly and will be ready to wear for all your sporty summer events. Free pattern from Berroco. Class is free with purchase of yarn.  
May 10th and 17th at 1 pm.  






Knit the Feather and Fan Scarf by Ste P out of Mana Mulberry Silk  on size 7 needles for a great little piece to carry with you all summer to throw over your shoulders when the evening turns a little cool. The class is free   with p urchase of yarn (1 skein for scarf size, and 2 for shawl size). 
May 12th and 19th, 11 am.  



Crochet or Knit Knockers - Free class with purchase of yarn.   Knitted Knockers are special hand made breast prosthesis for women who have undergone mastectomies or other procedures to the breast. Traditional breast prosthetics are usually expensive, heavy, sweaty and uncomfortable. They typically require special bra
or camisoles with pockets and can't be worn for weeks after surgery. Knitted Knockers on the other hand are soft, comfortable, beautiful and when placed in a regular bra they take the shape and feel of a real breast. Learn to knit or crochet knockers and join our endeavor to provide these to women who have had a mastectomy.  You will need to purchase a skein of yarn which is discounted 15%. 

Knit Knockers Class, Saturday, May 14, 11 am.

Crochet Knockers Class, Saturday, May 21st, 11 am.  

Beginning in June, we will have a monthly get together for knockers knitters and crocheters to work on the project together.  Knit and crochet patterns are available here at Fiber Frenzy.  


Learn to Knit/Learn to Crochet with Judy or Joan, $20/hr.  Call or email now to reserve a time convenient for you. 
                         
                         

Spin 

Hey Spinners! We're having so much fun we've expanded spin-ins to twice a month! Bring your spinning utensil and meet up with your dizzy friends on  Friday, May 6  and again on  Saturday, May 14 . Folks start dropping in around  2:00  and stay till we run out of yarns - the verbal kind.  All are welcome!


Therapy
May 17th, 
5 to 7 pm

Everyone needs fiber therapy, so bring your current project or start a new one. Feel free to bring snacks and we will just kick back and eat, laugh, have a good time, and hopefully do a little knitting and/or crocheting.  You will be amazed at how much fun you can have at "Therapy."

If you are in need of more "Therapy," please drop in any Tuesday or Thursday afternoon and knit or crochet with Judy. Friends are always welcome. 




First Fridays are kicking off  May 6 ! Check out the street fair and live music throughout the evening. Parking is limited in the evening; be sure to park by the chair or on a side street.
 


Like many of you, we are looking forward to the Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival in May. Did you know that many of the festival vendors also sell their wares through Fiber Frenzy? We are partnering with many of our local suppliers who will be at KSFF to add a little adventure to your festival day with the Fiber Frenzy KSFF Scavenger Hunt! Stop in at Fiber Frenzy before  May 20  and pick up your Scavenger List. Get it initialed or stamped by all of the vendors on the list, then return it to Fiber Frenzy by  May 31 . We have a treasure chest of prizes to award to the lucky hunters. Many thanks to Jessica's Creations, River Hill Ranch, Hippie Art Chick, Rock & String Creations, A Yarn Well Spun, Doodle Fibers, and Ballyhoo Farm for their support and participation.
Coming this Summer

I-75 Yarn Crawl!  

The Crawl is a 6 day event where you travel from yarn shop to yarn shop to see what is new for the 2016 fall season, experience the ambiance of each shop, get to know the personality of the owner and staff, and win PRIZES!!!.  We are currently gearing up for the 2016 Crawl.  This year's crawl is happening August 9th through the 14th and promises to be the best Crawl ever!  MORE PRIZES, BIGGER PRIZES, AND MORE FUN!  So  buy your passport , call your friends and yell "ROADTRIP!!!!", as you hit the road! For more information, go to  http://www.thei75yarncrawl.com/