February 2017

Hours of Operation:
Noon to 5 pm Mondays, Tuesdays, 
and Saturdays.

10 - 5 pm Thursdays and Fridays 

Closed Sundays and Wednesdays.

Winter winds are blowing in to change things up at Fiber Frenzy! You will find Judy in the shop on Mondays and Tuesdays from  noon to 5:00 p.m.  and Joan on Thursdays and Fridays from  10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.   We continue to alternate Saturdays, from  noon to 5:00 p.m.   Therapy is still on the third Tuesday from  5:00 to 7:00 p.m.  Frenzied Spinners meet on the second or third Saturday - check each month as the day does change. Knitted Knockers meet now on the first and third Tuesdays from 3 to 5 pm. 






It's not too late to knit up a Messy Bun Hat and there is plenty of winter weather yet to come! These hats are fast and fun to make and wear. The hole it the top lets that tossled bun or pony tail swing!  The class and pattern are free with purchase of Aran or Bulky weight yarn - we have several from which to choose!  Class meets on  Friday, February 3 at 3:00 p.m. 








Verdant Shrug -- A sophisticated shrug that will look great over jeans and a tee, or over a little  black dress. The shrug has no sea son...wear it all year round!  The options for your wardrobe are limitless! Judy will be making this with you on Monday and Tuesday, Februar y 13th and 14th from 1 to 3 pm, using size 10 needles and Queensland Kathmandu Aran Yarn, a wool and silk blend. No class fee,  just yarn purchase. Call or email to make your reservation. 






Many people comment on the Metropole jacket, knitted in the linen stitch with lovely, natural, undyed fibers and bright accent stripes.  February classes are intended to give you the skills to knit the Metropole -
skills to knit the Metropole - or any other garment for that  matter!   Explore Texture Stitches with Joan. By combining knits, purls, and slipped stitches in different combinations you can create beautiful textured fabrics, each with  unique properties.  The class fee is $20. Bring size 8 needles and solid colored worsted weig ht yarn to work up several swatches.  The class meets  Thursday, February 2 at 3:00 , and is repeated  Friday, February 10 at 11:00 a.m.  and  Saturday, February 25 at 11:00 a.m.  



Shaping is fundamental to garment construction. Fully fashioned increases and decreases allow your stitches to follow the line of the fabric, either blending in invisibly or creating fine details.  Join Joan to master several different methods of adding and subtracting stitches. Class fee is $20. Bring size 8 needles and solid colored worsted weight yarn.  The class meets Thursday, February 16 at 3:00 p.m. and is repeated Friday, February 24 at 11:00 a.m.and  Saturday, February 25 at 2:00 p.m.




Join Judy on February 20th at 2 pm to knit the Snow Cowl using 2 skeins of Ella Rae Lush Merino, a hand-painted merino roving, wonderfully soft, big, and chunky.  This is a fast knit using 13 or 15 circular  24" or 32" needles. No class fee, just purchase of yarn.  Bring your own needles, or buy from us prior to class. Call to reserve your class.




 


On Fe br uary 27th, Judy will start the Wurm Hat. This is a versatile hat knitted with worsted weight yarn and it looks good on every body.  A shop friend wears this hat all the time and it always gets compliments!!  No class fee, just purchase of yarn.  Bring your own size 4 and 6 circular 16" or 20" needles, and size 6 DPNs, or buy from us prior to class.  Please call ahead to make your reservation. 




Crochet or Knit Knockers Join us the first and third Tuesday every month, 3 to 5 pm to make knockers.   Supplies are available at a discount.  Susan and Judy will gladly help you start your first knit or crochet knocker.  
February 7th and 21st, 3 to 5 pm.  

Spinners!
 
Frenzied Spinners are gathering on Saturday, February 11 from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. This is a fun group of folks who love to play with soft fibers in bright colors. Bring your spindle or wheel and make some new best friends.

We will also offer spinning lessons that day - Drop Spindle lessons at 11:00 a.m. and wheel lessons at 1:00 p.m.  These individualized instructions will get you well on your way if you are a beginner, or take you to the next level if you've already done some spinning.  Then stick around and practice spinning with the group, learning from each of them along the way as well. 


"Therapy"
February 21st, (3rd Tuesday)
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."